Upwards only rent review- New Irish caselaw- Bewley’s

Yesterday saw the first test case in relation to Landlords increasing rent on foot of rent review clauses contained within commercial leases. This case was brought by the Tenant (Bewleys) of a high end coffee shop on Grafton Street in Dublin. Bewleys had a 35 year lease from the 22nd September 1987. Contained within this Lease was a five year …

28 students suspended over online teacher ‘slur’

TWENTY-eight students were suspended from a large secondary school after an inappropriate message about a teacher was put online. A number of the students from Colaiste Chiarain secondary school in Croom, Co Limerick, were suspended last week for two days while others, who were on work experience, began their suspension yesterday. It’s understood the controversial message on Facebook featured an …

Improved outlook for sellers

timing can be crucial when it comes to selling a house and, while there appears to be a shortage of homes in some key markets, now looks like a good time for some sellers to take advantage in areas where prices are on the rise. This is especially so for those market sectors where the shortage could be reversed when …

Safebook – Play your Part

Social media is not to blame! However social media unfortunately provides bullies (let’s face it – they have always existed) with more ammo, with a thicker skin and the ability to bully from a distance and often with a degree of anonymity. This is why we have a responsibility to step up to the mark and go further than ever …

Cyber bully fears as parents help 8-year-olds create Facebook account

MORE than 50pc of Irish youngsters aged eight to 11 have social media accounts despite strict age restrictions in place. This has heightened concerns about their vulnerability to cyber-bullying. Facebook director of policy in the UK and Ireland Simon Milner admitted the US social media giant faces “a significant problem” with underage youngsters gaining accounts, often with their parents’ help. …

The Defamation Act of 2009; what does it mean to us in 2013?

The Defamation Act of 2009 has attempted to modernise and clarify the law in this area. The old terms of libel and slander have now disappeared in respect of written or verbal defamation. There are now essentially 3 elements which must be met before a defamation claim can be brought and the first step is to see if all of …

Agriculture in the 21st Century

Agriculture in the 21st Century is a very different industry now in comparison to even 50 years ago. Agriculture has been for many generations at the centre of Irish life and continues to be one of the strongest industries in Ireland. Undoubtedly the biggest and most influential change to agriculture was when Ireland joined the EU (formerly the EEC). This …

Making a Will

Your will contains your wishes as to who should receive your property after your death. It is the only way to ensure that your assets go to those you have chosen and it makes for good financial planning. What you need to do At Clarke Jeffers & Co, we can advise you how to go about making a will, and …