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# laws - Saturday 13 April, 2013

LGBT rights group to hold 'kiss-in' for equality

LGBT Noise has also expressed concern over a recent homophobic attack on a well-known Dublin nightclub promoter.

# laws - Thursday 11 April, 2013

New regulations will see private clamper fees capped

The National Transport Authority will now be in charge of regulating the clamping industry in Ireland.

# laws - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

'Right-to-die' appeal to be heard by Supreme Court today

Marie Fleming, who has multiple sclerosis, wants to overturn the laws which make it a criminal offence to help someone take their own life.

# laws - Thursday 27 December, 2012

No concerns for Samaritans confidentiality under Children First bill

The organisation said that it is working with the Department of Children and relevant authorities to ensure its processes and procedures meet the proposed Children First legislation.

# laws - Monday 24 December, 2012

Thousands sign petition to have Piers Morgan deported from US

The petition calls on the CNN host to be deported over his gun control views.

# laws - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Forced labour 'alive and well in Ireland'

Senator Jillian Van Turnhout is calling on the Government to legislate against forced labour, saying that 160 cases have been documented in Ireland since 2006.

# laws - Monday 3 December, 2012

Column: The moment I met the woman having my baby

Caroline and Niall O’Flaherty had a daughter by a surrogate mother in India. Here, Caroline recalls the moment they met her.

# laws - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Irish man jailed for alleged Dubai taxi romp

The man and a British woman were accused of removing clothing and fondling each other in the cab.

# laws - Sunday 18 November, 2012

Column: The ‘Kill The Gays’ law is shocking – but we mustn’t act rashly

Imposing Western will too forcefully will only put more lives in danger, writes GCN editor Brian Finnegan.

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Poll: Do you support assisted suicide?

A case currently being heard before the High Court is asking whether Irish people have the constitutional right to an assisted suicide. What do you think?

# laws - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Turkish jets force Syrian plane to land over suspicious cargo

Turkey says that the plane’s cargo “did not comply with rules of civil aviation” as tensions between the two countries escalate.

# laws - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Changes to prostitution law in Scotland 'could see brothel keepers focus on Ireland'

The Scottish parliament is debating a plan to fast-track new laws which would make it illegal to pay for sex – but that could lead to them moving their activities here, the Immigrant Council of Ireland has warned.

# laws - Sunday 3 June, 2012

Column: Intervening in prostitution is not acting the nanny

Advocating the selling of sex is not just a bad idea, writes Lisa McInerney, but also a very blinkered one.

# laws - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Column: The social welfare bill - 'I wonder what this button does?'

Independent TD Stephen Donnelly laments “a series of policy mistakes” embedded into our legislation tonight as the Social Welfare Bill is signed into law.

# laws - Friday 6 January, 2012

The 9 at 9: Friday

Today’s 9 at 9: Gardaí confirm new sighting of Monica Riordan on day she went missing; bed closures at Tallaght hospital; are drink-driving laws leading to suicides?

# laws - Friday 28 October, 2011

"Outdated" succession law set to be changed

A change in succession laws in Commonwealth countries means male heirs no longer can take the throne ahead of their older sisters.

# laws - Monday 24 October, 2011

Lower drink-drive limits to be introduced this week

The blood alcohol limit for drink-driving will be reduced from 80mg to 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood from this Friday – certain drivers will be tested at an even lower limit of 20mg.

# laws - Friday 30 September, 2011

Ireland's abortion laws under UN spotlight

The laws will be looked at during Ireland’s first United Nations universal periodic review, where the country’s human rights record will be assessed.