HSE Cyber Attack – Update

On the 25th May 2021 we wrote a letter to Stephen Donnelly, Minister for Health. It was a follow up letter to the open letter we sent on the 21st May 2021. To date we have not received any response from Minister Donnelly, the HSE or any member of the Government.Given that the HSE and Minister for Health have abdicated [...]

By |2021-06-17T23:02:40+01:00June 17th, 2021|

HSE Cyber Attack – A guide to the Law

Following from our blog post this day last week two things became immediately obvious; firstly people were very interested in the issue, and secondly, no one really understood the Law surrounding the GDPR, and the potential exposure the HSE has created for the Irish State. We have now written as well researched and cited a guide on the law as [...]

By |2021-06-17T21:39:18+01:00May 24th, 2021|

HSE Cyber Attack – Open Letter to Minister Donnelly

Mondays blog post generated quite a response. Although we were not named by Minister Donnelly, we must assume we (and no doubt other colleagues) were being referred to on the 20th May in his Newstalk interview (HSE cyber attack: 'Distasteful' legal firms 'licking their lips' at thoughts of suing State | Newstalk) We were afforded the right of reply, which [...]

By |2021-06-17T21:39:39+01:00May 21st, 2021|

HSE Cyber Attack

As experts in Data Protection we have got numerous phone calls in the past few days in relation to the HSE Cyber Attack. Many people are genuinely worried what the implication of this attack are for them. For now, it is too early to say with any degree of certainty, but as time passes the true cost and implications of [...]

By |2021-06-17T21:39:56+01:00May 17th, 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|

The Wildlife Act & Cutting Hedges

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 [...]

By |2021-03-09T11:53:36+00:00March 9th, 2021|

Covid 19 Protocols

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 [...]

By |2021-01-09T14:04:40+00:00January 9th, 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|

GDPR & Brexit

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 [...]

By |2020-12-19T13:49:22+00:00December 13th, 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, [...]

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