Author Archives: Peter O'Connor & Son

what are mortgage transactions

A Brief Guide to Mortgage Transactions

Mortgage transactions are long-term credit arrangements (loans) that are normally taken out to finance the purchase of land or property. Mortgages are usually taken out through a bank but can also be done through the local authority or privately between individuals. It is a transaction in which a person borrows money from lender. The mortgagor […]

Ireland cycle to work scheme

Government introduces Bike to Work Scheme

In an age where convenience takes priority, what makes us believe the Bike to Work Scheme would appeal to businesses? At Peter O’Connor & Son Solicitors LLP, we believe the benefits of this initiative trump the short-term satisfaction of convenience. The Bike to Work Scheme is a tax incentive scheme to encourage employees to cycle […]

we are going green

Tips for a sustainable office space

Peter O’Connor & Son are going green. We realise that our personal and corporate responsibility towards the environment goes beyond following regulations. As a result, we have decided to action to minimise our environmental impact. In the past year, we’ve halved our paper usage as we move towards creating a paperless environment in our offices. […]

Long Term Undocumented Migrants Scheme

The Regularisation of Long Term Undocumented Migrants Scheme

The Regularisation of Long Term Undocumented Migrants Scheme will open for applications on Monday, 31st January 2022 for six months until 31st July 2022 when the scheme will close. This scheme will enable applicants, and their eligible dependents where the specific criteria is met, to remain and reside in the State and to regularise their […]

score card for Citizenship Applications

Scorecard approach being introduced for Citizenship Applications from January 2022

In an effort to bring clarity to the Citizenship Application process and proofs required Applicants will be required to reach a score of 150 points in each year proof of residency is required. Applicants will also need to achieve 150 points to meet an appropriate standard for establishing identity. Read the full announcement here; https://www.irishimmigration.ie/scorecard-approach-being-introduced-for-citizenship-applications-from-january-2022/

New Passport Process for Citizenship Applications

New Passport Process for Citizenship Applications from 1st January 2022

Applicants applying for Citizenship from the 1st January 2022, no longer need to submit their original passport with their application but instead submit a full colour copy of the entire Passport and which has been duly certified by a Solicitor, Commissioner for Oaths or Notary Public. However, the Department still retains the right to request […]

Farm Transfers & Succession Planning

Farm Transfers & Succession Planning

Farm transfers and succession planning are amongst the biggest decisions a Farmer will have to make in the course of their lifetime.  Farm Succession Planning should be a collaborative process and should include discussions between the family, Accountants, Famer Consultants and Solicitors. Succession planning should not be left until the last minute, i.e. the eve […]

Expiry of NPPR Charges

Expiry of NPPR Charges

The Non-Principal Private Residence Charge (NPPR) was an annual charge payable from 2009 to 2013. The charge was payable by those who owned more than one property, i.e. it was a tax on additional homes.  There was an exemption for NPPR charge on everyone’s principal private residence. The NPPR charge is no longer in place […]

amendments to the fair deal scheme

Understanding the amendments to the fair deal scheme

The Nursing Home Support Scheme (Amendment) Bill 2021 has now been passed into law and will come into effect in late October 2021. The amendment has introduced many minor changes to the Principal Act but one of the major amendments relates to farmers and small business owners. The amendment allows specific individuals who qualify to […]

tips for making your will

Caring and thoughtful tips for making your will

The Covid 19 pandemic has given many of us cause to reflect on our mortality. As part of this reflection, we would encourage everyone (over the age of 18) to consider making a Will. Ambiguity, uncertainty and mixed messages are the principal causes of the majority of probate disputes and can be avoided with a […]

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