Budget 2014 – Farm and Succession considerations

Farming & Succession within the family– what are the current tax & Legal considerations? Modern farming is a business, and like any business, it must take advantages where they arise.  The world of farming has changed dramatically over the last number of decades. It has gone from a straightforward outdoor profession to a complicated, rules orientated business. Farmers nowadays spend …

Cyber Bullying- Another tragedy

Cyber Bullying- Another tragedy Another death of a teenager has occurred, with claims being made that it was caused by ‘bullying’ on social media sites. Hannah Smith, from Leicestershire, in England, who was only 14, took her own life last Friday (2nd August 2013). Her father (Dave Smith) has alleged that she was being ‘cyber bullied’ on the popular social …

Examinership Lite – Commercial Law

Examinership Lite  Smaller companies will soon be able to avail of the examinership process in a more economical and accessible fashion with the introduction of new “Examinership Lite” provisions.  Examinership will be less expensive given that the process, under new legislation, will be carried out in the Circuit Court as opposed to the High Court.  This will allow smaller companies …

Making a Will and Enduring Power of Attorney

Are you over 18? Have you considered making a Will and an Enduring Power of Attorney? The common perception of Wills and Enduring Power of Attorney in rural Ireland is that such documents are only signed and entered into by those who are nearing “old age”. This perception couldn’t be further from the truth. Provided you are 18 or older, both …

Internet Defamation

Eoin McKeogh, a DCU (Dublin City University) student has had an unprecedented victory in the courts today. Mr McKeogh was wrongly accused of evading a taxi fare in Monkstown, county Dublin. This accusation was made through a YouTube clip which purported to show Mr McKeogh existing a taxi without paying the fare. This clip went viral on all popular internet …

A Car Crash need not be a Disaster

A CAR CRASH NEED NOT BE A DISASTER You’re stationary at a red traffic light in your car, minding your own business and everything is fine.  In a split second your world can be turned on its head because the guy speeding down behind you has failed to spot your car at a red light and slams into the back …

When Sport is no fun

When sport is no fun: Whether you engage in sport as a pastime or professionally and as a way of paying your mortgage, you will know that disagreements are simply par for the course. Passion and competitiveness are components necessary to succeed in sport but they are also the perfect ingredients for a row! But what happens when disagreements or …

Directors of an Insolvent Company; do you have to be restricted?

Directors of an Insolvent Company; do you have to be restricted? If you are a director of an Insolvent Company that is either insolvent or in danger of becoming insolvent then serious consideration should be given to possible prospective ramifications.  A director of an insolvent company entering liquidation bears the risk that their behaviour in the period leading up to …