As we approach the new St Brigid’s Day public holiday, we take the opportunity to remind employers of the obligations that arise around public holidays.Continue reading
The European Union (Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions) Regulations came into law in December 2022, and makes a number of changes to employment contracts. One such change is in relation to exclusivity clauses; clauses preventing an employee from working in parallel for another employer.Continue reading
Buying a company involves asking all the right questions in order to grasp the full picture of what you are buying. Selling a company involves answering a lot of questions, and being prepared to rectify any defects that are uncovered in the due diligence process.Continue reading
This is the fourth and final part in a series of articles by Grace Dowling on acquiring Irish citizenship. You can also read part 1 on eligibility, part 2 on the application form, and part 3 on witnessing. This article examines what happens after your naturalisation application is successfully approved by the Minister.Continue reading
Directors of a company and the Company Secretary (known collectively as officers) have ultimate responsibility for the running of a company. They have duties to comply with company law and to act in good faith in the best interests of the company. They have a duty to actively comply with legislation, and to take an active role in oversight of the affairs of the company; a lack of knowledge is not a defence if issues arise.Continue reading
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.
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading