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Waterford Law Society Ball

Waterford Law Society Ball Merited a Huge Success

Peter O’Connor and Son were duly represented by partners, Thomas Murran and Paul Murran at the annual Waterford Law Society ball hosted at Waterford Castle, on Friday the 9th of September. A great night was had by all. It was a welcoming opportunity to spend time with colleagues in a more relaxed setting. Peter O’Connor […]

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 […]

Farm Consolidation Relief

Farm Consolidation Relief

The stated aim and purpose of Farm Consolidation Relief is to encourage the consolidation of farm holdings, to reduce fragmentation and improve the operation and viability of farms. Certain sales and transfer or exchanges of land that are carried out for consolidation purposes may be entitled to stamp duty relief under Section 81(b) of the […]

Diploma in Immigration and Asylum Law

Congratulations to Melanie on the successful completion of The Professional Diploma in Immigration and Asylum Law.  Melanie came joint top of her class and received a distinction from City Colleges. This course provided a valuable insight into Immigration Law in Ireland including Visas, Residency, Citizenship, EU Treaty Rights, Employment Permits and Corporate Immigration, International Protection, […]

Partnership Agreements

Understanding Partnership Agreements

A partnership is defined in section 1(2) of the Partnership Act 1890 as a “relationship which subsists between persons carrying a business in common with a view to profit”. It is common for a business to be formed between friends or family members, most often by way of the formation of a limited liability company. […]

Shareholders Agreements

Shareholders Agreements and what they entail

A Shareholders Agreement is a legally binding contract between the people or entities who own a company, that is the shareholders and sometimes the company itself. Although a Shareholders Agreement is not a legal requirement for a Company, it may be advisable that one is drafted in conjunction with the Constitution to set out in […]

Enduring Power of Attorney – Commonly Asked Questions

Enduring Power of Attorney – Commonly Asked Questions

What is an Enduring Power of Attorney? An Enduring Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to appoint a specific individual or individuals to look after your personal, medical, and financial affairs in the event that you lose your mental capacity at some point the future. Is an Enduring Power of Attorney […]

Voluntary Transfer of a Site from Parent to Child

Transfer of a Site

We most commonly see the transfer of a site from a parent to a child, in a rural context. Typically, this is done “voluntarily” .i.e. no money or consideration is paid by the child to the parent. The site is transferred in return for “natural love and affection” the child bears for the parent. While, […]

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