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  • February

  • Dublin family awarded damages over state of local authority home

    15 February, 2016

    Dublin family awarded damages over state of local authority home Maguires alleged they suffered ‘respiratory illness’ due to damp and mould in property

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  • September

  • Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016

    01 September, 2016

    The Paternity Leave and Benefit Act is signed into law and commences today 1st September 2016. Prior to its enactment Ireland was one of the few states in Europe without provision for statutory paternity leave.

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  • New proposals for Cyber Crime

    27 September, 2016

    The proposals would see a law introduced to deal with the non-consensual posting of intimate images online A Commissioner with the Law Reform Commission has said that the intentional shaming of somebody should be punishable, where it involves the distribution of images without consent, with a maximum sentence of seven years in prison and/or fines. Professor Donncha O’ Connell was speaking after the LRC issued proposals to bring about new legislation to deal with cyber crime and the posting of online images without consent. The proposals would see two new criminal offences enacted to deal with voyeurism and so-called "revenge porn".

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  • October

  • Tax Rebate for First Time Buyers.

    12 October, 2016

    First-time buyers of new homes will be entitled to an income tax rebate of up to €20,000, to fund their deposit under a new help-to-buy-scheme.

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