The Whistleblowers Act 2014 – the Employee perspective

The recent reporting by the Irish Times of a Workplace Relations Commission case where an employee nurse was awarded €52,416 after being sacked for making a Protected Disclosure demonstrates that some employers will never learn! Obviously, this employer thought they could treat the employee with disdain where she was employed …

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The Whistleblowers Act 2014 – the Employer perspective

In his Article “The – “WHISTLEBLOWERS” – Protected Disclosures Act 2014 – For Good or for Bad?” Brian Morgan, Litigation and Employment Law Solicitor with Morgan McManus Solicitors explains the provisions of the Protected Disclosure Act 2014, opining that it can be used for good or bad. Here he advises …

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Can a Company represent itself in Court?

We all know that persons can represent themselves in Court; although it may not be wise to do so! They are known as “Lay Litigants”. But, can a Company represent itself in Court? No, ruled the Court of Appeal in the recent case of Allied Irish Banks Plc v Aqua …

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The “WHISTLEBLOWERS” Act 2014 – For Good or for Bad?

First we had Maurice McCabe. Now we have the Protected Disclosure by Robert Pitt, CEO of Independent News & Media (INM) who has made a Protected Disclosure under whistleblower legislation about the circumstances surrounding a proposed bid by the company for Newstalk, the radio station owned by INM’s largest shareholder, …

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COMMERCIAL RATES – PITFALLS FOR LANDLORDS

The Local Government Reform Act 2014 repealed the pre-existing arrangement whereby a subsequent occupier of a property could be held liable for the unpaid rates of the previous occupier for a period of up to two years. This pre-existing arrangement was considered to be unduly interfering with the operation of …

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