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Bank of Ireland Data Breach – have you been affected?

Bank of Ireland has been fined €463,000 by the Data Protection Commission, after an investigation found thousands of customers’ data was accidentally altered in such a way it could have damaged their credit ratings and prevented them getting loans. The DPC found Bank of Ireland breached a number of articles of the General Data Protection […]




Personal data of 9,735 teachers shared after ‘phishing’ email breach in the Teaching Council.

What happened? The personal data breach occurred when a phishing email was accessed by two staff members of the Council, allowing then for the creation of an auto-forward rule from their email accounts to a malicious email account. As a result, between 17 February 2020 and 6 March 2020 when the auto-forward rule was discovered, […]




Clare County Council Confirms Data Breach Involving Release Of Personal Information Of Former Tenants

Clare County Council has confirmed a data breach which involved the release of personal information of 72 people, as well as 13 who have passed away. The local authority says the data was released in error, as part of a response to a Freedom of Information request about vacant Council houses and that those affected […]




New Scheme commencing in January 2022 allows for undocumented immigrants to apply for legal residence in Ireland.

The Dept. of Justice have announced that the Government has approved a scheme to regularise thousands of undocumented migrants and their families who are living in Ireland. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for immigrants to access permission to remain and reside in Ireland. The scheme will commence in January, there is a […]




How To Earn Up To 80% Of Your Legal Fees

New consultancy scheme allows solicitors to earn up to 80% of their fees – doubling their income. Dublin-based Gibson & Associates Solicitors has become the first law firm to offer consultant opportunities to solicitors with a broad range of experience across a wide range of practice areas. Previously, in Ireland, these types of consultant solicitor […]




Limerick Hospital Data Breach

Limerick Hospital is writing to over 600 patients in a major data breach. The incident occurred when a non-HSE employee leaked the personal information of the patients, which included information pertaining to 95 children. It is alleged that the person involved leaked the information over Twitter. The patient data, including the patients’ name, date of […]




Can You Attain Irish Citizenship Through Genetic Testing? Gibson & Associates LLP

No, you cannot obtain Irish citizenship through genetic or DNA testing. However, there are various other ways in which you can become an Irish citizen – most notably if you have an Irish parent, grandparent, spouse or civil partner. You can also become an Irish citizen via a process called naturalisation, whereby you have lived […]




All You Need to Know About Birth Injury to Mother Legal Claims

If a woman sustains injuries during childbirth, and these are caused or exacerbated by medical negligence, there will be grounds for a birth injury compensation claim. This ensures she is compensated for her physical, mental and financial damages. Our medical negligence solicitors can advise whether you are entitled to make a birth injury claim. Types […]




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Gibson & Associates Feature in the Irish Mirror

Irish mothers being left out of decisions during labour and giving birth More than 44% of mums said they were not involved in important decisions relating to the birth of their most recent child. Mothers are being left out of key decisions in the labour or birth of their children, and are not told of […]

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Birth Experiences Survey Results

Giving birth is a life-changing experience, which can affect the mother and child physically and emotionally. It is important that expectant mothers receive excellent care from their medical team to avoid mistakes that can have a devastating impact on mothers and their newborn children.  Our birth injury solicitors conducted a survey of mothers about their […]