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Legislation

Legislation

This can refer to the process of making and enacting laws or to the laws themselves.

# legislation - Today’s News

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# legislation - Yesterday’s News

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.

# legislation - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

These stories of domestic abuse are prompting calls for a change in law

Women’s Aid and several other organisations will come before an Oireachtas committee to discuss potential changes.

# legislation - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Pic: Just one of the people caught by gardaí during mobile phone crackdown

The gardaí handed out more than 100 fixed penalty notices at checkpoints today.

Government begin bid to allow same-sex couples to adopt

The consultation process on the Child and Family Relationships Bill will now begin in the Oireachtas.

# legislation - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

New stem cell discovery made – but Ireland “far behind” with legislation

Japanese researchers find a new way of generating stem cells, but experts in Ireland are calling for developments here.

# legislation - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Shatter: ‘Legal clarity for surrogate and LGBT parents by year end’

The Minister for Justice aims to legislate for children born through surrogacy and donor material from a third party to be recognised as the child of the both members of the couple.

From Business ETC EU Justice Chief calls for tougher sanctions for companies that break data protection laws Legislation

EU Justice Chief calls for tougher sanctions for companies that break data protection laws

The new legislation would see companies being fined 2 per cent of their global annual turnover for breaching data protection legislation.

# legislation - Friday 17 January, 2014

Charity regulator to be appointed in the second half of this year, says Reilly

Minister James Reilly said while he thought taking the CRC under state control was ‘premature’ he was not ruling it out.

# legislation - Friday 20 December, 2013

Uganda passes tough new bill against homosexuality

The anti-gay bill allows for life imprisonment for certain homosexual acts.

# legislation - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Poll: Should planned legislation on sunbeds be stricter? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should planned legislation on sunbeds be stricter?

Legislation to ban the use of sunbeds by under 18s and regulate the industry has been approved but the Irish Cancer Society says this is not enough. Do you agree?

# legislation - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Dublin Docklands, Irish Water, and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# legislation - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

School admissions, Eirgrid and everything else happening in Leinster House

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# legislation - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Irish Water will not cut off supply to homes over unpaid charges

Where a customer fails to pay water charges, Irish Water will have to go to court to enforce payment.

# legislation - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Teen girls’ rapist and killer freed under rights ruling

European Court of Human Rights ordered immediate release of Miguel Ricart under an October ruling that has several violent convicts demanding their freedom.

# legislation - Thursday 28 November, 2013

More than €12 million spent training Irish language graduates to translate EU legislation

To prepare for the end to derogation of the Irish language, more Irish speakers will be needed to translate EU documents.

# legislation - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Equality activists create LGBT-friendly IKEA catalogue after Russian controversy Iqea

Equality activists create LGBT-friendly IKEA catalogue after Russian controversy

An LGBT article was recently removed from the Russian version of the IKEA magazine.

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