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Unfair Dismissal

According to the Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977-2015 unfair dismissal can occur in the following ways;

  • When an employer terminates an employee contract with notice given or
  • An employee terminates his/her contract with a company due to the conduct of the employer (Constructive Dismissal)

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Supreme Court Ruling – Rights of the Unborn

Recent Supreme Court Ruling: Rights of the Unborn

A seven judge Supreme Court, having heard two days of evidence, has unanimously reversed the High Court’s determination that that the unborn possesses rights under our Constitution in addition to the right to life guaranteed by Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution as inserted by the Eight Amendment. This appeal had the potential to derail the Government’s commitment to reform the State’s strict abortion laws and the long anticipated abortion referendum.

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Mareva Injunction

The Mareva Injunction

This injunction is used to restrain the dissipation or removal of assets before or after a judgment.

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Workplace Bullying

Workplace Bullying – Supreme Court’s decision introduces a higher threshold to be met by Plaintiff’s in establishing their claim.

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Mediation

The Mediation Act 2017 was passed with the objective of improving access to justice in Ireland. The act provides that any agreement reached through the mediation process may be enforced by the courts, offering a greater level of protection and certainty for the parties involved. Read more

Companies (Accounting) Act 2017- Impact on Unlimited Companies

Companies (Accounting) Act 2017- Impact on Unlimited Companies


The main purpose of the Companies (Accounting) Act 2017 (“the 2017 Act”) is to transpose the provisions of the EU Accounting Directive (2013/34/EU) into the Companies Act 2014. The 2017 Act came into force with effect from the 9th June 2017 with the new accounting requirements applying in respect of financial years commencing on or after the 1st January 2017.

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