Go to Top

Call for independent review into Wexford missed cancers

Patients affected by the missed cancers controversy in Wexford General Hospital should insist on an independent review of their screening, it has been claimed. Around 600 patients who had undergone a colonoscopy, some as part of the State’s national bowel screening programme, BowelScreen, were recalled after two missed bowel cancer diagnoses at the hospital in 2014. Since then, the patient recall has discovered a further 12 missed cancer diagnoses at …Read More

Wards of Court backlog leads to Fair Deal delays

Wards of Court backlog leads to Fair Deal delays The welfare of people who cannot make decisions for themselves is being put into jeopardy by cutbacks delaying the granting of Ward of Court status, it has been claimed. A Ward of Court application is made on behalf of vulnerable people who have become unable to manage their own affairs. Once someone is made a Ward of Court, the President of …Read More

9 things to know about the role of the club committee

9 things to know about the role of the Club committee   1. The rules should clearly state that the Chairperson has a casting vote and that his/her decision is final on Points of Order. 2. The Chairperson’s function is to maintain order, ensure meetings are conducted in accordance with the rules, and that the principles of Due Process and Natural Justice are applied in all decisions and determinations made …Read More

7 things you need to know about your rights as a club member

7 things you need to know about your rights as a club member   1. Unless the rules empower the Committee to admit new members, new members can only be admitted by the agreement of all members of the Club. 2. New members should not be entitled to vote immediately. It is advisable that a period of time elapses before they acquire the right to vote. This helps prevent takeover …Read More

13 things to remember before setting up a club in Ireland

13 things to remember before setting up a club in Ireland   1. A Club or Association can form a Limited Liability Company by which the liability of its members can be limited to a specified amount, usually €1. A Limited Liability structure for a Club or Association is attractive in limiting exposure to claims for compensation being made against it. This is particularly of benefit where the Club or Association …Read More

Six Misconceptions About Medical Negligence

An injured party has three years within which to bring a claim.   Incorrect.  The law has been changed and a claim must be brought within  two years of the event giving rise to the injury.   A person is entitled to compensation once it can be shown that there was an adverse consequence to the treatment / surgery received.   Incorrect.  There are many procedures that have known risks …Read More

Ten Misconceptions About Probate In Ireland

Only one witness is needed to witness a Will being signed.   Incorrect – A Will must be signed by the Testator (the personal making the Will) in the presence of two witnesses.   An Executor cannot receive a gift in a Will.   Incorrect – An executor is entitled to receive a gift in Will.   There is no need to make a new Will after marriage.   Incorrect …Read More

Ten Misconceptions About Personal Injury Law

The owner of a building is always liable for an accident on their property.   Incorrect.  An owner is only liable if the injured party can prove that the owner was negligent.   An injured party has three years within which to bring a claim for compensation.   Incorrect.  This period has been reduced to two years.   Solicitors charge a percentage of the compensation received.   Incorrect – Solicitors …Read More

Ten Misconceptions About Divorce or Separation

    Court proceedings can be issued for Judicial Separation as soon as the parties separate.   Incorrect.  Court proceedings cannot be issued until at least 12 months has expired after the parties separate.   Divorce Proceedings can be issued as soon as the parties separate or agree to a Divorce.   Incorrect.  Divorce proceedings can only be issued after the expiration of four years from the date of separation. …Read More