Entries by Sophie Olsthoorn

Auto-Enrolment: A radical shake up of the pensions landscape

Auto-Enrolment: A radical shake up of the pensions landscape   “Automatic Enrolment has been talked about for decades, and today is a clear sign that we mean action.” Heather Humphries, Minister for Social Protection, announced the publication of the landmark legislation, the Automatic Enrolment Retirement Savings System Bill 2024 on 5 April 2024, which was […]

Guidance on Mandatory Retirement in light of the Mallon decision

The Employment Equality Acts 1998 – 2015 (“EEA”) transposed the Employment Equality Directive into Irish law and prohibits discrimination on nine grounds, including age. As such, the termination of employment due to age could be considered discrimination unless it falls within Section 34(4) of the EEA (or Article 6 of the Directive) which provides it […]


O’Flynn Exhams LLP is delighted that it has been recognised by The Legal 500 in its 2024 rankings, for the fifth consecutive year. The Legal 500, one of the most prestigious international legal directories, features law firms from across the world who are providing the ‘most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel.’ O’Flynn […]

The Right to Request Remote or Flexible Working

By Maggie Kelleher Byrne: Flexible / Remote Working Requests The right to request remote or flexible working, introduced by the Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2023 (the “Act”), has been brought into effect as of 7 March 2024. The Workplace Relations Commission has also published a Code of Practice (the “Code”) to advise […]

Is this the end of Virtual General Meetings for Irish Companies?

Is this the end of Virtual General Meetings for Irish Companies? Provisions introduced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic that allow companies to hold virtual general meetings are set to lapse on 31 December 2023. The Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Act 2020 (the “2020 Act”) was introduced as a temporary amendment to the Companies […]


O’Flynn Exhams Solicitors LLP is delighted to announce the appointment of solicitors Helen Cosgrave, Maggie Kelleher-Byrne and Ray Murphy. HELEN COSGRAVE, who will work in the commercial property department, has extensive experience in advising both corporate and private clients in relation to acquisition, financing, development and disposal of residential, commercial property and mixed-use developments. She […]

2023 Employment Law Update

The Employment team at O’Flynn Exhams have put together an Employment Law Round-up for 2023, which should prove an interesting read! See link below:   OFX Employment Law Round-Up Year To Date

New Legislation for Non-Resident Landlords, Collection Agents and Tenants: Understanding the NLWT System

Starting from 1st July 2023, significant legislative changes will impact non-resident landlords (“NRL”), collection agents of NRLs and tenants of NRLs. There will be a new Non-Resident Landlord Withholding Tax (“NLWT”) system. These changes aim to enhance tax compliance and simplify rental income reporting in Ireland. To streamline the process, collection agents and tenants will […]


  The three pillars of Construction are known to be quality, time and cost.   The Construction Contracts Act 2013 (The Act) came into force on the 25th July 2016. It was stated that it addressed a serious power imbalance in the sector. Primarily, the act was introduced to impose mechanisms for payment, particularly to […]