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What is the Law of Precedent?

In Irish common law, precedent refers to a legal case that establishes a principle or rule for future cases which deal with similar facts. In Latin, legal precedent is referred to as “store decisis” or in English “stand by that decided”. Precedent leads to consistency in legal decisions.  Generally, after...

The Law of Negligence

“The tort of negligence is a legal wrong that is suffered by someone at the hands of another who fails to take proper care to avoid what a reasonable person would regard as foreseeable risk” (Source: lawteacher.net) In order to prove negligence has occurred, there needs to be a duty...

Data Protection Act 2018

Regardless of the size of your organisation, the Data Protection Act 2018 will have an impact on every business in the Southeast. Every business has personal data on its employees, its clients or its customers. The sensitivity of that data varies from business to business, from e-mail addresses to personal...

Data Commissioner In Recruitment Drive Ahead Of GDPR

Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner for Ireland welcomed a 56% increase in funding for the Data Protection Commissioners Office. This dramatic funding increase will allow for the additional recruitment of 40 new staff in preparation for the GDPR implementation. Helen Dixon stated that GDPR is 2018 will “strengthen the data...

GDPR and Legal Privilege

There is a general fear that GDPR enforced access requests could force disclosure of sensitive information in legal disputes. Could access requests become a ‘backdoor’ for litigants to source sensitive information to strength a case against you? In theory, yes is the answer, however if you employ the services of...

Are Southeast businesses ready for GDPR?

The new General Data Protection regulations are to be enforced throughout the EU on May 25th 2018. If you are a business who hold data on individuals, now is the time to act and ring-fence your business from potential litigation and fines in the future. The first step is to...

South East Businesses Preparing for Brexit – A Useful Scorecard

Enterprise Ireland has launched a Brexit SME scorecard which is an excellent tool for businesses throughout the South East who are facing Brexit with a sense of trepidation.  Many analysts are predicting that the likelihood of a hard Brexit has diminished significantly as a result of the recent surprise election...

Waterford Greenway – A Roaring Success

Waterford greenway which consists of 46km of disused railway between Waterford and Dungarvan has turned out to be a roaring success.  With 139 reviews on Tripadvisor, the overwhelming majority of visitors give the greenway 5 out of 5 stars. Visitors from all over the world have sung its praises for...

2.3% growth in population of Waterford

Waterford witnessed a 2.3% growth in population when compared to the 2011 census. This equate to 2,606 extra persons and brings the total population of Waterford to 116,401.The population of Waterford city, according to the 2016 census stands at 48,369, which represents a population increase of 3.5%. The remaining population...

Huge Demand for Waterford Gift Vouchers

Waterford gift vouchers were first launched by Waterford Chamber of Commerce in 2013 and currently have 130 participating businesses.   Recently, Waterford Chamber of Commerce announced that it would need to do a second print run of gift vouchers, due to demand. Gift vouchers can be bought in denominations of €10...