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Early Steps in Selling a Company

After building up a business to a point of strength, many entrepreneurs will consider selling in advance of retirement or to move on to new opportunities. Once a buyer is found, the sale process can be time consuming, but there are some steps that can be taken to ensure the company is in a saleable position. and the transaction goes as smoothly as possible.

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Citizenship: Witnessing the Naturalisation Application

This is the third part in a series of articles by Grace Dowling on acquiring Irish citizenship. This article explains the process of witnessing the application form to become a naturalised Irish citizen.

Once you have acquired all the proper documents and filled out your naturalization application you must go through your application with a proper witness and sign it once that’s completed. The rules for who can act as a proper witness to your application are specifically laid out in the application form itself, but typically solicitors, notary publics, and commissioners for oaths are authorised to do so.

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Citizenship: Filling out the Irish Naturalisation Application

This is the second part in a series of articles by Grace Dowling on acquiring Irish citizenship. This article discusses the application process.

The first step in gaining Irish citizenship through the naturalisation process is beginning to collect the proper documents to prove your eligibility. The State requires that you submit various documents from each year of required residence in Ireland alongside your properly filled out naturalisation application.

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Workers’ Rights in Redundancy

With talk of a tech crunch, and news of redundancies at Twitter, Stripe and Meta, many workers might have questions about their rights when told their job is at risk of redundancy. Redundancy arises where your job no longer exists due to a company closure or changes to the structure of the the company for technical or organisational reasons.

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A Guide to Switching Mortgages

Mortgage interest rates are set to rise again, meaning that homeowners on a variable rate will be paying more each month. The good news is that mortgage providers are always competing with each other for new business, and homeowners have the option to switch providers. If you do your research, you might find that you will be able to make a significant saving each month by locking in to a fixed term rate.

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The Benefits of Diversity in the Workplace

Diversity in the workplace means that there is a wide variety of individuals at every level in the company, and those individuals have differing lived experiences. They are of different genders, ages, sexualities, abilities, races, colours, nationalities, religious beliefs, family situations, socio-economic background, cultures, and professional and educational backgrounds.

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Transposition of the European Union (Preventive Restructuring) Regulations 2022

Directive (EU) 2019/1023 was transposed in Irish law on 29th July 2022 by the SI No. 380 of 2022 European Union (Preventive Restructuring) Regulations 2022. The Regulations provide for added protections for companies struggling with solvency and for creditors of such companies. The objective of the directive is to harmonise and simplify restructuring and insolvency measures throughout the EU.

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Employment Law Update: Sick Leave Bill 2022

Until now employers were not obliged to pay employees for absences for sickness, unless they had provided for such in the contract of employment. Many employers currently pay the first three days of sick leave, as most employees are entitled to social welfare payments beginning after the first three days of illness.

The Sick Leave Bill 2022 has been passed by government, and will commence shortly. It obliges employers to pay their employees when they are absent due to illness. The bill requires that a where a sick employee has thirteen weeks service, the employer must pay 70% of his or her daily pay up to a maximum of €110 per day.

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