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Irish naturalisation as British citizen?

Reading about the Common Travel Area, it looks like I, as a British citizen, can live and work in Ireland without restrictions. What I can't see is whether this can eventually lead to naturalisation ...
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Does the NI Police have any powers in the Republic of Ireland?

I imagine that if they do, then they would be significantly limited compared with what is enjoyed in their native NI, but are there any limited powers? For example interstate “hot pursuit” type ...
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Is there an equivalent of a B-corp in Ireland or Estonia?

Is there anything like a benefit corporation in the EU, particularly in Ireland or Estonia? If so, how does a B-corp or its analogue in either/each country differ from an LLC?
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Legality of charging customer service for one’s time spent dealing with them

An acquaintance has a practice of charging companies’ customer service departments £50 per 30 minute increments of his time spent addressing issues with them on the phone. I don’t think he’s ever ...
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What is the purpose of a settlement agreement including a clause that it was signed, "voluntarily and without any duress whatsoever?"

If a settlement agreement includes a clause that it was signed, "voluntarily and without any duress whatsoever": If a person signing the settlement agreement done so voluntarily and without ...
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What is the Irish equivalent of a German UG entity?

I am looking at some options for eventually starting a small business in Ireland (several years from now, I'm at a very early stage). In Germany, from what I understand, there is an entity type called ...
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On the Use of a Modified Refrain from "The Orange and the Green"

I would like to use in a new song a modified version of the refrain: Oh, it is the biggest mix-up that you have ever seen. My father, he was orange and me mother, she was green. My refrain is not ...
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Do contracts require pages or clauses numbered?

A question asked by another member about missing pages in a lease brings to my mind the question of whether there is a legal requirement for contract pages to be numbered so that it is e.g. obvious ...
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Is there a way to avoid double-VAT when delivering from UK to Ireland?

For non-business customers, I'm wondering there is a way to avoid being double-vatted on products purchased from the UK and imported from UK to Ireland? An example would be if I ordered a €500 laptop ...
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What laws govern obtaining receipts for construction work carried out 16 years ago?

In 2006, I had a mason perform work on a house I own in County Meath. I spent 12,000 euros but never got a receipt. Now, 16 years later, can I demand a receipt as I am selling and need the receipt for ...
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If I became a naturalized UK citizen, would I lose my Irish citizenship?

I was born in the United States, as were both of my parents. My father is an Irish citizen by descent - his grandmother was from Ireland. I was registered as an Irish citizen when I was about 9 or 10 ...
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Is there a law against signing a contract to do something illegal?

Inspired by this question over on workplace.SE - Severance contract requires a lie. Is this enforceable? If you sign a contract wherein you agree to do something illegal, but have no intention of ...
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Reclaim hotel costs from landlord

I was renting a room from a live-in landlord. My girlfriend came from Japan to stay with me for a few weeks. While she was here, the landlord asked for an extra €100 per week while she was here to ...
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When do I own a car (private sale)

Let's say I buy a car in a private sale. I pay the seller, and we fill out the change of ownership form. Some time later (or perhaps the next day), the seller will post the form, and it will probably ...
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How does Facebook justify non-compliance with GDPR subject access requests?

At first when Max Schrems started doing it they complied in good faith completely. Now they don't. Do they have some legal theory or workaround as to why they were required to back then but no longer ...
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Can one’s ability to travel to Ireland be restricted due to breaches of U.K. immigration law? If so, how?

Suppose that one has a less-than-pristine U.K. immigration record, and wishes to visit Ireland. Sure one may fairly naturally be banned from the U.K. for this, but can one’s ability or rights to visit ...
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Do child support payments apply in the case of a paid sexual encounter?

In the UK and/or Ireland, is child support payable by someone who fathers a child with a paid escort? Assume the scenario where the condom broke, and the escort assured the "customer" that ...
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Left item in an Airbnb, host no longer available. Responsibility lies with owner, host or Airbnb?

After staying one night in an Airbnb, my friend realised he left an item in the property (not expensive, cost of around €50). I immediately contacted the Host over Airbnb messaging, she confirmed she ...
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Can sole traders retain earnings to the next tax year without paying income tax in Ireland?

Let's say you start a sole trader business in Ireland (year 2022) and you invest €0 into the business. It goes well and you make €1,000,000 within the first year. You decide to expand your business ...
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Keeping irish citizenship through Naturalisation after living abroad

I have seen online that if I live abroad and in order to maintain irish citizenship through Naturalisation I need annually inform the irish immigration of my intention to keep the citizenship. Now is ...
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How long should I wait for a Data Access Request in Ireland

A few weeks ago I made a Data Access request to an Irish company I've been doing business with for just over 10 years. I've not received any sort of response - not even an acknowledgment of my e-mail. ...
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Can capital gains tax be charged on derivatives and similar products in Ireland?

Quote (from this link): Gains on the transfer of certain assets are exempt from CGT. You do not have to pay CGT on gains you make on the disposal of certain assets. You do not need to pay CGT on ...
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GPDR: Are third party companies alowed to track my e-mails

I live in Ireland and I've been doing business with an Irish company. That company has using a third party for its main IT system and this system has been sending me e-mails. Just recently I've had a ...
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Is this "Bait-And-Switch" defence possible?

I was kind of inspired by a television programme I was watching recently - I won't spoil it by saying its name. Let's say my friend committed a murder and wanted to get away with it. So together we ...
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Can businesses reclaim a higher VAT rate than applied to the products they sell?

Take an example where you are a fast food restaurant and you are using an app ("The App") such as Just Eat to handle orders. Imagine The App charges you a service fee of 20% of the order ...
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What happens to business customers when you don't register for VAT?

