News for August, 2022

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August 31, 2022

Sweeping Reforms Expected For Life Sentencing Process

The judiciary is to be given new powers to set minimum terms for life sentences and will have more discretion to sentence low-risk offenders to community service instead of prison.

August 31, 2022

School Obtains Injunction Against Teacher Who Won't Use the Pronoun 'They'

A secondary school has secured a temporary High Court injunction preventing a teacher who opposes addressing a student with the pronoun 'they' from either attending at its premises or from teaching any classes at the school while he remains suspended from his position.

August 31, 2022

Barrister Takes High Court Proceedings Against Beacon Hospital

A barrister has brought High Court proceedings over an alleged refusal by the Beacon Hospital to allow him to get any treatment at the private medical facility.

 

August 31, 2022

Employee Who Missed Out On Unpaid Bonuses Awarded Over €60,000

A man employed by an insurance broker who complained about unpaid bonuses has been awarded over €60,000 by the Workplace Relations Commission.

August 30, 2022

Prison Officer Awarded Over €14,500 By WRC in Unfair Dismissal Case

A prison officer who complained of bullying at work and of unfair dismissal has been awarded more than €14,500 by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).

August 30, 2022

Landlord Who Threatened Tenant Ordered to Pay her Compensation

A landlord who 'threatened and intimidated' a student while attempting to evict her from an apartment during lockdown has been ordered to pay €5,000 in damages by the Residential Tenancies Board.

August 30, 2022

Value Added Tax 2022/23

The latest update to Value Added Tax 2022/23 is now live for subscribers.

August 29, 2022

Garda Compensation Application not a Precondition to Motor Insurance Bureau Claim

Melody v O’Connor [2022] IEHC 469 (High Court (General), Heslin J, 18 May 2022)

The High Court, in a claim by a Garda brought against the Motor Insurance Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) arising from injuries caused by an uninsured driver, determined that it was not a precondition to such a claim that the Garda make an application under the statutory scheme for Garda compensation, on the grounds that Garda compensation was not a 'benefit' within the MIBI scheme.

Motor Insurance Bureau of Ireland ‒ whether Garda should have sought compensation from other sources, such as the Garda Síochána (Compensation) Act, 1941 ‒ liability attaching to uninsured driver ‒ 'option' to bring claim for Garda compensation ‒ time limit for such claims ‒ right to make claim for compensation ‒ whether Garda compensation was a 'benefit' which could be deducted from MIBI payment.

August 26, 2022

Trusts and Estates 2022/23

The latest update to Trusts and Estates 2022/23 is now live for subscribers.

August 26, 2022

Stamp Taxes 2022/23

The latest update to Stamp Taxes 2022/23 is now live for subscribers. 

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