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# law - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Long-awaited clamping regulations to begin next week

The regulations will be published next week, with the NTA taking over in October.

# law - Monday 15 May, 2017

Decriminalisation of people with intellectual disabilities having sex welcomed

Instead, the status of a ‘protected person’ will be created for people who can’t give consent.

# law - Sunday 9 April, 2017

'I couldn't believe they over-medicated my father to shut him up because he was singing'

During a debate on proposed new laws to protect the vulnerable, Senator Lynn Ruane opened up about her own experience.

# law - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Quickie divorce law aims to cut wait time from four years to two

If passed, a referendum will be called to change the Constitution.

# law - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Shane Ross to seek a free vote on new drink-driving law

A number of rural TDs, including some in the Independent Alliance, are unhappy with some aspects of the law.

# law - Saturday 28 January, 2017

Donald Trump made a big decision about abortion this week - here's what you need to know

Supporters of the move say it means US taxpayers’ money won’t go towards abortion – critics say it could lead to maternal deaths.

# law - Monday 16 January, 2017

'They can be in bed next to their partner, gambling away the rent'

It’s four years since new gambling legislation was put in train – and experts say it can’t come soon enough.

# law - Thursday 22 December, 2016

This is why people are talking about North Carolina's 'bathroom law'

Lawmakers in the state have failed to repeal the controversial law, despite Democrats and Republicans earlier reaching an agreement on it.

# law - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

From The42 World Rugby will take 'zero tolerance' approach to reckless high tackles in 2017 Get Low This post contains videos

World Rugby will take 'zero tolerance' approach to reckless high tackles in 2017

The governing body have upgraded the sanctions for tackles that make contact with the head.

# law - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Mother whose son was killed by drink driver brings about change in bail law

Drink drivers involved in fatal crashes will not be permitted to drive while they are awaiting trial.

# law - Friday 4 November, 2016

Ireland's oldest practising lawyer has died at the age of 100 RIP

Ireland's oldest practising lawyer has died at the age of 100

Maurice Gaffney, who was born in October 1916, died last night.

# law - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Coppinger blasts 'sell-out independents' after Government adopts unified stance on abortion bill

The bill is due to be debated in the Dáil tonight.

# law - Monday 24 October, 2016

Gay cake row: Bakery loses appeal, is found to have 'directly discriminated' against activist

The long-running dispute has made it to Belfast’s Court of Appeal.

# law - Thursday 6 October, 2016

Pakistan has passed legislation outlawing 'honour killings' once and for all

Hundreds of women die as a result of so-called “honour killings” in Pakistan each year.

# law - Monday 3 October, 2016

Romeo and Juliet laws could be introduced in Ireland

The law would prevent a sexual act that occurred between individuals who are just a couple of years apart in age being considered a criminal offence.

# law - Sunday 25 September, 2016

India's poor fear the impact of a crackdown on commercial surrogacy

Authorities are planning to ban commercial surrogacy in the country over exploitation concerns.

# law - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Mechanic who left job after employer implied he was a thief awarded €22k

An Employment Appeals Tribunal said it was reasonable for him to quit his job given the circumstances.

# law - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Hair salon to pay former worker €10,000 for dismissing her while pregnant

The salon told the claimant she could come back after she’d had the baby and ‘they’d see what they could do’.

# law - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Why isn't 'revenge porn' illegal in Ireland?

Recent cases have highlighted the gaps in the law around cyber harassment.

# law - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

"At the moment, court is a very frightening place for a child" - young victims in Ireland's legal system

A case of severe child abuse that recently passed through the courts showed some of the provisions in place to help protect minors.

# law - Friday 20 May, 2016

Flavoured cigarettes banned in Ireland from today

Regulation of e-cigarettes will also be enforced from today.

# law - Saturday 2 April, 2016

Explainer: Everything you need to know about the new dog microchipping rules

Thinking of getting your pet microchipped this weekend? Here are the facts.

# law - Monday 28 March, 2016

Here’s what to do if you’re being bullied at work

Everyone is entitled to a bully-free workplace, writes Sinéad Carroll.

# law - Saturday 12 March, 2016

‘Abortion on demand’ phrase pushes idea women will get abortions as easy as choosing a Netflix movie

The term is left hanging in the background of debate, casting a vague and supposedly scary shadow over the future, writes Dr Robert Grant.

# law - Thursday 3 March, 2016

The US Supreme Court is split on the ‘most important abortion case in a generation’

The case concerns whether or not a Texas law aims to protect women’s health, or to restrict access to abortions.

# law - Thursday 25 February, 2016

'Gender quotas won't substantially alter the outcome of the next Dáil'

The question of gender quotas continues to be a turbulent issue, not only in Ireland, writes Jason O’Sullivan.

# law - Thursday 18 February, 2016

# law - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Call me a selfish criminal and a murderer if you want, but having an abortion was right for me

I made a decision to abort at seven weeks for many reasons, writes an anonymous contributor.

# law - Sunday 14 February, 2016

Fathers have rights and they just got a lot stronger this year

There’s been a radical overhaul of father’s rights in areas of access, custody and guardianship.

# law - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

Controversial proposal to strip convicted terrorists of French nationality passed

It’s one of a tough set of measures proposed by President Francois Hollande.

# law - Friday 22 January, 2016

The pubs definitely won't be open on Good Friday, but it's high time this changed

Frances Fitzgerald said she would not be changing the law this year to open pubs on Good Friday. Dale McDermott says it’s time.

# law - Friday 8 January, 2016

Judge throws out prisoner’s $2 million toilet lawsuit – with a poem

“Neither runs nor constipation can justify this litigation.”

# law - Monday 28 December, 2015

Family courts were shrouded in mystery, now it’s not, we should be paying attention

During court proceedings the state failings are often highlighted, but should that be the case?

# law - Sunday 27 December, 2015

'My daughter is my life': Mother pleads with judge to return child from care

The child was taken into state care after concerns about physical abuse.

# law - Thursday 17 December, 2015

An 1871 law catering for ‘lunatics’ was FINALLY repealed today

A new law will repeal the Lunacy Regulations Act, which has been on Ireland’s statute books for 144 years.

# law - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Gardaí monitoring sex offenders “with both hands tied”, TD claims

A new report says that 18 registered sex offenders are living within walking distance of schools in Cork.

# law - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

From Business ETC You need a driver’s licence to use these weird-looking scooters Striking A Balance

You need a driver’s licence to use these weird-looking scooters

They’ve been banned in London, but what’s the law surrounding self-balancing scooters in Ireland?

# law - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Snowden leaks provided momentum to bring us to this crucial point in data protection

It’s important to pause and consider the manner in which Edward Snowden has influenced the direction of EU data protection law, writes Maria Helen Murphy.

# law - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Farmers want prenups to protect them from ‘gold diggers’

The government is considering a new review of prenuptial agreements.

# law - Friday 7 August, 2015

New York lawyer being sued formally demands Trial by Combat

Richard Luthmann asked the court for permission to ‘release the souls of the Plaintiffs from their corporeal bodies.’

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