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FARM TRANSFER BETWEEN RELATED PARTIES – CONSANGUINITY RELIEF

In the recent 2018 Budget, the Minister for Finance increased the stamp duty rate for non-residential property, including agricultural property, from 2% to 6%. Transitional measures applied whereby stamp duty was charged at a rate of 2% on instruments that were executed before 1 January 2018 where there was a binding contract in place before … Continue reading FARM TRANSFER BETWEEN RELATED PARTIES – CONSANGUINITY RELIEF

New Data Protection Regulations for the Digital Age

General Data Protection Regulation to be Introduced on 25th May 2018 By Karl O’Connor, Solicitor. The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR“) will come into effect on the 25th of May 2018, which places an onus on Irish Companies and Organisations to implement the Regulations and become compliant with same from the said date. The storage … Continue reading New Data Protection Regulations for the Digital Age

GIVING GIFT VOUCHERS THIS CHRISTMAS? KNOW YOUR RIGHTS AND THE RISKS

By Karl O’Connor, Solicitor. Gift Vouchers If you are thinking of giving a Gift Voucher as a present this Christmas you should be aware your rights and the potential risks when purchasing same. Gift cards constitute electronic money, which are regulated by EU Directive 2009/110/EC. This is implemented in Ireland by the European Communities (Electronic … Continue reading GIVING GIFT VOUCHERS THIS CHRISTMAS? KNOW YOUR RIGHTS AND THE RISKS

State fund faces €58m bill from Setanta collapse after Supreme Court ruling

A State insurance compensation fund is potentially liable for millions of euros in claims against collapsed insurer Setanta after the Supreme Court, by a five to two majority, overturned a finding the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland was potentially liable. The liquidator of Maltese-registered Setanta, which sold insurance policies exclusively in Ireland before it collapsed … Continue reading State fund faces €58m bill from Setanta collapse after Supreme Court ruling

Major crackdown will block illegal streams within ‘months’

Kodi-style boxes which allow users to stream illegal content straight to their TVs have become increasingly popular over the past few years. A recent study by YouGov suggests that over five million boxes are already in UK homes and that number is set to grow at an alarming rate. In fact, the poll suggests the … Continue reading Major crackdown will block illegal streams within ‘months’