Kevin’s Blog

Resolving Access and Custody Problems – The Role of Prison

The Children & Family Relationships Act of 2015 has been passed and its provision will come into effect very shortly. Under this Act, a spouse or civil partner or a co-habitant of not less than three years duration can apply for custody where they have shared parenting of a child […]

Professional Negligence – Suing Solicitors

The general rule is that if your solicitor has acted in a negligent manner and you have suffered a loss as a result, you have six years to bring the case against your solicitor. That seems like a very long time but it is quite extraordinary the number of cases […]

Tax Free Gifts

  If you wish to make a gift to anybody, you can let them have up to €3,000 each year before that person would have to pay Capital Acquisitions Tax. If therefore you wanted to give €5,000 to somebody, you could pay €3,000 at the beginning of December and a […]

My Blood is Boiling Again

The Child & Family Agency was established at the beginning of 2014 and according to its website, it is the “dedicated State agency responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for children”. The website goes on to say that it represents the most comprehensive reform of child protection, early intervention and […]

Laura celebrates “Independents Day”

While many were celebrating Independence Day in the USA last weekend, our Laura Gillen was at her home place in County Mayo celebrating the unanimous appointment of her Independent father Michael Holmes as Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council. The announcement was followed by a flood of warm tributes paid to […]