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Legal Updates & Insights

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    EAT Case Highlighting the Importance of Policies and Procedures

    A recent decision of the Employment Appeals Tribunal (the EAT) is a good example for employers of how adhering to policies and conducting a fair and thorough investigation and diciplinary process can result in the successful defence of an unfair dismissal case.

    Employment
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    New Workplace Relations Act 2015 in Force

    The Workplace Relations Act (the "Act") is one of the biggest changes in employment law in Ireland in nearly 50 years.

    Investing in Ireland
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    Publication of Autumn/Winter Government Legislation Programme 2015

    The Government has published its Legislation Programme for Autumn/Winter 2015. We have set out below a list of the key Bills of interest which are coming down the tracts, and the status of other important Bills which are currently before the Houses of the Oireachtas.

    Disputes
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    Cyber risk - the legal landscape

    Recent high profile security incidents illustrate that no institution or business is immune from cyber attack. A cyber attack on the White House in 2014 resulted in a partial shutdown of its email system.

    Commercial & Technology
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Cross Sectoral / Other

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank publishes findings of Cyber Security / Operational Risk Thematic Inspection. CCPC publish merger Q&A with Director of Legal Services. Central Bank publishes Pre-Approval Controlled Functions (PCFs) guidance for Credit Unions.

    Finance
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Funds

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank issues deadlines for pre-Christmas/year-end applications. New prescribed jurisdictions for ICAV migrations. Minister for Finance passes Regulations amending the 2005 Prospectus Regulations. On the International Front: ESMA issues UCITS V implementing technical standards on penalties and measures.

    Finance
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Investment Firms

    On the Domestic Front: Minister for Finance introduces EC (Credit Rating Agencies) (Civil Liability) Regulations 2015. Central Bank publishes new form for notification of acquisition of qualifying holdings in Investment Business Firms. Banking and Payments Federation Ireland replaces Irish Banking Federation on board of the Investor Compensation Company

    Finance
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Banking

    On the Domestic Front: Microenterprise Loan Fund Scheme 2015 dispenses with prior bank refusal requirement. On the International Front: EBA publishes results of the Basel III monitoring exercise.

    Finance
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Insurance

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank publishes Solvency II National Specific Templates. High Court overturns FSO decision on non-disclosure of material fact.

    Finance
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    Vacant Site Register and Levy introduced by Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015

    Part 2 of the Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015, which was commenced on 1 September 2015 pursuant to SI 364/2015, provides for the introduction with effect from 2017 of a vacant site register within each local authority area and, with effect from 2018, the payment of a levy by the owner of each such vacant site.

    Commercial Property
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    Data Subject Access Requests – UK versus Ireland

    This article examines a recent English High Court decision, which highlights the diverging approaches of the English and Irish Courts to Data Subject Access Requests.

    GDPR
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    Client Legal Update: Safe Harbour in Danger?

    The Advocate General, Yves Bot, of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) yesterday delivered his opinion in Maximillian Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner Case, C‑362/14 (the Opinion).

    Commercial & Technology