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Dublin: 9 °C Wednesday 25 November, 2015


# legislation - Today’s News

This is the law that Labour wants to replace the 8th Amendment

The legislation would allow for terminations on four grounds.

# legislation - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

From Business ETC So-called ‘If and When’ contracts mean a lot of us don’t know when we’re working If And When

So-called ‘If and When’ contracts mean a lot of us don’t know when we’re working

A major new report has found that Irish employees are still not being guaranteed their hours.

# legislation - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

From Business ETC The EU voted on rules that will shape the internet here, but how will it affect you? Net Neutrality

The EU voted on rules that will shape the internet here, but how will it affect you?

The new legislation surrounding net neutrality has left many concerned, but there is still hope.

# legislation - Friday 21 August, 2015

Should bloggers have to say when they’re being paid to advertise? Damn right they should

It’s happened in the UK. When’s it going to happen here asks Becky Johnston.

# legislation - Monday 27 July, 2015

This is what is being done to allow Ireland to build more houses

A review into An Bord Pleanála’s is taking place and should be finished by the end of the year.

# legislation - Thursday 23 July, 2015

Garda commissioner rejects claims journalists’ phones are being tapped

Noirín O’Sullivan was talking about the relationship between the gardaí and the media.

# legislation - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

The headshop ban pretty much worked, people stopped abusing headshop drugs

A new Trinity study shows that treatment for ‘legal highs’ dropped to virtually nil

# legislation - Monday 22 June, 2015

The UN wants Ireland to vote on abortion and reconsider austerity

The committee described Ireland’s laws on abortion as “highly restrictive”.

# legislation - Sunday 17 May, 2015

Surrogacy in Ireland: Where do we stand?

The referendum on marriage equality is only a few days away. However, other issues have been entering the debate.

# legislation - Monday 30 March, 2015

This TD is trying to move Ireland into a different timezone

It would bring us in line with a number of our European neighbours.

# legislation - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Big Tobacco is threatening James Reilly but plain packs ‘will be in shops by May 2017’

Minister James Reilly said he “must drive forward” the legislation.

# legislation - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Speeding tourists won’t be able to escape penalties under new law

The European Parliament has passed legislation to allow police forces in different Member States to share data.

# legislation - Friday 6 February, 2015

Doctors would have to admit mistakes under new law

This comes after comments made by Minister Leo Varadkar to the Oireachtas Health Committee.

# legislation - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

“Please don’t force a woman to grow a baby that is going to die”

The government will vote against a bill from TD Clare Daly on termination for medical reasons.

# legislation - Monday 29 December, 2014

Fitzgerald: ‘We’ve no plans for a knife amnesty, gardaí are doing enough’

The move had been called for to address the rise in serious incidents of knife crime.

# legislation - 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.

# 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.

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