A total of just two civil servants have been delegated to tackle the ribbons of red tape snarling small business despite the promise by the government to tackle the €600m scourge, according to a report in The Sunday Independent, which has been championing this issue.
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A decision to end the recognition of Irish solicitors’ qualifications in England has prompted a legal challenge in London by the Law Society, the Sunday Business Post reports. The mutual recognition of qualifications is due to end at the beginning of September.
The Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform has announced that the remit of the Small Claims Court is being extended to include small businesses. Businesses can now file claims against other businesses in respect of goods or services purchased up to the value of €2,000. However, claims cannot be made in respect of debts, personal injuries or breach of leasing or hire purchase agreements.
The head of the Probate Office has advised that information available to the public about the contents of wills was ‘an invasion of privacy’ and put beneficiaries ‘at risk’.
Ireland’s archaic bankruptcy laws are acting as a disincentive to investment – so says Craig Barrett, the recently retired chairman of technology giant Intel. Speaking to the Sunday Times prior to the Engineers Ireland annual conference this week, he said that one of the key factors in reviving the Irish economy would be the growth of indigenous business.