Tag Archives: UK

gender equality and diversity benefits

How gender equality and diversity benefits business and employees

Peter O’Connor & Son LLP is proud to announce that we have signed the Gender Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Charter, approved by the Law Society of Ireland. While gender equality and diversity have improved in recent years, there is still a long way to go before we reach full equality.  Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

extension of immigration and international protection permissions

Immigration and International Protection Permissions extended

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 […]

changes to the employment permits system

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 […]

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, […]

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