Entries by Katrina

Do Bicycle Helmets Prevent Head Injury*?

When you’re riding your bicycle, your most important piece of safety gear is a helmet that fits. Helmets are designed to cushion and protect riders’ heads from the impact of a crash. Like safety belts in cars, helmets cannot provide total protection against head injury or death, but they can reduce the risk of both. […]

Be careful in these 5 situations: if you want to avoid an injury this Christmas!

Christmas is a lovely time of fun and celebration….but, it also can be a time of increased hazards and accidents. The last thing you need is to end up in A&E over the holidays with an injury, due to an accident or someone’s negligence. Below are five of the most common situations when you might […]


What are the advantages of hiring a conveyancing solicitor?

The first time you will probably ever need to consider hiring a conveyancing solicitor is buying your first home. Then, there maybe other occasions such as selling your home, switching a mortgage, or changing ownership. Conveyance involves the processing of documents involved, and the legal transfer of home and/or land ownership deeds. You could attempt […]


Lariam: compensation for soldiers affected by anti malaria drug.

The Government of Ireland could face a legal compensation tsunami, after prescribing the highly controversial drug Mefloquine, branded as Lariam, to Irish soldiers on peacekeeping missions in Africa from 2001. What is Lariam: Mefloquine (Lariam) is an antimalarial drug discovered by the US army after the Vietnam war, new antimalarial drugs were needed as resistance […]


What to do after a minor car accident: injury, compensation, insurance, and claims.

Being involved in a car crash (or any road traffic accident!) can be a terrifying experience — no matter if it’s minor or more serious. It’s always good to have some preparation in case you happen to be unfortunate enough to be in a car accident, this guide covers most questions you may have. So, […]


New Visa Scheme for Immigrants In Ireland.

Between 3,500 – 5,500 undocumented immigrants in Ireland could benefit from a new visa scheme. The special scheme was announced today by Minister Flanagan (Justice & Equality). This will benefit you, if you’re a Non-EEA resident that came to Ireland to study on a student visa between January 2005 and December 2010. It is thought that […]

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Personal Injury Solicitor joins Gibson & Associates’ Letterkenny office

Personal Injury solicitor Emmet Doherty has joined the Injury and Litigation team at Gibson & Associates, Emmett has specialised experience in catastrophic injury: severe injuries that can potentially have a life-altering effect on the victim. He is a welcome addition to the law firm’s existing injury team that includes solicitors located in Letterkenny and two offices in […]

Data Breach: The case of eir

Unless you’ve been on a digital detox this past year, you would have heard of GDPR (the new stricter data protection laws that came into force in the EU last May). It means that your personal data must be protected more stringently and consent to process data must be more visible — have you ­noticed […]