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#Legislation

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# legislation - 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.

# legislation - Friday 12 December, 2014

200,000 penalty points will now NOT be cancelled

It was thought that errors in updating the Road Traffic Act could have meant large numbers of points being written off.

# legislation - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Former minister who set up Irish Water says ‘forces’ at work to privatise company

Fergus O’Dowd is calling for a referendum to be held next year.

# legislation - Monday 24 November, 2014

Israel approves law to become national homeland of the Jewish people

The new legislation also allows the state to strip Arabs of their residency and welfare rights if they or their relatives take part in unrest.

# legislation - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

New legislation needed to stop online “trolls”

The report published today looks at the need for regulation specific to online harassment.

# legislation - Monday 17 November, 2014

‘My son died believing I had rejected him’: Philomena Lee calls on Senators to support Adoption Bill

The Seanad is set to debate a Bill on the rights of adopted people this week.

# legislation - Sunday 16 November, 2014

‘The Government aren’t willing to address the rise in disability hate crime’

That’s according to disability campaigner Frank Larkin.

# legislation - Thursday 30 October, 2014

There are plans for tougher hate crime laws following Waterford anti-Roma protest

Heads of Bill for hate crime to be presented to Junior Minister Aodhán Ó Riordáin by next May.

# legislation - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

From Business ETC Community service for bar director after employee crushed in lift shaft Blu Bar

Community service for bar director after employee crushed in lift shaft

A director and a shareholder of the company were sentenced in court today over the incident

# legislation - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Opinion: How can we make the budgeting process fairer and more democratic?

Drafting a budget, or any form of legislation, will always be a difficult and divisive task but there are ways of listening to all sections of society in the process.

# legislation - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Ever been clamped? The process is set to be overhauled

A new Bill seeks to regulate release fees and introduce a complaints process.

# legislation - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Poll: Is the State right to crack down on smoking? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the State right to crack down on smoking?

With new laws to restrict smoking, we’re asking: Nanny state gone too far? Or public health necessity?

# legislation - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

MS sufferer and right-to-die campaigner: ‘If I was an animal…I’d be put to sleep’

Kate Tobin was diagnosed with the condition two years ago and says “Nobody can know the pain I’m going through”.

# legislation - Friday 26 September, 2014

Not legislating for surrogacy is ‘simply kicking the can down the road’

The Medical Director of Sims IVF says removing surrogacy from the Child and Family Relationships Bill is a lost opportunity.

# legislation - Friday 29 August, 2014

Australia’s plain cigarette packaging has not given a boost to the illicit tobacco trade

Research also found that plain tobacco packs don’t hurt small retailers or flood the market with very cheap cigarettes,

# legislation - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Got fined in Ireland? Now it can be collected across the EU

New legislation means you can get hit for fines you receive in Ireland across the EU.

GSOC is getting new powers to investigate the Garda Commissioner

The new Bill extends the powers and remit of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.

# legislation - Sunday 20 July, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about Rory McIlroy, Gaza, and the fate of MH17 victims.

# legislation - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Medicinal marijuana drug means end to buying drugs on the street

Tom Curran, partner of Marie Fleming, has welcomed the news that Savitex will be available to patients in Ireland.

# legislation - Friday 11 July, 2014

The government doesn’t have a majority in the Seanad, but will pass a law to fix that today

Fine Gael hopes to fill the vacant Seanad seat when TDs and Senators return from their holidays in September.

# legislation - Monday 7 July, 2014

Was your local take-away closed over food safety concerns last month?

Nine closure orders were served last month – three involved take-aways.

# legislation - 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”.

# legislation - 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.

# legislation - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Government announces legislation to support Magdalene survivors

The Justice Minister also announced that lump sums totalling €12.8 million have been paid to survivors.

# legislation - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Lack of hate crime legislation creates “permission to hate” in Irish society

The warning comes as Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) launches a new report documenting 32 incidents of violence or discrimination.

# legislation - 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.

What events are most important for Ireland? Pat Rabbitte wants to know

A number of ‘Designated Events’ are made available on free-to-air television

# legislation - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Aaron McKenna: Can we have a ban on banning things, please?

Banning ice cream and caramel Frappuccinos will not solve our obesity problem – we need to get to the root of the what’s causing it.

# legislation - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Immigrant council demands rights for stateless to work and access social services

In Ireland campaigners want the government to introduce clear, transparent and accessible determination procedures to allow the swift identification of stateless persons.

# legislation - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

New workers’ rights legislation could lead to practices ‘outlawed’ in other countries

However, it has been welcomed by Ibec, who believe it will help Ireland to continue to attract foreign direct investment.

# legislation - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

A Fine Gael TD who voted against the party on abortion is back in the fold

Brian Walsh lost the party whip after he voted against the party on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill – but now he’s back in the party.

# legislation - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Draft climate change legislation to be unveiled today

The draft legislation will set out how Ireland is to meets its emissions targets.

# legislation - Friday 11 April, 2014

Over 8,000 people were imprisoned for non-payment of fines last year

And legislation that will cut that number was passed yesterday.

# legislation - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Dáil to hear another attempt to end compulsory retirement age

A Bill put forward by Labour TD Anne Ferris would see the current compulsory retirement age of 65 scrapped.

# legislation - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Scaremongering or safe? The two sides to banning e-cigarettes in restaurants

The e-cigs have already been banned from DART and train services.

# legislation - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Partner of Marie Fleming drafting new right-to-die legislation Exclusive

Tom Curran has asked a group of barristers to draft legislation on the issue, and says the initial work could be completed by the start of next month.

# legislation - 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.

# legislation - Sunday 2 March, 2014

Gun control review sparks calls for compensation schemes

A gun club association is also highlighting misinterpretation of handgun licensing legislation.

# legislation - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

New Court of Appeal “will be up and running by October”

The Justice Minister this evening received approval for drafting legislation allowing for the court’s establishment, and named the President Designate.

From Business ETC Google lobbies against proposed restrictions on Glass while driving Legislation

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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