Half Year Round Up

Half-Year Round-Up 2019

As we head into the latter half of the year, it’s the ideal time to take a look at the great Bloomsbury Professional Ireland titles that have come out so far in 2019. Read more

Irish Capital Gains Tax 2019 - now live for online subscribers

The 2019 Edition of Tom Maguire's CGT book is now live for subscribers to our Irish Tax service. As the author notes in his preface: Read more

Murdoch's Term of the Week: Zillmerizing

Zillmerisation refers to a method of valuing life insurance policies and companies. Developed by the eponymous August Zillmer in the latter half of the nineteenth century, this method involves offsetting initial expenses against later increases in premiums. Over time, the asset is ammortised and the expenses are. Read more

VAT Acts: 2019 Edition - now live for online subscribers

The 2019 Edition of VAT Acts is now live for subscribers to our Irish Tax service. Read more
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Q&A with Keith Walsh: Author of Divorce and Judicial Separation Proceedings in the Circuit Court

Our online editor caught up with family law solicitor and Bloomsbury author, Keith Walsh (@KWSolicitors), whose new book on divorce and judicial separation proceedings hit shelves on 11 July, 2019. Read more

Murdoch's Term of the Week: Charities

With the release of Law of Charities in Ireland by Oonagh Breen and Philip Smith drawing closer, perhaps it is time to re-acquaint ourselves with this often misunderstood area of legal practice. This week's TOTW provides a detailed introduction to charities law. Read more
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Citizenship application denied on grounds that applicant had not satisfied 'continuous residence' requirement

Jones v Minister for Justice and Equality [2019] IEHC 519   The applicant, an Australian national, came before the court seeking to become an Irish citizen through naturalisation under s 15 of the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 1956 - as substituted by s 4 of the 1986 Act. The key issue here was the 'continuous. Read more

Employment Law Update - Issue 20

The latest issue of our Irish Employment Law Update is now live for online subscribers. Authored by Tara Murphy BL, this update contains guidance on employment equality issues, unfair dismissals and redundancy cases. Read more

Murdoch's Term of the Week: Package Holiday

Package Holiday A combination of at least two of the following components: (a) transport, (b) accommodation, (c) other tourist services, pre-arranged by the organiser when sold or offered for sale at an inclusive price and when the service covers a period of more than twenty-four hours or includes overnight. Read more

Secretary-General of the Department of Justice and Equality to oversee major overhaul

Aidan O'Driscoll, who took over the role of Secretary-General of the Department of Justice and Equality in June of last year, has been presiding over a period of transformation. Having moved over from the Department of Agriculture to fill the then-vacant role, Mr O'Driscoll seems to be adapting well to the challenge. Read more
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Apparent decision of employee to sign away statutory rights invalid in absence of informed consent

Board of Management of Malahide Community School v Conaty [2019] IEHC 486 Statutory appeal - Section 46 Workplace Relations Commission Act 2015 - Unfair Dismissals Act 1977 Read more
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Murdoch's Term of the Week: Expert Evidence

In advance of the release of A Guide to Expert Witness Evidence by Mark Tottenham, Emma Jane Prendergast, Ciaran Joyce and Hugh Madden, this week's TOTW offers an introduction to the area of expert evidence. Read more

Housing crisis: Would a system of vacant property receivership work in Ireland?

On Monday 1 July, new amendments to the Planning and Development Act 2000 which aim to curb short-term lettings facilitated by companies like Airbnb, came into force. While these changes are indeed a welcome step forward in tackling the housing crisis, the issue of vacant properties has yet to be solved. Read more

Property Law Update - Issue 89

The latest issue of our Property Law Update is now live for online subscribers. Authored by J.C.W. Wylie, this month's update covers all aspects of conveyancing practice Ireland, including: Contents of the contract; easements, profits and rentcharges; enforcement of security; form and content of deeds and much more.. Read more
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