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Closing the gender pay gap

20/09/2018 - After years of financial crisis, many of the world’s economies have the battle scars to prove it. But imagine there was a way to boost growth by trillions of euro.

Tax Strategy Papers – A Glimpse of the Future for Irish Corporation Tax

20/09/2018 - The Department of Finance has published its Budget 2019 Tax Strategy Group ("TSG") ("the Group") Papers.

Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 - a game changer for employers?

07/09/2018 - The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 was recently passed by Dáil Éireann and, depending on progress made before Seanad Éireann in the autumn, it could be enacted by the end of the year.

Time to Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth: Companies New Duties under the Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Act 2018

07/09/2018 - The much anticipated Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Act 2018 (the "Act") was commenced on 30 July 2018. The Act was signed into law by President Higgins on 5 June 2018.

Courts Curtail Ability to Challenge Extensions of Planning Permission

06/09/2018 - In July 2018, the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of a High Court judgment that a decision to extend planning permission does not require public participation.

Access Post-Brexit: Are you in or out?

14/08/2018 - On 12 July the UK Government published its paper ‘The Future Relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union’,

Parental Leave Bill Passed by Dail

14/08/2018 - The Parental Leave (Amendment) Bill 2017 (the "Bill"), which extends the applicability and duration of parental leave, was passed by the Dail.

Airdrops: Are free tokens free from regulation?

17/07/2018 - Airdrops – a mechanism whereby token issuers effectively give away tokens for free – has become one of the most talked about trends in cryptocurrency so far in 2018.

Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive published

03/07/2018 - The text of the fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD) has been published in the Official Journal of the EU. 5AMLD will amend the fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4AMLD

A New Era – Corruption Legislation Passes Through the Irish Parliament

02/07/2018 - The Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Bill 2017 (the "Bill") was passed on 30 May 2018 by the Seanad (the Irish Senate), concluding its passage through the Oireachtas (the Irish Houses of Parliament).

Gender Pay Gap reporting legislation approved by Cabinet

02/07/2018 - Cabinet approved the General Scheme of the Gender Pay Gap Information Bill.

Lessee Beware: English Commercial Court upholds tough terms of aircraft engine lease

12/06/2018 - In the recent case of Aquila WSA Aviation Opportunities II Ltd v Onur Air Tasimacilik AS [2018] EWHC 519, the English Commercial Court ruled in favour of the Plaintiff,

Gender Pay Gap Reporting in Ireland – Back in the Spotlight

07/06/2018 - Gender pay gap (GPG) reporting continues to be a focal point for UK employers following the requirement for employers with more than 250 employees to publish details of their median pay and bonus gaps before last month's deadline.

European Commission Proposes Legislation to Facilitate Cross-Border Distribution of Funds

01/06/2018 - On 12 March 2018, the European Commission published draft legislative proposals that are aimed at removing certain regulatory and administrative barriers to the cross-border distribution of investment funds within the EU.

The Impact of GDPR on the Aviation Industry

31/05/2018 - For the aviation industry, this means that data protection obligations will significantly expand under the regulation and companies operating in the industry must ensure they are compliant with their legal obligations by the May 2018 deadline.

Fake Law Firms

29/05/2018 - Now that we have the concept of fake news why not fake law firms and fake law awards.

High Court Confirms Legal Privilege Attaches to Documents Created in Regulatory Investigations

15/05/2018 - The President of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, recently delivered judgment regarding information produced by the respondent, Mr Leslie Buckley, former Chairman of Independent News and Media plc ("INM"), to the Director of Corporate Enforcement (the "Director") over which the respondent had asserted legal privilege.

Proposed Amendment to Meaning of "Credit" in Credit Reporting Act 2013

15/05/2018 - Legislation presented to the Dáil last week proposes to amend the definition of "credit" in the Credit Reporting Act 2013 so that personal contract plans and hire purchase agreements fall within the ambit of that Act.

Report of the Financial Services Ombudsman 2017 – A Summary

15/05/2018 - The Report of the Financial Services Ombudsman (FSO) issued on 29 March 2018. As always, it contains interesting insights on trends and outcomes in FSO complaints.

“Bogus” contracts for service – new law proposed to tackle employment status

01/05/2018 - A new private member's bill, the Prohibition of Bogus Self-Employment Bill 2018 (the Bill), put forward by Solidarity – People Before Profit, was published on 12 March 2018.

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