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# Legislation

Last month
May 2024
Children as young as seven targeted by gangs to engage in crime, Justice Minister says
E-scooters to be regulated from Monday, with new laws prohibiting use by under-16s
This year
Cabinet approves emergency legislation to enable return of asylum seekers to UK
Legislation allowing for soft opt-out organ donation to be passed by Dáil and Seanad today
Last year
Man to be sentenced for sexually exploiting a young child in his care
'We are going to get them': Taoiseach to expedite CCTV and incitement to hatred legislation
Opinion: The cost of glyphosate is mounting - for health and habitats
Grace O'Sullivan MEP
Legislation allowing nightclubs stay open later to be split in two to ensure law ready by summer 2024
Two referendums on gender equality and family expected to take place next year
Opinion: Ireland relies heavily on the community and voluntary sector - it is at breaking point
Ivan Cooper
Germany approves plan to legalise cannabis sale and usage
Sinn Féin to introduce Bill to make sex for rent an offence under Residential Tenancies Act
No late night pubs and clubs for Christmas party season due to law delay, confirms Taoiseach
Government urged to expand discrimination laws to include social class and criminal convictions
Jim O'Callaghan: 'The possession of knives has become normalised - this needs to be reversed'
Jim O'Callaghan
Analysis: In Europe, Ireland is an outlier when it comes to climate action
Emma DeSouza
Brazil state approves 'Vini Jr's law' against football racism
Opinion: New legislation reforming garda and oversight bodies isn't in line with best practice
Doireann Ansbro
Analysis: The six-month rule for Mother and Baby Homes redress does not add up
Seán Beatty
Housing, healthcare, cost-of-living and late-night pub opening on the agenda as Dáil returns
All time
Gino Kenny: It's time to decriminalise the possession of cannabis for personal use
Gino Kenny
Bill to be introduced that would legalise personal use of cannabis
New laws on hate speech includes provision to protect freedom of expression, says minister
Opinion: Longtermism - what is it and why should we embrace it in legislation?
Marc Ó Cathasaigh
Bereavement leave could be paid out of the Social Insurance Fund in the future
UK bill to unilaterally change Northern Ireland Protocol will be published on Monday
Roderic O'Gorman: We hope today's legislation will right decades of wrongs against adopted people
Roderic O'Gorman
Adopted people will no longer have to attend mandatory information session when seeking records
Poll: Should shops that sell cigarettes to minors be banned from selling them for a few days?
Taoiseach says Covid has 'exacerbated' volume of legislation, as politicians discuss President's letter
Mexico top court decriminalises recreational marijuana use
New legislation to allow gardaí demand passwords for devices when carrying out search warrant
Cabinet approves Affordable Housing Bill aimed at boosting supply
New laws approved to regulate private security operators employed to enforce eviction orders
'There can be no more messing about': Push for law to allow exhumations at mother and baby homes
Bill to allow child murder victims to be named could be made law by end of March, McEntee says
Government approves drafting of legislation for new role of directly elected mayor for Limerick
Dozens protest outside Áras an Uachtaráin over Mother and Baby Homes Bill
President Higgins signs Mother and Baby Homes Bill into law
Legal advice is that GDPR is 'prohibited' by 2004 Act on Mother and Baby Homes Commission - Department