Enforceability of Mediation Agreements

  Enforceability of Mediation Agreements   On the 1st of January 2018 the Mediation Act, 2017 commenced. The Act was passed to encourage more disputes to be referred to mediation and in this regard introduced the following new initiatives:-   Solicitors are to provide advice and information in relation to the issuing of proceedings in […]

The Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2019

  The Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2019 Definition of Industrial Relations Act 1990 –   “Employer” means a person for whom one or more workers work or have worked or normally work or seek to work having previously worked for that person; “Trade dispute” means any dispute between employers and workers which is connected with […]

RECENT CASE HIGHLIGHTS THE NEED FOR DISCIPLINARY PROCESSES TO BE FAIR

  RECENT CASE HIGHLIGHTS THE NEED FOR DISCIPLINARY PROCESSES TO BE FAIR   In a recent case in the Labour Court of Ibrahim Salah -v- RCI Callcentre (Ireland) Limited the Labour Court overturned a decision of the Workplace Relations Commission and awarded a sum of €20,000.00 to the Applicant who had been dismissed from his […]

What to watch out for with Variable Interest Mortgage Rates

  What to watch out for with Variable Interest Mortgage Rates   Mortgage Interest rates are a hot topic at the moment, with Banks in tough competition with each other to offer the best interest rates to consumers. We see many low interest fixed rate mortgages but what about variable rates? There are a few […]

ABUSE OF PROCESS AND ISAAC WUNDER ORDERS

  ABUSE OF PROCESS AND ISAAC WUNDER ORDERS An Isaac Wunder Order is an order of the court that requires a litigant to apply to court for its prior consent to issue further proceedings against the same party against whom it is found they have already initiated proceedings that are an abuse of process. The […]