Brophy’s Law Blog

Grant Thornton Challenge

Well done to our team who took part in the Grant Thornton Challenge in Abbotstown last week.

Employment Discrimination Update: The Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015

The Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015 came into effect from 1st January 2016 and has brought with it new protections against discrimination in the workplace. The Act makes a number of significant amendments to the Employment Equality Act 1998 in the areas of retirement and age discrimination, discrimination by religious, […]

Advance Healthcare Directives and The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015

The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 was finally signed into law on 30 December 2015. This landmark piece of legislation transforms the way that decisions will be made in relation to an individual’s personal welfare and financial affairs in circumstances where they lose mental capacity to make their own decisions […]

The Special Criminal Court

Following the shooting in the Regency Hotel on Friday the 5th of February, and what the Gardaí believe was a reprisal shooting in Ballybough on Tuesday the 9th of February, the Special Criminal Court has become a hot topic in the upcoming general election. Sinn Fein are calling for the […]

EU Regulations 2015 – Removal Orders, “Marriages of Convenience” and Offences

Following on from last week’s analysis on introduction of the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) Regulations 2015, this week’s blog will focus on other elements of the new Regulations dealing with removal orders,  “sham marriages” and other offences under the Regulations. Regulation 26 now adds in a provision for […]