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"Consumer" Defence in the Spotlight Again

Ireland - July 19 2016 In this case, the High Court held that the Defendant had an arguable case that he was acting as a consumer in a summary application. The Plaintiff

ICO states that GDPR is still relevant for the UK

European Union, Ireland, United Kingdom - July 18 2016 Following the Brexit Referendum and the uncertainty now surrounding the future of data flows between the UK and the remaining EEA States, the UK

State aid and Ireland - the last 12 months and some future pointers

European Union, Ireland - July 19 2016 There have been a number of significant State aid decisions and initiatives by the European Commission (Commission) and EU Courts concerning Ireland

High Court finds brand survey evidence unreliable

Ireland - July 18 2016 In 2013, Mr Justice Gilligan refused an injunction sought by Galway Free Range Eggs Limited restraining Hillsbrook Eggs Limited from packaging or

The Brexit Crisis Will be Resolved But Neither Soon Nor Easily

European Union, United Kingdom - July 19 2016 The good news is that ultimately the current crisis will be resolved to a greater or lesser extent. History demonstrates that the EU always resolves

Judgment mortgage holder fails in application to force sale of family home due to lack of spousal consent

Ireland - July 26 2016 The Court of Appeal has upheld two High Court decisions which refused the Plaintiff an order directing the Defendants to sell their family homes

High Court finds no binding oral agreement with Bank

Ireland - July 26 2016 Allied Irish Bank PLC -v- Moloney & anor 2016 IEHC 346 Twomey J, 20 June 2016 , concerned an application by Allied Irish Bank (AIB) for summary

Actions against Member States by the European Commission for EU law infringements - The Third Energy Package (25 July 2016)

European Union - July 25 2016 The European Commission (Commission) actively supervises the application of EU law by Member States. This is particularly well illustrated by its

European Commission Imposes Juggernaut Fines of Almost 3 Billion on Truck Companies

European Union - July 19 2016 On 19 July 2016, the European Commission imposed record fines for breaching competition law. The fines totalled 2.93 billion smashing all previous

State aid and Ireland - the last 12 months and some future pointers

European Union, Ireland - July 19 2016 There have been a number of significant State aid decisions and initiatives by the European Commission (Commission) and EU Courts concerning Ireland