IFSC.ie Specialist Features

Central Bank Outlines Expectations for Irish Insurance Intermediaries on Brexit Planning

01/05/2018 - The Central Bank of Ireland has published a special edition of its Intermediary Times newsletter containing important information relevant to Irish insurance intermediaries in relation to service continuity post-Brexit (the "Newsletter").

European Commission Publishes its 2018 Fintech Action Plan - An Overview of Key Proposals

01/05/2018 - The European Commission has just published it's 2018 Fintech Action Plan.

Freedom of Expression

05/03/2018 - This week it has been reported that an English stand-up comedian has launched a website to raise money to defend a defamation action being taken against her by her estranged husband

How to Choose the Right Photocopier and Printer for Your Business

01/02/2018 - There is no doubt about it – purchasing equipment for your business today has never been a more complex process, between security, networks, technologies, speed, quality…the list goes on.

Can Augmented Reality Augment Workplace Learning?

04/01/2018 - Unless you were hiding happily under a rock the summer of 2016, you can’t have failed to notice the plethora of Pokémon hunters that emerged following the release of Pokémon GO.

6 Common Mistakes When Buying a New Photocopier or Printer

01/12/2017 - Highline Office Technology absolutely believe in the adage, ‘you get what you pay for’. And as with anything in life, it’s always best to discuss purchases with an expert before diving in with the mistaken philosophy of ‘I’ll get the cheapest option’ or ‘sure what do the experts know?’.

PRIIPS: What You Need To Know

14/09/2017 - KIDs must accompany PRIIPs from 1 January 2018 - a deadline which is less than four months away.

Better Learning & Learning Better: Maximizing Workplace Learner Engagement

05/09/2017 - How often do people in your workplace declare they simply didn’t find the time to complete assigned training?

Creating Programs That Work | A Simple Guide to Training Needs Analysis

01/08/2017 - Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the need to identify high-priority training needs for your people while at the same time being conscious that you need training that translates into real-value impact lasting well beyond the training intervention? Getting the right learning to the right people and producing durable results can be a challenge.

Is Brexit Reversible?

01/08/2017 - Before the UK General Election, the country was experiencing a real momentum towards Brexit. Leaving the world's largest trading bloc was seen by most people as inevitable

Why is mobile learning right for Millennials?

01/08/2017 - Millennials have been accused of being lazy, feeling entitled, and lacking commitment. They are said to suffer from a peculiar New Age affliction called “digital dependency,” where periods of time without their smartphone result in increased anxiety and even genuine moments of existential crisis.

Motor Insurers' Bureau of Ireland Successfully Overturns Court of Appeal Decision

01/06/2017 - The Supreme Court announced that the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (“MIBI”) was successful in their appeal

Judgment Day for "Death Bed Marriage" Rules?

04/05/2017 - Last December, four Labour party senators introduced the Pensions (Equal Pension Treatment in Occupational Pension Scheme) (Amendment) Bill 2016 (the "Bill") into the Seanad, as an antidote to the perceived unfair impact of the ruling in Parris v Trinity College Dublin (Case C-443/15) that a death bed marriage rule in an occupational pension scheme was not discriminatory.

An end to mandatory retirement ages?

02/05/2017 - 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.

Ten myths about Brexit

02/05/2017 - Dr Vincent Power of A&L Goodbody wrote an article in The Times debunking ten myths about Brexit:

Broadcasters Consider Ireland as a Location post-Brexit

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.

Central Bank Priorities 2017

12/01/2017 - a) Supervision and Enforcement....The Central Bank’s Strategic Plan 2016-2018 published in 2015 is now well underway.

Central Bank - Increased Workforce

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.

Employer Beware, Ignorance of the Law Excuses Not, Including Delays

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.

CJEU Rules Dynamic IP Addresses May Constitute Personal Data

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).