Company Registration Office The Companies Registration Office is the central repository of public statutory information on Irish companies and business names. The CRO operates under the aegis of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.
Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement The mission of the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement is to improve the compliance environment for corporate activity in the Irish economy by encouraging adherence to the requirements of the Companies Acts, and bringing to account those who disregard the law.
Courts Service Ireland The Courts Service was established as an independent corporate organisation on 9th November, 1999 following the enactment of the Courts Service Act, 1998. Their functions are: to manage the courts, to provide support services for the judges, to provide information on the courts system to the public, to provide, manage and maintain court buildings, to provide facilities for users of the courts.
Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission The basis for the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has its origins in the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement and is a requirement north and south of the island of Ireland. Their purpose as an independent national human rights and equality institution is to protect and promote human rights and equality in Ireland.
The Pensions Authority The Pensions Authority is a statutory body set up under the Pensions Act, 1990. The Authority regulates occupational pension schemes, trust RACs and Personal Retirement Savings Accounts (PRSAs) in Ireland.
Competition and Consumer Protection Commission The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission was formed on 31 October 2014 following the amalgamation of the Competition Authority and the National Consumer Agency. On that day the Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014 came in to force. The Commission has a new dual mandate to enforce competition and consumer protection law and we will build on the work of the legacy organisations to: protect and strengthen competition, empower consumers to make informed decisions and protect them from harmful business practices.
Department of Justice and Equality They make Ireland a safe and fair place to live and work. Their responsibilities include: the security of the State, the protection of life and property, the prevention and detection of crime, maintaining and promoting fairness and equality, services for the buying and selling of property, managing inward migration to the State, providing a Courts Service, updating our criminal and civil laws, developing the Insolvency Service and various other regulatory services.
Citizens Information The National Employment Rights Authority (NERA) aims to secure compliance with employment rights legislation. It was established on an interim basis in February 2007 as an office of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. Its main activities include monitoring employment conditions through its Inspection Services. NERA Enforcement and Prosecution Units ensure the compliance and enforcement of employment rights legislation.
Central Statistics Office The Central Statistics Office was established in 1949 as Ireland's national statistical office. Its status was formalised in legislation with the enactment of the Statistics Act, 1993. The mandate of the CSO, as set out in that Act, is "The collection, compilation, extraction and dissemination for statistical purposes of information relating to economic, social and general activities and conditions in the State". The CSO is also responsible for coordinating the official statistics of other public authorities and for developing the statistical potential of administrative records.
The Law Society of Ireland The Law Society of Ireland is the educational, representative and regulatory body of the solicitors' profession in Ireland. The Law Society exercises statutory functions under the Solicitors Acts 1954 to 2011 in relation to the education, admission, enrolment, discipline and regulation of the solicitors' profession. It is the professional body for its solicitor members, to whom it also provides services and support.
Attorney General’s Office The Attorney General, is the legal adviser to the Government and is therefore the chief law officer of the State. The Office of the Attorney General is made up of a number of different offices. The Attorney General's Office contains the Advisory Counsel to the Attorney General and the Office of Parliamentary Counsel to the Government as well as the Chief State Solicitor's Office (CSSO).
Bar Council of Ireland (Law Library) The Bar of Ireland is the term used to describe an independent referral bar that has a current membership of approximately 2,300 practising barristers. At the Irish Bar, you will find a pool of highly skilled advocates and specialists in many different areas of law. Barristers have the advantage of daily intense exposure to the litigation process as a result of which they build up considerable practical experience in cost-effective resolution of disputes while optimising the chances of a successful outcome for their clients. The services provided by the Irish Bar are available to assist whether the dispute resolution in question is located in Ireland or internationally.
Northern Ireland Court Service The Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service (NICTS) is an Agency within the Department of Justice (DOJ) sponsored by the Access to Justice Directorate. The role of the NICTS is to: provide administrative support for Northern Ireland's courts and tribunals; support an independent Judiciary; provide advice to the Minister of Justice (the Minister) on matters relating to the operation of the courts and tribunals; enforce civil court judgments through the Enforcement of Judgments Office (EJO); manage funds held in court on behalf of minors and patients; provide high quality courthouses and tribunal hearing centres; and act as the Central Authority for the registration of judgments under certain international conventions.
Faculty of Law, University College Dublin The UCD Sutherland School of Law teaching and research activities are characterised by successful programmes of international and interdisciplinary engagement which seek to harness the transformational power of law. The School's activities are informed by a belief that a critical understanding is vital both to understanding the significance of law for social and economic life, and for enabling academic staff, students and graduates to contribute to legal and public policy changes and both national and international levels.
NUI Galway Law Faculty The College of Business, Public Policy and Law comprises the School of Law, the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics and the Whitaker Institute. Through their teaching both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and their research in a number of strategically important areas they endeavour to produce graduates who will shape the future along with addressing key public policy questions of the day.
Trinity College Dublin The Law School's commitment to rigorous legal scholarship has placed it at the forefront of legal research in Ireland, with staff members involved in writing and editing leading textbooks, casebooks and commentaries on administrative law, civil procedure, conflict of laws, constitutional law, European Union law, environmental law, equity, evidence, family law, human rights law, international law, land law, public interest law, sports law torts and trade union law.
University College Cork Law Law at UCC has a number of distinguished graduates who have gone on to prestigious careers in the legal professions, the judiciary, the civil service, in non-governmental organisations and in international institutions like the EU and the UN.
University of Limerick Law Department The Law School has a long tradition of committing to developing the transferable skills of students through projects such as Advanced Lawyering and Moot Court, and through cutting edge core modules such as Alternative Dispute Resolution. All of these initiatives promote 'big picture' holistic thinking, and can explicitly enhance student soft skills such as problem solving, decision-making, communication, teamwork, planning, critical thinking and human relations skills.
School of Law, Queen's University Belfast Law has been studied and taught at Queens since 1845. The years since have seen many changes and challenges for lawyers in Belfast. Legal and political developments have drawn a great deal of interest to law throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as to the distinctive aspects of the Northern Irish legal system. In more recent years the impact of globalisation has led Queens, in common with law schools throughout Europe, to a growing interest in European, international and comparative law.
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