COVID-19 Legal Updates

Businesses are coming to terms with COVID-19, with the need to respond quickly to the disruption to operations and mitigate risk.

Our multi-disciplinary team is working with clients on a range of areas including employee matters, corporate governance, protecting personal data and contractual requirements to help prepare for the evolving impact of COVID-19.

Read the insights below from our lawyers for more information.

Ireland bans all flights from Great Britain – Update

22 December 2020

The Irish Government announced this morning that the ban on all flights arriving into Ireland from Great Britain will be extended until the end of the year. A review will...
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Ireland bans all flights from Great Britain

21 December 2020

In response to the identification of a new strain of Covid-19 in the South-East of England, the Irish Government has announced a ban on all flights arriving into Ireland from...
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Covid-19: Interim Period Extended

17 December 2020

The Interim period contained in the Companies Miscellaneous Provisions (Covid-19) Act, 2020 has been extended to 9th June 2021 following government approval. What does this mean Companies may continue to...
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Contracts in the age of Covid-19

13 November 2020

Caoilfhionn Ní Chuanacháin, Dispute Resolution Partner, briefly discusses contracts in the age of Covid-19 and how force majeure or frustration may impact on businesses’ existing contracts. It is important to...
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Ireland implementing new EU ‘Traffic Lights’ approach to travel

11 November 2020

An EU-recommended “traffic lights” system was adopted on 13 October 2020 to bring a co-ordinated approach and greater transparency to air travel restrictions and entry requirements to European regions. Categorisation...
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Level 5 restrictions and likely impact on travel to Ireland

22 October 2020

In response to concerns regarding the trajectory of coronavirus cases in Ireland, the Irish government has announced that the entire country will move to Level 5 restrictions as part of...
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Level 5 – What an Employer needs to know

20 October 2020

The Irish Government announced last night that level 5 restrictions will come into place for the whole of the Republic of Ireland from midnight on Wednesday 21 October 2020. The...
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Publication of Code of Conduct between Landlords and Tenants for Commercial Rents

5 October 2020

On 01 October 2020, the Department of Business Enterprise and Innovation published its Code of Conduct between Landlords and Tenants for Commercial Rents. This voluntary code, which is to apply...
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The Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Act 2020

2 October 2020

The Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Act 2020 (the Covid-19 Act) was commenced on 21 August 2020 by the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation (the Minister). The Covid-19 Act was...
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The Workplace Relations Commission given a statutory footing to schedule remote hearings

1 October 2020

Section 31 of the Civil Law and Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020 (the “2020 Act”) legislated for remote hearings to take place by certain designated bodies. On 22 September...
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