Civil Litigation

General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on the 25th May 2018, replacing the existing data protection framework under the EU Data Protection Directive. In Ireland, the main law dealing with data protection legislation is the Data Protection Act, 1988 which was amended by the Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003

Protected Disclosures Act, 2014

Protected Disclosures Act, 2014

The Protected Disclosures Act, 2014 (“the Act)” is designed to protect workers in all sectors of employment. The concept of “worker” includes employees (public and private sector), contractors, trainees, agency staff, former employees and interns and members of an Garda…

Defamation in Ireland

The Defamation Act, 2009 abolishes the Defamation Act, 1961 in its entirety. It provides for the abolition of the separate torts of libel and slander – to be replaced by unified “tort of defamation” in respect of which publication, by any means, of a defamatory statement to a third party shall be actionable.