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By Kate Colleary
Hotel operators are likely to be required to make royalty payments for TV and radio broadcasts to hotel bedrooms.
By Clare Gahan
The Irish Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton recently announced plans to restructure the current system of employment law enforcement in Ireland. In essence the Minister’s intention is to streamline the current system which currently comprises various industrial relations and employment rights bodies into an integrated two tier structure.
By Pamela O'Neill
Decision of Ms. Justice Dunne of 25th July, 2011 on the interaction of the Registration of Title Act, 1964, and the Land of Conveyancing Law Reform Act, 2009
By David Fagan
In a decision issued on 21 July, the European Court of Justice has held that although the burden of proof can shift from the Respondent to the Claimant in circumstances where the Claimant can show that there are facts from which it may be presumed that there has been direct or indirect discrimination, and thereafter it is up to the Respondent to prove that there has been no breach of the principle of equal treatment (i.e. burden shifting), the Claimant has no automatic right to informati
By David Fagan
A whistleblower is a person who raises a concern about wrongdoing in an organisation. The misconduct can be a violation of the law or internal rules/ regulations or in some cases, for example where there is an occurrence of fraud or corruption, a direct threat to public interest.
By Sean Ryan
According to reports, at 10am on Friday 13 May last, up to 15 officials from the Irish Competition Authority, accompanied by a Garda Detective, conducted a 'dawn-raids on the Irish Farmers Association offices in Dublin.
By Peter Fahy, Ian Devlin
We commented on the Bill as originally published in our e-brief of 20 May 2011. Significant changes have been made in the final version of the Act. The Act remains very poorly drafted and several sections are quite ambiguous or difficult to interpret. The summary below cannot fully deal with these ambiguities, and specific advice should be taken.
By David Fagan
The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence has sent the proposed National Vetting Bureau Bill to the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament) Joint Committee on Justice and Defence with an expectation that legislation will be published at the end of October 2011.
By Kate Colleary, Andrea Flynn
New rules governing the use of internet cookies and other similar technologies have come into force following the Irish transposition of an EU Directive.
By Kate Colleary, John Mulcahy
Apple Inc has secured a Europe wide injunction against South Korean technology manufacturer Samsung Electronics Co. which will prevent the sale of Samsungs "Galaxy Tab 10.1" tablet computer.
By Kate Colleary, John Mulcahy
A United States Southern District Judge has refused an application for a preliminary injunction by designer Christian Louboutin where he had sought to prevent Yves Saint Laurent ("YSL") from selling shoes that copy Louboutin’s famous red soles.
By Kevin O'Connor
UCITS IV legislation is signed into law.
By Kate Colleary, John Mulcahy
Apple recently announced the launch of the iCloud service which marks its most significant move into the world of cloud computing.
By Kate Colleary
The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation ("the Department") has proposed an amendment to the Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000 ("the Copyright Act"). This comes in the wake of Mr. Justice Charleton’s call in EMI–v- UPC to address the issue of copyright infringement via the internet.
By Kate Colleary
The Commission of European Securities Regulators (CESR) has issued a finalised set of guidelines on risk management and the calculation of global exposure and counterparty risk for UCITS1