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# laws - Sunday 15 April, 2018

'The de facto detained are still there': Voluntary patients still held without review due to delays in law reform

Three years ago the government committed to overhauling Ireland’s mental health laws – we’re still waiting.

# laws - Friday 23 February, 2018

Buying sex has been illegal in Ireland for one year but 'very little' has changed

Supporters and detractors of the new law have spoken of their frustration over the new bill.

# laws - Thursday 8 February, 2018

'A historic day': Ireland on a path to being the 4th country in the world to ban fossil fuel exploration

Costa Rica, Belize and France have already implemented similar measures to end oil activity in their waters.

# laws - Monday 5 February, 2018

Online shopping is going to become a lot cheaper thanks to a new EU law

You will no longer be redirected to a company’s Irish or UK store.

# laws - Saturday 27 January, 2018

Leo Varadkar says he will campaign to liberalise Ireland's abortion laws

Speaking to BBC Radio 4, Varadkar said he was in favour of changing Ireland’s abortion laws.

# laws - Friday 26 January, 2018

'I've had my rent put up twice in seven days - then I was told to leave over bin bags'

Homeowners can earn up to €14,000 a year tax free by renting out a room in their home.

# laws - Saturday 23 September, 2017

Costs for local shops and the Guinness Christmas ad... just two stumbling blocks facing alcohol bill

The bill seeks to restrict the sale and advertising of alcohol across the country.

# laws - Monday 22 May, 2017

Applying for a passport or driving licence? You'll soon need a Public Services Card to do so

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform confirmed that the card will be needed to apply for a passport from autumn of this year.

# laws - Thursday 13 April, 2017

Cannabis set to be legal in Canada by July 2018

This would make the country only the second to do so, after Uruguay.

# laws - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

From The42 World Rugby is running further trials around the 'tackle-only' tactic in 2017 The Fox

World Rugby is running further trials around the 'tackle-only' tactic in 2017

The defensive ploy has been under review in recent years.

# laws - Thursday 23 February, 2017

A US judge has ruled you have a right to know all these actors' ages

The Screen Actors Guild thinks publishing actor’s ages leads to discrimination.

# laws - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Britain wants to fine porn sites for letting under-18s visit

Critics say the approach could open a door to fraudsters.

# laws - Friday 25 November, 2016

Regulations to crack down on Dublin rickshaw drivers could be on the way soon

Transport Minister Shane Ross said discussions have recently taken place between Dublin City Council and the National Transport Authority.

# laws - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Uganda blames British colonialism for its anti-gay sex laws

It told the UN this week that it doesn’t tolerate such discrimination.

# laws - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Indonesia parliament passes chemical castration laws for convicted paedophiles

The controversial laws were the subject of fierce debate, with two opposition parties voting against the measures.

# laws - Thursday 7 July, 2016

Germany brings in "no means no" rape law after assaults in Cologne

The assaults took place on New Year’s Eve of last year.

# laws - Monday 18 January, 2016

The yawn-inducing name of this EU-US trade deal is what makes it so dangerous

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership covers a wide range of policy areas that will impact on your life, writes David Lundy

# laws - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Government plans to clear up confusion surrounding physical therapists and physiotherapists

New laws are to be introduced to ensure the titles are protected and registered.

# laws - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

'The Irish people blazed a trail': Final step taken to allow same-sex marriage in Ireland

The Department of Justice confirmed that from next Monday, couples can register their intention to marry with marriage registrars.

# laws - Sunday 27 September, 2015

Poll: Do you want the 8th Amendment to be repealed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you want the 8th Amendment to be repealed?

The issue is really back on the agenda.

# laws - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

S*@#! Waterford has banned swearing in its public parks

But how careful do you have to be?

From The Daily Edge Waterford has banned swearing... so how careful do you have to be? Shite

# laws - Monday 15 June, 2015

From The42 World Rugby are clamping down on the laws ahead of RWC2015 Straight Feed

World Rugby are clamping down on the laws ahead of RWC2015

Joe Schmidt’s Ireland will have been interested observers of this set of clarifications.

# laws - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

International eyes are going to be on Irish abortion laws today

Amnesty International is launching its ‘She is Not a Criminal’ report at 11am this morning.

# laws - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

From The Daily Edge This off licence sign will make you appreciate Ireland's drinking laws Going To The Offy

This off licence sign will make you appreciate Ireland's drinking laws

The 10pm dash to the off licence never seemed more appealing.

# laws - Thursday 12 March, 2015

Some really old laws are finally going to be repealed...

It’s one of almost 6,000 pre-independence regulations and orders that are to be repealed by the Government.

# laws - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Bad news if you love mussels: 10,000 tonnes of top quality Irish shellfish is unfit to eat

Algal blooms which should have disappeared by now have made some shellfish unsafe to consume.

# laws - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

The Data Protection Commissioner is "improving its reach"

There are concerns that our laws are not keeping up with the pace of technology.

# laws - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Spain wants to fine people who protest and 'breach the peace' outside parliament

€600 fine for insulting a police officer, €30,000 for burning the national flag. These are the proposed new fines that could be introduced under new laws.

# laws - 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.

# laws - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Confirmed: It's going to be illegal to purchase the services of a sex worker

The age of consent is also to remain at 17.

A Galway man is introducing Barack Obama in Chicago tonight

Obama is being introduced at a rally in Chicago by Galway man and restaurateur Billy Lawless.

# laws - Friday 14 November, 2014

First person jailed for WhatsApp 'revenge porn' in the UK

The man changed his Whatsapp profile image with an explicit photo of his ex.

# laws - Friday 7 November, 2014

Leo Varadkar promises legislation on surrogacy and egg and sperm donation

The family in this case has said it is “very disappointed but every hopeful”.

# laws - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Poll: Should people who share nude or sexual content of their exes online be jailed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should people who share nude or sexual content of their exes online be jailed?

England, Wales and Scotland all have plans underway to deal with the issue.

# laws - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Nepal plans new safety rules after country's worst trekking disaster leaves 43 dead

518 stranded trekkers were flown off the Himalayan mountains.

# laws - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

From The42 Analysis: Should BJ Botha have been yellow carded against Leinster? You're The Ref

Analysis: Should BJ Botha have been yellow carded against Leinster?

Munster head coach Anthony Foley insists the prop was playing within the laws of the game.

# laws - Friday 29 August, 2014

From The42 Could law changes help the IRB to make rugby a more entertaining spectacle? Rule Book

Could law changes help the IRB to make rugby a more entertaining spectacle?

Eoghan Hickey proposes two minor alterations to speed up the game and provide more tries.

# laws - Monday 30 June, 2014

Legislation being updated to help end 'epidemic levels' of domestic violence

Speaking in the Dáil last week, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said that certain laws need to be updated before Ireland can ratify the EU Convention on domestic violence.

# laws - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Google lobbies against proposed restrictions on Glass while driving

The company is lobbying legislators in at least three US states in a bid to stop proposed restrictions on Glass while driving.

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