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Rear ended on Long Mile Road – Case Study *

17.04.2020

Case details Case Type: Road Traffic Accident * Injury: Soft tissue injuries to neck, shoulder & lower back *. Case summary Incident: Michael was involved in an accident on the Long Mile Road and when he was stationary at a crossroads and was rear-ended by a car who failed to stop. Such was the force of the impact […]

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Unfair termination of employment in times of global pandemic

10.04.2020

To put it bluntly, the employers in the Irish jurisdiction can terminate your employment for good, bad or no reason whatsoever as long as the employer complies with the contract terms. However, under the law your bosses must justify this on the grounds of conduct, competence, capability, redundancy or some other substantial reason and usually […]

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On-liane exhibition of wartime photos by Soviet News Agency TASS reporters

03.04.2020

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War Embassy of Russia in Ireland publishes on its web-site exhibition of wartime photos by Soviet News Agency TASS reporters Photographs cover the period 1941-1945. The first photo of the exhibition depicts Moscow citizens listening to radio message about the attack of […]

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List of essential service providers under new public health guidelines

29.03.2020

The government has decided that everyone should stay at home until 12 April 2020, except for the following situations: to travel to and from work, or for purposes of work, only where the work is an essential health, social care or other essential service and cannot be done from home to shop for essential food, […]

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Statement from the Minister of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) in relation to the National Driver Licence Service (NDLS), the National Car Testing Service (NCT)

29.03.2020

The Minister of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross and the RSA have confirmed that the National Driver Licence Service (NDLS), the National Car Testing Service (NCT), as well as the Commercial Vehicle Testing System are suspended until further notice with immediate effect. This is in order to comply with the new public restrictions, announced […]

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New restrictions: Exceptions for leaving your home

28.03.2020

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that from midnight 27 March and for a two-week period, until Easter Sunday, everybody must stay at home, in all circumstances: Except – To travel to and from work for the purposes of work only where the work is an essential health, social care or other essential service or cannot […]

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Statement from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) in relation to the Driver Theory Testing Service

25.03.2020

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has today Wednesday 25 March been informed by Prometric the provider of the Driver Theory Test service, that it is suspending the provision of the service in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. Prometric has advised the RSA that, as a result of Covid-19, it is no longer in a position […]

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Dept to set up new Pandemic Unemployment Payment for staff affected by Covid-19

16.03.2020

As part of the Government’s response to the national emergency that is the COVID-19 outbreak, the Government is asking employers, if at all possible, to continue to pay workers during this period – at least at the jobseeker rate of €203 per week. Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty emphasised: “Where employers, […]

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Suspends Driving Test Service Until 29th March

15.03.2020

Following the Government decision to introduce measures to delay the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) the Road Safety Authority (RSA) sought and has received advice from the public health authorities who are managing this public health crisis. Based on that advice we are suspending all driving tests following the conclusion of the last test today […]

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Uninsured Driver Accident Claim

10.03.2020

Car insurance is a necessity, an expensive one at that, but is vital for us to take our cars out on the road. Insurance helps us protect our vehicles and the third party. What if you have been involved in an car accident with an uninsured driver? In this instance, you are protected by the Motor Insurer’s […]

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