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The New Programme for Government – a Significant Insurance Reform Agenda

In this article we consider the new Programme for Government which contains significant Insurance Reform proposals.


Déjà Vu - Sectoral Employment Orders (SEOs) Declared Unconstitutional

The High Court has struck down the Electrical Contractors SEO and declared the relevant parts of the Industrial Relations Act 2015 unconstitutional, heralding confusion in the construction, mechanical engineering and electrical contracting sectors.


Summary of Irish Tax Measures Announced in Response to the Spread of COVID-19

In response to the spread of the COVID-19, various business support measures have been put in place by European countries. In this article, we summarise the measures announced by Ireland up to 9 July 2020.


'It's Not Me, It's You' Commercial Leases – Remedies for Landlords and Tenants

Gráinne Varian & Gerard James of our Litigation team discuss a number of issues we have seen arising on behalf of our clients, both from the Landlord and Tenant perspectives, in recent times.


Central Bank issues "Dear CEO" Letters to MiFID Firms on "Unregulated Activities" and "Appropriateness"

The Central Bank has set out its regulatory and compliance expectations for the provision of unregulated activities and the application of the 'appropriateness test' in recent correspondence to MiFID firms.


Employee fails in Challenge to Constitutionality of the Workplace Relations Act 2015

In a significant decision, the High Court has dismissed an employee's claim that the Workplace Relations Act 2015 is unconstitutional.


European Court finds Unfairly Dismissed Employees that are reinstated are Entitled to Accrued Annual Leave

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) provides clarity on whether workers are entitled to accrued paid annual leave for the period between the date of their unfair dismissal and the date of reinstatement to their original employment.


GDPR Stock Take (Part 1): Data Protection Commission Publishes Two-year Regulatory Review

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) and the European Commission (EC) have recently published reports reviewing the application and enforcement of European data protection legislation. Both reports analyse the GDPR, exactly two-years on from its introduction on the 25 May 2018. In this Part 1 briefing, we deal with the key points and themes stemming from the DPC's report. Our Part 2 briefing will deal with the EC report.


Digitalisation in the (Re)Insurance Sector Part 2 - Key Opportunities

In Part 2 of our series on Digitalisation in the (Re)Insurance Sector we assess what impact the increased digitalisation of insurance activities will have on the industry including what opportunities industry operators should be aware of going forward.