How to Act in your Best Interest after an Accident At Work

19.05.2020

Accidents in the work place are a common cause of personal injury * here in Ireland. Personal injury * relating to workplace accidents * can take many different forms and are a direct result of negligence at the hands of a third party (such as an employer or fellow work colleague). The events of these […]

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Statement from the Minister of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, and the Road Safety Authority in relation to a phased resumption of Commercial Vehicle Testing

16.05.2020

The Minister of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) have confirmed that the Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness Testing (CVRT) network will reopen from 18 May 2020 for vehicles with a test due date prior to 28 March 2020 (before the 3-month extension to commercial vehicle certificates of roadworthiness came into […]

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Nurse received MBE for wartime role on sinking hospital ship

08.05.2020

Eileen Hourigan, who has died aged 93, was a nurse whose life-long vocation included an episode during the second World War during which she displayed great bravery and devotion to the welfare of others. Serving on a hospital ship that was torpedoed, Hourigan stayed on board saving patients as the vessel sank. As it upended […]

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Extension to the period of validity of official documents in relation to the Vehicle Testing, Driver Licensing, and Related Services

20.04.2020

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, has announced the details of the legislative steps he has taken in support of the necessary closure of a range of Road Safety Authority services as result of the ongoing COVID 19 situation. Under the new measures, the following have come into effect in relation to […]

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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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