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Legal Updates & Insights

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    Environmental & Planning case law update: Heather Hill Management Company CLG v An Bord Pleanála

    On 21 June 2019, Judge Garrett Simons delivered his judgment in Heather Hill Management Company CLG v An Bord Pleanála (Burkeway Homes Limited as Notice Party) [2019] IEHC 450. In this case, Heather...

    Environmental & Planning
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    Adverse possession: New law in landmark decision

    The long standing test concerning the legal possession of land has been challenged in the landmark case of Thorpe v Frank [2019] EWCA Civ 150.

    Commercial Property Belfast
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    Claim of misfeasance in public office brought against Town Council fails but trespass claim succeeds

    In Eustace v. The Lord Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of Drogheda Borough Council [2019] IEHC 455 the plaintiffs sought damages for trespass, nuisance and misfeasance in public office arising from permission granted...

    Disputes
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    Legislation to improve transparency and accountability in the financial sector

    The Department of Finance recently received approval from Cabinet to draft the heads of a Central Bank (Amendment) Bill. Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, has stated his intention to publish...

    Financial Regulation
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    Is the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA) beginning to bare its teeth?

    The MSA's has been criticised in the past for being all bark and no bite. The lack of enforcement action or penalty within the original legislation being cited as making...

    Belfast
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    Draft Marine Planning Policy Statement

    The Government has recently launched a draft Marine Planning Policy Statement (MPPS), which outlines a programme of legislative reform to modernise the Irish marine planning system. At present, the planning...

    Disputes
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    Climate Action Plan 2019 and Data Centres

    Data Centres (DCs) are predicted as being a significant user of Irish energy resources in the future. Innovative renewable energy solutions will be required to meet this demand and minimise...

    Data Centres
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    Ireland to update its Investment Limited Partnership Act

    The Irish Government has published the Investment Limited Partnerships (Amendment) Bill 2019 (the 2019 Bill) which substantially overhauls the Investment Limited Partnership Act 1994.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Ireland to simplify merger notification process – but not yet

    On 14 June 2019, Ireland's competition agency announced the introduction, probably in 2020, of a simplified merger review procedure.

    Corporate and M&A
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    A ‘Simplified Guide to Redeveloping Land Affected by Contamination in Northern Ireland’

    Throughout all stages of development, from planning, to construction and compliance, developers must ensure that risks associated with potential land contamination are identified and addressed, this can be a costly...

    Belfast
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    Discovery refused even where ‘unconscionable conduct’ alleged

    n Kelleher v National Asset Loan Management Ltd [2019] IEHC 392​, the High Court refused an application for discovery, even in circumstance where the plaintiff alleged 'unconscionable conduct' on the part of...

    Disputes
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    Data Centres: Irish environmental issues

    Environmental legislation in Ireland is principally administered and enforced in various ways. The Minister for the Communications, Climate Action & Environment has an important policy setting role and the Health & Safety...

    Data Centres