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#Law

# law - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Minister to amend law to allow Garda Commissioner work past the age of 60

The change will will remove any disincentive to potential candidates for vacancies that might arise at the top of the Garda organisation.

# law - Monday 15 October, 2018

Rough sleeping banned in Hungary as new homelessness law comes into force

A constitutional amendment approved by the parliament in June banned “habitual residence in a public space”.

# law - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Cabinet approves proposed law around highlighting gender pay gap in companies

The regulations will apply to the public as well as the private sector subject to the employment thresholds.

# law - Saturday 23 June, 2018

From The42 Lacey the latest under fire as All Blacks scorch in for 7 tries against France Lawful

Lacey the latest under fire as All Blacks scorch in for 7 tries against France

The Irish referee was in the spotlight for the third Kiwi try of the day as he stuck by the letter of the law.

# law - Monday 11 June, 2018

UK companies could have to reveal pay gaps between employees and their bosses

Following public outcry UK firms will have to reveal boss-staff pay gaps under draft law for 2019

# law - Saturday 9 June, 2018

'Dog's dinner' judges Bill is going to be passed by summer, says Ross

When passed, the law will ensure there is a “fair system of how judges are appointed”, said Shane Ross.

# law - Thursday 7 June, 2018

'All eyes are on the UK government': Who'll be the first to make moves to change NI's abortion laws?

A Supreme Court decision made today has led to continued calls for a change to Northern Ireland’s abortion laws.

Human rights campaigners lose Supreme Court appeal over Northern Irish abortion laws

However, the judges said that when it comes to fatal foetal abnormality, NI abortion law is not compatible with human rights laws.

# law - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Whatever is happening to that 'dog's dinner' of a Bill?

Ministers signed off on 50 proposed amendments to the Judicial Appointments Bill today.

# law - Sunday 8 April, 2018

Would it work here? New law in Iceland means rape accused must prove they had explicit consent

The Department of Justice in Ireland is currently reviewing sexual assault legislation and has been urged to provide greater protection for victims.

# law - Monday 2 April, 2018

Justice minister says he plans to abolish court poor box payments

Charlie Flanagan says it is no longer fit for purpose.

# law - Saturday 24 February, 2018

'It has a big impact on loved ones': Probate delays leave families waiting months to resolve inheritance

TD Barry Cowen said this means families coping with funeral costs are left waiting for months before they can inherit the estate.

# law - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

No more lying: A new bill that makes it a crime for bankers to lie to Central Bank won't be opposed

The Sinn Féin Bill carries a possible penalty of five years in jail for the offence.

# law - Saturday 20 January, 2018

Drunk droning in the US state of New Jersey is now illegal

Infractions can be punishable by up to six months in prison and a $1,000 (€815) fine.

# law - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

As it happened: '70% of Irish women who have abortions in the UK are in relationships and nearly half are already mothers' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: '70% of Irish women who have abortions in the UK are in relationships and nearly half are already mothers'

Representatives from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and support group One Day More addressed the Eighth Amendment Committee today.

# law - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

As it happened: 'In an ideal world abortion would never be needed, but we can't wish it away' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: 'In an ideal world abortion would never be needed, but we can't wish it away'

Today’s hearing focused on mental health, and medical and international law.

# law - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Failure to pay holiday pay and the minimum wage: 83 businesses brought to court this year over employment breaches

The majority of the prosecutions above relate to businesses in the food and drink sector.

# law - Thursday 28 September, 2017

Anger in France after court rules that 11-year-old girl 'consented to sex'

The incident happened in an area north of Paris in April of this year.

# law - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Gardaí's right to strike ruled out in new report

Strike action by gardaí was averted last year when a €50 million pay deal was struck in the Labour Court.

# law - Saturday 23 September, 2017

'It's a complete disaster': Getting a divorce in Ireland could get a lot harder post-Brexit

Getting a divorce from a spouse in the UK is governed by EU law, which may not apply after Brexit.

# law - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Recession's toll on divorce rates ends as applications return to 2008 levels

Divorce applications from 2015 were the highest level of this century.

# law - Monday 31 July, 2017

Abusive husband allowed back into home after wife couldn't afford €130 legal aid fee

The woman’s case has been highlighted by Flac today as it calls for this fee to be waived for victims of domestic abuse.

# law - Saturday 29 July, 2017

'We need to protect jurors from attempts to influence them through social media'

Legislating for online and social media is possible and it is necessary, writes Josepha Madigan.

# law - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Two men, including one who has 25 wives and 146 children, convicted of polygamy

The men face up to five years in prison.

# law - Friday 21 July, 2017

No legal duty for laughing teens to rescue a drowning disabled man, says judge

“Never in my life would I have ever thought we would need a law to make this happen,” the local mayor said.

# law - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Long-awaited clamping regulations to begin next week

The regulations will be published next week, with the NTA taking over in October.

# law - Monday 15 May, 2017

Decriminalisation of people with intellectual disabilities having sex welcomed

Instead, the status of a ‘protected person’ will be created for people who can’t give consent.

# law - Sunday 9 April, 2017

'I couldn't believe they over-medicated my father to shut him up because he was singing'

During a debate on proposed new laws to protect the vulnerable, Senator Lynn Ruane opened up about her own experience.

# law - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Quickie divorce law aims to cut wait time from four years to two

If passed, a referendum will be called to change the Constitution.

# law - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Shane Ross to seek a free vote on new drink-driving law

A number of rural TDs, including some in the Independent Alliance, are unhappy with some aspects of the law.

# law - Saturday 28 January, 2017

Donald Trump made a big decision about abortion this week - here's what you need to know

Supporters of the move say it means US taxpayers’ money won’t go towards abortion – critics say it could lead to maternal deaths.

# law - Monday 16 January, 2017

'They can be in bed next to their partner, gambling away the rent'

It’s four years since new gambling legislation was put in train – and experts say it can’t come soon enough.

# law - Thursday 22 December, 2016

This is why people are talking about North Carolina's 'bathroom law'

Lawmakers in the state have failed to repeal the controversial law, despite Democrats and Republicans earlier reaching an agreement on it.

# law - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

From The42 World Rugby will take 'zero tolerance' approach to reckless high tackles in 2017 Get Low This post contains videos

World Rugby will take 'zero tolerance' approach to reckless high tackles in 2017

The governing body have upgraded the sanctions for tackles that make contact with the head.

# law - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Mother whose son was killed by drink driver brings about change in bail law

Drink drivers involved in fatal crashes will not be permitted to drive while they are awaiting trial.

# law - Friday 4 November, 2016

Ireland's oldest practising lawyer has died at the age of 100 RIP

Ireland's oldest practising lawyer has died at the age of 100

Maurice Gaffney, who was born in October 1916, died last night.

# law - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Coppinger blasts 'sell-out independents' after Government adopts unified stance on abortion bill

The bill is due to be debated in the Dáil tonight.

# law - Monday 24 October, 2016

Gay cake row: Bakery loses appeal, is found to have 'directly discriminated' against activist

The long-running dispute has made it to Belfast’s Court of Appeal.

# law - Thursday 6 October, 2016

Pakistan has passed legislation outlawing 'honour killings' once and for all

Hundreds of women die as a result of so-called “honour killings” in Pakistan each year.

# law - Monday 3 October, 2016

Romeo and Juliet laws could be introduced in Ireland

The law would prevent a sexual act that occurred between individuals who are just a couple of years apart in age being considered a criminal offence.

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