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Welcome to DJ O’Meara and Sons Solicitors

Welcome to DJ O’Meara and Sons Solicitors extensive, new, user-friendly website. Please give us a call to arrange a meeting, should you need our services. You can find all of our contact details, location, map and even directions here on our Contact Us page. We...

Parental Leave Extended to 18 Weeks

Regulations signed by Minister for Justice and Defence have given effect to EU Directive extending the period under the Parental Leave Act 1998 so that each parent is now entitled to 18 weeks unpaid parental leave. The Principal Act is also amended to include in the...

Adjustment of the ‘In Camera’ Rule in Family Law Cases

The Courts Bill 2013 proposes allowing reporters attend at and report on family law cases with strict limitations on what can be reported. For example, material likely to result in any of the parties, including the children, being identified cannot be published and...

Increase of District Court and Circuit Court Jurisdictions

The Courts Bill 2013 proposes to increase the jurisdiction of the District Court from €6,384 to €15,000.00 and to increase the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court from €38,092 to €60,000 in respect of personal injury claims and to €75,000 in all other civil matters....