Author Archives: Peter O'Connor & Son

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Setting up a Discretionary Trust for a child with special needs

A trust is a legal device created to deal with the management of the property on behalf of another person. In Ireland, Discretionary Trusts are most commonly used as part of estate planning due to the flexibility they provide, in particular for parents of children with disabilities or special needs who may not have the […]

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Government announces changes to the employment permits system for workers outside the EEA

Good news for the Healthcare and Nursing Home Sector, Skilled Healthcare Professionals and Healthcare Assistants! Due to the increased demand for Healthcare Assistants and other skilled candidates in several healthcare roles, the Government has this week announced changes to the employment permits system for workers outside the EEA. The announcement comes with immediate effect for […]

Do you own assets in other countries

Possible outcomes when a deceased owned / held assets in a country other than Ireland.

As is the answer to many legal questions, that depends! It depends on the type and the extent (amount) of property/assets they owned. As a rule of thumb, the greater the value/amount of assets owned, the higher the likelihood of the need to extract a foreign Grant. In order to have these assets released to […]

11 steps to follow when buying or selling a house

Infographic of the process of buying or selling property in Ireland.

Buying or selling a property is a complex legal transaction. However, in order to simplify matters, we have broken down the process into 10 broad steps, outlining each of the various steps, the parties involved, their roles and responsibilities, and the sequence of events. For a downloadable PDF copy of the sales process please add […]

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