Legal Actions for Data Breaches & Misuse of Personal Data

The ransomware attack on the HSE in May 2021 has raised questions re potential legal actions from those whose sensitive personal data may have been compromised and/or published online. In this article, Dermot Sheehan BL takes a deep dive into personal data restrictions and remedies under Irish Law.     Remedies in Irish [...]

By | 2021-06-03T14:40:19+00:00 June 2nd, 2021|Data Protection|0 Comments

The Irish Data Protection Act, Facebook & the Max Schrems cases

A guide to the Data Protection Commission’s role in investigation and enforcement of data protection rights under GDPR and the Data Protection Act (2018).   In this paper, Noeleen Healy BL examines these legal issues in the context of the Max Schrems led cases against Facebook and takes a deep dive into how the Commission's [...]

By | 2020-09-26T01:17:54+00:00 September 25th, 2020|Data Protection|0 Comments

A simple consumer guide to Irish data protection law and your rights

  Data protection is all about protecting your personal data. But what does this really  mean?   This guide is by Ian Long, solicitor and data protection specialist with more than 20 years’ experience in companies of all sizes, including AIB Bank, Aon Corp., Bank of Ireland Group, Griffith College, Groupon International, IAC Applications, Pepper [...]

By | 2020-07-26T19:29:13+00:00 July 26th, 2020|Data Protection|0 Comments

Coronavirus Landlord/Tenant Law Emergency Measures

COVID-19 RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES The recent Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (COVID-19) Act 2020 has introduced urgent measures which affect how tenancies can be ended, RTB dispute resolution issues and rent payment issues. Expert property law solicitor Michael Burns provides a quick overview here.   Can a Landlord serve notice of termination on a tenant? [...]

By | 2020-04-08T04:49:44+00:00 April 8th, 2020|Property Law|0 Comments

Covid-19 Claims & Duty of Care for Employers

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruption across the world. In the legal sphere it has also caused confusion as to people’s respective obligations and duties towards each other, particularly in the context of employment relationships. In this paper, Barrister Dermot Sheehan examines common law and statutes with respect to the potential liability that [...]

By | 2020-03-29T09:27:35+00:00 March 29th, 2020|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Waiting Times for Divorce – 2019 Irish referendum implications

The Government recently announced that a referendum to reduce waiting time limits on divorce in Ireland will be held in May 2019.   Former Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister, Oisín Crotty who worked on the formulation of this legislative initiative, gives an overview here of the implications as well in the context of the backstory to [...]

By | 2019-04-03T00:19:43+00:00 March 10th, 2019|Family Law|0 Comments

Time Limits for Claims or Actions – Statute of Limitations Law in Ireland

How long do I have to make a claim? This is a frequently asked question by many clients particularly (but not only) in the context of personal injury claims. This is a guide to the law in Ireland with particular regard to the Statutes of Limitations Act and relevant case law precedent which may be [...]

By | 2019-03-10T04:24:15+00:00 February 25th, 2019|Papers, Personal Injury|0 Comments

Irish Lawyer Consultations in Perth and Auckland (February 2019)

Hi, Roddy Tyrrell here, (solicitor and publisher of - just a note to let you know that I will be available to meet for one-to-one in-person consultations in the cities of Auckland, New Zealand and Perth, W. Australia in early February 2019. This is a part of a series of internationally toured law clinics we [...]

By | 2019-01-28T02:25:51+00:00 January 28th, 2019|Announcements, Probate|0 Comments

GDPR Guide for Financial Services & Law Firms

Highly Sensitive Personal Data Compliance The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which became law throughout the EU applies to all entities that process personal data. However law firms and financial services organisations who handle highly sensitive client information need to  be extra vigilant in terms of their compliance or potentially risk heavy penalties.   [...]

By | 2020-09-25T06:03:44+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|Company Law, Data Protection|0 Comments

Ireland’s Consumer Insurance Contracts Bill is a ‘Win-Win Deal’

Leading City of London insurance lawyer writes that, based on the UK experience, recent legislation introduced by Pearse Doherty TD supporting consumers' rights in the area of insurance claims payouts is ultimately positive for the industry as well.   Written by Stephen Netherway, Partner and Head of the Insurance Sector in the UK for CMS, a London and European law [...]

By | 2017-03-30T20:53:14+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Insurance Law, Papers|0 Comments