A new Criminal Courthouse has opened at Anglesea Street in Cork. The building originally houses all District Court sittings, but it is now a dedicated Criminal Court. The renovated building is up and running after almost three years, with works costing up to €34 million. It was closed at the end of July 2015, with […]
Legislation to promote the use of mediation as an alternative to court proceedings has been signed into law by President Michael D. Higgins. The Department of Justice has said the law signed yesterday will speed up resolution of disputes, reduce legal costs associated with such disputes, and reduce or avoid the stress involved in adversarial […]
The General Data Protection Regulation will come into force on 25 May 2018 replacing the existing data protection framework under the EU Data Protection Directive. The regulation governs the privacy practices of any company handling EU citizens’ data, whether or not that company is located in the EU. It will tighten the rules for obtaining […]
Most of the provisions of the Companies (Accounting) Act, 2017 came into effect on the 9th of June 2017 and makes a number of changes to the 2014 Act. The main changes are: The new Act transposes the EU Accounting Directive into Irish law. The directive deals with annual financial statements, consolidated financial statements and related […]
The new website for Timothy J. Hegarty & Son has been launched.
The Cork City courthouses have been separated so that all criminal business will now take place at the District Court courthouse on Anglesea Street while all civil matters will be conducted at the Circuit Court courthouse located on Washington Street.
The new Legal Services Regulation Bill is back before the Dail in the final week of June. There has been considerable progress between the Department of Justice and the Law Society. The Government plan is to have the report stage of the bill taken and completed by the final week in June. and then returned […]
Examinership is a process that allows a struggling business which has a prospect of survival, to avail of Court protection so that it has an opportunity to restructure its debts and thus give it a better prospect for recovery. Until now this process could only be conducted through the High Court and therefore it was […]
As and from 3rd February 2014 the new monetary jurisdictions will be as follows: – the jurisdiction of the District Court in civil proceedings will increase from €6,384 to €15,000. – the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court in civil proceedings will increase from €38,092 to €75,000, except in personal injuries cases where a reduced increase […]