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Things to watch out for when buying a new build

Buying a new build in a housing development comes with its own peculiarities. The first issue is the most obvious; the house you are buying often does not exist. As such you will be relying on specifications, maps, plans and documents.

Unlike a buying a pre-owned house, a new build will usually come with two “contracts”, one for the land, and one “building agreement” which deals with the relationship between you and the builder.

In general there is less to go wrong from a “title” point of view when buying in a new build. The title to a housing estate will generally […]

By |2024-03-17T16:57:41+00:00March 17th, 2024|

Micheal O’Dowd, Partner on Red FMs Neil Prendeville

Micheal O’Dowd, Managing Partner in O’Dowd Solicitors was invited onto Red FM’s Neil Prendeville  show this morning to discuss the “One in Four” data breach as well as giving an update in what is an interesting and ever evolving area of Law. It seems that despite stark warnings companies and organisations are still not taking Data Security seriously and are not taking precautions to avoid incurring legal liabilities.

Two years ago the self styled “Alliance for Insurance Reform” saw fit to report us to the Legal Services Regulatory Authority for merely posting on this website that people may sue […]

By |2023-05-18T09:05:40+01:00April 18th, 2023|

Happy Christmas

The staff in O’Dowd Solicitors would like to wish a Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year to the clients of the firm, and everyone we have dealt with during the year, be they Barristers, Engineers or fellow colleagues in the profession.

The Offices will be closed until the 3rd January 2023, but in the case of emergency please email us or leave a voicemail as both will be monitored daily.

Nollaig shona agus athbhliain faoi mhaise

By |2023-05-18T09:15:09+01:00December 22nd, 2022|

Wills promotion until 9th Sept 2022

For the month of August we are helping people make their wills for €150. This fee will cover taking instructions which can be done online or in person and covers all work associated with ensuring your will is properly drafted and executed. In some circumstances this fee might not be appropriate (for assistance if you need additional taxation or legal advice), but in most cases we are quite confident the reduced fee will apply.

Learn more by clicking here or calling us.

By |2022-08-02T13:44:52+01:00August 2nd, 2022|

HSE Hack – 12 months none the wiser

We have been a little quiet with our updates on this in the last number of months. It remains something of a mystery to us why 12 months after the hack the HSE has not informed any service users that they data may have been accessed in the course of the attack. The obligation to notify data subjects of a breach is a requirement of the GDPR. To date it seems only the Mercy Hospital in Cork notified data subjects that their data was accessed, and only those whose data was placed on the “dark web” were notified. This falls […]

By |2022-06-12T23:47:11+01:00June 7th, 2022|

Flawed BEAM could be open to judicial review

Mícheál O’Dowd of our office was quoted today in Agriland, a leading news publication for agricultural matters in Ireland on the unworkable and illogical nature of the Beef Exceptional Aid Measure (BEAM) Scheme introduced in 2019 to assist drystock farmers. Over 3200 farmers are currently facing repayment demands from the Department of Agriculture, and it likely thousands more will face demands by the end of 2021.

The full article can be accessed here

We would encourage all farmers who did succeed in abiding by the terms of the BEAM scheme to appeal the matter to the Department of Agriculture, as […]

By |2021-09-08T22:41:27+01:00September 8th, 2021|

Easter Opening Hours

Our offices will be closed from 5.30pm on Thursday 1st April 2021 until 9am on Thursday 8th April for the Easter Holidays. In the case of an emergency please leave a voicemail at the switchboard; the contents of which will be automatically emailed to the Solicitor on duty.

By |2021-03-30T23:33:12+01:00March 30th, 2021|

Christmas Holidays

The office will be closing on the 23rd December until the 4th January 2020.

In an emergency please leave a voicemail. Any voicemail left on the phone system will be emailed to a designated solicitor immediately who can then arrange a call back as necessary.

 

By |2020-12-19T13:52:55+00:00December 19th, 2020|

Welcome to our new offices

We have recently completed the acquisition and complete refurbishment of an adjoining premises. We now have additional space for meeting rooms and offices. There is also easy ground floor access, and we have ample space for social distancing. As always there is free parking outside the door, but most importantly your legal affairs will be looked after in an honest, professional and prompt manner.

 

 

 

 

By |2020-12-13T22:16:33+00:00December 9th, 2020|
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