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"The next 12 months are all about GDPR" – Data Protection Commissioner issues 2016 annual report

The Data Protection Commissioner's annual report stresses that organisations must be prepared for 25 May 2018 when the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force


Creating A Level Playing Field - No Stamp Duty For ESM Companies Transferring Shares

From the 5th of June 2017 stamp duty will no longer be payable on the transfer of shares in Irish companies admitted to the Enterprise Securities Market (ESM) of the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE).


Breaking down the General Scheme of Data Protection Bill 2017 Part 1: Reorganised Office could have Three Data Protection Commissioners

Ireland could have up to three Data Protection Commissioners under new rules brought in ahead of the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation


Changes to Company Accounting to be in Place in Coming Weeks

New legislation will simplify rules on financial statements for SMEs, introduce new category of "micro" company and abolish the filing exemption for certain unlimited company structures


Access To New Medicines For Irish Patients

Minister for Health signs the Valletta Declaration to work with other EU Countries to secure access to new medicines for Irish patients


EU's Top Court Clarifies 'Legitimate Interest Test' for Data Processing

The CJEU has ruled that in certain situations, public authorities may not be able to rely on the 'legitimate interest' justification.


Central Bank Publishes ETF Discussion Paper

Central Bank invites stakeholder comment on ETFs including on dealing, risk factors and market liquidity


Advertising on the Edge - Success for Dunnes in Price Comparison Appeal

Shelf-edge labels may compare competitors' products on price alone, according to the Court of Appeal


EU Money Fund Reform Reaches Final Stage

Lengthy legislative process draws to a close as European Parliament approves Money Market Funds Regulation at first reading