Entries by Deirdre Farrell

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The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 – Far Reaching Implications for Employers

The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 (“the Bill”) which is now at committee stage is expected to be enacted later this year. The Bill if enacted will have wide ranging effects for employers, in particular regarding “low hour” or “zero-hour” contracts. Below, we discuss a number of the more topical aspects of the Bill which […]

WHAT TO BRING TO YOUR FIRST MEETING WITH YOUR SOLICITOR

EMPLOYMENT LAW  CLAIMS FOR UNFAIR DISMISSAL OR REDUNDANCY WHAT TO BRING TO YOUR FIRST MEETING WITH YOUR SOLICITOR Employees who have been dismissed may require legal advice as to whether or not grounds exist to support a claim against their previous employer under unfair dismissal, equality or legislation applicable to their circumstances. It is important […]

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ARE YOU A NON RESIDENT THINKING OF BUYING PROPERTY IN IRELAND? – HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

There are no restrictions on foreign nationals buying property in Ireland. This means that both EU/ EEA and non-EU/ non-EEA nationals can purchase property here without limitation. Owning residential property in Ireland does not entitle the owner to a right of residence here. Residence and/ or the right to remain in Ireland are treated separately […]

Legal Speak

LEGAL SPEAK   “FLOATING CHARGE”                     Does not involve water, cavalry advances or sea horses.  It is a type of mortgage which does not attach to any specific property until the happening of a certain condition or event.   At that stage, the charge is said to “crystallise”.   “CAVEAT EMPTOR” Literally means let the buyer beware.  […]