Entries by Conor

O’Flynn Exhams LLP Sponsors IMART 2022

O’Flynn Exhams LLP are delighted to be one of the main sponsors of the 2022 mixed ability rugby world cup! We are very much looking forward to the event. We’re on the home run! Book your free tickets at www.imartworldcup.org

Capital Gains Tax Relief Update

Given the Central Statistics Office has confirmed that property prices have risen by 14 percent across the country it is expected they will soon exceed their 2007 high in the coming months. In light of this surge in property prices it is important for any property owners/investors considering a sale to remember section 604A of […]

Proposed introduction of Right to request Remote Working

Introduction The Right to Request Remote Working Bill 2022 establishes a requirement for a company to put in place a remote working policy, and ensure this is accessible to all employees. The Bill proposes criminal sanctions will follow for failure to put a remote working policy in place. The Bill also establishes protections for employees […]

Rents in Commercial Leases and Covid-19

Introduction On 30 November 2021, the High Court in Foot Locker Retail Ireland Limited  v Percy Nominees Limited [2021] IEHC 749 delivered a judgment regarding Foot Locker’s tenancy and commercial lease on Grafton Street. Foot Locker argued it did not have to pay rent to its landlord as the contract was “frustrated”. This judgment is […]

Introduction of Statutory Sick Pay

Introduction Ireland, unlike most other European States, does not provide for paid sick leave. This means there is no legal right to be paid while on sick leave from work. This position has come under increased scrutiny since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. Many employees were not entitled to paid sick leave […]

O’Flynn Exhams Sponsor Round 1 of Munster Cyclocross League

O’Flynn Exhams was delighted to be one of the sponsors for Round One of the Munster Cyclocross League, which was held in Youghal on Sunday 7th November 2021. Races were held in underage, junior and masters categories along with A and B grade mens and womens. The A race was won by Richard Maes with Grace […]

The Impact of the Covid-19 Crisis on Commercial Leases

TURNOVER BASED RENTS & PANDEMIC RELATED BREAK OPTIONS The impact of the current Covid-19 outbreak on commercial landlords and tenants has been unprecedented. Many tenants are currently experiencing severe disruption to their businesses and potentially facing permanent closures, while landlords’ investments are at risk. As Government restrictions ease it is hoped that the commercial property […]

The Charities Governance Code

The Charities Regulatory Authority (‘CRA’) introduced the Charities Governance Code (‘the Code’) in late 2018. When releasing the Code the CRA set out a timeline for implementation: 2019 was intended for education regarding the Code. 2020 is the first year in which compliance with the Code is expected. 2021 is the first year in which […]

Covid-19 Contact tracing: Data Protection expectations on app development

The Health Service Executive (HSE) plans to release its contact tracing app to help identify close contacts of a confirmed case of COVID-19 by the end of May. The technology is seen as a useful supplement to manual tracing of contacts of a confirmed case who may become infected. At present we understand from media […]

Family Law and the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced couples and families into close quarters, disrupting routines and, in the case of some separated spouses, access arrangements. While some couples and families will thrive and be strengthened in this time of adversity, other family units might struggle. For couples in the process of separating, being thrown into close quarters […]

Cybersecurity in the time of COVID 19

The arrival of COVID 19 to our shores and the advent of “Stay Apart to Stay Safe” means that even confirmed and self-proclaimed Luddites are having to embrace the digital age. More than ever before we must rely on digital solutions to work, teach, learn and communicate. COVID 19 has also caused widespread fear and anxiety, […]