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# law - Saturday 12 December, 2020

Does the constitution need to be changed to allow TDs to take maternity leave?
# Houses Of The OIreachtas
# Houses Of The OIreachtas

Does the constitution need to be changed to allow TDs to take maternity leave?

Dec 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,268 Views 25 Comments

The Taoiseach has said that constitutional change could be needed to provide for TD maternity leave, but constitutional experts say otherwise.

Column: 'Hands off' symphysiotomy judgement did not hold Ireland to any rigorous standard
# Mairead Enright
# Mairead Enright

Column: 'Hands off' symphysiotomy judgement did not hold Ireland to any rigorous standard

Dec 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 9,879 Views 2 Comments

“It also suggests that if we want survivors to be treated properly, we need to hold the state to the highest possible standards in the Oireachtas.”

# law - Monday 26 October, 2020

Dozens protest outside Áras an Uachtaráin over Mother and Baby Homes Bill
# Legislation
# Legislation

Dozens protest outside Áras an Uachtaráin over Mother and Baby Homes Bill

Oct 26th 2020, 6:53 PM 48,470 Views 94 Comments

President Michael D Higgins yesterday signed the Bill into law.

# law - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Opinion: The idea that the Constitution stops the Dáil from operating with video technology is a nonsense
# Dáil
# Dáil

Opinion: The idea that the Constitution stops the Dáil from operating with video technology is a nonsense

Sep 17th 2020, 7:00 AM 24,126 Views 25 Comments

Legal experts David Kenny and Conor Casy say there is ‘too much at stake’ to do nothing about hybrid or virtual sittings.

Gangland criminals targeted: New law seeks to impose life imprisonment for conspiracy to murder
# Gangland Crime
# Gangland Crime

Gangland criminals targeted: New law seeks to impose life imprisonment for conspiracy to murder

Sep 17th 2020, 12:01 AM 18,050 Views 19 Comments

The seriousness of the crime must be reflected in the sentence our judges can impose, says the justice minister.

# law - Sunday 5 July, 2020

50/22 kicks, 22/50 kicks, and goal line drop-outs: Australia's new law trials
# First Glimpse
From The42
# First Glimpse

50/22 kicks, 22/50 kicks, and goal line drop-outs: Australia's new law trials

Jul 5th 2020, 5:28 PM 11,721 Views 7 Comments

We saw the first few examples of Super Rugby AU’s law trials this weekend.

# law - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Senators to begin High Court action to clarify if Seanad can legislate
# Law
# Law

Senators to begin High Court action to clarify if Seanad can legislate

Jun 24th 2020, 9:28 AM 10,676 Views 0 Comments

Eleven seats in the Seanad are vacant as a new Taoiseach has not yet been elected.

# law - Friday 20 March, 2020

New law will empower minister to shut down pubs that refuse to close
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

New law will empower minister to shut down pubs that refuse to close

Mar 20th 2020, 6:16 PM 47,978 Views 71 Comments

TD Niall Collins says some pubs have remained open.

# law - Monday 16 March, 2020

What does the 50:22 kick look like and how could it change rugby?
# Law
From The42
# Law

What does the 50:22 kick look like and how could it change rugby?

Mar 16th 2020, 4:58 PM 28,659 Views 13 Comments

The law was trialled in Australia last year.

# law - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Legal limbo to end for Dublin's horse-drawn carriage drivers as new law to sort out licence debacle
# Unregulated
# Unregulated

Legal limbo to end for Dublin's horse-drawn carriage drivers as new law to sort out licence debacle

Dec 11th 2019, 6:10 AM 14,799 Views 10 Comments

Since 2018 Dublin City Council no longer issue carriage drivers licences, which drivers say could lead to unlicensed operators and concerns for animal welfare.

# law - Thursday 5 December, 2019

Lobbyists big winners as government revises bingo bill after protests
# Bingo
# Bingo

Lobbyists big winners as government revises bingo bill after protests

Dec 5th 2019, 11:19 AM 11,761 Views 18 Comments

It comes after a protest at the Dáil on Tuesday.

# law - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

'No threat to bingo halls or bingo nights' under new law, says Taoiseach
# Bingo
# Bingo

'No threat to bingo halls or bingo nights' under new law, says Taoiseach

Dec 4th 2019, 2:49 PM 11,872 Views 31 Comments

Around 50 bingo players were bussed to the Dáil yesterday to protest a bill that they say could see their winnings cut in half.

# law - Friday 29 November, 2019

Meet the frontman, turned lawyer, turned entrepreneur disrupting the legal business
# Interview
# Interview

Meet the frontman, turned lawyer, turned entrepreneur disrupting the legal business

Nov 29th 2019, 10:59 AM 9,074 Views 2 Comments

Dan Fox swapped the stage for the law library, now he is transforming the legal trade with Johnson Hana.

Record number of solicitors from England and Wales registered in Ireland this year
# Lawful
# Lawful

Record number of solicitors from England and Wales registered in Ireland this year

Nov 29th 2019, 9:15 AM 14,970 Views 22 Comments

It represents a more than 150% increase on the previous year.

# law - Monday 15 July, 2019

Best offers input as World Rugby outlaws dangerous 'axial loading' in scrums
# Player Welfare
From The42
# Player Welfare

Best offers input as World Rugby outlaws dangerous 'axial loading' in scrums

Jul 15th 2019, 2:54 PM 16,749 Views 4 Comments

The governing body has announced an amendment to its law book.

