There have been many media reports citing huge increases in separation and divorce rates in Ireland since Covid-19 forced us all to stay at home. It is true that there has been a rise in divorce rates in Ireland. The Court Services Annual Report shows that the numbers of court applications were:
If making a will in 2021, there are things to consider that we didn’t have to many years ago. There are many principles, however, that remain the same. Here are some of the questions we are frequently asked.
The M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy motorway opened to traffic in July 2019, so Oilgate to Rosslare is now the only section of road from Belfast not of dual carriageway or motorway standard. Wexford County Council is working in association with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to develop an approximate 30km section of road which will link Rosslare Europort with both Dublin via the M11 and Cork/Waterford via the N25.
The route can be seen here and will involve a significant amount of private land being acquired by the Local Authority for the project.
There have been calls from various groups for some time for the Government to step in and examine the awards that are given in personal injury cases. There are a few reasons for this:
We are currently recruiting a Legal Secretary for our office in Enniscorthy. Experience in conveyancing and property transactions is essential.
Equity release loans will now be available in Ireland for the first time since the banking crash in 2008.
Update: November 2021 - This scheme has been extend to the 31st of December 2022.
Gardaí now have a range of new Covid-19 enforcement powers. Previously, Gardaí could only encourage people to abide by regulations. Now, Gardaí can fine those who are non-compliant.
Our office will close on Tuesday evening 22nd of December and reopen on Tuesday morning 5th of January.
We are currently recruiting a Solicitor for our office in Enniscorthy. Experience in litigation matters and family law is essential.
We are currently recruiting a Legal Secretary for our office in Enniscorthy. Experience in Wills and Probate is essential.
We have seen an increase in enquiries in recent months from people wishing to make their Will and asking about Enduring Power of Attorney and Advance Healthcare Directives. There is some confusion about the scope of each of these and this post aims to give clarity on when they should be considered.
From June 8th, we welcome visitors back to our office.
Whilst our office is now closed to comply with Government guidelines to reduce the spread of Covid-19, we are still working and are available to assist you.
Contact us on email@example.com or 053-9233111 with any queries or to arrange a phone consultation.
Stay well and take good care.
For the health of our clients, staff and community, please only visit our office if it is absolutely essential.