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# Statutory Instrument

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# Online copyright law
'It wasn’t SOPA, we were not doing SOPA': Sherlock defends controversial copyright law
Junior Minister Seán Sherlock has spoken at length about the controversy surrounding a law enacted last year that some believe will restrict internet freedom.
# public airing
Banks will be 'named and shamed' over complaints from now on
Financial service providers who have at least three complaints against them substantiated will be named by the Financial Sevices Ombudsman.
# Organ Transplant
Seanad to debate annulling organ transplant law that cannot be annulled
The State’s first organ transplant legislation was signed into law a year ago but a Fianna Fáíl senator says it is flawed and “people will die” because the proper systems are not in place.
# Organ transplants
Minister: There is no reason to annul the organ transplant legislation
Minister of State Alex White has hit back at calls for the organ transplant legislation to be annulled ahead of a Seanad debate on the matter next week.
Column: Seanad abolition would widen the democratic deficit in Ireland and Europe
The Seanad shouldn’t be abolished but reformed; without it, we will have no institution capable of protecting us from the mistakes of unelected technocrats, writes Fiachra Ó Raghallaigh.
# Copyright laws
Report of copyright review committee delayed to 2013
The independent Copyright Review Committee, examining possible changes to Irish law, will not report until March.
# Copyright
TDs, tech and legal experts seek to crowdsource copyright review submission
The Copyright Review Committee is examining current copyright legislation in Ireland in the wake of the controversial statutory instrument signed into law earlier this year.
# Copyright
Sherlock: Some criticism of copyright law is general anti-government sentiment
In a discussion on copyright today, Junior Minister Sean Sherlock said the Attorney General was never shown a copy of an alternative proposal for copyright law in Ireland.
# Internet Freedom
WATCH: Seán Sherlock participates in debate on digital rights
The junior minister participated in a Digital Rights Forum with reps from, Irish ISPs and
# Copyright laws
Sherlock agrees to attend debate with organiser of anti-’SOPA’ petition
Following a ‘change of heart’, Seán Sherlock agrees to attend a discussion featuring the solicitor behind an 80,000-name petition.
# Copyright laws
Sherlock opens online consultations on new copyright law review
Seán Sherlock opens an online survey asking for feedback on a proposed review of Ireland’s copyright laws.
# Copyright laws
Sherlock appeals to opponents of copyright law to "call off the dogs"
The junior innovation minister says a consultation on online copyright could lead to the introduction of new government-backed laws.
# Irish SOPA
Sherlock confirms that ‘Irish SOPA’ has been signed into law
The Junior Minister has confirmed that the controversial statutory instrument regarding online copyright has been signed into law today.
# Explainer
Explainer: How can ministers sign laws without Dáil approval?
How come some laws – like the ‘Irish SOPA’ – can be signed into law without being passed through the Oireachtas? We explain.