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Department of Finance: Tax Strategy Group issues papers on tax policy changes

This article analyses the recently issued Department of Finance's Tax Strategy Group (TSG) papers on the various options for tax policy changes prior the next budget.

Questions, Answers and "Perfect Justice"?

Supreme Court overturns Court of Appeal decision on discovery finding that a party is not obliged to exhaust other procedures before seeking discovery.

High Court Has No Jurisdiction to Decide Substance of Employment Dispute Against HSE

High Court determines that it has no jurisdiction to grant injunctive relief in respect of statutory rights that can be established and vindicated by the WRC.

ESRI Report Highlights Labour Market Barriers of Family Members of Non-EEA Nationals

The ESRI examines labour market barriers for family members of non-EEA nationals with an employment permit but highlights the ease with which spouses and partners of critical skills permit holders can now find work.

Brexit Planning – Seconding staff from the UK to Ireland

In its recently updated Brexit FAQ, the Central Bank of Ireland (the "Central Bank") provides an insight into its approach to Irish-authorised firms seconding staff from the UK to Ireland.

Landmark Scheme of Arrangement to Restructure US$1.65bn of Senior Debt Sanctioned by the Irish High Court

William Fry recently advised Ballantyne Re plc, an Irish reinsurance SPV, on the approval and implementation of a landmark Irish law scheme of arrangement to restructure its reinsurance obligations and US$1.65billion of senior New York law governed debt.

Consultation Period to Close for Submissions on Employment Permit Regime

Government to close consultation period for the 2019 mid-year review of the occupations lists for the employment permit regime.

GDPR Game Changer? ICO Publish Intent to Fine Companies £282m

Following detailed investigations by the UK Information Commissioner's Office ("ICO"), British Airways and Marriott International, Inc potentially face record fines under GDPR.

Finance (Tax Appeals and Prospectus Regulation) Bill 2019

New legislation to amend the case stated procedure from a determination of a Tax Appeals Commissioner.