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Employment Law Update: Public Holidays

The Government has today approved the addition of St. Brigid’s Day (February 1st) as a public holiday, beginning in 2023. The Tánaiste also announced that this year, 2022, there will be a once-off public holiday of 18th March. This is a day of remembrance for the lives lost to Covid-19, and falls on the day following St. Patrick’s Day to allow a for four-day weekend. We are taking this opportunity to remind employers of the obligations that arise around public holidays.

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Merry Christmas!

As we close up the office for the Christmas break, we would like to thank all our clients for their support in the last year. We will be back open on January 4th, and look forward to once again serving our clients. We wish you all a very happy Christmas!

Announcement: Changes to Our Firm

In August 2021, Lisa Quinn O’Flaherty joined John Redmond as a partner at Fitzsimons Redmond. Lisa becomes the first female partner in the firm’s 53 year history. She joined the firm in 2015, and  is the lead for the firm’s participation in both the Law Society’s Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Charter and the Professional Wellbeing Charter, and constantly seeks to make improvements to the way we work.

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Guide to Buying a Home

Beginning the Process

The first step is to begin saving to show the bank that you can afford to pay a mortgage. You should save as much as you can after all your living expenses for at least six months. You should also ensure that any debts are cleared or are being serviced, and your financial footprint is healthy.

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European Court of Human Rights Determination on State Immunity in Holy See Case.

In J.C and Others v Belgium, twenty-four individuals had taken a class action in the Belgian Courts against the Holy See, particular Roman Catholic organisations, and a number of senior members of Roman Catholic clergy in Belgium, France and the Netherlands. The complainants alleged damage arising from what they described as a ‘structurally deficient’ approach to allegations of child abuse.

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IRISH LAW AWARDS 2021

The shortlist was released today for the Irish Law Awards 2021. We are very excited and proud to be finalists in no fewer than seven categories of The Irish Law Awards! We are shortlisted for:

Employment Law Firm of the Year

Diversity and Inclusion Law Firm of the Year

Law Firm Innovation Award

Community/ Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year

Best Website of the Year

Dublin Law Firm of the Year

John Redmond and Lisa Quinn O’Flaherty are both finalists for Lawyer of the Year!

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