News & Insights

The Affordable Housing Act 2021: New Measures

19 October 2021

The Affordable Housing Act 2021 (the “Act”), which provides for an expansion of the role of the State in the provision of affordable housing at below open market prices, was...
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Complete lifting of Mandatory Hotel Quarantine in Ireland

27 September 2021

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, has announced the removal of all remaining States from the list of States designated for the purposes of Mandatory Hotel Quarantine (MHQ) with effect...
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Eugene F Collins Pledge support to Law Society Gender, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Charter

24 September 2021

Eugene F Collins is delighted to be a signatory of the Law Society’s Gender, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (GEDI) Charter. As a signatory, the firm will “treat all individuals and...
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Liars Beware: Implications of the Criminal Justice (Perjury and Related Offences) Act 2021

20 September 2021

The Criminal Justice (Perjury and Related Offences) Act 2021 (the “Act”) which establishes perjury and related offences as a statutory criminal offence, commenced on 28 July 2021. This article sets...
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Announcement of a final extension of immigration permissions to 15 January 2022

15 September 2021

On 14 September 2021, the Minister for Justice, Heather Humphreys and the Minister for State for Law Reform, Youth Justice and Immigration, James Browne announced a final temporary extension of...
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Companies (Corporate Enforcement Authority) Bill 2021 paves way for establishment of new White Collar Crime Agency in Ireland

15 September 2021

The Companies (Corporate Enforcement Authority) Bill 2021 (the Bill), which was recently approved by the Government, has set in motion the process whereby the current Office of the Director of...
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Processing of short-stay visas to resume from Monday 13 September

10 September 2021

The processing of applications for short-stay entry visas will re-commence on Monday 13 September having been suspended for 18 months. Minister for Justice Heather Humphreys made the announcement in line...
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Introduction of the Largest Housing Plan in the History of the State

9 September 2021

On 2 September 2021 the Government published the Housing for All Plan (“Housing for All”) which commits the State to spending €4bn a year to deliver 300,000 new homes by...
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Alun Owens v An Bord Pleanála: transparency in decision making processes

24 August 2021

Introduction A recent decision of Judge Max Barrett regarding the duty of An Bord Pleanála (the “Board“) to give reasons for its planning decisions has broader application to the duties...
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Shareholder activism in Ireland

3 August 2021

Eileen Grace and Nicola McGrath, Partners in the corporate department at Eugene F Collins provide a Q&A guide to shareholder activism in Ireland. The Q&A provides an overview of the use...
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