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# 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.

# law - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Less than half of political parties accounting units have made their donation returns

The Commission plans to name and shame the political party accounting units that fail to submit their return on time.

# law - Friday 14 March, 2014

Column: There’s a viral spread of increasingly restrictive laws curtailing human rights

The space in which human rights defenders can operate safely is steadily shrinking, with devastating consequences, writes Mary Lawlor.

# law - Monday 10 March, 2014

Domestic violence register ‘would help protect victims’ in Ireland

The call comes after a scheme known as Clare’s Law was introduced in the UK at the weekend.

# law - Friday 7 March, 2014

Poll: Should suspects in garda custody get more legal protection? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should suspects in garda custody get more legal protection?

A Supreme Court ruling suggests clarification is needed, what do you think?

# law - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

‘Anti-Pantigate’ bill tabled in the Dáil to stop “the litigious and thin-skinned”

Stephen Donnelly says that he feels broadcasters are already being more cautious as a result of the controversy.

# law - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Column: Economic rights are just as vital to a democracy as civil rights

We must rail against the insidious notion that moral norms are not rights at all but, rather, privileges bestowed upon us by our kindly masters, writes Dr Tom Hickey.

# law - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Seven Irish universities make global top 200 in World Subject rankings

The rankings series reveals the top 200 universities in the world for 30 individual subjects. UCC sees jump in World Subject rankings for environmental sciences and education

# law - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Uganda tabloid prints list of 200 ‘top’ gay people

The Red Pepper tabloid published the list the day after a bill criminalising homosexuality was enacted.

# law - Monday 24 February, 2014

“Others cannot dictate to us”: Uganda signs controversial anti-gay bill into law

The news has been condemned by Amnesty International, which described it as a “step backwards”.

# law - Thursday 13 February, 2014

It’s highly likely there will be a legal challenge to plain tobacco packaging, says Law Society

The director general of the Law Society said Ireland would be setting a precedent in Europe.

# law - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Ban on Pirate Bay lifted by Dutch court

Access to Pirate Bay is still blocked to the majority of Irish internet users.

# law - Monday 27 January, 2014

Have you received a solicitor’s letter from Duke Chambers? It could be a scam

The Law Society is warning that it has no record of Duke Chambers, Duke Solicitors, or a solicitor called Mr Steven Duke.

# law - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Student petition successful as Law Society adds exam dates

A shortened schedule had led to concerns that results would be impacted.

# law - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Tech institutes allowed to merge to form universities under new legislation

Minister Quinn has published the General Scheme of Technological Universities Bill.

# law - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Anti-protest laws enter force in Ukraine amid continued violence

More than 200 people have been injured so far during protests in the country, which Russia says is getting ‘out of control’.

# law - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Column: Tragic case of newborn boy highlights unmarried fathers’ lack of rights

A Dublin hospital has secured a court order to withdraw life-support from a severely brain-damaged baby whose his young mother died after delivery. As the child’s parents were unmarried, the father was not deemed the legal guardian.

# law - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Column: Behind the veil – a new era has begun for family courts

The easing of the in camera rule in Irish family courts will see many social issues come to light – many of which may have been hidden behind from the public for generations, writes Katherine Irwin.

# law - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Report on repossessions wants changes, but no legislative reform

An expert group on repossessions found that case management standards of different lenders varies greatly, “with some operating at sub-optimal level”.

Column: Our new in-camera Family Court legislation is a sham

The unlimited powers given by to judges in our Family Courts may continue to prevent the public from finding out what has transpired, writes Gerry Fahey.

# law - Monday 13 January, 2014

Family law and child care court cases can now be reported, but under strict conditions

The changes to the in camera rule mean that under certain circumstances cases can be reported.

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