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March 2024
Hate Speech law: 'As legislators, it is our responsibility to draw the line on hate'
Malcolm Byrne
All time
New laws on hate speech includes provision to protect freedom of expression, says minister
World Rugby says recent hurdling try should have been a penalty
How teams are creatively using the 50:22 kicking law in rugby
'I was as guilty as anyone - we need to refocus and actually referee what's in law'
World Rugby will globally trial the 50:22 kick and new breakdown laws
Players need to pull their socks up to avoid seeing red, insists Nigel Owens
Ban on naming child murder victims ‘absurd’, Dáil hears
What should we expect with the renewed focus on the breakdown laws?
Rugby actually enforcing the current breakdown laws is long overdue
World Rugby aims to stamp out side entry and players off feet at breakdown
Latest horror injury at the breakdown a timely reminder for World Rugby
World Rugby forms working group to examine the state of the breakdown
Poll: Should it be illegal for under-18s to get a tattoo or body piercing?
World Rugby approves law trial to reduce tackle height to the waist
Goal-line drop-outs and 50:22 law to be trialled in Australia's NRC
New 50:22 kicking rule among World Rugby's latest law proposals
Decision on E-scooter regulations due shortly, as minister says electric scooter users should have a driving licence
Cian Healy's law knowledge nearly delivers clever try against France
938 drivers arrested on suspicion of driving under influence of drink or drugs since start of December
Over 8,750 drivers were arrested last year on suspicion of driving under the influence of drink or drugs
Gardaí advised 'not to pursue' quad bikes due to safety concerns
Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead
Cost of rolling out abortion services in Ireland will be 'significant', says Harris
99 people had gender recognition certs granted last year
Children's rights groups angry at Dáil vote setting digital age of consent at 16 (they wanted it to be 13)
'Rent Pressure Zones are not working': What can be done to stop rising rents?
World Rugby approves trial of nine-point converted tries in Australia
'The de facto detained are still there': Voluntary patients still held without review due to delays in law reform
Buying sex has been illegal in Ireland for one year but 'very little' has changed
'A historic day': Ireland on a path to being the 4th country in the world to ban fossil fuel exploration
Online shopping is going to become a lot cheaper thanks to a new EU law
Leo Varadkar says he will campaign to liberalise Ireland's abortion laws
'I've had my rent put up twice in seven days - then I was told to leave over bin bags'
Costs for local shops and the Guinness Christmas ad... just two stumbling blocks facing alcohol bill
Applying for a passport or driving licence? You'll soon need a Public Services Card to do so
Cannabis set to be legal in Canada by July 2018
World Rugby is running further trials around the 'tackle-only' tactic in 2017
A US judge has ruled you have a right to know all these actors' ages
Britain wants to fine porn sites for letting under-18s visit