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Legal Updates & Insights

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    DPC Publishes Statement on the Public Services Card

    On Friday 16 August, the Data Protection Commission (DPC) published its findings on certain aspects of the Public Services Card (PSC). The DPC found that seven out of eight of its findings were adverse to the positions advanced by the Department of Employment and Social Protection (DEASP) and that there is and has been non-compliance with the applicable provisions of data protection law.

    Commercial & Technology
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    Government seeks submissions on online harassment

    The Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality is seeking written submissions from stakeholders on the issues of online harassment, harmful communications and related offences.

    Commercial & Technology
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    Ireland’s Competition Agency to Study Public Liability Insurance

    Ireland's Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, TD, has requested the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) to study the public liability insurance sector in Ireland.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Brexit and Ireland – Impact on UK service providers of leaving without a deal

    If the UK leaves the EU on 31 October 2019 without a deal, the UK will become a ‘third country’ to the EU. Trade with the EU would be based on the rules of WTO and in particular under the GATS.

    Brexit
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    IR35 – Employment in disguise will be taxing…

    The UK Government's commitment to cracking down on concealed employment relationships is now beginning to take effect. The Government has recently published draft legislation outlining the new rules for off-payroll workers, confirming that from 6 April 2020 the rules for engaging individuals through personal service companies (PSCs) are changing.

    Belfast
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Funds July 2019

    Domestic News – There have been many developments at domestic level, including the extension of the deadline of the UCITS exemption to produce and provide a PRIIPs KID to 31 December 2021. The Investment Limited Partnerships (Amendment) Bill 2019 was published and will overhaul the Investment Limited Partnership Act 1994...

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Investment Firms July 2019

    Domestic News – This month, the Central Bank (Investment Market Conduct) Rules entered into force. European News – There have been many developments at European level, including a report on the cross-border supervision of retail financial services by the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs)...

    Finance
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Insurance July 2019

    There have been many developments at domestic level, including the entering into force of the Judicial Council Act 2019 which provides for the establishment of a Personal Injuries Guidelines Committee...– There were also developments at European level, including the publication of Regulation (EU) 2019/1150 on promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediation services.

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Banking July 2019

    Domestic News – This month, CBI published the results of its Bank Lending Survey for July 2019, as well as information on the criteria used in the supervisory review and evaluation process...

    Finance
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Cross Sectoral July 2019

    Domestic News – There have been some developments at domestic level, including a speech by Acting Governor of the CBI, Sharon Donnery on issues facing the Irish economy. The CBI also published several Submission Templates and pieces of Guidance on their website under the Prospectus Regulation. There have been many developments at a European level, including the publication of Regulation (EU) 2019.

    Financial Regulation
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    The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA) is gaining momentum…

    With the immediacy (and uncertainty) of Brexit, the MSA's is not top of the list for many organisations. However, July 2019 saw a significant development in this legislation with the UK Government's commitment to toughen section 54 of the MSA, specifically in regard to enforcement following the launch of a new consultation (the Consultation)...

    Employment & Incentives Belfast
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    Local Government Rates and Other Matters Act 2019

    There is currently some commentary in the marketplace regarding the recently enacted Local Government Rates and Other Matters Act 2019 which is giving rise to concerns that landlords will be required to assume liability for their tenants’ rates. This arises from a particular section of the Act which provides that, on the sale of property which is subject to rates, the vendor must first discharge..

    Commercial Property