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#Emergency Legislation

# emergency-legislation - Monday 30 March, 2020

Opinion: Emergency Covid-19 legislation harks back to the Civil War, ‘the Emergency’ and the Troubles

Conor Casey of Trinity College says a challenge to the new legislation would be unlikely to succeed.

# emergency-legislation - Friday 27 March, 2020

'Many people will now get paid': Emergency Covid-19 legislation signed into law by President Higgins

The Bill will now be signed into law by President Michael D Higgins.

# emergency-legislation - Thursday 26 March, 2020

Emergency Covid-19 legislation passed by reduced number of TDs in Dáil

In a marathon Dáil debate, politicians are having their say on emergency legislation.

Taoiseach indicates childcare and sick pay reforms may not be rolled back on entirely after the crisis

The Dail is debating emergency legislation today.

# emergency-legislation - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Emergency Covid-19 legislation passes all stages in the Dáil

The government included a sunset clause for the legislation to be review in November after concerns were raised by TDs.

# emergency-legislation - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Mental health patients to be re-examined due to emergency legislation to address 'unconstitutional' law

A total of 124 patients who have been involuntarily detained will have to be ex-examined by their consultant psychiatrists.

# emergency-legislation - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Minister to draft emergency legislation after court finds part of mental health law is unconstitutional

Under the current law, patients can be detained under renewal orders for periods not exceeding six and 12 months.

# emergency-legislation - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Dáil can act "very quickly" to fix Section 99 problems, minister insists

It follows a High Court ruling yesterday concerning the law governing suspended sentences.

# emergency-legislation - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

# emergency-legislation - Thursday 10 July, 2014

UK rushes emergency laws on phone and data surveillance

It will ensure that security services can continue accessing internet and mobile phone data.

# emergency-legislation - Thursday 7 February, 2013

TDs vote to liquidate IBRC in dramatic late-night Dáil sitting

TDs voted by 113 votes to 35 to wind down the former Anglo, laying off its employees with immediate effect.

LIVE: Seanad debates legislation to liquidate IBRC Prom Night This post contains videos

LIVE: Seanad debates legislation to liquidate IBRC

Watch live from the Seanad Chamber as members deliberate on whether to immediately wind down the former Anglo.

Here’s how every TD voted on the Bill to liquidate IBRC

Here’s the total voting chart for how the Dáil divided on its final decision to liquidate the former Anglo Irish Bank.

As it happened: Dáil approves Bill to liquidate IBRC

Catch up with text commentary from the Dáil as TDs voted to wind up the former Anglo.

# emergency-legislation - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Poll: Do you support swapping the promissory note for long-term bonds? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support swapping the promissory note for long-term bonds?

The government wants to issue long-term bonds to get rid of the IBRC promissory notes. What do you think?

President Higgins returning to Ireland to consider IBRC legislation

Michael D Higgins has interrupted a trip to Italy to make himself available if the Oireachtas passes an IBRC bill tonight.

Here’s the schedule for the Dáil’s late-night IBRC sitting

It’ll be a late one in the Dail.

Chief Whip says leaking of elements of IBRC plan is ‘unfortunate’

Paul Kehoe: “The Minister for Finance has taken action to secure the stability of IBRC in the face of these leaks.”

Dáil to sit at 10:30pm to debate emergency legislation on liquidating IBRC Promissory Note

Dáil to sit at 10:30pm to debate emergency legislation on liquidating IBRC

TDs will reconvene after 10pm tonight to discuss plans to transfer IBRC’s assets to NAMA – as part of a deal to replace the promissory notes with long-term Government bonds.

# emergency-legislation - Saturday 9 July, 2011

President signs emergency laws to tackle shortage of junior doctors

President McAleese signed the Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Act, passing it into law, late last night.

# emergency-legislation - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

Opposition TDs condemn last-minute Medical Practitioners bill

The first Bill being rushed through the Oireachtas this term was signalled last week, but only published today.