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Recent High Court judgment presents further obstacle for lenders and funds in enforcing security

22 July 2020

The High Court has dismissed an application for a well charging order and order for sale where the Plaintiff fund did not put evidence of the creation of an equitable...
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Sectoral Employment Orders – the current position?

20 July 2020

The recent High Court decision 1 striking down as unconstitutional a wage setting mechanism providing for minimum wages in certain construction industry sectors, known as sectoral employment orders (SEOs), has led...
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Pandemic Policy Panic – Disruption Claims and COVID-19

20 July 2020

The challenges to business as a result of the actions taken by the Irish Government to reduce the spread of COVID-19 have been highlighted by issues surrounding business interruption claims...
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COVID-19: Extension of Irish Residency Permissions due to expire in July 2020 or August 2020

17 July 2020

Immigration Service Delivery (“ISD”) has announced that any Irish Residency Permissions due to expire between 20 July 2020 and 20 August 2020 will be automatically renewed for a period of...
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FinTech and Competition: The Programme for Government

15 July 2020

Technology-enabled innovation in financial services (known as ‘FinTech’) has led to the creation of new business models, applications, processes, products and digital currencies. It is rapidly impacting how banking, payments,...
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Recent Consideration by the High Court of Doctors Obligations to Keep up with Professional Competency

14 July 2020

In recent years, professions have adopted varying regimes of continuing professional development (CPD). CPD requires professionals to maintain and improve their knowledge and skills on a continuing basis and a...
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COVID-19: Reformulating how the Law Society of Ireland and EFC support trainee solicitors

13 July 2020

Eugene F Collins prides itself on our people, teamwork and communication. For this reason, adapting to the challenges brought by COVID-19 has been a relatively smooth process. Trainee solicitor Tara...
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Online application system to be made available for all Dublin based Irish Residency Permit renewal applicants

8 July 2020

The expansion of an online Irish Residency Permit (IRP) renewal system has been announced by the Minister for Justice Helen McEntee. The online renewal system had recently been made available...
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A Nearly Zero Energy Future – The Construction sector jumps on board with the fight against climate change

7 July 2020

The construction sector is working towards playing its part in the fight against climate change. The European Union (Energy Performance of Buildings) Regulations1 which came into operation on 1 November...
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Independence Day – How independent are in-house Counsel?

6 July 2020

If legal services are provided, then who provides those services and to whom and on what basis can be critical in determining whether access to otherwise confidential advices can be...
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