Businessman and INM shareholder  Denis O’Brien and  former INM chairman Leslie Buckley. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Robert Pitt was 44 years old and chief operations officer of Tesco in the Czech Republic when Independent News & Media (INM) announced, in July 20(...)

Senator Ivana Bacik said there was broad support for the introduction of legislation, which would help reduce differences in levels of remuneration between men and women. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Draft legislation aimed at reducing the gender pay gap is expected to be initiated by the Government before the summer recess and will likely be far s(...)

The action by the ODCE against INM marks a serious escalation of its investigation into its affairs. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónail

It is not every day that the Republic’s corporate watchdog confirms its intention to seek the appointment of a High Court inspector to a company. That(...)

Robert Pitt, former INM chief executive, and Leslie Buckley, former chairman (back to camera). Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Independent News & Media (INM) will take legal advice this week after the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) went to court on (...)

McCann FitzGerald managing partner Barry Devereux (right) said Brendan Slattery (left) would bring ‘vast experience’.

Law firm McCann FitzGerald has announced the appointment of Brendan Slattery as a partner to head its environmental and planning group. Mr Slattery b(...)

The Law Society’s headquarters in Blackhall Place, Dublin. Director general Ken Murphy said most British solicitors seeking entry to the Irish roll are doing so to protect their status as EU lawyers. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Law Society of Ireland’s director general Ken Murphy has played down the significance of a number of British solicitors taking out licences allowi(...)

There is disruption, because that is what innovation is

Law firms aren’t known for innovative thinking. At least, they weren’t. But in an era of technological disruption, being open to new ways of doing thi(...)

While many firms in Ireland are still playing catch-up, innovative legal apps have been in use for some time

There are countless apps being developed daily for every sector of society and law is no different. “The vast majority of tools out in the marketplace(...)

Innovation in Law

The potential of AI technology has already been recognised by several industry sectors. Now law firms are joining the growing community of machine-lea(...)

Innovation in law

April may be the cruellest month in poetry, but for businesses May is the one to watch. This year, on May 25th, the EU’s General Data Protection Regul(...)

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