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Budget Highlights for Property Owners and First Time Buyers

Property Owners and First Time Buyers might like to note the following proposals contained in the recently published Finance Bill 2014 (“the Bill”) that will be of relevance to them.   1.Home Renovation Incentive Scheme…
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Changes to the In Camera Rule in Family Law Proceedings in Ireland

Up until the introduction of the Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2013 (“the 2013 Act”) which became operative in January 2014 members of the public and media were excluded from the hearings of family law and child care…
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Non-Compete Clauses in Employment Contracts - What's the law and how are they enforced?

Written by Deirdre Farrell   Clauses which prevent an employee from taking up employment with a competitor within a certain timeframe (usually 6 or 12 months) after termination are included in many contracts of employment.   If…
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Examinership Explained

At present all applications for examinership must be made to the High Court.  With a view to reducing costs and providing greater accessibility for small private companies to the examinership process section 2 of the Companies (Miscellaneous…
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Capital Gains Tax Exemption extended to 2014 - Good News for Property Purchasers

The reader will be aware that an Irish tax resident individual or company is liable to Irish tax on worldwide income and gains. This means that a gain arising on the disposal of property by an Irish tax resident, wherever situate, is liable…
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Transgender Recognition in Ireland

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step”  Lao Tzu, Chinese Philosopher (604BC – 531BC) Gender reassignment is not yet recognised in Ireland but is recognised in every other member state of the European…
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SHOPPING FOR BETTER VALUE ...

RENT REVIEW Dunnes Stores is the latest commercial tenant to gain savings on a court interpretation of a rent review clause which its landlord claimed to have been “upwards only”.  On Tuesday, 14th May last, the Circuit Court granted…
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The Companies Bill 2012

A New Dawn for Companies in Ireland The Companies Bill 2012 which was published by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton on 21 December 2012 will revolutionise company law as it is known today.  Currently drafted…

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