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Central Bank encourages consumers to consider health insurance options
  • Arthur Cox
  • Ireland
  • January 9 2017

On 7 December, the Central Bank issued a press release encouraging consumers, once they receive their renewal letters, to consider their options as


Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2016 published
  • Arthur Cox
  • Ireland
  • December 5 2016

On 16 November, the Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2016 was referred to the Select Committee on Health. The Bill amends the Risk Equalisation


Mental health, taking of blood samples without patient consent
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • February 1 2012

Mr Justice MacMenamin in his judgement dated 26 July 2011, held that the taking of blood samples by doctors treating a woman suffering from severe mental illness was lawful, despite her failure to give consent


Johnson & Johnson faces further legal action over suspected link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • Ireland, USA
  • November 22 2016

In 2013 and 2014, Johnson & Johnson was the subject of multiple lawsuits in the United States in which it was claimed that the company was responsible


English Patents Court revisits the clearing the way principle in preliminary injunction applications
  • Matheson
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • March 15 2011

In the recent English case of Cephalon Inc. and others v Orchid Europe Ltd and others (2010), Mr Justice Floyd of the Patents Court revisited the “clearing the way” principle in cases where there is a threatened launch of a generic product onto the marketplace


2016 Global Data Breach Notification Guide
  • Baker McKenzie
  • USA, Canada, France, Ireland, United Kingdom
  • August 1 2016

In your jurisdiction, are there legal requirements for organizations to provide notice of a breach of security for personal data or other company


Liability at common law of a parent company to an employee of its subsidiary
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • September 20 2011

In a recent UK High Court case a parent company was held to owe a duty of care to an employee of a subsidiary company, where the employee had been exposed to asbestos and subsequently suffered asbestosis, in circumstances where the subsidiary company was no longer in existence


Whistleblower's Legislation - First Statutory Injunctions and Penalisation Remedy Granted
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • November 11 2016

The Protected Disclosure Act 2014 (the "Act") sets out robust statutory protections for workers who can raise concerns in a manner set out under the


Clinical trial agreements: Five key concepts
  • LK Shields
  • Ireland
  • January 24 2013

Clinical trials play a pivotal role in the development of market-safe pharmaceuticals and medical devices and, needless to say, sit within an


A "changing of the guard" at the Medical Council
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • July 3 2013

The term of the current medical council expired on 31 May 2013. The formation of the new council will be determined in accordance with the provisions