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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 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 blog

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 […]

Understanding the 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 […]

Immigration and International Protection Permissions extended to 15th January 2022

A final temporary extension of immigration and international protection permissions has been granted to 15th January 2022. This final extension applies to permissions due to expire between 21st September 2021 and 15th January 2022 including those permissions already extended since March 2020. Accordingly, those who held valid permission to be in the State in March […]

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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 […]

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