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#Legislation

# legislation - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Brendan Howlin "had to fight a battle" for new Freedom of Information law

NAMA, the Central Bank and An Garda Siochána will all be subject to Freedom of Information laws for the first time – but it took some doing.

# legislation - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

New bill will crack down on 'sham' marriages

The bill will allow registrars not to issue marriage registration forms if they believe that a proposed marriage is one of convenience.

# legislation - Saturday 20 July, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our roundup of the best, the most interesting and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

# legislation - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Mixed reaction from transgender group to gender recognition bill

The bill will provide for State recognition of the acquired gender of transgender people over 18 who are not married or in a civil partnership.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# legislation - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Nurses and midwives: The HSE is breaking minimum wage law

The INMO said that interns are being asked to increase their hours while only being paid 50 per cent of the staff rate of pay.

# legislation - Monday 15 July, 2013

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

# legislation - Saturday 13 July, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most interesting and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

# legislation - Friday 12 July, 2013

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

# legislation - Thursday 11 July, 2013

LIVE: Dáil debates abortion bill before final vote Abortion This post contains videos

LIVE: Dáil debates abortion bill before final vote

TDs have returned to Leinster House after a long night to continue debating amendments to the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.

Bid to have rape and incest cases included in bill is defeated

Amendments rejected as TDs call for “very difficult and tragic” cases of rape and incest be catered for.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

Debate on abortion bill adjourned at 5am

The bill was due to be voted on last night – but debate concluded after a decision had been made on a number of amendments.

LIVE: Dáil debates abortion bill before final vote Abortion This post contains videos

LIVE: Dáil debates abortion bill before final vote

TDs are debating the amendments to the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 in the Dáil.

# legislation - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

EU regulation of e-cigarettes a step closer

A vote today on the EU tobacco control directive was passed by MEPs on the Public Health Committee.

Charities regulator to be in operation by 2014

New Charities Regulatory Authority will be funded by charities by way of “modest annual registration fee”.

# legislation - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Lucinda Creighton: "This is bigger than party politics"

The Minister of State for European Affairs has given another strong indication that she will vote against the abortion legislation.

# legislation - Monday 8 July, 2013

Waterford becomes 13th local authority to support law targeting sex buyers

Last month an Oireachtas committee also recommended that people who pay for sex should face criminal charges but not prostitutes.

TD facing expulsion still 'weighing up' decision ahead of abortion vote

The Fine Gael TD is on the fence ahead of Wednesday night’s vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

# legislation - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most interesting and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

# legislation - Thursday 4 July, 2013

What next for the abortion bill?

Committee Stage is over. So where to next for the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013?

Oireachtas agenda: Postcodes and stiff financial regulations

Pat Rabbitte will be shooting the breeze with senators on the sustainability of the postal service and post offices around Ireland. Abortion is still up for debate in committees and will the financial regulator get some teeth?

# legislation - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Two TDs vote to remove suicide clause from abortion bill

However, seven deputies and one minister voted to keep the section within the bill.

Whistleblowers could get up to five years' pay if dismissed unfairly

Newly-published bill concerning employees who report wrongdoing outlines extra measures to protect them.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

Oireachtas agenda: Home repossessions and passion in the Seanad

Remember David Norris’s impassioned speech on possible Seanad abolition last week? Guess what’s back on the cards today…

# legislation - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Abortion bill passes first Dáil vote, moves to committee stage

The Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill has passed the second stage of the Dáil this evening with cross-party support but also cross-party opposition.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

# legislation - Monday 1 July, 2013

Lucinda Creighton strongly criticises abortion legislation – but doesn’t say how she’ll vote

The Fine Gael TD called for significant amendments to be made to the legislation before the final vote on it.

Gilmore: Abortion bill will 'fall short' on hard cases - but I'm voting for it

The Tánaiste said that the abortion bill will not offer compassion to victims of rape or incest.

Video + speech: Here's what Lucinda Creighton had to say on abortion legislation Dáil This post contains videos

Video + speech: Here's what Lucinda Creighton had to say on abortion legislation

“I can only hope that logic and verifiable evidence will prevail and substantive amendments will be accepted to ensure that the rights of all human beings are protected with the full vigour of the law.”

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning. Here are the nine things to know before you start your day.

# legislation - Thursday 27 June, 2013

US Senate passes comprehensive immigration reform bill

Shouts of ‘Yes we did!’ came from the public galleries after the vote to approve the legislation was announced.

Abortion Rights Campaign says it cannot support the abortion bill

The campaign group has said that the legislation does not satisfy a European court ruling which called on Ireland to clarify its abortion laws.

# legislation - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

At least 13 TDs to oppose abortion bill with first vote now due next week

The first vote on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill has been delayed until next week to allow TDs more speaking time.

# legislation - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

"It's undemocratic" - Labour councillor quits the party over abortion

Galway councillor Shaun Cunniffe said he believes the upcoming legislation will open the doors to “social abortion”.

# legislation - Saturday 22 June, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most interesting the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

# legislation - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

Column: The party whip system is far too rigid – and it's offensive to democratic ideals

I have a lot of time for the Taoiseach, but his leadership has been autocratic and even authoritarian in a representative democracy and I find this unsettling, writes Larry Donnelly.

# legislation - Monday 17 June, 2013

Lisa McInerney: The loudest voices in pro-life camp discredit the civil ones

There is common ground to be found between pro-life and pro-choice people, writes Lisa McInerney, but plastic foetuses and death threats are eroding it.