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When: Mar 27, 13
Where: Current Affairs, Employment Law, Uncategorized
Who: Staff
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Increases to Parental Leave entitlements

On 8th March, 2013 the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter signed regulations extending parental leave from 14 weeks to 18 weeks. The regulations also allow parents returning to work from parental leave to request a change in their working hours or pattern.  Employers must consider such a request but are not [&hellip...

When: Mar 11, 13
Where: Current Affairs, Employment Law, Litigation, Uncategorized
Who: Staff
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Workplace Grievances:- do I need a solicitor?

Increasingly we are being consulted by employees who have suffered grievances at work  and we assist them in understanding, following and invoking their workplace grievance procedures.  We come across two common problems faced by employees:- they do not know how to use the grievance procedure to their advantage and/or; they do not know when to invoke [&hellip...

When: Feb 20, 13
Where: Conveyancing, Current Affairs, Landlord and Tenant, News
Who: Staff
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New proposals to deal with anti-social tenants

Further to our earlier blogpost of 18th September, 2012 regarding new proposals for residential tenants’ deposits, it was reported yesterday that Minister of State for Housing Jan O’Sullivan is proposing to introduce an amendment to the Residential Tenancies Bill. The proposed amendment is intended to make it easier for homeowners or residents’ associations to register [&hellip...

Are you an “accidental investor”?

Are you an
Carol Tallon in an article ‘Accidental investors feel walls closing in’, (Sunday Business Post  10th February, 2013) makes some very valid points about homeowners who became unwitting property investors.  Back in the days when the banks were willing (and able) to lend it was common for homeowners to be encouraged to retain their starter homes.  In [&hellip...

Have you been missold Payment Protection Insurance (PPI)?

Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) has been mis-sold by banks and lenders throughout Ireland and, as a result, there are people who are paying expensive monthly premiums for insurance cover in respect of which they would be ineligible to claim.   Very often the consumer did not request the insurance and they were lead to believe it [&hellip...

ACC bond-loss test cases settled

Four test cases which recently commenced in the High Court before Justice Cooke in relation to allegations against ACC Bank in respect of the sale of their Solid World Bonds have now been settled. Essentially this financial product operated on the basis that an investor could make a minimum investment of €2,500 for a period [&hellip...

When: Nov 2, 12
Where: Uncategorized
Who: Staff
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The Children’s Referendum

The Children's Referendum
It is proposed that the Constitution will be changed through a referendum on Saturday 10th November, 2012 so that there would be included in our Constitution a separate statement of rights for children. The wording of the proposed amendment is as follows:- ARTICLE 42A – Children 1.     The State recognises and affirms the natural and [&hellip...

When: Oct 23, 12
Where: Career opportunities, News, Uncategorized
Who: Staff
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We are seeking to recruit an experienced litigation secretary

We are currently seeking to recruit an experienced legal secretary.  This is a busy role where the successful candidate will be working with the Litigation Solicitor and supporting the Litigation Department in administrative responsibilities including:- Handling daily correspondence, fielding calls and scheduling appointments ; Managing case files in a timely and organised manner; Dealing courteously [&hellip...

Which licence is right for your restaurant?

Which licence is right for your restaurant?
In order to sell alcohol for consumption on or off your restaurant premises a liquor licence must be obtained.  At Kieran McCarthy & Co. we can advise you on the most cost-efficient option to suit your needs.  A brief overview of the various licensing options available are set out below for your information:- 1.       Wine [&hellip...

When: Oct 8, 12
Where: Current Affairs, News, Uncategorized
Who: Staff
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Important changes to Mortgage Interest Relief

Important changes to Mortgage Interest Relief
If you are considering buying a new home, topping up your mortgage for home improvements or re-mortgaging then you should consider doing so in advance of 31st December 2012.  That is the cut-off date after which mortgage interest relief will no longer be available.  In other words, mortgages, top-ups or re-mortgages obtained after 31st December [&hellip...
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