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Unfair Dismissal

It is not impossible to dismiss an employee, but it is possible to dismiss an employee in a manner that will result in the employee being successful in an application before the Workplace Relations Commission.  In a recent case a man who was employed as a Senior Hotel Receptionist successfully sued his employer and was…

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Statute of Limitations

The Statute of Limitations specifies that certain actions must be taken within a specific period of time e.g. an action alleging personal injury must be taken in general within 2 years from the date of the accident.  An action arising out of defamation must be taken within one year from the defamation occurring.  A more…

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A & E Negligence

Many of us suffer injuries and illnesses that necessitate an emergency attendance at Accident and Emergency.  Accident and Emergency Departments are one of the busiest Departments in our hospitals.  The Doctors who work there are highly educated and trained.  Their training is such that they know about several specialised medical areas.  Their role is to…

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Employment Law

In a recent case against Wexford County Council the Plaintiff a Mr. James Breen sued his employer for alleged bullying, harassment and intimidation, however, he was found guilty of delay in that he started his Court proceedings in 2001 and effectively took very few steps to progress his claim until 2012. Ultimately, the Defendant issued…

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Rosamond Jacob & Teresa Deevy

Rosamond Jacob was a famous Waterford suffragette and political activist.  Teresa Deevy was a well known Waterford Playwright who resided at “Landscape”, Passage Road, Waterford.  In Dobbyn & McCoy we recently found a Deed of Conveyance dating back to the 1950’s, interestingly, the deed was signed by Rosamond Jacob and witnessed by Teresa Deevy.  Teresa…

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The Napper Tandy Connection

Dobbyn & McCoy has been in existence for over 200 years, in fact, it was originally known as Dobbyn Tandy & McCoy.  The name plate is still outside the front door of the offices.  The name Tandy invokes that of Napper Tandy and indeed the office does have a connection to Napper Tandy. James Napper…

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Legal history made in Waterford City

Legal history made in Waterford City Following a recent bomb scare in Waterford Courthouse, the decision was taken to postpone proceedings. Given the importance of the work that had to be done, the Court needed to find an alternative venue at short notice. Seeing as our offices are within close proximity of the Courthouse, we…

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