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I have been injured at work – How do I take a Personal Injury Claim*?

I have had an accident at work and am now on sick leave with a significant reduction in my wages. What are my options?

Employers are not required by Irish Law to pay you occupational sick pay.  Therefore, if you have been injured at work, there is no obligation on your employer to pay your wages while you are off work. You can apply to Social Welfare and seek the relevant Social Welfare payments, which you may be entitled …

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Transferring the Family Farm – Consanguinity Relief

If you qualify for Consanguinity Relief, it reduces the Stamp Duty payable by you from 7.5% to 1%. The Relief is available when transferring farmland between certain family members. To qualify for the Relief, you need to be: – Related to the transferor. Related people include parents, grandparents, step-parents, children, siblings, half siblings and of …

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I am inheriting or receiving a gift of a business property. What reliefs are available to me?

If you are inheriting or receiving a gift of a business property, you may qualify for Business Relief.  Business Relief applies to the transfer of a business, shares in a business or the shares or security of a company carrying on a business.  In essence, it reduces the taxable value of the business, in respect …

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I Have had an Injury- What is PIAB and how do I start my Claim?

PIAB (The Personal Injury Assessment Board) is an independent government body which assess personal injury claims and makes personal injury awards in Ireland. They make their assessment based on PIAB guidelines. All personal injury claims, which include accidents at work, accidents in a public place and holiday accidents, must first be lodged with the PIAB. …

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The Two Types of Co-ownership in Ireland and their Importance for Succession Law

A married couple own a home together. The husband makes a will leaving his share in the house to his daughter. Despite this, his share in the property goes to his wife instead of his daughter as specified in his will when he passes. Why? The answer relates to the two different types of co-ownership …

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