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Byrne Carolan Cunningham Solicitors

Athlone | Dublin | Galway | Lanesborough | Moate

Compulsory Purchase Order

I had planned to buy some agricultural land during the Celtic Tiger years ago but I did not proceed as the price of land at the time was excessive. I believe that prices are now at a reasonable level and I would now like to invest. I would like some advice on the likely taxes I may have to pay. I understand that I will have to pay stamp duty? Are there any other taxes I should be aware of e.g. Capital Gains Tax, Capital Acquisitions Tax?  The rate of stamp duty payable on agricultural land or commercial property has increased in recent years. If you purchase agricultural land or other …

Buying a Property at Auction

I am interested in buying a house which will be sold by public auction shortly. Are there any steps I should take before I go to the auction to bid for this property? There are a number of important issues to consider before you purchase a property at public auction. Once your bid is accepted you are then legally bound to purchase the property. The Latin term “Caveat Emptor” meaning "let the buyer beware" is particularly relevant when buying a property at public auction. The seller of a property is under no obligation to disclose defects attaching to a property so it is paramount that a …

Public Road

I live in the countryside and I do my best to keep my property clean and tidy. I am fed up however of other road users destroying the public road with clay, muck etc. Surely there is a law prohibiting this practice? Please advise me. Provisions within the Roads Act 1993 address the prevention of damage to public roads and the protection of people who use them. While most landowners are careful when using public roads for agricultural activities, there may also be instances where roads are damaged through careless and unlawful activities. It is an offence to allow any material, such as …


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    FG, Offaly
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    PB, Dublin
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    I would happily recommend Daragh Byrne and his team to anyone looking for legal advice. His experience and expertise is second to none.
    DM, Offaly
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    Thank you to Brian Carolan for your excellent work with my legal case. I was delighted with the result. I have recommended you and the firm, and I will continue to do so.
    BY, Westmeath
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    When I was buying my first home my friends recommended that I engage Brian O’Brien. I was delighted with the service provided. Everything was delivered in record time and at a very cost effective price. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Brian.
    ML, Longford
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    I was involved in a serious accident and I was nervous about the legal process. My friend recommended Michael Leonard. I found him professional, diligent and efficient. I would happily recommend Michael.
    CS, Galway
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    Niall and his team were very kind and accessible throughout our daughter’s legal case. Niall kept us informed at each step on the way. We are very impressed and grateful for his expertise. We highly recommend Niall and his team at Byrne Carolan Cunningham.
    MD, Moate
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    In my experience Byrne Carolan Cunningham always provide a quality service at a sensible price.
    AY, Dublin
  • I have used the services of Byrne Carolan Cunningham many times over the years. I always find them approachable, professional and knowledgeable. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.
    JD, Galway

Byrne Carolan Cunningham Solicitors

Byrne Carolan Cunningham Solicitors was founded in 1992 and have offices in Athlone, Moate, Lanesboro, Galway and Dublin. We offer expert and professional advice in all legal matters with a particular expertise in the areas of Personal Injury Law, Medical Negligence, Property Law and Wills and Inheritance Law.