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|

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|

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|

Legal.ie launched by O’Dowd Solicitors

Legal.ie is a new service launched by the litigation department at O'Dowd Solicitors. Available at www.legal.ie it provides a the same traditional values of a law firm, but in a wholly online setting. We can provide online consultations, collaborative workspaces and simply straightforward communications.

By |2020-07-18T20:57:44+01:00July 11th, 2020|

Personal Injuries Register

Read some of the views of Solicitor Mícheál O'Dowd on the Personal Injuries Register that never happened over at thejournal.ie. We advise extensively on both Personal Injuries matters and on the GDPR, so it is great to get the opportunity to speak on both: Read more here

By |2019-08-28T14:27:53+01:00August 28th, 2019|

Making a Will Guide

Every so often we update our guide to making a will in Ireland. The October 2017 update takes into account the (lack of) changes made to the CAT thresholds for 2018; and has an updated questionnaire to make it even easier for you to make your will with O'Dowd Solicitors. Download the guide here.

By |2018-06-22T11:29:11+01:00October 24th, 2017|

Power outage in Glanmire

Due to Storm Ophelia, the offices in Glanmire are currently without power. While we take our quills, parchment and typewriters out of storage you may contact us on 0863293138.

By |2017-10-17T09:06:08+01:00October 17th, 2017|
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