Good bye Gorby

01.09.2022

  I met the man twice at events organised by the Gorbachev Foundation. He was brief but not abrupt. Polite but not engaging. The last time was at a small gathering of the Gorbachev Fund in November 2019, when former Cold War-riors Christian Wulff and Lech Walesa were in town to commemorate the 30th anniversary […]

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Welcome to Our Man in Russia Newsletter

24.08.2022

I got tired of trying to decipher news and information, so decided to tell the story of what’s happening here with a personal edge. I listen to radio daily, watch tv, youtube shows and read copious amounts of news articles (okay, mostly sports), yet not a single one will tell the truth without bias. Russian […]

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Road Safety Alert – High Temperature Advisory for Ireland

09.08.2022

The Road Safety Authority (RSA), is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads as Met Eireann has issued a weather advisory for High Temperatures. Ireland will experience a hot spell developing from Wednesday and continuing through the rest of the week and the weekend. Daytime temperatures will widely reach the mid to […]

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Minister Naughton set to double fines for key road traffic offences

26.07.2022

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Ms. Hildegarde Naughton is set to introduce regulations that will double the fixed charges relating to key road safety offences including speeding, phone use and non-wearing of seatbelts. This will see the fine for speeding increase from €80 to €160 and the fine for using a mobile […]

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Lorry/HGV Accident Claim*

19.07.2022

While all traffic collisions are traumatic for the people involved, those involving lorries and heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) can be especially so for the drivers of these vehicles as well as other road users. In cases where you are involved in a crash that was not your fault, there may be a legal remedy. You […]

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Minister Naughton Proposes Increase in Fines at High Level Meeting on Rise in Road Deaths

16.07.2022

Minister of State at the Department of Transport Hildegarde Naughton T.D, with special responsibility for road safety, chaired the quarterly meeting of the Ministerial Committee on Road Safety. The meeting brought together the two Departments (Transport and Justice) and the key organisations responsible for the Ireland’s Road Safety Strategy, including the Garda Síochána, the Road […]

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Company Director Duties

01.07.2022

Setting up a business often involves forming a limited liability company. Limited liability companies must have at least one (and more usually at least two) company directors. The principal responsibilities of a company director are set out in Part 5 of the Companies Act 2014. Section 228 of this act states: 1) A director of […]

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Ladder Accident Claims*

05.06.2022

The most typical place for a ladder accident to occur is either at the workplace or at home. This form of injury is categorised under slips, trips and falls and can happen for several different reasons. It is estimated that approximately 30% of falls from a height involve a ladder. If you have suffered a […]

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Appeal of philanthropist Debbie Deegan to Russian-speaking community of Ireland

04.05.2022

To my dear Russian friends and colleagues, my opinion may not matter to many of you, but as Russia is my second homeland for a quarter of a century, I feel I have the right to express an opinion, I do not need a debate, I am simply offering the humble opinion of someone who […]

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Shoulder Injury Claims

28.04.2022

Shoulder injuries can differ in both the type of injury and cause and can happen on the road, in a public place or at work. In some cases, these injuries can lead to the injured being unable to work and carry out simple everyday tasks. What are Common Shoulder Injuries*? Shoulder injuries can happen on […]

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