Advance Healthcare Directive

An Advance Healthcare Directive (AHD) is a legal document that outlines an individual’s preferences and instructions for medical treatment in case they become unable to communicate or make decisions due to illness or incapacity. Contact us to book a consultation to guide you through the process of tailoring Advance Healthcare Directive to your needs.

Navigating the Fresh Start Mortgage: Your guide to state affordable housing schemes

A Fresh Start principle applies to applications to State affordable housing and loan schemes. This means that the following categories of persons are eligible to apply for the Local Authority Home Loan: Applicant(s) who previously purchased or built a dwelling, together with a spouse, a civil partner or a person with whom he or she […]

Understanding Advanced Healthcare Directives: A Guide to Planning for Your Future Care

They came in under the Mental Health Capacity Act 2015, and they are a very valuable document and one worth considering in terms of your own succession planning. Definition and Purpose of Advanced Healthcare Directives An advanced healthcare directive is a legal document which sets out your will and preference with regard to any health […]

Affordable homeownership: Understanding the Local Authority Home Loan

The Local Authority Home Loan is available nationwide from all local authorities. The loan is a normal Capital and Interest-bearing mortgage which is repaid by direct debit on a monthly basis. You can borrow up to 90% of the market value of the property. Maximum market values of the property that can be purchased or […]

Pathway to ownership: Understanding the First Home Scheme

The First Home Scheme (FHS) aims to make homeownership achievable for thousands of individuals and families by bridging the gap for first-time buyers and other eligible homebuyers between their deposit and mortgage, and the price of their new home. It is what’s known as a shared equity scheme. This means that homebuyers can receive funds […]

Reviving spaces: The Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant explained

What is the Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant? The Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant is a payment you can get if you are turning a vacant house or building into your permanent home or a rental property. A grant of up to €50,000 is available. If the refurbishment costs exceed the standard grant of up to €50,000, […]

Unlocking homeownership: The Help to Buy scheme explained

The Help to Buy (HTB) scheme is designed to assist first-time buyers fund the deposit required to purchase or self-build a qualifying property to live in as their home. HTB provides for a refund of Income Tax and Deposit Interest Retention Tax (DIRT) paid in the State for the previous four tax years, subject to […]

Tenant Purchase Scheme: New eligibility criteria and benefits

New eligibility criteria for the Incremental Tenant Purchase Scheme which enables tenants to purchase the local authority home they live in will take effect from 29 January 2024. The changes to the qualifying criteria of the scheme will now mean those with an annual income of €11,000 will now be eligible to apply (replacing the […]

In-Depth Insights into Settlements & Trusts

Settlements and Trusts serve as powerful tools in estate planning, asset protection, and tax management. Their popularity continues to rise as individuals seek efficient ways to secure their wealth and pass it on to future generations. To embark on this journey, it’s crucial to grasp the fundamentals. What Are Settlements and Trusts? At its core, […]

Peter O’Connor & Son Engages with De La Salle Students to Inspire Future Lawyers

Peter O’Connor & Son’s commitment to fostering legal education reached new heights as the team recently visited De La Salle College to share insights on the legal profession. The initiative aimed to enlighten fourth, fifth, and sixth-year students about the journey to becoming a lawyer and shed light on the day-to-day operations at our esteemed […]