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Redress scheme needed for illegal adoption cases

Rossa McMahon writes in today’s Irish Examiner about some of the legal issues arising out of the illegal adoptions story. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar … says the sense he has from the people affected is that they are looking for information, not money. This is a convenient attitude for the Government to take, but the reality […]

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PG McMahon Solicitors shortlisted for two Irish Law Awards

We are pleased to have been shortlisted as finalists in two categories of the Irish Law Awards 2018: The Excellence in Client Services Award honours a firm of solicitors who have implemented a programme, or an initiative  which, in the opinion of the judges, demonstrates a positive, pragmatic and/or worthy striving towards excellence in client services or […]

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What does GDPR mean for you?

The GDPR is rarely out of the news at the moment and many news stories, from Facebook and Cambridge Analytica to the alleged data breach at Independent News and Media, have a data protection aspect. Like the Millennium Bug preparations twenty years ago, organisations around much of the world are working feverishly to be ready […]

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PG McMahon partners with UCC IT Law Clinic

PG McMahon Solicitors are pleased to have joined the panel of solicitors who partner with the IT Law Clinic in University College Cork. The IT Law Clinic is run by UCC postgraduate law students along with academic supervisors and provides legal information to startups on copyright, e-commerce and data protection law. The Clinic is linked […]

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Child restraints in cars

The importance of appropriate child restraints in cars cannot be overstated. According to the Road Safety Authority, 262 children died on Irish roads between 1996 and 2012 and in  almost one third of those cases no child restraints or safety belts were used. A fixed charge notice or court summons for failing to use a […]

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Copyright briefing for freelance journalists

On 5 February 2018 Rossa McMahon spoke about intellectual property rights and protections at the NUJ Freelance Forum in Buswells Hotel, Dublin. The Freelance Forum is a bi-annual conference for journalists, broadcasters and photographers organised by the National Union of Journalists and supported by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. Rossa delivered a briefing on the different […]

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Happy Christmas from PG McMahon Solicitors

Our office will close at 1 p.m. on Friday 22 December 2017 and reopen on Tuesday 2 January 2018. However, you can still get in touch with us and leave a message during the Christmas holidays and you can even book an appointment for 2018 or send us details of an upcoming court appearance. If […]

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Late payment of fixed charge penalties

As the District Courts reopened this month after the summer break there has been some good news for drivers who get fine notices for road traffic offences but fail to pay within the 56 days allowed. Since 1 June 2017, a third payment option has been introduced and while the amount of the fine doubles, […]

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Rossa McMahon on the Public Services Card

Rossa McMahon was quoted in the Irish Times today about controversy involving the roll out of the Public Services Card by the Department of Social Protection. According to Rossa: The Government’s public services card project is “a deliberate, premeditated attempt on the part of the State to introduce a national ID card scheme without openly […]

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What is a child entitled to from a parent’s will?

This seems like a simple question, though it is anything but. A report in today’s Irish Independent highlights the issue with a dramatic headline: End of inheritance: changes to law means parents can cut children out of their wills The detail, of the existing law and proposed changes to it, is more complex. The article […]

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