Entries by Sophie Olsthoorn

An overview of the new Vacant Homes Tax (VHT)

[/caption]Overview On 15 December 2022, Finance Act 2022 (“the Act”) was signed into law. Section 96 of the Act provides for the introduction of a new Vacant Homes Tax (VHT) with effect from 1 November 2022. The Government’s stated aim of the measure is the increase of the supply of residential properties for rent or […]

Temporary Suspension of Termination for Residential Tenancies Introduced

By Aeibhin Cahalan The Residential Tenancies (Deferment of Termination Dates of Certain Tenancies) Act 2022 (the “Act”) was enacted on 29 October 2022, providing for temporary protection from termination for certain residential tenants. New Measures The Act amends the Residential Tenancies Acts 2004 to 2022 (the “RTA”) by introducing a temporary protection for residential tenants […]

Article 9 of Tracker Mortgage Scandal (And possibly the last one!)

The Tracker Mortgage Scandal hit the headlines again last week with the announcement of a €100.5 million fine for Bank of Ireland for its role in the scandal, which is the highest of any fine levied against an Irish Bank.   This closes the chapter on the Central Bank’s seven year investigation of seven lenders […]

O’Flynn Exhams LLP Advises Zeus Packaging on its Acquisition of JJ O’Toole

O’Flynn Exhams LLP recently advised Zeus Packaging on its acquisition of Limerick firm JJ O’Toole. OFX wishes to extend our congratulations to Zeus Packaging and its founder, Brian O’Sullivan, on this deal. Family-owned JJ O’Toole has been hugely successful since it was founded in 1914, boasting customers such as Brown Thomas, Selfridges and Dunnes Stores. […]

Liquor Licensing in Practice

The sale of alcoholic drinks is controlled by law. Licensed businesses must hold a valid liquor licence to serve or sell alcohol to members of the public aged 18 years and over.  Some licensed businesses may need to hold more than one type of licence, depending on the nature of their business activities. Liquor licencing […]

The Tracker Mortgage Scandal

I first wrote about the Tracker Mortgage Scandal in November 2017 to provide insight on a topical subject and comment on what avenues of redress might be available for effected parties. I wasn’t expecting that I would be writing my eighth article on the subject four and a half years later! The Tracker Mortgage Scandal […]

OFX Acts in Relation to Development of New Primary Care Centre in Enniscorthy, County Wexford

Micheál Ó Mulláin recently led the O’Flynn Exhams team in respect of the acquisition, development and disposal of a new primary healthcare facility in Enniscorthy, County Wexford. The project involved negotiating agreements for occupational leases with the HSE and a GP practice as well as negotiating the full suite of construction, professional design team appointments and […]