9 Sep, 2021

The Corporate Enforcement Authority: new corporate watchdog set to be created within months

2021-09-09T11:55:24+01:00September 9th, 2021|News|Comments Off on The Corporate Enforcement Authority: new corporate watchdog set to be created within months

On 3 September 2021, the Government published the long-awaited Companies (Corporate Enforcement Authority) Bill (the Bill), as had been heralded in recent weeks. When enacted, it will replace the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (the ODCE) and reconstitute it at a new independent, statutory agency, the Corporate Enforcement […]

3 Aug, 2021

Measured appraisal of Northern Ireland Protocol from a UK House of Lords Committee

2021-08-03T15:06:44+01:00August 3rd, 2021|News|Comments Off on Measured appraisal of Northern Ireland Protocol from a UK House of Lords Committee

 

A UK House of Lords Sub-committee had recently published, in  92 pages, a measured report on the Northern Ireland Protocol. It highlights the negative impacts of the Protocol on Northern Ireland, but also points to the potential opportunities, in terms of […]

7 Jul, 2021

Upcoming changes to Ireland’s whistleblowing regime – key implications for the public sector

2021-07-07T09:28:57+01:00July 7th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Upcoming changes to Ireland’s whistleblowing regime – key implications for the public sector

On 12 May 2021, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform published the General Scheme of the Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Bill (the General Scheme). The General Scheme provides a broad outline of the proposed contents of the Bill which will transpose the EU Whistleblowing Directive into Irish law, amending and […]

11 Jun, 2021

How to take better notes in a meeting – 5 top tips

2021-06-11T11:11:33+01:00June 11th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Effective minutes are vital in today’s busy world. Clear, concise, accurate minutes help to show regulatory compliance, good governance and accountability. Just as importantly, they provide a record of progress, developments and actions undertaken.

This responsibility can mean that minute-takers try to note everything down in a meeting – and then […]

3 Jun, 2021

Ten tips: How to use plain English for web accessibility

2021-06-03T15:22:29+01:00June 3rd, 2021|News|Comments Off on Ten tips: How to use plain English for web accessibility

We get a lot of our information and services online these days. That means people who can’t access websites and mobile apps are excluded from a wide range of daily activities.

The EU Web Accessibility Directive […]

2 Jun, 2021

Ireland’s SME Test and Regulatory Impact Assessment

2021-06-02T15:36:18+01:00June 2nd, 2021|News|Comments Off on Ireland’s SME Test and Regulatory Impact Assessment

 

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (known as “SMEs”) do experience a greater burden from regulation than larger enterprises. Covid-19 has also added to that burden. In response, to these concerns there is commitment in the Programme for Government to – Convene […]

31 May, 2021

Access to Information on the Environment: Recent Trends and Developments

2021-05-31T16:21:50+01:00May 31st, 2021|News|Comments Off on Access to Information on the Environment: Recent Trends and Developments

The AIE Regulations

The 2007-2018 Access to Information on the Environment Regulations (“the AIE Regulations”)  permit members of the public to request environmental information from local authorities. The AIE Regulations were adopted to give effect to Directive 2003/4/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on Public Access to […]

25 May, 2021

Managing reputation during a cyberattack

2021-05-25T17:11:01+01:00May 25th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Managing reputation during a cyberattack

 

As the world begins to emerge from the long-lasting crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic and the vaccination rollout programme gathers pace, it would have seemed the worst was over, and some form of normality would resume for our beleaguered health care system. […]

13 May, 2021

EU updates its Better Regulation Agenda

2021-05-13T10:10:17+01:00May 13th, 2021|News|Comments Off on EU updates its Better Regulation Agenda

The European Commission recently updated its Better Regulation Agenda, a process that had started nearly twenty years ago. It is a process that strives to ensure that EU law-making is truly evidence-based and transparent, and that it incorporates the views of those […]