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Legal Updates & Insights

  • Article

    Sick Leave Act 2022: WRC examines an employer’s obligation to pay statutory sick pay

    The Sick Leave Act 2022 (the Act) has been in force since 1 January 2023 and provides employees in Ireland with a right to statutory sick pay (SSP) for the first time. Read more here.

    Employment
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    Chambers and Partners Global Practice Guide – Private Equity Ireland 2023

    Partners Sheena Doggett and Laura Kennedy with Orla Fenton, solicitor, provide an overview of the private equity landscape.

    Corporate & M&A
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    ESAs advise on criticality criteria and oversight fees for critical ICT third party providers under DORA

    On 29 September 2023, the European Supervisory Authorities published their joint response to the European Commission’s Call for Advice on digital operational resilience for the financial sector in order to specify further criteria for critical ICT third party service providers and determine oversight fees levied on such providers.

    DORA
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    International Comparative Legal Guide - Patents 2024

    See the latest edition of the International Comparative Legal Guide - Patents 2024 published by Global Legal Group.

    Commercial & Technology
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    First tranche of draft RTS and ITS published under DORA

    As a measure to enhance the overall digital operational resilience of the EU financial sector, Regulation (EU) 2022/2554 on digital operational resilience for the financial sector (DORA) entered into force on 16 January 2023 and will apply to in-scope financial services entities from 17 January 2025.

    DORA
  • Article

    Supporting employees with dyslexia

    In recognition of Dyslexia Awareness week, we highlight how dyslexia may cause difficulties for employees and what steps employers can take to create a supporting environment for those employees. Read more here.

    Belfast
  • Article

    Environmental, social and corporate governance is on everyone’s lips

    It's on everyone's lips, but what does it really mean and why should we be listening? We explain what ESG is and why the more recent focus. Read more here.

    Belfast
  • Article

    Trends and developments in aviation finance and leasing in Ireland 2023

    The chapter covers a wide range of topics and case studies, including market volatility, sanctions, rising costs and green aviation.

    Aviation & Transport Finance
  • Article

    Drone regulation in Ireland 2023

    The Irish chapter discusses regulatory, licensing and operating requirements, along with current sector trends and Irish regulatory developments.

    Aviation & Transport Finance
  • Article

    Ireland at a crossroads

    The heady days of the late 1980s and early 1990s don't seem that long ago. It is just over 36 years since the International Financial Services Centre was established in Dublin.

    Insurance & Reinsurance
  • article

    Irish Budget 2024

    Key messages from the Irish Minister for Finance, Michael McGrath, and the Irish Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, contained in their Budget speeches on 10 October 2023:

    Tax
  • article

    Possible new Irish Legislation relating to EU and Competition Law

    The Irish Government has published its Autumn Legislative Programme. What is in the Programme which would be relevant to those impacted by European Union and Competition Law?

    EU, Competition & Procurement