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Byrne Carolan Cunningham Solicitors

Athlone | Dublin | Galway | Lanesborough | Moate

Grandchildren Inheritance

I have some concerns regarding my will and inheritance, and I would like your advice. I am a widower and made a will a few years ago leaving everything I own to my five children equally. Each of my children has children and if any of my children were to die before me I would like for my grandchildren to inherit their share. If any child of mine dies before me does that child’s share of my will pass to their children? If not who inherits their share?   Normally when a beneficiary (person receiving the inheritance) pre-deceases a Testator (person who makes a will) the gift will lapse …

Rent a Room Relief for Homeowners

I am a student who is struggling to find accommodation close to my college. Please highlight in your legal column the fact that private homeowners can rent out a room in their home and avail of tax relief on the rental income. It might help some students currently coping with an accommodation crisis. If a private homeowner decides to rent a room (or rooms) in their home to private tenants, the rental income earned may be exempt from income tax, PRSI and USC provided this income from rent and related services does not exceed €14,000 in a tax year. The relief applies only to residential …

Flight Cancellations and Consumer Rights

My family and I are planning to go on holidays to Spain in a couple of weeks. We booked our flights a few weeks ago and I am now concerned about our flights being affected by possible strike action. What are our rights if our flight is cancelled? Are we entitled to compensation? What are our rights if our return flight is cancelled and we are in Spain when this happens? If your flight is cancelled for any reason, and regardless of when you are notified, your airline must offer you the choice between: 1) Re-routing as soon as possible, subject to availability, free of charge. 2) …


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    FG, Offaly
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    BY, Westmeath
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    ML, Longford
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    CS, Galway
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    MD, Moate
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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.