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Fisher Phillips attorneys had the pleasure and privilege of presenting with Colleen Cleary, Esquire, a solicitor from Ireland, at an International Employers Forum event in Washington D.C. She kindly accepted our invitation to answer some of our questions about the practical application of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (the “Act”) in Ireland over the past four years. The Act provides a statutory framework within which workers from all sectors may raise concerns about potential wrongdoing in the workplace (“whistleblowing”) with the knowledge that there are legal protections upon which they may rely if they are penalized by their employer or suffer another form of detriment as a consequence of speaking out. 

As reported January 28th in The Irish Times, the paper has obtained information using the Freedom of Information Act to discover that the US Chamber of Commerce has suggested that, to encourage them to live and work in Ireland, top executives working in Ireland should pay no more than twenty-five (25) percent of their total compensation in taxes including the universal social charge (USC). The Chamber has also proposed that that the present cap on the ...

On April 18, 2012, Irish Minister for Jobs, Richard Bruton, launched a website the purpose of which is to make it easier for businesses in Ireland to comply with regulations that affect them. You can find Minister Bruton’s website here.

Particularly helpful for global human resource specialists and employment lawyers advising clients doing business in Ireland is this sub-page within the website, published by the Irish National Employment Rights ...

If the Celtic Tiger roars again and your company responds to the call, are you familiar with basic employment laws in Ireland?

Beginning in the 1970’s, the Republic of Ireland adjusted its business tax law for foreign investors and set out to establish itself as a hub for multinational businesses. It succeeded well in that endeavor but then experienced the same economic downturn as most of the rest of the world in the late 80’s. It appears that Ireland is ...

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