News & Insights

COVID-19 Update for Retail and Hospitality Sectors

5 June 2020

The Government have today announced details for Phase 2 of the roadmap to reopen the Irish economy. A number of measures that were originally expected to be introduced in later...
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New EU Rules for Online Platforms

5 June 2020

Businesses selling online are increasingly dependent on online platform intermediaries (known as ‘platforms’) in order to reach consumers. Examples of platforms include: third-party e-commerce marketplaces (e.g. Amazon Marketplace, eBay, Fnac...
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Extension of current arrangement in relation to filing of annual returns until 31 October 2020

3 June 2020

The Registrar of Companies has decided to extend the current arrangement in relation to the filing of annual returns. The Registrar had announced in March that all annual returns due...
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COVID-19 and employment issues to be considered

3 June 2020

Edel Flynn, Employment & Employee Benefits Associate provides an overview of some of the key employment issues facing businesses as a result of COVID-19, including dealing with annual leave, pay...
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New Temporary Residency First Time Registration Process Announced and Change of Permission Email Facility extended

28 May 2020

The Immigration Service Delivery has announced a new temporary electronic facility for first time registration applicants as part of its response to Covid-19 crisis. This coincides with an announcement by...
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New Rules on Simplified CCPC Merger Notification Procedure

28 May 2020

From 1 July 2020, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (“CCPC”) may apply a simplified merger notification procedure (the “Simplified Procedure”) to four categories of notifiable transactions which are unlikely...
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Eugene F Collins Webinar Series – COVID-19: Rent Remedies and the Retail Revolution

27 May 2020

Eugene F Collins will host a webinar next Thursday 4 June at 11.00am on the topic of Rent Remedies and the Online Retail Revolution. We will be joined by Rory...
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COVID-19 and immigration issues to be considered

27 May 2020

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the Irish immigration system. David Heneghan, Immigration Associate provides an update on the contingency measures that have been put in place for businesses...
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COVID-19: Update on the deferral of enforcement actions by Financial Institutions

21 May 2020

Similar to the financial crisis of 2009, the COVID-19 pandemic will inevitably lead to a significant increase in the number of non-performing loans and a subsequent raft of enforcement actions...
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What Businesses May Reopen under Phase 1 of the Irish Government’s 5-Phase Roadmap to ease the COVID-19 Restrictions?

21 May 2020

On 18 May 2020, the Health Act 1947 (Section 31A – Temporary Restrictions) (COVID-19) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 (S.I. 174 of 2020) (the “Phase 1 Regulations”) came into operation....
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