Tag: legislation

Betting (Amendment) Act, 2015

As race week is upon us, it is opportune to consider the recent changes to Ireland’s betting laws.  The Betting (Amendment) Act, 2015 (the “Act”) came into operation on the 15th April 2015.  This Act updates the existing provisions regulating retail bookmakers and introduces a licensing regime for remote bookmakers […]

Freedom of Information Act 2014

The new Freedom of Information Act came into force on 14th October 2014.  This Act repealed the Freedom of Information Acts 1997 and 2003.  The purpose of these Acts was to give people a right of access to records held by many public bodies including government departments, the HSE and […]

Companies Act, 2014

The Companies Act , 2014,   which is the largest piece of legislation in the history of the State,  comes into effect on the 1st June 2015 (with the exception of some sections of the Act which will come into effect at later dates to be announced).  The Companies Act, 2014   […]