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 [...]
We realised our old Conveyancing Guide was now hopelessly out of date, so there was nothing for it only to update it for 2021. We try to be as honest as possible, don't do any hard sell, try and get you to jump through hoops, or make your life more difficult than it needs to be in any way, [...]
We are seeking three staff for our busy practice in Glanmire. 1) Legal Secretary This is a permanent role involving the following Liaising with clients, banks, construction professionals and legal professionals on a daily basis Answering telephone calls and diary management. Dictation typing Scanning, photocopying and general file management. Supporting Solicitors with various administrative tasks including preparation of court briefs [...]
We note that today the office of the Irish Data Protection Commission levied a fine of €225m on Whatsapp, a messaging arm of Facebook. This was done in the context of outrage from a number of other European Data Protection Commissioners. They felt quite rightfully that the original proposed fine of €30m was far too low given the revenues of [...]
It appears that many solicitors have expressed their views on the legal issues that will arise from people returning to the workplace post Covid. The only common ground shared is that “there are legal issues!” The following should not be taken as legal advice, and has no basis more reliable than our own meandering experience (to misquote Baz Luhrmann). Can [...]
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.
We have had a number of queries from clients with developmental and agricultural holdings in respect of the legality (or illegality) of cutting hedges during the "closed season". The Wildlife Act 1976 (as amended) provides that it is illegal to cut hedges from the 1st March to the 31st August. This is for the very good reason that birds and [...]
The offices of O'Dowd Solicitors are open and functioning behind closed doors and will continue to do so for the currency of the current lockdown. Unfortunately we cannot facilitate in person appointments at this time, and all consultations will be conducted remotely. Our phones will be answered during usual business hours and you may also avail of the following online [...]
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.
Join our Principal Micheal O'Dowd for a webinar on Brexit and its implications for Data Protection at 4pm on Wednesday the 16th December. This event will feature input from Mike McGrath of Arvo and Micheál O’Dowd from O’Dowd Solicitors and be chaired by it@cork Vice Chairperson Donagh Kiernan of Tenego Partnering. Data Protection was not a large consideration for most [...]