HSE Data Breach – September Update (is the truth starting to come out?)

On the 15th May 2021 the Data Protection Officer (DPO) for the HSE made a data breach notification to the Data Protection Commission. In that notification he said that a day earlier the HSE suffered a data security breach of its IT systems. After some difficulty we have obtained the official data breach notification pursuant to the Freedom of Information [...]

By |2021-09-30T10:00:16+01:00September 29th, 2021|

2021 Conveyancing Guide now available

We realised our old Conveyancing Guide was now hopelessly out of date, so there was nothing for it only to update it for 2021.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, [...]

By |2021-09-06T22:16:12+01:00September 6th, 2021|

Google Reviews, the rule of Law, and Big Tech having a laugh

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 [...]

By |2021-09-02T15:07:47+01:00September 2nd, 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|

More Covid Updates

We continue to to be open for business as an essential service. In the interests of the safety and well being of our staff we are however avoid in person meetings as much as possible. We can however facilitate consultations by Zoom, Teams, Face time or our own favorite "Whereby", Stay Safe,  from all at O'Dowd Solicitors.  

By |2021-03-01T16:38:16+00:00March 1st, 2021|

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|

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|

You can now give will instructions online

Like many businesses we are adapting how we do business in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. As part of this we are improving our online offering. You can now give us full instructions on the preparation of your will from your laptop/tablet or mobile phone. Make your Will online here

By |2020-04-13T11:20:38+01:00April 13th, 2020|

Covid 19 (Coronavirus)

For the duration of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) emergency the offices of O'Dowd Solicitors will remain open for business. Business will however be subject to the following constraints: The switchboard will only be operational from 10am - 12.30pm each day from the 30th March until further notice. Outside of these hours a voicemail or email should be left. Solicitors may [...]

By |2020-03-25T15:58:40+00:00March 25th, 2020|
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