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SOME TIPS FOR RACE WEEK

Helena O’Carroll All roads in Listowel lead to the racecourse and amusements this coming week but what are the important legal tips for these venues….….? Under current Irish law, you cannot make a bet until you are 18 years of age. It is currently an offence for a person under […]

Public Service Card

You will no doubt have read about the controversary surrounding the Public Services Card (PSC) and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations).  This is an ongoing matter with no immediate resolution to hand and does beg the question as to the research and work carried out prior to the introduction of […]

Injury Compensation Claims: Time Limit Traps to Watch

Statute of Limitations The term Statue of Limitations refers to the law which states the length of time a person has to make a personal injury compensation claim following an accident.  If not made within the appropriate time, the claim is lost no matter how serious the injury may be. […]

Kerry Hospice – 5 4 3 2 1

The Kerry Hospice provides an essential service to the most vulnerable in our community. Its main objective is to make patients, that require palliative care, as comfortable as possible and keep them in their home environment for as long as possible. The organisation also supports the families of the patient […]

Recent Changes to the Residential Rental Sector

The Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act, 2019 has introduced a number of changes effective as of the 4th June 2019, with regard to the obligations and procedures for landlords ending a tenancy on the following grounds: The landlord requires the property for personal or family use – If the landlord or […]

Who Inherits when there is no Will?

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for people to die without making a Will.  A Will makes it much easier for your family to sort out your affairs when you die. Without a Will it can make the process of having your affairs dealt with, on your death more time consuming […]

Key Facts on Credit Information 2019

Central Credit Register The Central Credit Register (CCR) is a new secure system for collecting personal and credit information on loans.  It is operated by the Central Bank of Ireland under the Credit Reporting Act,2013.  Since the 30th June 2017 lenders including banks, credit unions and any other lender that […]

Why you need a Solicitor when buying a House

Engaging the right solicitor when buying your home is an investment that will pay dividends. Many people don’t understand the legal process and see solicitor’s fees and 3rd party costs as expensive and unnecessary.  However, a new house is one of the most expensive items you will purchase and a […]

Defamation in Ireland

Denis O’Brien, Irelands wealthiest business man, recently lost a case that ran for about four weeks in the High Court.  He took the case against the Sunday Business Post regarding an article about a PWC report into the loan books of the Irish Banks.  The paper reported how he was […]