Following an interview with Stephen Fry on Gay Byrne's 'The Meaning of Life', a member of the public believed Fry's comments were illegal and contrary to the Defamation Act 2009. The person said they were "doing their civic duty" and had written to Garda Commissioner Noirín O'Sullivan over the comments. Gardaí considered the statement and decided not to proceed with the investigation. None-the-less, the complaint sparked much media attention and debate over the relevance of our blasphemy laws in modern society.
We are very excited to have been shortlisted for two awards at the AIB Irish Law Awards which are taking place in May. We are a finalist in the 'Best Provincial Law Firm in Leinster' category and Anthony Rath has been shortlisted for 'Irish Legal Executive of the Year'!
We all hear stories of credit and debit card fraud. Using cash as a payment method in shops and restaurants is fast on the decrease and this, along with a surge in online shopping, has led to card payment being the prevalent payment method.
Our office in Enniscorthy will close on Wednesday, 21st of December and reopen on Wednesday, 4th of January.
It was that time of year again, when we had our annual audit from The Institute of Legal Research and Standards. Again this year, we were successful in achieving a ‘gold’ ’ Q6000 legal standards award, we excelled in all areas of the rigorous audit and achieved an exceptional overall rating of 99%!
My Legacy was established in 2003 by a small group of Irish charities who wished to spread the word about charitable bequests. The organisation now represents over 60 leading Irish charities and not-for-profit organisations.
Since Budget 2017 was announced, higher amounts can now be inherited tax free.
Interesting piece about a case in Lancashire in The Independent recently. . .
Conacre is a uniquely Irish term and is a system of letting agricultural land on a short-term basis. Conacre first developed during the 19th century and land was normally let on an eleven-month system. This was considered to be of sufficient length to sow and harvest a crop but without creating a relationship between landlord and tenant.
With 1,448 sections and 17 schedules, the Companies Act 2014 is the largest piece of legislation to ever be enacted in the history of the State.
The average life expectancy in Ireland today is 80.9 years. Fifty years ago, average life expectancy was over ten years less than that, at 70.6 years.
There is a new Fixed Charge Notice (FCN) offence in place for motorists who drive with defective or worn tyres on their vehicle.
Sunday, 24th April is Census night in Ireland. But did you know that you are legally required to complete your Census form and be included in the Census?
Letter from John N. Scallan to solicitor Frank Devine informing him of the arrest of John A. Sinnott Clerk, Denis Doran.
Letter from John N. Scallan to Samuel Roche Solicitors explaining the delay on a case owing to the 'unfortunate disturbance' in the town.