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Loss of Dependency Claim

Loss of Dependency Claim

Emmet Halley represented a lady who lost her husband tragically when he died suddenly at their home on 17th July 2014. He was working as a farm labourer, and driving a tractor, when he suffered a collapse on 1st June 2014.  He ended up being taken to South Tipperary General Hospital by ambulance. He was …

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Families Of Fishermen Who Drowned Off The Waterford Coast Settle High Court Actions

Families Of Fishermen Who Drowned Off The Waterford Coast Settle High Court Actions

Three gentleman, Paul Bolger (aged 49), Kenny Bolger (aged 47) and Shane Bolger (aged 44) lost their lives while aboard a fishing vessel known as the “MFV Dean Leanne”, which capsized off the Waterford coast near Brownstown Head on 12th June 2013. The 3 brothers had left Dunmore East that morning aboard their boat with …

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Making a Will during COVID-19

Making a Will during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has, unsurprisingly, caused a lot of people to stop and think about whether they have a valid, up to date will in place. Since the “lockdown” restrictions were put in place, we have drafted and helped complete wills for many clients, while adhering to strict health protocols to ensure the safety of …

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Nervous Shock

Nervous Shock

There was a famous case some years ago (Kelly -v- Hennessy 1995) in which the Plaintiff’s husband and two daughters suffered severe injuries in a car accident. The Plaintiff (wife/mother) was informed by telephone of the incident and immediately went straight to the hospital where she saw members of her injured family in a very …

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Recent Cases

Recent Cases

Proceedings were taken on behalf of a lady who, having been admitted to hospital, was diagnosed with pericarditis (swelling of the membranes around the heart). She was treated and discharged 2 days later. She was readmitted the following day and diagnosed with cardiac tamponade (fluid around the heart which causes compression). A decision was made …

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Requirement For Beneficial Owners To Register With CRO

Requirement For Beneficial Owners To Register With CRO

The new central register of beneficial ownership required all companies to file details of their Ultimate Beneficial Owners (“UBO’s”) publicly with the Companies Registration Office (“CRO”) by the 22nd November 2019. A beneficial owner is a natural person who directly or indirectly owns or controls over 25% of the share capital where the voting rights …

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Regulatory Reform Of Health and Social Care Professionals

Regulatory Reform Of Health and Social Care Professionals

The Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Bill 2019 has passed committee stage in Dail Eireann. It is intended that this legislation will streamline the disciplinary processes of the Medical Council, the Dental Council, the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland and CORU (Regulating Health and Social Care Professionals). …

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Obligation Of Social Media Platforms To Remove Defamatory Content

Obligation Of Social Media Platforms To Remove Defamatory Content

The European Court Of Justice Rules On The Obligation Of Social Media Platforms To Remove Defamatory Content The E-Commerce Directive 2000/31/EC (the “Directive”) provides that information service providers, such as social media platforms, are not liable for the defamatory information posted by their users, the so-called “mere conduit” defence. “Mere conduit” being that unlike newspapers …

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