An Online Resource Guide – COVID-19

What can we say about the past few weeks? It’s been a rollercoaster. We are all living a very different reality to this time last month. We have had to adapt and adjust almost overnight to a new way of living.

We now face an uncertain road. One that will not be easy to travel for sure, but there is light at the end. There is hope. And this will pass.

In the meantime, we wanted to share some resources with you that you may find useful over the next few weeks. Please feel free to contact us if you have any legal queries or concerns that we may be able to assist with. Our contact details are the same as always and we would be delighted to assist you however we can.

News and Updates

For up to date information about the Corona virus in Ireland, you can head directly to the government website.

Health and Safety

If you have not done so already, please log onto the HSE website and familiarise yourself with the all current guidelines and measures. This is the best and most trusted source of information during this crisis and they have curated an extensive library of material here. 

These challenging times may leave a lot of people worried or scared, but along with concerns for physical health, the new imposed restrictions and social distancing measures may also lead to stress and feelings of depression. It is so important during this time that we not only look after and protect our bodies, but also our minds. The HSE have also provided some good information here, along with links to some great mental health services

The World Health Organistation is another credible source of information on a global scale. You will find advice, FAQ’s and the latest updates here.

Business and Employment

For those of you looking for information on employee/employer payments and schemes you can find much of what you are looking for here.

Businesses affected by the imposed restrictions can find more information and contact details here.

Further information and advice for taxpayers and agents from the Revenue office is available here.

With some additional advice for employers available on the Irish Health and Safety Authority website here.

For the list of essential service providers and conditions under the new public health guidelines, you can find these details here.

Housing and property

Advice for renters whose tenancies are affected by COVID-19 measures can be found here.

For any legal queries regarding the purchase or sale of a house you can feel free to contact us here with your questions. We also have our online conveyancing calculator available here, for those who may be virtually house hunting during this time.

In all other matters of estate planning or services such as the drawing up of a will, power of attorney or assisted decision making please do feel free to contact us with any queries you may have. Our team is on hand to take your call and happy to answer your questions.

You can call us at 023 888 00 90 or email info@mccarthy.ie.

It is important to remember that though we may have to stay apart for now, we are united by doing so. Apart we stand together.

We can also count ourselves lucky to live in an age where technology allows us to not feel so far away from each other. So, keep in touch with family and friends, eat well and remember to exercise. We hope you stay safe and stay well. Remember, this too shall pass.

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Flor McCarthy is one of Ireland’s leading lawyers, certified by the Law Society of Ireland in Data Protection Practice. Flor has extensive expertise and hands-on practical experience in privacy, data protection and GDPR issues for marketers. He was chosen as Munster Solicitor of the Year at the Irish Law Awards in 2018.