A daily fly-on-the-wall blog about running a legal business during the Covid-19 crisis.
By Dónall Breen - 4 May
As an employer lawyer with my foot in two jurisdictions (Ireland and the UK), it is often interesting to see how they interact. In jurisprudence, the UK tends to be a trend-setter with the Irish courts often looking to UK cases for guidance on novel points of law. To be honest, this really helps with my two-hat work.
But now and again, Ireland is the first mover. With a smaller population and less complex political structure, it tends to be more nimble for those 'think on your feet' moments. Covid-19 has been one of them.
The latest news is that over the weekend Ireland has published its road map for reopening society and business. It is a little light on specific detail for now but my educated guess is that it is going to look similar in many European countries (as they specifically refer to high level discussion happening at EU level). Therefore, it is worth a little glance if you have time (page 10 and 11 are about reopening workplaces and businesses).
Just a few headline points:
They say it will be a living document, updated as things develop, so I imagine more detail will be pencilled in as things go on.
Probably just a passing interest for most of you but good to have some clarity for a close neighbour all the same.
Ireland be nimble, Ireland be quick, Ireland be good at dealing with this virus stick.
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