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# loophole - Saturday 15 July, 2017

No plans to legislate against loophole that allowed 200 people to try avoid paying €500 million in tax

The Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe told the Dáil that there are no plans to legislate as the case was dealt with successfully.

# loophole - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Man uses 'strange' loophole to get invite to Buckingham Palace garden party

Good news if you’re from New Zealand and would like to meet Queen Elizabeth.

# loophole - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Donald Trump called out Warren Buffett on Sunday. The wily old billionaire has hit back

The philanthropist gave away the equivalent of 75% of Trump’s wealth last year.

# loophole - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Dáil can act "very quickly" to fix Section 99 problems, minister insists

It follows a High Court ruling yesterday concerning the law governing suspended sentences.

# loophole - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Emergency law closes drink-driving loophole

This closes the loophole for future cases but the status of previous tickets remains unclear

# loophole - Monday 10 August, 2015

There's a hole in Facebook's security that leaves you open to attackers

But you can fix it pretty easily.

# loophole - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Can your phone's battery really be used to spy on you?

In the short-term, it can.

# loophole - Friday 24 July, 2015

'Celine's law' proposals to prevent killers profiting don't go far enough, says family

A new report by the Law Reform Commission is aimed at closing a loophole highlighted by the Eamonn Lillis case.

# loophole - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Have you had alcohol delivered to your home? You may have broken the law

If you paid by cash upon delivery, that is.

# loophole - Monday 4 May, 2015

Prisoners using loophole to get out of jail early

Frances Fitzgerald is asking the Supreme Court to clarify the law.

# loophole - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Open thread: Is it okay to break Lent on St Patrick's Day? Loophole This post contains a poll

Open thread: Is it okay to break Lent on St Patrick's Day?

Are you currently sitting in a sea of sweet wrappers?

# loophole - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

# loophole - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Is Ireland becoming a "safe haven" for sex offenders?

An independent TD says a loophole means it is.

# loophole - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Emergency penalty points legislation to be published TOMORROW

A technical issue could see thousands of points quashed.

# loophole - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Have animal circuses been banned from Kildare?

A motion on banning circuses from using public land passed through Kildare County Council yesterday evening.

# loophole - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Ministers WILL have to pay water charges for their second homes, after all

The Department of Finance confirmed that a loophole allowing ministers to claim the charges as an expense was set to be closed.

# loophole - Monday 29 September, 2014

Legal loophole makes it harder to prosecute people who plant hidden cameras

There is no specific law prohibiting undercover recording for voyeuristic purposes.

# loophole - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

From The42 Toulon's Steffon Armitage is considering playing for France - report Loophole

Toulon's Steffon Armitage is considering playing for France - report

The 28-year-old has already been capped five times by England.

# loophole - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Security flaw on Android version of WhatsApp could leave user chats exposed

The flaw would allow another app to access a user’s entire database of chats by accessing their SD card.

# loophole - Friday 7 March, 2014

Dáil to close 21-year-old legal ‘loophole’ on incest

Under current law, a man can face up to life imprisonment if convicted, whereas a woman can only be sentenced to a maximum of seven years.

# loophole - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Noonan cracks down on 'stateless' companies registered in Ireland for tax

The Minister also reaffirmed the Government’s long-held commitment to not change the corporation tax rate.

# loophole - Saturday 21 September, 2013

From The42 NHL players embarrassingly help each other through new fight loophole Fight Club

NHL players embarrassingly help each other through new fight loophole

It all starts so civilised with the fighters kindly removing their opponent’s helmet.

# loophole - Friday 26 July, 2013

Costly college fees axed for migrants who become EU citizens

Up until now, students who are resident in Ireland but whose families are from outside the EU get free primary and secondary education – but have had to pay more than €10,000 per year at third level.

# loophole - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

Japan will not stop hunting whales, says minister

A Japanese minister said criticism of whaling is “a cultural attack, a kind of prejudice against Japanese culture”.

# loophole - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Shatter said Troika deal will not increase repossessions

The Minister for Justice said the right for banks to repossess a home when a person defaults already exists in mortgage contracts.

# loophole - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Government agrees to close loophole preventing banks repossessing homes

The agreement was made in a memorandum sent by Finance Minister Michael Noonan to the Troika.

# loophole - Thursday 22 November, 2012

MEPs vote to close loopholes in shark finning ban

The passing of this vote means that all sharks caught by EU vessels have to be landed intact.

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