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What are your rights if you are injured while flying?

What are your rights if you are injured while flying?   Although airplane travel today is extremely safe unfortunately accidents can still occur while travelling by air causing injuries to passengers.  This can include accidents as a result of overhead luggage falling on passengers or hot drinks being spilt on passengers in the course of […]

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Drunken Driving, Court of Appeal Overturns High Court Decision on Printout from Evidenzer Machine

Article by Eamonn Fleming   In September 2015 Judge Noonan in the High Court found that the failure of the Gardaí to produce the entire form of printout from the Evidenzer machine meant that the printout (English version only) did not comply with the requirement of Road Traffic Regulations, therefore was not evidence and could […]

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Cancellation of Motor Insurance Policy arising out of Drunken Driving Conviction

Article by Eamonn Fleming   I recently acted for a person in the defence of a drunken driving charge. The drunken driving incident also involved a collision that occurred between her and another person.   Having contested the drunken driving charge in full the court convicted my Client of drunk driving, fined her and disqualified […]

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Victims of Crime Bill

Following on an EU Directive the Government will pass the Victims of Crime Bill on the 16th November 2015.  In essence once a victim of crime makes contact with the Gardaí the Act requires the Gardaí to give information about victim support services to the victim and is obliged to refer the victim to such […]

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Consumer Rights

If you as a consumer have a difficulty in trying to get a refund when an item you have purchased is defective you are not in the minority. Very often retailers to not adequately inform customers about how to return a defective item to the seller and very often warranties get confused with statutory rights. […]

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Garda Interviews

The Gardai are entitled to interview if you have been arrested, charged and cautioned. Detainees can now have their Solicitor present during interviews after a major policy shift by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) following a Supreme Court Judgment. The right to have your Solicitor present during interviews brings Ireland into line with most […]

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Growing Interest in Solar Energy in Ireland

Growing Interest in Solar Energy in Ireland Solar Photovoltaics (PV) is one of the renewable technologies available to help us meet out renewable electricity targets of 40% renewable electricity by 2020. There is expectation within industry that a renewable energy feed-in tariff will soon be announced by the government to support the development of largescale […]

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Access to Children

My Ex-Partner/Wife Won’t Let Me See The Children !!! This really should be rephrased “My Ex Partner/Wife won’t let the children see me”.  Children have a Constitutional right to have access to their parents (their grandparents and extended family).  This right can be upheld in the local District Court at very short notice and generally […]

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Maintenance Payments

My Ex-Husband is not paying maintenance for the children or if he is, he is giving the children the money to give to me. Parents have an obligation to maintain their children and there are legal rules and regulations set up to enforce this. Generally the matter can be dealt with in the local District […]

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