As a beneficiary in a will, you only pay inheritance tax if your benefit exceeds a certain amount. This is called the threshold. Any amount below the threshold is tax free. The amount of the threshold will vary depending on your relationship with the deceased. You will have to pay tax on any inheritance exceeding…Read More
The Central Credit Register (the Register) is the centralised system that collects and stores information about loans. The Central Bank of Ireland operates the Register under the Credit Reporting Act, 2013. The Register began to collect personal and credit information from lenders about consumer loans on the 30th June 2017. This information is stored securely…Read More
I had an article in the The Advertiser some time ago when the “Criminal Law (Defence and the Dwelling) Act 2011” came into force (on the 13th January 2012). The Act sought to clear up the confusion and uncertainty in the Law regarding a person’s right to defend his home and family against intruders.
Social Domestic violence in Ireland is mainly governed by the Domestic Violence Act 1996 (as amended). The main aims of this legislation are to protect persons in domestic relationships where their safety or welfare is at risk and to increase the powers of An Garda Siochana to arrest without warrant in certain circumstances.
Married couples Most people getting married look forward to the actual wedding day and setting up home together, but the couple may not be as aware of the different legal ways of getting married, how marriage will change your legal status, legal prerequisites for marriage, notification requirements, the registration of marriage and getting married abroad.