Purchase of Irish property by non-residents

You do not have to be resident in Ireland to purchase property here. Purchasing property will not confer any right of residency of course. As a non-resident purchaser, you will need to obtain an Irish tax number (PPS no.) so that the deed of purchase can be stamped. Without stamping, you will never be able … Read more

Employment Permit Updates

On the 20th December, the Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail, announced significant changes to the jobs eligible for an employment permit as well as increasing salary thresholds. Among the main changes to the employment permits system are 11 new occupations listed on the highly skilled occupations list which are as follows: Furthermore, … Read more

Learn more about the 3 Rs of Employment Permits: Reactivation, Renewal, and Redundancy

Reactivation applies when an employee who had a valid employment permit falls out of the employment permit system through no fault of their own or where they have been badly treated by their employer. In these cases, reactivation provides a pathway for re-employment where the individual has found another job offer for which they have … Read more

Steps in Conveyance (Purchaser)

The role of a conveyancing solicitor acting on behalf of the purchaser is crucial in ensuring a smooth and legally sound transaction. The following outlines the basic steps in this process: 1. Engagement and Instruction: The first step is for the purchaser to engage a conveyancing solicitor. Once engaged, the solicitor will gather information about the … Read more

Van Der Elst Visa

Van Der Elst The “Van der Elst visa” originated from a European Court of Justice (ECJ) case known as “Van der Elst” in 1994. A non-EEA national who is lawfully resident and legally employed in another EU member state may be allowed to work on a temporary basis for that employer in the State without … Read more

McGrath Mullan LLP welcomes the newest partners

We are delighted to announce the new partners of McGrath Mullan LLP: Elaine O’Sullivan, Eoghan McMahon, Hannah Clinton, and Taise Azevedo from 1st of August 2023. Elaine O’Sullivan qualified as a Solicitor in 2017, she specialises in immigration law, judicial review, and surrogacy law. Holding an LLB in Law and European Studies and an LLM … Read more

The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015

The eagerly awaited Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 came into effect on the 26th of April 2023. The Act presumes that every adult has the capacity to make decisions, unless determined otherwise and seeks to improve decision-making supports and maximise a person’s capacity to make decisions, now or in the future. Under the Act, a … Read more

McGrath McGrane LLP wins Supreme Court immigration case

Our firm had a major success in the Supreme Court recently. The five-member court overturned the decisions of the High Court and Court of Appeal in our judicial review application on behalf of our (now 9-year-old) client. Our client had been denied Irish citizenship on the basis that his father’s refugee permission had been revoked … Read more

Tenant awarded €15,000 damages for poor conditions

The residential tenancies board can order landlords to pay damages where the landlord fails to maintain the structure and interior of the dwelling to a standard which meets the Housing Standards Regulations. In the case of Alison Stone (tenant) v Kevin Conroy (landlord), the tribunal ordered Mr Conroy to pay €15,000 for damages for multiple … Read more