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# legislation - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Pic: Just one of the people caught by gardaí during mobile phone crackdown

The gardaí handed out more than 100 fixed penalty notices at checkpoints today.

Government begin bid to allow same-sex couples to adopt

The consultation process on the Child and Family Relationships Bill will now begin in the Oireachtas.

# legislation - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

New stem cell discovery made - but Ireland "far behind" with legislation

Japanese researchers find a new way of generating stem cells, but experts in Ireland are calling for developments here.

# legislation - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Shatter: 'Legal clarity for surrogate and LGBT parents by year end'

The Minister for Justice aims to legislate for children born through surrogacy and donor material from a third party to be recognised as the child of the both members of the couple.

EU Justice Chief calls for tougher sanctions for companies that break data protection laws

The new legislation would see companies being fined 2 per cent of their global annual turnover for breaching data protection legislation.

# legislation - Friday 17 January, 2014

Charity regulator to be appointed in the second half of this year, says Reilly

Minister James Reilly said while he thought taking the CRC under state control was ‘premature’ he was not ruling it out.

# legislation - Friday 20 December, 2013

Uganda passes tough new bill against homosexuality

The anti-gay bill allows for life imprisonment for certain homosexual acts.

# legislation - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Poll: Should planned legislation on sunbeds be stricter? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should planned legislation on sunbeds be stricter?

Legislation to ban the use of sunbeds by under 18s and regulate the industry has been approved but the Irish Cancer Society says this is not enough. Do you agree?

# legislation - Thursday 12 December, 2013

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

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

# legislation - 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…

# legislation - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Irish Water will not cut off supply to homes over unpaid charges

Where a customer fails to pay water charges, Irish Water will have to go to court to enforce payment.

# legislation - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Teen girls' rapist and killer freed under rights ruling

European Court of Human Rights ordered immediate release of Miguel Ricart under an October ruling that has several violent convicts demanding their freedom.

# legislation - Thursday 28 November, 2013

More than €12 million spent training Irish language graduates to translate EU legislation

To prepare for the end to derogation of the Irish language, more Irish speakers will be needed to translate EU documents.

# legislation - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Equality activists create LGBT-friendly IKEA catalogue after Russian controversy Iqea

Equality activists create LGBT-friendly IKEA catalogue after Russian controversy

An LGBT article was recently removed from the Russian version of the IKEA magazine.

# legislation - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

How will the new Freedom of Information charges compare to other countries?

We look at how Ireland compares to the two other countries that charge upfront for FOI requests.

# legislation - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Revenue to repay thousands of homeowners in property tax blunder

Sloppy wording of the legislation has resulted in thousands of homeowners getting off the hook from the property tax.

# legislation - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Dáil to debate Sinn Féin's fluoridation bill tomorrow

TD Brian Stanley published the Health Fluoridation of Water Supplies Bill 2013 in May.

# legislation - Friday 25 October, 2013

Social Welfare Bill moves to final stages before TDs go on their mid-term break

The Dáil will sit an extra day to focus on the bill, which was heard for the first time in the chamber yesterday.

# legislation - Monday 21 October, 2013

New bill will mean just one environmental impact assessment needed for offshore projects

Minister Jan O’Sullivan said the aim of the new bill will be to streamline the process for infrastructure development.

# legislation - 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.

# legislation - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

It's now illegal to post nude pics online of your ex... in California

No more “revenge” porn for embittered exes.

# legislation - Monday 30 September, 2013

US facing government shutdown over Obamacare

House Republicans attached an amendment to the government spending bill that would delay the healthcare legislation by a year.

# legislation - Friday 27 September, 2013

45 people, including 23 children, were trafficked into Ireland last year

In 39 cases, those trafficked were subject to sexual exploitation.

# legislation - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Survey finds 63 per cent of farmers agree with abortion legislation

More female farmers surveyed were opposed to the legislation than the men surveyed.

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?

# legislation - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

'Violent outrages' and 'general humiliations' targeted as thousands of obsolete laws cut

Outdated proclamations, including one from King George III calling for a ‘general fast and humiliation’ are set for the chop as part of an overhaul of the statute book

# legislation - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Serious criminals will have DNA logged on international database

The Minister for Justice published the Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Bill 2013 today that will force criminals to give DNA samples.

# legislation - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

TD uses Dáil questions to see how effective Seanad is, Ministers tell her to find out herself

The deputy director of Fine Gael’s Seanad abolition campaign, Regina Doherty, used the parliamentary questions to find out information about the Seanad, but ministers in her own party told her to find out herself.

# legislation - Friday 23 August, 2013

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# legislation - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Freedom of Information bill criticised - because Irish Water isn't included

Seán Fleming TD said that the legislation has ‘severe limits’ and that Irish Water should be included under it.

# legislation - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

US congressmen visit Leinster House to discuss undocumented Irish

Fine Gael TD Pat Breen, who met with them, will travel to Washington next month to lobby politicians on the US immigration reform legislation.

# legislation - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Concern over whether hospital will comply with abortion legislation

Professor John Crown has said that “serious questions have to be asked” of governing boards at Irish hospitals.

Appeal for reptile legislation HERE after tragic Canada deaths

Currently, there are no laws preventing people from keeping reptiles as pets – even dangerous rattlesnakes or crocodiles.

# legislation - Friday 2 August, 2013

Ronald Reagan could have 3.4 million square miles of ocean named after him

A United States government committee discussed a bill this week which would rename the Exclusive Economic Zone after the former President.

# legislation - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Some welcome President passing abortion bill, others not so much

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore described it as a “key milestone”, while the Pro Life Campaign said it was a “very sad day”.

President signs Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill into law

The move came after the President convened a meeting of the Council of State to discuss the bill yesterday.

# legislation - Monday 29 July, 2013

Company fined for breaching health and safety laws after tragic incident

The case arose after an accident in which a bus carrying students flipped onto its roof, resulting in the death of a teenager.

So what happened when the Council of State was convened in the past?

Today will be the 27th time the Council of State has been convened to discuss legislation – but it’s not the first time abortion laws have been discussed.

Lisa McInerney: Pornification of teen sexuality - but we can't just blame porn

The UK plans to make online pornography an ‘opt-in’ choice to try and shield children from it – but will that really protect kids from early sexualisation?

# legislation - Saturday 27 July, 2013

Michael Lowry, mortgages and mayors: The week in numbers

Plus: how many times has the Council of State met since 1940?