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Public Holidays 2024

There are ten public holidays in 2024. When a public holiday arises every employee is entitled to a paid day off on the day of the holiday, unless the employer decides to treat it as a normal working day. If the employer decides not to allow the public holiday or if the holiday falls on a day that is not a normal working day (such as a weekend), the employer may elect to give the employee either:

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Starting a Business in Ireland

This article aims to provide you with knowledge of the key things you need to know when considering doing business in Ireland.

Ireland is a beneficial place to do business. It is English speaking with a well-educated workforce. It is a common law jurisdiction, with a strong tradition and legislative protection for international arbitration. Ireland is in the EU, and has strong ties (and supports) for trade with the United Kingdom and the US.

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Employment Law: Enhanced Protections for Breastfeeding Workers, Parents and Carers

The Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2023 was signed into law on 4th April last, with the provisions to take effect upon Commencement Orders as signed by the Minister. The new rights under the Act include:

  • A right for parents of under 12s and carers to request flexible working;
  • A right to five days leave each year (unpaid) for personal care for serious medical reasons for parents or family carers;
  • A right to request remote working;
  • A right to five paid days leave each year for victims of domestic violence;
  • An extension of the right to paid breastfeeding breaks  from six months to two years.
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Your Will: Choosing an Executor

When making a will, a very important consideration is who you trust to take care of your affairs after your death. In a straightforward case, this will be the person to extract a grant of probate and distribute the assets of the estate to the beneficiaries. The responsible person (or persons) is known as the executor or executrix.

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