Daily Archives: October 29, 2012

Personal Insolvency Bill 2012

The legal framework under which unsustainable personal debt is resolved has up to now been totally inadequate and out of line with other developed countries. It is hoped that the Personal Insolvency Bill, which is currently going through the Oireachtas, will redress the situation. The Personal Insolvency Bill was published on 29th June 2012 and it is expected to be enacted into law in mid-November. The Personal Insolvency Service, which […]

Property service charges

The need for service charges arises where a property is part of a larger development with shared services and common areas. In such cases, it is usual for a management company to oversee the collection of charges from owners or tenants, and to arrange necessary services. Such services typically include: Insurance of common areas; Maintenance of automated access, lifts etc Refuse disposal and cleaning Repairs and maintenance Security Sinking fund […]

Government assistance to Irish companies

Enterprise Ireland provides a range of supports to Irish companies, including various types of grant assistance. Applications for start-up assistance are handled by the local City or County Enterprise Board, of which there are 35. Funding for established SMEs and large companies is dealt with directly by Enterprise Ireland, who appoint an Advisor to each client company. Start-ups Supports available for start-ups of all sizes include: Start your own business […]