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We provide private legal advice for individuals and companies on regulatory matters as well as operating advice and representation under the free legal aid scheme.

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Ireland’s leading experts in Personal Injuries, Immigration, Welfare, and Child and Family Law. We are Ireland’s largest criminal law firm and provide private legal advice for individuals and companies on regulatory matters as well as operating advice and representation under the free legal aid scheme.

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Latest News

Surrogacy is neither legal nor illegal in Ireland.  To date

By Andy Walsh, Solicitor

Workplace Relations Commission makes near record award

By Emma Rispin, Legal Executive

The Misuse of Drugs Act 1977

Voican v Chief Appeals Officer – A brief update

Stephen Kirwan from our Immigration and International Law Team provides a brief update on Voican vs Chief Appeals Officer (GV v Chief Appeals Officer Case C-488/21) a case taken by KOD Lyons Solicitors together with Patricia Brazil BL and Derek Shortall SC. The Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union heard oral arguments on behalf of the interested parties on 18th October 2022.

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Media Coverage

Stephen Kirwan, Partner, and Head of Immigration at KOD Lyons

Deportation Flights To Begin By The End of The Year – Today With Claire Byrne

The house collapsed on a Sunday when the bombs fell

In Gaza City, a father waited and hoped for a visa to see his kids in Ireland again. Then came the bombs.

More than 40 cases of alleged assaults, seclusion and restraint

Parents Of Children With Special Needs Taking Over 40 Cases Against Schools For Alleged Harm

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Irish Citizenship Application FAQ’s

Video Series – Frequently asked questions relating to Irish Citizenship Applications

In this video, Stephen Kirwan, Partner and Head of Immigration, talks about the current rules about continuous residence prior to making an application.

Road Traffic Penalty Points FAQ’s

Video Series – Frequently asked questions relating to Road Traffic Offences

In this video, Eoghan O’Sullivan, Associate at KOD Lyons explains what will happen if you are caught speeding and how many penalty points you could potentially get.

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KOD Lyons Update

Direct Provision Policy – Stephen Kirwan before the Joint Oireachtas Committee

Direct Provision Policy – Stephen Kirwan before the Joint Oireachtas Committee

Stephen Kirwan of KOD Lyons Solicitors appeared before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Public Petitions on behalf of the Law Society’s Human Rights Committee to discuss Direct Provision Policy and related matters.

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MEET THE TEAM:

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John O’Doherty, Managing Partner

John graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a degree in Business Studies. He was an apprentice in Terence Lyons & Company Solicitors and was admitted…

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Gareth Noble, Partner

Gareth is recognised as one of Ireland’s leading litigators in the area of children with disabilities. He has successfully represented many families in challenging…

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Colleen Gildernew, Partner

Colleen studied at Queen’s University in Belfast, where she read Law and Politics. She then went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice…

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Matthew de Courcy, Partner

Matthew graduated from University College Dublin with an honours degree in English, thereafter attaining an honours Master’s degree in Law, before going on to qualify…

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Stephen Kirwan, Partner

Stephen graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in 2012. He joined KOD Lyons Solicitors in 2013, qualifying as a solicitor…

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Ailbhe Hanmore, Associate Solicitor

Ailbhe graduated from National University of Ireland Galway with a degree in Corporate Law. Thereafter she completed the LLB. Ailbhe also holds a Diploma…

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Marion Campbell, Solicitor

Marion Campbell is recognised as one of Ireland’s leading family law practitioners. With over 40 years of experience as a solicitor, Marion has successfully represented…

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