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# laws - Monday 11 March, 2019

From The42 Cian Healy's law knowledge nearly delivers clever try against France Ruck Over

Cian Healy's law knowledge nearly delivers clever try against France

The Ireland loosehead prop realised the ruck had ended on the French goal line.

# laws - Friday 4 January, 2019

938 drivers arrested on suspicion of driving under influence of drink or drugs since start of December

Gardaí said that one in 10 of these arrests were people driving “the morning after”.

# laws - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

Over 8,750 drivers were arrested last year on suspicion of driving under the influence of drink or drugs

Figures on roads policing detections were released today by gardaí.

# laws - Friday 9 November, 2018

Gardaí advised 'not to pursue' quad bikes due to safety concerns

Children as young as eight have been spotted driving the vehicles.

# laws - Saturday 29 September, 2018

Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead

Renting, judge’s appointments, microbeads and noise at the airport – just some of the issues the government plan to tackle.

# laws - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Cost of rolling out abortion services in Ireland will be 'significant', says Harris

The abortion legislation will be introduced in the Dáil next week

# laws - Thursday 5 July, 2018

99 people had gender recognition certs granted last year

The certificates allow a person to be legally recognised by the State under the gender they identify.

# laws - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Children's rights groups angry at Dáil vote setting digital age of consent at 16 (they wanted it to be 13)

The government had put forward a proposal to set the digital age of consent at 13.

# laws - Sunday 6 May, 2018

'Rent Pressure Zones are not working': What can be done to stop rising rents?

In Dublin, average rent rose by 12.4% year-on-year, and now sits at €1,875.

# laws - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

From The42 World Rugby approves trial of nine-point converted tries in Australia Positive Play

World Rugby approves trial of nine-point converted tries in Australia

The Western Force are looking to bring a little more excitement to the game this year.

# laws - Sunday 15 April, 2018

'The de facto detained are still there': Voluntary patients still held without review due to delays in law reform

Three years ago the government committed to overhauling Ireland’s mental health laws – we’re still waiting.

# laws - Friday 23 February, 2018

Buying sex has been illegal in Ireland for one year but 'very little' has changed

Supporters and detractors of the new law have spoken of their frustration over the new bill.

# laws - Thursday 8 February, 2018

'A historic day': Ireland on a path to being the 4th country in the world to ban fossil fuel exploration

Costa Rica, Belize and France have already implemented similar measures to end oil activity in their waters.

# laws - Monday 5 February, 2018

Online shopping is going to become a lot cheaper thanks to a new EU law

You will no longer be redirected to a company’s Irish or UK store.

# laws - Saturday 27 January, 2018

Leo Varadkar says he will campaign to liberalise Ireland's abortion laws

Speaking to BBC Radio 4, Varadkar said he was in favour of changing Ireland’s abortion laws.

# laws - Friday 26 January, 2018

'I've had my rent put up twice in seven days - then I was told to leave over bin bags'

Homeowners can earn up to €14,000 a year tax free by renting out a room in their home.

# laws - Saturday 23 September, 2017

Costs for local shops and the Guinness Christmas ad... just two stumbling blocks facing alcohol bill

The bill seeks to restrict the sale and advertising of alcohol across the country.

# laws - Monday 22 May, 2017

Applying for a passport or driving licence? You'll soon need a Public Services Card to do so

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform confirmed that the card will be needed to apply for a passport from autumn of this year.

# laws - Thursday 13 April, 2017

Cannabis set to be legal in Canada by July 2018

This would make the country only the second to do so, after Uruguay.

# laws - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

From The42 World Rugby is running further trials around the 'tackle-only' tactic in 2017 The Fox

World Rugby is running further trials around the 'tackle-only' tactic in 2017

The defensive ploy has been under review in recent years.

# laws - Thursday 23 February, 2017

A US judge has ruled you have a right to know all these actors' ages

The Screen Actors Guild thinks publishing actor’s ages leads to discrimination.

# laws - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Britain wants to fine porn sites for letting under-18s visit

Critics say the approach could open a door to fraudsters.

# laws - Friday 25 November, 2016

Regulations to crack down on Dublin rickshaw drivers could be on the way soon

Transport Minister Shane Ross said discussions have recently taken place between Dublin City Council and the National Transport Authority.

# laws - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Uganda blames British colonialism for its anti-gay sex laws

It told the UN this week that it doesn’t tolerate such discrimination.

# laws - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Indonesia parliament passes chemical castration laws for convicted paedophiles

The controversial laws were the subject of fierce debate, with two opposition parties voting against the measures.

# laws - Thursday 7 July, 2016

Germany brings in "no means no" rape law after assaults in Cologne

The assaults took place on New Year’s Eve of last year.

# laws - Monday 18 January, 2016

The yawn-inducing name of this EU-US trade deal is what makes it so dangerous

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership covers a wide range of policy areas that will impact on your life, writes David Lundy

# laws - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Government plans to clear up confusion surrounding physical therapists and physiotherapists

New laws are to be introduced to ensure the titles are protected and registered.

# laws - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

'The Irish people blazed a trail': Final step taken to allow same-sex marriage in Ireland

The Department of Justice confirmed that from next Monday, couples can register their intention to marry with marriage registrars.

# laws - Sunday 27 September, 2015

Poll: Do you want the 8th Amendment to be repealed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you want the 8th Amendment to be repealed?

The issue is really back on the agenda.

# laws - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

S*@#! Waterford has banned swearing in its public parks

But how careful do you have to be?

From The Daily Edge Waterford has banned swearing... so how careful do you have to be? Shite

# laws - Monday 15 June, 2015

From The42 World Rugby are clamping down on the laws ahead of RWC2015 Straight Feed

World Rugby are clamping down on the laws ahead of RWC2015

Joe Schmidt’s Ireland will have been interested observers of this set of clarifications.

# laws - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

International eyes are going to be on Irish abortion laws today

Amnesty International is launching its ‘She is Not a Criminal’ report at 11am this morning.

# laws - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

From The Daily Edge This off licence sign will make you appreciate Ireland's drinking laws Going To The Offy

This off licence sign will make you appreciate Ireland's drinking laws

The 10pm dash to the off licence never seemed more appealing.

# laws - Thursday 12 March, 2015

Some really old laws are finally going to be repealed...

It’s one of almost 6,000 pre-independence regulations and orders that are to be repealed by the Government.

# laws - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Bad news if you love mussels: 10,000 tonnes of top quality Irish shellfish is unfit to eat

Algal blooms which should have disappeared by now have made some shellfish unsafe to consume.

# laws - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

The Data Protection Commissioner is "improving its reach"

There are concerns that our laws are not keeping up with the pace of technology.

# laws - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Spain wants to fine people who protest and 'breach the peace' outside parliament

€600 fine for insulting a police officer, €30,000 for burning the national flag. These are the proposed new fines that could be introduced under new laws.

# laws - Monday 15 December, 2014

Calls for pre-trial hearings on disclosure of sensitive material in sex offence cases

The Law Reform Commission says difficulties have emerged in specific cases.

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