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#laws

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Some really old laws are finally going to be repealed...

It’s one of almost 6,000 pre-independence regulations and orders that are to be repealed by the Government.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

# laws - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Confirmed: It's going to be illegal to purchase the services of a sex worker

The age of consent is also to remain at 17.

A Galway man is introducing Barack Obama in Chicago tonight

Obama is being introduced at a rally in Chicago by Galway man and restaurateur Billy Lawless.

# laws - Friday 14 November, 2014

First person jailed for WhatsApp 'revenge porn' in the UK

The man changed his Whatsapp profile image with an explicit photo of his ex.

# laws - Friday 7 November, 2014

Leo Varadkar promises legislation on surrogacy and egg and sperm donation

The family in this case has said it is “very disappointed but every hopeful”.

# laws - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Poll: Should people who share nude or sexual content of their exes online be jailed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should people who share nude or sexual content of their exes online be jailed?

England, Wales and Scotland all have plans underway to deal with the issue.

# laws - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Nepal plans new safety rules after country's worst trekking disaster leaves 43 dead

518 stranded trekkers were flown off the Himalayan mountains.

# laws - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

From The42 Analysis: Should BJ Botha have been yellow carded against Leinster? You're The Ref

Analysis: Should BJ Botha have been yellow carded against Leinster?

Munster head coach Anthony Foley insists the prop was playing within the laws of the game.

# laws - Friday 29 August, 2014

From The42 Could law changes help the IRB to make rugby a more entertaining spectacle? Rule Book

Could law changes help the IRB to make rugby a more entertaining spectacle?

Eoghan Hickey proposes two minor alterations to speed up the game and provide more tries.

# laws - Monday 30 June, 2014

Legislation being updated to help end 'epidemic levels' of domestic violence

Speaking in the Dáil last week, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said that certain laws need to be updated before Ireland can ratify the EU Convention on domestic violence.

# laws - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Google lobbies against proposed restrictions on Glass while driving

The company is lobbying legislators in at least three US states in a bid to stop proposed restrictions on Glass while driving.

# laws - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Gardaí will soon be able to test ‘unconscious drivers’ for drugs and drink

That’s under new road safety laws which were enacted today in the Seanad.

Tánaiste: Anti-gay laws will "affect our valued relationship" with Uganda

Meanwhile, Uganda’s government has defended its decision to push through the controversial laws.

# laws - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Irish Water, Dublin Bus and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# laws - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Pan-European study on evictions to report on measures to counter homelessness

A NUI Galway researcher is to lead the €1 million study on evictions in 28 EU member States.

# laws - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

School admissions, Eirgrid and everything else happening in Leinster House

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# laws - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Poll: Do you think prenuptial agreements should be legal in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think prenuptial agreements should be legal in Ireland?

The Department of Justice will be considering the legal position of prenuptial agreements as part of legal reforms.

# laws - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Ireland 'should consider laws that would jail cyber bullies'

A Fine Gael TD has suggested Ireland adopt proposed New Zealand laws, which would make it an offence to incite someone to take their own life.

# laws - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Details on minimum pricing of alcohol to be published today

Cheap alcohol has been targeted under the new pricing rules.

# laws - Friday 18 October, 2013

Laws against sex buyers need to be introduced now, says Immigrant Council

340 people are living in slavery in Ireland which is why action is needed now says ICI.

# laws - Friday 11 October, 2013

Judge orders end to smoking ban in New York state parks

The ban had been put in place last February, but a judge has ordered it to come to an end.

# laws - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Poll: Do you think the law should be changed to allow for assisted suicide? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the law should be changed to allow for assisted suicide?

A man in Canada recorded a video eight days before he died asking for the laws on assisted suicide to be changed – what’s your view?

# laws - Friday 23 August, 2013

Doctor angered at ‘outrageous breach of patient confidentiality’ at Holles Street

The Irish Times reports this morning that a termination of a twin pregnancy was carried out on a patient at risk of sepsis – the first to be performed under new legislation.

# laws - Sunday 28 July, 2013

Column: Why it's time to get rid of Ireland's blasphemy laws

Blasphemy laws have a chilling effect on freedom of expression and have no place in a modern democracy like Ireland, writes Michael Nugent.

# laws - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Column: Striking the balance between freedom of speech and the right to a fair trial

Public interest, freedom of speech and the right to a fair trial: all these factors form a carefully-balanced relationship between the media and criminal justice system. But just how clear-cut is the law? asks Fergal Crehan.

# laws - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Plan to shut down mobile phones in G8 terror event signed into law G8

Plan to shut down mobile phones in G8 terror event signed into law

Áras an Úachtaráin says the President has signed the Criminal Justice Bill, which allows networks to be shut down in emergencies.

Column: Ending the death penalty – a view from Texas

Former inmates are among those gathering to fight capital punishment at a world congress event that begins today, but Kirstin Houle from Texas says theirs is a daily struggle they know they will win.

# laws - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

President Higgins asked to sign 'mobile phone shutdown' laws early G8

President Higgins asked to sign 'mobile phone shutdown' laws early

The Government wants the new Criminal Justice Bill to be on the statute books before next week’s G8 summit.

# laws - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

6 interesting moments from the final day of the Oireachtas abortion hearings

The final day of the three-day hearing saw legal experts teasing out some of the most intricate detail in the draft legislation.

# laws - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

Column: Changing the law on abortion is dangerous and unjust

There is no evidence to show that abortion treats suicide ideation – this means that any legislation based on the grounds of suicidal ideation is irredeemably damaged, writes Cora Sherlock.

As it happened: Final day of the Oireachtas hearings on planned abortion laws

TheJournal.ie team brought you live updates from day three of the hearings, including testimony from legal experts.

8 interesting moments from Day 2 of the Oireachtas abortion hearings

Day 2 of the Oireachtas hearings on abortion saw psychiatrists and medical professionals give their expert opinions on the new law.

# laws - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

The White House says it's trying to help journalists, not hinder them

The White House has denied any prior knowledge about Association Press phone records being seized.

Mobile phone networks could be shut off during G8 due to terror threats

If amendments to legislation are approved, Minister Shatter said that mobile phone companies will be able to shut down networks in areas during the G8.

Column: We have a president with an opinion, what's the big deal?

Michael D Higgins won the Irish presidential elections based on his vision of a ‘radically inclusive Republic’. So how could anyone be surprised about him elaborating on that vision, asks Maura Adshead.

# laws - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Taoiseach has 'no intention of playing party politics' over abortion issue

Enda Kenny responds to calls for a Constitutional referendum on abortion during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil today.