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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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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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