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 – 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|

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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