Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Irish Republic as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Irish Republic: Approved profit sharing scheme reporting deadline extended

Revenue-approved profit sharing schemes are subject each year to annual reporting through the ESS1 form …

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Irish Republic: Automatic renewal of immigration permissions

Visas and permits expiring between 20th August and 20th September 2020 will be automatically renewed for a period of one month …

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Irish Republic: Draft proposals on the security guarding sector

The Labour Court has published its draft proposals for the JLC covering the security guarding sector …

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Irish Republic: Dispute on worker car parking

There are sometimes good reasons for a union to go to court, but a dispute about worker car parking is not one of them …

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Irish Republic: Atypical working scheme applications now online

The Atypical Working Scheme allows non-EEA nationals to work in a position not covered by other short-term immigration schemes …

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Irish Republic: COVID-19 passenger locator form

Anyone traveling to the Irish Republic, with limited exceptions (i …

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Irish Republic: SEO set aside

The High Court has set aside the sectoral employment order (SEO) for the electrical contracting industry because provisions of the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 were judged to be unconstitutional …

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Irish Republic: Merck Millipore advised by Labour Court to engage with two unions

The Labour Court has asked the healthcare company Merck Millapore to engage with the trades unions “Connect” and “SIPTU” in order to deal with outstanding disputed issues …

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Irish republic: Short Stay Visa Waiver Programme to be temporarily suspended

Foreign nationals from 17 countries, including China, India, Qatar, and Russian Federation, will no longer be in a position to use their UK short-stay visa to enter the Irish Republic, but must apply separately for an Irish visa …

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Irish Republic: Minister McEntee announces expansion of online Registration Renewal System to include all Dublin-based non-nationals

Employees who hold Irish Residence Permits (IRP) and are resident in Dublin, may now renew their IRPs online here rather than having to attend an in-person appointment …

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Irish Republic: Company ordered to pay €41k to woman whose role ‘contracted’ after maternity leave

An adjudication officer of the Workplace Relations Commission has awarded a senior HR manager 6 months’ salary (€41,370) for distress arising from discrimination …

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Irish Republic: Immigration and employment permits during COVID-19

Foreign nationals with a valid immigration permit that expires between 20th May and 20th July 2020 will have the permit automatically renewed for a period of 2 months …

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Irish Republic: Minister Donohoe announces extension of Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme until end August

The Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) has now been extended until at least the end of August 2020 …

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Irish Republic: Employers’ potential liability

If an employee is unfairly dismissed and then subsequently takes their own life, their former employer does have a potential liability for their death …

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Irish Republic: Government considering extra bank holiday to kickstart economy

Following the lead of New Zealand, the Tourism Minister, Brendan Griffin, has announced that the government is planning to announce a one-off special public (called “bank”) holiday once when “the lockdown has been finally lifted” …

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