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#Law

# law - Yesterday’s News

Christmas is not an excuse for delays: State told to find teenage girl in care a place to live

The solicitor for the Child and Family Agency wanted the case adjourned until January.

# law - Monday 15 December, 2014

Calls for pre-trial hearings on disclosure of sensitive material in sex offence cases

The Law Reform Commission says difficulties have emerged in specific cases.

# law - Thursday 11 December, 2014

# law - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Former minister who set up Irish Water says ‘forces’ at work to privatise company

Fergus O’Dowd is calling for a referendum to be held next year.

# law - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Emergency legislation may be needed to close penalty points loophole

Thousands of points could be cancelled.

# law - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Ireland is less corrupt than it used to be…

… although there is still “a clear incentive for some people to engage in graft”.

# law - Monday 1 December, 2014

Remember the protests in Hong Kong? They’re still going – and are more violent

This is the third month of the protests, and police used pepper spray and batons on the students overnight.

# law - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Undocumented and living in the US? Here’s what the new immigration reforms mean for you

In the US it is estimated that there is over 50,000 undocumented Irish citizens.

“Justice should heal” – Voices of sexual crime victims and perpetrators should be heard

UCD research argues for the benefit of restorative justice.

# law - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

When should someone who kills their spouse be allowed to inherit their property?

The law has been questioned in cases involving convicted killers like Catherine Nevin and Eamonn Lillis.

# law - Friday 7 November, 2014

Opinion: Legislation is urgently needed following Supreme Court ruling on surrogacy

It is a fact of life that parents will enter into arrangements of whereby a third party bears their child – so we need legislation that deals directly with surrogacy.

# law - Saturday 1 November, 2014

Eight men jailed for three years over ‘gay wedding’

The men appeared in a video that went online earlier this year.

# law - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Four judges chosen to fill vacancies in High Court

The judges have been nominated to fill the vacancies that will arise when other High Court judges move to the new Court of Appeal.

# law - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Opinion: How can we make the budgeting process fairer and more democratic?

Drafting a budget, or any form of legislation, will always be a difficult and divisive task but there are ways of listening to all sections of society in the process.

# law - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Ever been clamped? The process is set to be overhauled

A new Bill seeks to regulate release fees and introduce a complaints process.

# law - Monday 6 October, 2014

Ireland’s judges are struggling to ‘maintain services to which people have a right’

Ireland has the lowest number of judges per capita in Europe.

# law - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Poll: Is the State right to crack down on smoking? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the State right to crack down on smoking?

With new laws to restrict smoking, we’re asking: Nanny state gone too far? Or public health necessity?

# law - Monday 29 September, 2014

Legal loophole makes it harder to prosecute people who plant hidden cameras

There is no specific law prohibiting undercover recording for voyeuristic purposes.

# law - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

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EU tells Google to improve its proposal regarding search practices or face charges

The European Commission’s antitrust commissioner said that ‘fresh evidence’ from competitors has raised new concerns over Google’s search proposal.

# law - Monday 22 September, 2014

# law - Friday 19 September, 2014

Mixed reaction to new abortion guidelines for health professionals

The guidance document was published by the Department of Health today.

# law - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Ireland needs to send a new judge to the European Court of Human Rights

Our current judge, Ann Power-Forde SC, will have to step down from the role in 2017.

# law - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

GSOC is getting new powers to investigate the Garda Commissioner

The new Bill extends the powers and remit of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.

# law - Monday 18 August, 2014

Bishop: Caesarean a “better outcome than abortion” but creates risks

It emerged this weekend that a woman had been refused an abortion under the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act.

# law - Sunday 17 August, 2014

National Women’s Council calls State refusal of abortion to woman ‘barbaric’

The Sunday Independent reports that the woman said she was suicidal.

# law - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Gender Recognition Bill is “vital” says Equality Authority

The Equality Authority says it is worried about provision for married people who undergo gender realignment.

# law - Monday 4 August, 2014

Opinion: Happy 14th birthday, Direct Provision – just think of everything you haven’t achieved!

Those of us who work with asylum seekers can speak to the dehumanising and demoralising effect that life in the direct provision system has on its inhabitants.

# law - Monday 28 July, 2014

More training needed for teachers on female genital mutilation to identify children at risk

In Ireland it is estimated that 3,780 women have undergone female genital mutilation.

# law - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Atheists not hopeful of ‘blasphemy’ referendum, in spite of UN pressure

The UN Human Rights Committee has been strongly critical of Ireland’s position regarding blasphemy and religious freedom.

# law - Monday 21 July, 2014

No tan for you: Children are officially banned from using sunbeds from today

Up to 28,000 children and teenagers use sunbeds every year.

# law - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Wish pubs would open on Good Friday? It could become a reality

A Fine Gael Senator, who is also a publican, thinks the current law is “a legacy of our past”.

# law - Monday 30 June, 2014

Opinion: As the Pistorious trial returns to our TV screens, let’s consider cameras in courtrooms

Would cameras in courtrooms encourage the public to engage with the justice system?

# law - Sunday 29 June, 2014

This Irish director’s video will make you fall in love with NYC’s subway dancers Pop It Lock It This post contains videos

This Irish director’s video will make you fall in love with NYC’s subway dancers

There’s been a crackdown on subway performers since the start of this year and director Scott Carthy is hoping to give them a voice before their unique subculture disappears.

# law - Monday 16 June, 2014

Britain bans ‘hidden practice’ of forced marriage

The law applies not only within Britain but also makes it a criminal offence to force a British national into a marriage abroad.

# law - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Here’s a letter giving state approval of Tuam mother and baby home

The letter on behalf of the Minister for Health of the day was issued to mother and baby homes who were seeking approval as maternity homes.

# law - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Death of Gary Douch, killed in Mountjoy, was “avoidable and should not have happened”

A report into Douch’s death was published today and outlined systemic failures in the management of the man who killed him.

# law - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Column: Can metaphors make better laws?

It’s very possible that metaphors can help make better laws … But we can only hope that our lawyers and judges, like our metaphors, are chosen wisely.

# law - Friday 18 April, 2014

Jillian Godsil to run in European elections after scrapping of law barring bankruptees

At the end of February Jillian Godsil was declared bankrupt in Ireland.

Why can’t I get a drink on Good Friday?

Today is one of two days you can’t buy alcohol in Ireland – why?

# law - Friday 28 March, 2014

Column: Anybody – not just the elites – can use law to change society

Even a state with limited resources can prioritise human rights. We’re determined to ignite a passion for using the law to help disenfranchised communities, writes Mairead Healy.

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