Personal Injury High Court – Analysis of General and Special Damages

The recent case of Walsh v Tesco Ireland Limited 2016 IEHC 322 resulted in an award of 1.4m for the plaintiff and is interesting insofar as the court looked in particular in detail at the area of general and special damages.The judgement was delivered by Mr Justice Barr on 6th [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:24:58+00:00May 30th, 2016|Accident at Work, Blog, Damages, Health and Safety Authority, Health and Safety Law, High Court, latest news, Litigation, Personal Injury, Personal Injury Assessment Board, private investigator|Comments Off on Personal Injury High Court – Analysis of General and Special Damages

The Posting of Workers Directive – Proposed Changes

The European Commission has recently published a proposed revision of the rules on the posting of workers which aims to revise Directive 96/71 ("Posting of Workers Directive"). It will include changes in three main areas: (a) remuneration of posted workers, including in situations of subcontracting, (b) rules on temporary agency [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:25:27+00:00May 17th, 2016|Construction, Contractors, latest news, Posting of Workers Directive|Comments Off on The Posting of Workers Directive – Proposed Changes

Workplace Relations Commission – Strategy Statement 2016-2018

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD recently launched the first Strategy Statement of the Workplace Relations Commission.Among the targets and objectives set by the strategy, covering the years 2016-2018, are: The Workplace Relations Commission will reduce waiting times with a target of three months from the [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:25:27+00:00May 14th, 2016|Workplace Investigations, Workplace Relations Commission|Comments Off on Workplace Relations Commission – Strategy Statement 2016-2018

Duffy Cahill Report – How to Avoid Another “Clery’s Situation” happening again

The recent publication of the report of two experts appointed to examine and review employee protection legislation in the context of ensuring that limited liability or restructuring are not used as a means to avoid a company's obligations to its employees was published at the end of April by Richard [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:25:27+00:00May 11th, 2016|Collective Redundancies, Consultation, Contracts of Employment, Duffy Cahill Report, Exceptional Collective Redundancies, Information and Consultation, Injunction, Litigation, Penalisation|Comments Off on Duffy Cahill Report – How to Avoid Another “Clery’s Situation” happening again

Judicial Review in An Garda Siochana Internal Disciplinary and Ongoing Suspension

In the case of Canavan v The Commissioner of An Garda Siochana [2016 IEHC 225] , the applicant sought by way of judicial review an order of prohibition preventing the respondent from continuing a process of internal disciplinary against him including various declaratory orders which he contended related to the inordinate [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:25:27+00:00May 10th, 2016|An Garda Siochana, Appeal, Disciplinary Hearing, Disciplinary Meetings, Garda Siochana (Discipline) Regulations 2007, Gross Misconduct, Investigation, latest news, Litigation, Supreme Court|Comments Off on Judicial Review in An Garda Siochana Internal Disciplinary and Ongoing Suspension

Data Protection – Is an Exam Script Personal Data?

The recent case of Peter Nowak v The Data Protection Commissioner [2016 IESC 18] asks the interesting question of whether an exam script is personal data for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1988 (as amended). This question has now been passed to the European Court of Justice for determination. [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:25:27+00:00May 9th, 2016|Appeal, Blog, Circuit Court, data protection, European Court of Justice, latest news, Litigation, Privacy, Supreme Court|Comments Off on Data Protection – Is an Exam Script Personal Data?