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# law - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

As it happened: '70% of Irish women who have abortions in the UK are in relationships and nearly half are already mothers' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: '70% of Irish women who have abortions in the UK are in relationships and nearly half are already mothers'

Representatives from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and support group One Day More addressed the Eighth Amendment Committee today.

# law - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

As it happened: 'In an ideal world abortion would never be needed, but we can't wish it away' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: 'In an ideal world abortion would never be needed, but we can't wish it away'

Today’s hearing focused on mental health, and medical and international law.

# law - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Failure to pay holiday pay and the minimum wage: 83 businesses brought to court this year over employment breaches

The majority of the prosecutions above relate to businesses in the food and drink sector.

# law - Thursday 28 September, 2017

Anger in France after court rules that 11-year-old girl 'consented to sex'

The incident happened in an area north of Paris in April of this year.

# law - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Gardaí's right to strike ruled out in new report

Strike action by gardaí was averted last year when a €50 million pay deal was struck in the Labour Court.

# law - Saturday 23 September, 2017

'It's a complete disaster': Getting a divorce in Ireland could get a lot harder post-Brexit

Getting a divorce from a spouse in the UK is governed by EU law, which may not apply after Brexit.

# law - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Recession's toll on divorce rates ends as applications return to 2008 levels

Divorce applications from 2015 were the highest level of this century.

# law - Monday 31 July, 2017

Abusive husband allowed back into home after wife couldn't afford €130 legal aid fee

The woman’s case has been highlighted by Flac today as it calls for this fee to be waived for victims of domestic abuse.

# law - Saturday 29 July, 2017

'We need to protect jurors from attempts to influence them through social media'

Legislating for online and social media is possible and it is necessary, writes Josepha Madigan.

# law - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Two men, including one who has 25 wives and 146 children, convicted of polygamy

The men face up to five years in prison.

# law - Friday 21 July, 2017

No legal duty for laughing teens to rescue a drowning disabled man, says judge

“Never in my life would I have ever thought we would need a law to make this happen,” the local mayor said.

# 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.

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