# law - Today’s News
With new laws to restrict smoking, we’re asking: Nanny state gone too far? Or public health necessity?
# law - Monday 29 September, 2014
There is no specific law prohibiting undercover recording for voyeuristic purposes.
# law - Tuesday 23 September, 2014
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
A plan to close them has been shelved.
# law - Friday 19 September, 2014
The guidance document was published by the Department of Health today.
# law - Thursday 18 September, 2014
Our current judge, Ann Power-Forde SC, will have to step down from the role in 2017.
# law - Wednesday 20 August, 2014
The new Bill extends the powers and remit of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.
# law - Monday 18 August, 2014
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
The Sunday Independent reports that the woman said she was suicidal.
# law - Thursday 7 August, 2014
# law - Monday 4 August, 2014
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
In Ireland it is estimated that 3,780 women have undergone female genital mutilation.
# law - Sunday 27 July, 2014
The UN Human Rights Committee has been strongly critical of Ireland’s position regarding blasphemy and religious freedom.
# law - Monday 21 July, 2014
Up to 28,000 children and teenagers use sunbeds every year.
# law - Thursday 3 July, 2014
A Fine Gael Senator, who is also a publican, thinks the current law is “a legacy of our past”.
# law - Monday 30 June, 2014
Would cameras in courtrooms encourage the public to engage with the justice system?
# law - Sunday 29 June, 2014
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
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
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
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
# law - Friday 18 April, 2014
At the end of February Jillian Godsil was declared bankrupt in Ireland.
Today is one of two days you can’t buy alcohol in Ireland – why?
# law - Friday 28 March, 2014
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
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
# law - Monday 10 March, 2014
The call comes after a scheme known as Clare’s Law was introduced in the UK at the weekend.
# law - Friday 7 March, 2014
A Supreme Court ruling suggests clarification is needed, what do you think?
# law - Wednesday 5 March, 2014
Stephen Donnelly says that he feels broadcasters are already being more cautious as a result of the controversy.
# law - Tuesday 4 March, 2014
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
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
The Red Pepper tabloid published the list the day after a bill criminalising homosexuality was enacted.
# law - Monday 24 February, 2014
The news has been condemned by Amnesty International, which described it as a “step backwards”.
# law - Thursday 13 February, 2014
The director general of the Law Society said Ireland would be setting a precedent in Europe.
# law - Tuesday 28 January, 2014
Access to Pirate Bay is still blocked to the majority of Irish internet users.
# law - Monday 27 January, 2014
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
A shortened schedule had led to concerns that results would be impacted.
# law - Wednesday 22 January, 2014
Minister Quinn has published the General Scheme of Technological Universities Bill.
# law - Tuesday 21 January, 2014
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
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.