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Fatal Accidents on the Road

Fatal Accidents on the Road

The most recent statistics from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) confirm that in 2021 there were 124 collisions resulting in 137 fatalities on the road in Ireland. The statistics further confirm that of the total number: - 100 male/ 37 female 49 were vulnerable road...

Recognising and Dealing with Coercive Control

Recognising and Dealing with Coercive Control

Coercive Control is a common and often unseen form of  Domestic Abuse.  Ireland is one of the first countrries in the world to recognise coercive control as an offfence and introduce legislation to protect people from the subtle form of abuse. Here Orlagh Sharkey,...

Birth Trauma and Increased Risk Of Autism

Birth Trauma and Increased Risk Of Autism

For only the second time ever a child with Autism ,who sued the National Maternity Hospital over the circumstances of his birth, has settled his High Court Action.  Here David O'Malley  Partner in our Medical Negligence Department, discusses recent research into links...

Maintenance Payments in Separation and Divorce

Maintenance Payments in Separation and Divorce

In a separation or divorce, there is often a requirement for maintenance payments. Before separation a couple pool their resources and cover the costs of the household on a shared basis. However, when separation occurs the finances are no longer pooled and instead the...

How To Get A Separation or Divorce In Ireland

How To Get A Separation or Divorce In Ireland

If you have reached the difficult decision that your marriage is over, the next step is to formally separate. Getting a separation or divorce in Ireland involves contacting a Solicitor who will go through the best options open to you after going through your personal...

Employment Law Update: Right to Request Remote Working

Employment Law Update: Right to Request Remote Working

Back in February, the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar  referred the General Scheme of the Right to Request Remote Working Bill to the Joint Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment for pre-legislative scrutiny.  The fruits...

Sepsis: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Sepsis: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

The World Health Organisations first Global Report on sepsis found that death from sepsis accounts for 20% of all deaths worldwide. Sepsis kills 11 million people each year. Here Johan Verbruggen outlines the symptoms, causes and treatment of sepsis and how we support...

What Happens At An Inquest?

What Happens At An Inquest?

An inquest is an official enquiry, held in public and led by a Coroner (sometimes held with a jury)  to enquire into the cause of a sudden, unexplained or violent death.   In the case of some deaths an inquest is legally required. 

Why Listening To New Mothers Birth Experience Is So Important

Why Listening To New Mothers Birth Experience Is So Important

Niamh Ní Mhurchú is Joint Managing Partner at Callan Tansey Solicitors, an experienced Medical Neglignece specialist and a mother of four children.  Here she discusses the importance of listening to new mothers, hearing about their birth experience, and learning from...

Enduring Power of Attorney Explained

Enduring Power of Attorney Explained

Everyone knows the importance of making a Will, but have you considered making an Enduring Power of Attorney? Here Christopher Callan, Partner, outlines the advantages of having an Enduring Power of Attorney and the risks that arise if you do not. What is an Enduring...

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