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Q&A: Why is the National Maternity Hospital moving and why are people concerned?

  • Published on May 31st, 2021 - The Irish Times
Q&A: Why is the National Maternity Hospital moving and why are people concerned?

Campaigners are not convinced and some legal experts agree. Jason O’Sullivan, principal at J.O.S Solicitors, said uncertainties “need to be formally addressed” by the Government and Minister for Health. He said the Minister “needs to provide clear assurances . . . and if possible, a firm commitment to introduce legal guarantees on the NMH’s independence from all non-medical influence in clinical operations to ease such concerns, owning to the historical context and the recent comments made by church leaders”.

Nearly €1.6m was paid into court poor boxes around the country last year.

  • Published on May 26th, 2021 - Newstalk
Nearly €1.6m was paid into court poor boxes around the country last year.

Solicitor Jason O’Sullivan told Newstalk that the system is still quite widely used around the country.

“It is really a practice that is at the judge’s discursion,” he said.

“If they feel that the accused is unlikely to re-offend, they can implement the practice whereby they can ask them to make a generous donation to a local charity of the judges picking and, in return, they won’t impose a custodial sentence of a Statutory fine.”

Jason O’Sullivan: Covid-19 vaccine conundrum for employers

  • Published on January 18th, 2021 - Irish Legal News
Jason O’Sullivan: Covid-19 vaccine conundrum for employers

Jason O’Sullivan, solicitor and public affairs consultant at J.O.S Solicitors, examines the dilemma employers will face when they encounter employees who refuse to take the vaccine and what measures they should take to deal with them.

Dublin City Council sacks 21 staff members in two years

  • Published on October 14th, 2020 - The Sunday Business Post
Dublin City Council sacks 21 staff members in two years

Dublin City Council, one of the largest pubic sector employers in the state, have sacked 21 member of staff over the past two years. Jason O’Sullivan principal of J.O.S Solicitors comments on the piece.

Revenue made 93 data breaches last year

  • Published on September 29th, 2020 - The Irish Examiner
Revenue made 93 data breaches last year

Principal of JOS Solicitors, Jason O’Sullivan described the number of breaches as “moderate”.

“Many appear to be human error. It does demonstrate, however, the huge responsibility GDPR rules and compliance places on every organisation and the necessity of continuous staff training and the reviewing of data protection procedures to limit technical errors which may lead to data or technical breaches.”

Number of disqualified drivers drop by almost 40%

  • Published on August 21st, 2020 - Newstalk
Number of disqualified drivers drop by almost  40%

Solicitor Jason O’Sullivan says the figures are not surprising. “COVID-19 is still causing serious delays and backlogs at every court level, and more so for these types of road traffic offences. “Furthermore, the investigations and prosecution of these matters have not been a priority for the Guards as their resources have been stretched in trying to enforce and police the ongoing restrictions”.

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