News Archive

  • Update on Setanta Insurance and MIBI Appeal

    On Thursday, May 25th 2017 the Supreme Court overturned a previous ruling that the Motor Insurance Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) was to be held liable for the outstanding claims

  • Travellers recognised as ethnic minority group


    Mediation Bill 2017 published

    The Mediators' Institute of Ireland (MII) has welcomed the publication of the Mediation Bill, but has raised concerns over its implementation. Further details are availabe

  • Thinking of becoming an Irish Citizen?

    Applications for Irish Citizenship and Irish Passports have increased in recent times, most likely as a result of the Brexit Referendum and US Presidential Election in 2016. Irish Citizenship

  • Best Will Week 2016

    The 'My Legacy' organisation is promoting Best Will Week which runs from October 31st to November 6th 2016. Its aim is to promote awareness of the importance of making a Will, and

  • Setanta Insurance Appeal by the MIBI

    The Motor Insurers' Bureau of Ireland commenced an Appeal before the Supreme Court on Tuesday October 25th last against the recent High Court

  • Budget 2017

    The Minister for Finance, Mr. Michael Noonan, delivered the Budget for 2017 yesterday, October 11th 2016, and the following is of note:

    Mediation Awareness Week October 10th - 15th 2016

    Mediation Awareness Week runs from October 10th to October 15th and aims to promote the benefits of mediation in resolving all forms of disputes.

    Child and Family Relationships Act 2015

    Key provisions of the Children and Family

  • Update on DePuy Hip Cases

    In August 2010 DepPuy Othopaedic’s recalled their ASRXL and ASR Hip

  • Capital Gains Tax Incentive

    CGT retirement relief is further extended to disposals of leased land where, among other conditions, the land is leased over the long-term (ie. minimum lease of 5 years) and the subsequent disposal is to a person other than a child. This relief is  to encourage older farmers who have no

  • Budget 2015

    Local Property Tax (LPT): The revaluation date for LPT is to be extended out from 2016 to 2019, which will postpone increases in the LPT charge for homeowner as a result of increased property values

    Stamp Duty: The Stamp Duty exemption for qualifying Young Trained Farmers has also been

  • Statistics on Domestic Violence Cases

    There were 13,528 Applications to the District Court for relief under Domestic Violence Legislation in 2014. The number of people barred from their homes for reason of domestic violence has decreased by 38% over the past 7 years. Application for Protection Orders increased by 16% since 2007 and

  • Farm Succession not being discussed

    Concern has been raised following the findings of a recent survey by Macra Na Feirme that one in three of the country’s best young farmers have never discussed farm succession with their parents.

    An active succession planning strategy is important for a farming business to grow and for

  • Workplace Relations Act now in force

    The Workplace Relations Act came into force on October 1st 2015. The Act introduces reform of the procedures and time limits in the bringing an employment claims. It brings a welcomed improvement to the outdated and complex systems that had previously been operational.

    The claims

  • Marriage Act 2015 enacted

    The Thirty-fourth Amendment of the Constitution which was approved at a referendum on 22 May 2015 paved the way for Ireland to become the first country to legalise same-sex marriage through a popular vote. The Marriage Act 2015 which allows marriage of same-sex couples was commenced on November...
  • Claims against parties insured with Setanta

    The High Court has found that the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) is liable for claims against the policyholders of the insolvent insurance company Setanta, at the time of its entering into liquidation in April 2014. The MIBI is now potential liability to pay compensation and legal costs...
  • Changes to Commercial Rates Law

    Changes to commercial rates law which came into effect on July 1st 2014 allow businesses to now take up premises without fear of being pursued for arrears of rates owed by previous occupiers.

    Under the act, the owner of a rateable property must now


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