# law - Monday 8 July, 2019

Reform of Ireland's mental health laws delayed as heads of bill not expected until the end of the year
# MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2001
# MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2001

Reform of Ireland's mental health laws delayed as heads of bill not expected until the end of the year

Jul 8th 2019, 6:30 AM 8,273 Views 2 Comments

It’s been four years since an expert group tasked with reviewing the Mental Health Act 2001 recommended 165 changes to the law.

# law - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Italy is making parents prove their children are vaccinated before they can go to creche
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Italy is making parents prove their children are vaccinated before they can go to creche

Mar 12th 2019, 10:45 PM 12,953 Views 60 Comments

The law made it compulsory for children in pre-school education to be vaccinated against 10 diseases.

# law - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Opinion: Had Denis O'Brien's suit succeeded, our democratic system could have been undermined
# Law
# Law

Opinion: Had Denis O'Brien's suit succeeded, our democratic system could have been undermined

Mar 5th 2019, 6:00 PM 15,495 Views 1 Comment

Free speech and open debate in parliament is essential to our democratic system and would be inhibited if TDs were constantly under threat of lawsuits, writes David Kenny.

# law - Monday 4 March, 2019

What are the new 'casual employment' laws that came into force today?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What are the new 'casual employment' laws that came into force today?

Mar 4th 2019, 9:52 PM 53,694 Views 37 Comments

Zero-hour contracts are banned in most circumstances from today.

Opinion: Long-awaited surrogacy laws still won't recognise many parents
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Long-awaited surrogacy laws still won't recognise many parents

Mar 4th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,725 Views 15 Comments

Surrogacy still isn’t regulated in Ireland. New rules are on the way but they won’t solve the problem of recognition for couples who previously entered surrogacy arrangements abroad, writes Brian Tobin.

# law - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Ruth Bader Ginsburg helped change America - but her fight for gender equality hasn't been won
# Notorious Rbg
# Notorious Rbg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg helped change America - but her fight for gender equality hasn't been won

Feb 17th 2019, 9:45 AM 15,747 Views 43 Comments

A new biopic about the Supreme Court Justice looks at her early years as a Harvard student and fledgling lawyer.

# law - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Hawaii is considering a law to ban cigarettes being sold to anyone under 100
# Age Limit
# Age Limit

Hawaii is considering a law to ban cigarettes being sold to anyone under 100

Feb 5th 2019, 7:17 AM 27,635 Views 44 Comments

The proposed law would effectively amount to a cigarette ban by 2024.

# law - Monday 21 January, 2019

Opinion: The PSC could become the most expensive administrative error in the history of the State
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The PSC could become the most expensive administrative error in the history of the State

Jan 21st 2019, 7:00 AM 32,439 Views 41 Comments

Three million Irish citizens could be entitled to compensation if the project is found to be unlawful, writes Simon McGarr.

# law - Sunday 13 January, 2019

Drivers who put cyclists at risk to be targeted, but it won't be mandatory to wear high-vis while on your bike
# On Yer Bike
# On Yer Bike

Drivers who put cyclists at risk to be targeted, but it won't be mandatory to wear high-vis while on your bike

Jan 13th 2019, 7:00 AM 25,983 Views 239 Comments

Government plans to build on existing rules that govern cycling and driving rules.

# law - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Coercive control and psychological abuse now an offence under new law
# Domestic Violence Act
# Domestic Violence Act

Coercive control and psychological abuse now an offence under new law

Jan 2nd 2019, 7:34 AM 32,006 Views 54 Comments

Marriage for people who are under 18 has also been repealed under the new legislation.

# law - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Opinion: Should judges hand down concurrent sentences in rape cases?
# Criminal Law
# Criminal Law

Opinion: Should judges hand down concurrent sentences in rape cases?

Dec 27th 2018, 8:00 AM 18,004 Views 41 Comments

‘It is essential, for victims of crime and for society in general, that coherent sentencing policy is developed’, writes Ivana Bacik.

# law - Friday 26 October, 2018

Should children born in Ireland to foreign parents be deported?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Should children born in Ireland to foreign parents be deported?

Oct 26th 2018, 7:00 AM 42,246 Views 94 Comments

Barrister Anthony Moore writes about whether deportation law reform is throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

# law - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

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

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

Oct 16th 2018, 6:20 AM 23,757 Views 11 Comments

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
# Banned
# Banned

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

Oct 15th 2018, 1:56 PM 47,717 Views 81 Comments

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
# Equality
# Equality

Cabinet approves proposed law around highlighting gender pay gap in companies

Jun 26th 2018, 10:25 PM 9,325 Views 75 Comments

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

# law - Saturday 23 June, 2018

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

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

Jun 23rd 2018, 10:36 AM 19,737 Views 20 Comments

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
# Legislation
# Legislation

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

Jun 11th 2018, 1:07 PM 7,768 Views 10 Comments

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
# Law And Order
# Law And Order

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

Jun 9th 2018, 7:00 AM 12,520 Views 8 Comments

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?
# Will To Change
# Will To Change

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

Jun 7th 2018, 7:00 PM 9,173 Views 26 Comments

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
# Court
# Court

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

Jun 7th 2018, 10:03 AM 12,928 Views 43 Comments

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?
# Law And Order
# Law And Order

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

Apr 17th 2018, 7:12 PM 12,985 Views 7 Comments

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
# Burden Of Proof
# Burden Of Proof

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

Apr 8th 2018, 12:05 AM 100,995 Views 0 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

Justice minister says he plans to abolish court poor box payments

Apr 2nd 2018, 4:25 PM 22,200 Views 43 Comments

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
# Inheritance
# Inheritance

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

Feb 24th 2018, 3:41 PM 32,653 Views 33 Comments

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
# Accountability
# Accountability

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

Feb 13th 2018, 7:56 PM 9,145 Views 28 Comments

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

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