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# Bill

This year
Selling e-cigarettes to under 18s will carry a €4,000 fine and possibly six months in prison
The Government is not considering an outright ban on vaping right now.
Liz Truss contests £12,000 bill from UK Government over use of country retreat
Truss has been asked to pay about £12,000 for costs incurred while she spent time at the estate last summer.
New Bill aims to unlock 'treasure trove' of memorabilia held in old safe deposit boxes
Under the Bill, any items of historical interest that were unclaimed would be displayed in the National Museum of Ireland.
Last year
Oireachtas Health Committee seek age restrictions on e-cigarettes and ban on flavourings
The committee asked the Minister for Health to look at other countries where ages for vaping and smoking are 21.
Give 16-year-olds the vote? TDs are set to debate a motion calling for a referendum on the move
Thomas Pringle TD, who initiated the bill, says he would like to see the referendum held alongside the local and European elections in 2024.
Bill aiming to help adopted people access information about their life passes Oireacthas
It seeks to clear a way for adopted people to access information on their life.
'You could do it overnight': Referendum on letting TDs vote remotely described as 'unnecessary'
A bill seeking to amend the Constitution by allowing remote voting to take place is going before the Dáil today.
Bill seeking to remove 'child pornography' term from Irish legislation to be debated in Seanad
Senator Eileen Flynn’s private members’ bill would replace the term with “child sexual exploitation material”.
All time
Spanish court annuls Barcelona defender Pique's €2.1 million tax bill
The player’s partner, Colombian pop star Shakira, is also being investigated.
The Dying with Dignity Bill has been voted to committee stage
The vote was passed by 81 votes to 71 meaning the bill will now proceed to committee stage.
Dáil passes Sinn Féin bill proposing immediate rent freeze
The Rent Freeze (Fair Rent) Bill 2019 was brought forward by Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin.
Dáil suspended after argument breaks over ‘undemocratic’ money message veto
More than 50 opposition bills have been blocked, despite having majority support in the Dáil chamber.
Cabinet to consider Bill to help borrowers in mortgage arrears
The Bill aims to broaden the matters a judge needs to take into account when considering repossessions.
Two elected Ireland MEPs may have to wait until Brexit actually happens before taking up their seats
Brexit is also impacting on May’s European elections
Revenue hits international pharma company with €1.6 billion tax demand
The matter relates to the 2013 sale by Elan of the intellectual property the MS drug Tysabri.
New bill proposes ban on tattoos and intimate piercings for under 18s
The Bill has been brought forward by Fianna Fáil public health spokesperson Mary Butler TD.
'I've never been a boycott fan': Micheál Martin unlikely to support Eurovision boycott
Martin said his party is considering a Bill tabled in the Seanad that aims to prohibit Ireland from trading with any companies originating in an occupied territory.
UK officially passes (to hoots of approval) its EU withdrawal bill - making Brexit a certainty
Brexit day is now also enshrined in EU law as being 29 March 2019, at 11pm.
Trump orders end to separation of migrant children but says 'the border is going to be just as tough'
Trump’s about-face comes after more than 2,300 children were separated from their parents and adult relatives.
'A load of nonsense': Michael Healy-Rae clashes with Shane Ross over new rural bus service scheme
The local link bus scheme is going to run from 6pm to 11pm in a pilot project across 50 routes in 19 counties.
'A deceptive practice': Bill to ban LGBTQ conversion therapies passes second stage of Seanad
The Prohibition of Conversion Therapies Bill 2018 has passed through its second stage in the Seanad and has further stages to go through.
US Senate passes huge $1.3 trillion spending bill to avert another government shutdown
The bill will now go to the White House for Donald Trump’s signature.
US Congress passes spending bill to end government shutdown
The government shutdown did not last too long.
Irish ambassador to Israel summoned by Netanyahu over Seanad bill
The bill seeks to prohibit trade in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.
'Private renters need three months' notice and should know what previous tenants paid'
The maximum fine that landlords face for breaking the rules on notice periods should rise from €4,000 to €15,000, writes Róisín Shortall.
Legislation to officially recognise Irish Sign Language set to pass through Dáil today
The bill is expected to pass through all stages of the Dáil today.
Medicinal cannabis bill makes progress in the Dáil despite expected opposition
Campaigner Vera Twomey had earlier collapsed outside the gates of Leinster House.
'If a pilot had two or three glasses to drink I'd still get on the plane' - Danny Healy Rae on drink driving limits
A new bill sponsored by Minister for Transport Shane Ross would see mandatory bans implemented for all drink drivers.
'A great victory': Onshore fracking is just one step away from being completely banned in Ireland
The Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Prohibition of Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing) Bill 2016 will be signed into law by the president in the coming days.
Poll: Should the retirement age be abolished?
A new Sinn Féin bill aims to abolish the mandatory age.
Poll: Should pubs be allowed open on Good Friday?
A senator has tabled a bill to end the practice of having to close pubs on that day.
'Our rights were breached': Here's how Apple will fight the EU's €13bn Irish tax ruling
The tech giant has been ordered to hand over the huge sum for illegal state aid.
Government bill would end exemptions that allow child marriage
The bill needs to be approved by the Oireachtas before it’s enacted.
Irish Water issued a small business a bill of over €200,000 for 3 months
Although the utility cannot comment on individual accounts, they said that a huge amount could be because of outstanding debt.
Apartment owners could face 'up to €30 million' bill to bring complex up to regulations
Residents of Beacon South Quarter in Sandyford have been informed that they may be faced with a huge bill.
After nine-year wait, Ireland to strengthen rights of people with a disability
A bill has been approved by Government which will enable ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Britain wants to fine porn sites for letting under-18s visit
Critics say the approach could open a door to fraudsters.
Would you like to decide who lives here? You won't get a say on it just yet
The government have put down a counter motion to the Green Party’s bill for a directly-elected mayor for Dublin.
We'll Leave It There So: Dundalk duo make the cut, Heaslip nominated and the rest of today's sport
Plus, Ger Cunningham left some big names out of Dublin’s hurling squad for 2017.
Coppinger blasts 'sell-out independents' after Government adopts unified stance on abortion bill
The bill is due to be debated in the Dáil tonight.