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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all our clients, colleagues, friends and family. We hope you all have a peaceful break. Our office will be closed from lunchtime on Thursday 22nd December, and will open again on Wednesday 4th January.

An Easy Way to Support a Charity

Did you know that you or your business can support a charity by donating your used stamps? Solicitor firms get a lot of post every day; it just takes a couple of seconds to cut the stamp from each envelope and store it safely. When you have an envelope full of used stamps, you can send them to charities such as the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, or the Irish Peatland Conservation Council. The charity can sell the stamps on to a stamp collecting dealer to raise funds for their vital work.

The Fitzsimons Redmond LLP team were delighted to send off an envelope full of stamps to the ISPCC yesterday.

The Responsibilities of Company Directors in Ireland

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.

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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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