18/04/2017 - Unlike many other EU jurisdictions, there is no statutory retirement age in the private sector in Ireland, with retirement related issues being regulated instead by employment contracts. Private sector employers in Ireland are permitted to set mandatory retirement ages provided they are objectively and reasonably justified.
27/02/2017 - Licensing authorities in the broadcasting sector across the European Union have reported receiving queries from international broadcasters, based in the UK, who are considering relocating in advance of Brexit.
12/01/2017 - a) Supervision and Enforcement....The Central Bank’s Strategic Plan 2016-2018 published in 2015 is now well underway.
12/01/2017 - In response to the significant increase in the number of authorisation queries from UK based insurers, the Central Bank of Ireland (the “Central Bank”) has increased its workforce by more than a quarter.
20/12/2016 - Section 44(4) of the Workplace Relations Act, 2015 (the "Act") which provides for the appeal of decisions of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) to the Labour Court, was recently considered in the context of a refusal by the Labour Court to hear an appeal due to a missed deadline.
16/12/2016 - In a decision that may have far reaching implications for website operators, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that dynamic IP addresses can constitute personal data, even where the individual can only be identified using additional data held by a third party (normally the internet service provider that assigns the IP address).
03/11/2016 - The Central Bank has warned that it expects cybersecurity governance, IT security and risk management systems to be top priority items for boards and senior management.
18/10/2016 - In a landmark decision on hyperlinking, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has provided guidance on some features distinguishing legal and illegal hyperlinking in a commercial context.
14/10/2016 - Quantum computers are the wave of the future in trading and investment management, and savvy bankers and quantitative hedge fund professionals are already using them to solve some of the hardest problems in financial services.
01/07/2016 - On 23 June 2016 the electorate in the UK voted to exit the European Union (EU).
01/07/2016 - The past few years have seen an increase in demand for private capital with regards to real estate investments
23/06/2016 - We have written recently about changes in the investment management landscape, the blurring of the lines between asset class, and how tolerance of risk from investors is dwindling.
01/06/2016 - Managing cyber risk is a concern for the entire organisation and should be led from the top.
01/06/2016 - There is no doubt that global financial technology (fintech) firms are on the rise and subsequently investment in this area is rapidly increasing.
20/05/2016 - A Commercial Court decision, relating to the Café en Seine premises on Dawson Street in Dublin, changes the landscape for landlords wishing to refuse applications for consent to assign/change use.
03/05/2016 - In the case of Mohamud v Wm Morrisson Supermarkets  the UK Supreme Court has held the defendant company liable for the actions of an employee.
27/04/2016 - After four years of negotiation, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has finally been agreed.
06/04/2016 - On 1 January 2016 the Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015 (2015 Act) was enacted. This Act has helped bring a degree of clarity to the use of compulsory retirement ages in the workplace.
03/03/2016 - The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Barbulescu v Romania, has found that, where a fair balance is struck between an employee’s rights and the employer’s business interests, an employer is permitted to access employees’ instant messages in the workplace.
23/02/2016 - In late December 2015, the European Union (EU) trade mark legislative reform package was published.