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#Statutory Instrument

# statutory-instrument - Saturday 7 December, 2013

'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.

# statutory-instrument - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

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.

# statutory-instrument - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

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.

# statutory-instrument - Thursday 15 August, 2013

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.

# statutory-instrument - Monday 22 July, 2013

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.

# statutory-instrument - Saturday 13 October, 2012

Report of copyright review committee delayed to 2013

The independent Copyright Review Committee, examining possible changes to Irish law, will not report until March.

# statutory-instrument - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

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.

# statutory-instrument - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

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.

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WATCH: Seán Sherlock participates in debate on digital rights

The junior minister participated in a Digital Rights Forum with reps from Boards.ie, Irish ISPs and StopSOPAIreland.com.

# statutory-instrument - Monday 2 April, 2012

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.

# statutory-instrument - Monday 5 March, 2012

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.

# statutory-instrument - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Sherlock appeals to opponents of copyright law to "call off the dogs" Exclusive

The junior innovation minister says a consultation on online copyright could lead to the introduction of new government-backed laws.

# statutory-instrument - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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.

# statutory-instrument - Sunday 29 January, 2012

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.