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Can the Credit Review Office assist you?

The Credit Review Office, established by the Department of Finance, now offers a simple and effective review process for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), sole traders and farm enterprises that have been refused credit from banks participating in the NAMA scheme. The Credit Review Office will accept applications from SMEs, sole traders and small and […]

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Transfer of land to children – tax changes

Question: I have some land which I am thinking of transferring to one of my children.  I note that the Minister for Finance has announced significant tax changes in the National Recovery Plan.  Will these affect me? Answer: Although most of the media comment in relation to the National Recovery Plan has been directed at […]

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Endowment mortgage shortfall

Question: I have an endowment mortgage on my home and the 20 year term will be up shortly.  However it looks like there is going to be a shortfall in my endowment fund and there will not be enough to repay the original capital.  Is there anything I can do? Answer:  Endowment mortgages were particularly […]

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Employees inappropriate web access – grounds for dismissal?

Question: I have a suspicion that one of my employees is accessing inappropriate websites on their computer.  Is this grounds for dismissing him? Answer: Most companies now provide some level of internet access to their employees for business purposes.  It would be normal practice for employees to have access to the internet for some matters […]

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Prenuptial agreement

Question: I am thinking about getting married next year and I am wondering whether I should have a prenuptial agreement.  Is such an agreement enforceable under Irish Law? Answer:  It is easy to forget when one is getting married that you are entering into a binding legal contract with certain implied terms and conditions.  Like […]

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What legal information about my company must I include on my website?

Question: My business is run through a limited liability company and I have recently set up a website.  What legal information about the company must I include on the website? Answer: If you are trading as a limited company, there are specific details which must be included on your website.  These details are broadly similar […]

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Is a standard set of terms and conditions advisable for a small business?

Question: I run a small successful service business but I do not have a standard set of terms and conditions.  Is this advisable? Answer:  I think it is advisable for any business to have a standard set of terms and conditions.  If you are dealing primarily with consumers you are limited in what you can […]

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As the Executor of a will do I need to deduct Inheritance Tax for the beneficiary?

Question: I am the Executor of a Will and I am about to pay out various legacies.  Some of these are quite substantial and the beneficiary would have an Inheritance Tax liability.  Do I have to deduct the tax that might be paid or can I simply pay out to the beneficiary? Answer: Recent changes […]

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Planning permission

Question: I obtained planning permission to build a house a few years ago but I am not in a position to start building due to economic circumstances.  I do not want to have to re-apply for planning as it was hard enough to get permission the first time.  Is there anything I can do to […]

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Tenants rights

Question: I live in rented accommodation and have always paid my rent directly to the landlord in cash or by cheque.  However recently my landlord is claiming there are arrears of rent and I think I have paid everything that is due.  How can I sort this out? Answer: Firstly as a tenant you are […]

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