From my understanding, if you are permitted to and choose not to register for VAT: You do not add VAT to the prices you charge to customers. You do not have the right to reclaim VAT on business ...
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Born in Northern Ireland, children born in Scotland, are they entitled to Irish citizenship?

I was born in Northern Ireland in 1983 and lived there until an adult when I moved to Scotland. I am a UK citizen. I understand that I am entitled to Irish citizenship. However, less clear is whether ...
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Does a product marked with a certain price have to be sold at that price (Ireland)?

This question is already answered here for the US but I'm wondering about the same case in Ireland. (apologies if this is a duplicate but I wasn't sure what to do in this case) My wife and I were ...
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Can you request a potential additional payment at own discretion?

Let's say you sell a service/activity to a customer for €150. Can you state something like this in your contact? An initial €150 payment must be payed upfront. An additional charge of €850 may apply ...
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Can you refuse to pay back deposit at your own discretion?

Let's say a business provides some service/activity to a customer and charges them a $100 deposit on top of the service costs. This deposit is to cover damages or other actions that negatively affect ...
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Is it required to have someone on premises?

Let's say I have a premises that one can enter to do fun activities, costing €5 to enter. I was thinking that you could use a turnstile and an automated payment system to allow guests to enter the ...
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Who is liable for damage to a rented house not caused by tenant?

Towards the end of a lease of a house, the glass in a sliding door was shattered and cost €300 to repair (which was paid by the landlord). When the tenant was leaving, the landlord deducted the cost ...
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Is it legal for a shop to deny sale of age-restricted products to someone who shows two valid forms of I.D.?

I've read that a shop can refuse for any reason but I have a suspicion this may be discrimination in my case. I'm a 23yr old black guy and I live in Ireland. I'm frequently told by family, friends, ...
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Indian father, Bangladeshi mother, a baby expect to be born in Ireland [closed]

This is my first post in this community. I am an ordinary Indian passport holder, I am in Dublin, doing full-time Ph.D. studies since October 2018 on a stamp 2 student visa. http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/...
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I'm Irish but have an English birth cert. What are my rights regarding dual citizenship and getting an English passport?

I'm an Irish citizen and passport holder, and both my parents are Irish, and I've lived in Ireland pretty much my whole life. But, I was born in London. My parents were living and working there in the ...
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Can the Supreme Court of Ireland overrule itself?

The President of Ireland may, under Article 26 of the Constitution of Ireland, refer a bill to the Supreme Court of Ireland to decide on its constitutionality before he signs it. Article 34.3.3 of the ...
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In 1940 Ireland, could a man with a venereal disease obtain a condom legally?

My questions arise from a scenario in Finnegans Wake by James Joyce, published in 1939, and pertain to Irish contraception and medical laws around or before 1939. Contraception was illegal in Ireland ...
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In 1940 Ireland, can a woman marry a divorcee from the USA?

My questions arise from a (possible) scenario in Finnegans Wake by James Joyce, published in 1939, and hence pertain to Irish and US divorce law around or before 1939. I understand that at this time ...
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Can I argue in a court that initial conditions which were agreed, are broken? (by a Country)

Have a look at this hypothetical case: Assume that I apply for Irish Immigrant Investor Program. See page number 15, where in bold font, it is mentioned: The Immigrant Investor Programme recognises ...
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Question regarding the 1 year residence for Naturalization

I am French and I have been living in Ireland for 7 years. Firstly as a student, then working in the country. As you probably already know, since July 2019, there is a law that says "This ...
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Ireland case outcome?

See the last section of this website. It discusses about Ireland's mandatory requirement that non-EU family members of an EU citizen who want to join them in Ireland should have resided in another EU ...
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Irish citizenship or Permanent residence after 5 years of residence for EU citizen and their non-EU Family?

European Union law secures EU Citizens' right to travel in the member countries freely. They can also bring their non-EU family member(s) with them in certain instances. This page mentions that: ...
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Irish Passport through Great Grandparent

Say the family tree looks like this: Great Grandfather <- Born in what is now Northern Ireland Grandmother <- Born in Britain Mother <- Born in Britain Son <- Born in Britain From a ...
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What counts as a surrounded perimeter in Ireland?

According to the 2004 amendment to the 2002 Public Health (Tobacco) Act, which I believe is still legally binding, smoking tobacco is prohibited except in certain conditions. Among them are the ...
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Irish citizenship revoked if I live abroad after naturalization?

I have been searching about Irish naturalization requirements on the internet since quite some time and I see all the usual requirements: 5 years residence, Good character, Attend a citizenship ...
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What is the legal principle which requires Apple to pay the Irish State €13 billion?

In 2016, the EU ruled that the Irish State provided state aid to Apple, which was deemed to be illegal. As a result of this, Apple are required to back-pay €13 billion to the Irish exchequer. From a ...
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Is the Belfast Agreement a treaty?

How does the Belfast Agreement take legal effect? Is it a treaty?
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Can liability for data disclosure be waived by T&Cs under GDPR?

I live in Ireland, an EU county subject to the GDPR. I see in a service T&Cs the line: "Despite our use of commercially reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Information from ...
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Can a Non-EU citizen who worked in a EU country with specific work permit have the right to apply to ECHR for workplace discrimination?

I am a citizen of Turkey, not of the EU. I worked in Ireland with a Critical Skills Employment Permit. I sued my employer for Workplace Discrimination. I decided that the case was not dealt with ...
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Invoice from work done years ago

I bought a house in 2013 in Ireland, all well and good. Before everything went ahead, I got a structural survey (recommended, not mandatory). Conversation with the surveyor went as follows: Me: I ...
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