Category: Free Insights

  • Gender Equality Referendum

    Gender Equality Referendum

    A referendum on the definition of the family and removing the constitutional reference to a woman’s place being in the home is due to be held in November. A referendum is a national vote on a question about a proposed change to the Constitution. The Irish Constitution is a diverse document. It has, at all […]

  • Key amendments to Occupier’s Liability

    Key amendments to Occupier’s Liability

    The Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023 was signed into law by the President on 5 July 2023. The Act includes new provisions governing an occupiers’ duty of care under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1995. The part of the Act relevant to occupiers’ liability commenced on 31 July 2023. The new measures have […]

  • Coco’s Law – Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Act

    Coco’s Law – Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Act

    In May 2023, Minister Simon Harris launched the Threat to Share awareness campaign which aimed to highlight intimate image abuse.  “Intimate Image Abuse” describes the posting of an intimate image online or the sharing it by any other means, without the consent of the person in the image. An intimate image is any type of […]

  • G v G -Second bite of the cherry cases

    G v G -Second bite of the cherry cases

    The 2012 Supreme Court case of G versus G is a case that we, as solicitors, constantly have in the forefront of our minds when advising clients going through the divorce process. People impacted by marriage breakdown often struggle to understand the issues and their rights and are not aware of what steps they need […]

  • Prenuptial Agreements

    Prenuptial Agreements

    Celebrity gossip such as Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello’s divorce was not something I ever thought would be inspiration for Aislinn’s Articles. However, I was reading into their apparently ironclad prenup and it got me thinking about prenups in Ireland. A prenuptial agreement (prenup for short) is a written agreement signed by both parties in […]

  • Mediation


    Mediation is a dispute resolution process which is given special recognition in our civil justice system by the Mediation Act 2017. Mediation can be used to facilitate almost any type of dispute from marital breakdown to boundary disputes to commercial conflict. The mediator is neutral and encourages the parties to cooperate with each other to […]

  • The PIAB Process and Reform

    The PIAB Process and Reform

    So, you have had an accident, be it a road traffic accident or an injury at work, where do you go now? In Ireland the majority of injury claims begin in the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) which is an independent state body which assesses personal injury claims. PIABs aim was to reduce the amount […]

  • Divorce Process Explained

    Divorce Process Explained

    Navigating a divorce can be a minefield. Not only are you catapulted into the devastating breakdown of your marriage, you are also flung into a complex area of the law. The Courts – Step 1 At the outset it is important to note that, in Ireland, a marriage can only be ended by a Court […]

  • Co-Decision-Making Agreements

    Co-Decision-Making Agreements

    If you are keeping up to date with Aislinn’s Articles, you will no doubt be well aware of some serious concerns that have been raised over aspects of the recently commenced Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015. While those concerns still remain, this week I want to draw attention to some really beneficial aspects of the […]

  • Social Media and the Law

    Social Media and the Law

    This week, I began a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) with the Law Society regarding Social Media and the Law. This is an area of the law that I had never really considered before and so it piqued my interest. Let me fill you in on what I have learned to date. Introduction to the […]

  • Cohabitation


    A cohabiting couple is a couple that lives together in an intimate and committed relationship, who are not married to each other. Cohabiting couples can be opposite-sex or same-sex. A cohabiting relationship can continue to be ‘intimate’ even if it is not sexual in nature. Some couples may live together for many years and to […]

  • No-Fault Divorce

    No-Fault Divorce

    Since the introduction of the Family Law (Divorce) Act 1996, Ireland has operated a no-fault divorce system. This means that no element of fault needs to be proven in order to apply for a decree of divorce. In other words, the conduct of the parties is almost always irrelevant from the Court’s point of view. […]