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#Law Reform Commission

From TheJournal.ie Law Reform Commission proposes extension of court privilege to bloggers and social media reporters Defamation Act

Law Reform Commission proposes extension of court privilege to bloggers and social media reporters

A new report by the commission has looked at possible amendments to the Defamation Act.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be a cap on personal injury claims? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a cap on personal injury claims?

The Law Reform Commission is looking into the topic.

From TheJournal.ie Minister to support 'Celine's law' proposals to prevent killers profiting from their crime Eamon Lillis

Minister to support 'Celine's law' proposals to prevent killers profiting from their crime

The Law Reform Commission recommended changes after the Eamonn Lillis trial.

From TheJournal.ie Here are the legal options being considered about sexual consent Law Reform

Here are the legal options being considered about sexual consent

The Law Reform Commission is examining a number of issues in relation to rape cases.

From TheJournal.ie Revenge porn perpetrators to be jailed under new laws Clampdown

Revenge porn perpetrators to be jailed under new laws

Women’s Aid said in some cases ex-partners have advertised their partners on escort sites without their consent or knowledge.

From TheJournal.ie Law that allows parents' wills to be rewritten under review Provision For Children

Law that allows parents' wills to be rewritten under review

The Law Reform Commission is asking for submissions on the issue.

From TheJournal.ie 'I received death threats and constant torture': Cyberbullying victims speak out In Their Own Words

'I received death threats and constant torture': Cyberbullying victims speak out

Young people want more regulation in the area.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for pre-trial hearings on disclosure of sensitive material in sex offence cases Privacy

Calls for pre-trial hearings on disclosure of sensitive material in sex offence cases

The Law Reform Commission says difficulties have emerged in specific cases.

From TheJournal.ie When should someone who kills their spouse be allowed to inherit their property? Most Foul

When should someone who kills their spouse be allowed to inherit their property?

The law has been questioned in cases involving convicted killers like Catherine Nevin and Eamonn Lillis.

From TheJournal.ie 'Revenge porn' may not be punishable through Irish law Explicit Images

'Revenge porn' may not be punishable through Irish law

The Law Reform Commission says there are gaps in the harassment laws that need to be addressed.

From TheJournal.ie New legislation needed to stop online "trolls" Law Reform Commission

New legislation needed to stop online "trolls"

The report published today looks at the need for regulation specific to online harassment.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: As the Pistorious trial returns to our TV screens, let's consider cameras in courtrooms Cameras In Court

Opinion: As the Pistorious trial returns to our TV screens, let's consider cameras in courtrooms

Would cameras in courtrooms encourage the public to engage with the justice system?

From TheJournal.ie Column: Behind the veil – a new era has begun for family courts Opinion

Column: Behind the veil – a new era has begun for family courts

The easing of the in camera rule in Irish family courts will see many social issues come to light – many of which may have been hidden behind from the public for generations, writes Katherine Irwin.

From TheJournal.ie Panel chosen for October appeals court referendum Appeals Court

Panel chosen for October appeals court referendum

The vote will ask the public to decide on the existence of an Appeals Court between the High Court and the Supreme Court.

From TheJournal.ie Report: Judges should be able to impose minimum sentence for murder Courts

Report: Judges should be able to impose minimum sentence for murder

The report also recommends the Parole Board should be established on an independent statutory basis.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are nine things to know before you start your day…

From TheJournal.ie FLAC says 'Jury Service' report should include deaf and blind people Jury Duty

FLAC says 'Jury Service' report should include deaf and blind people

While the report expressed concerns over interpreters being present for jury discussion, FLAC have said that deaf and blind people should still be able to take part in non-criminal trials.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should non-Irish citizens be eligible for jury duty? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should non-Irish citizens be eligible for jury duty?

A report being launched today wants EU citizens and other long-term residents to be included in panels to sit on juries.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are the nine things you need to know as you kick off your Monday.

From TheJournal.ie LRC report recommends non-Irish citizens for jury duty Jury Service

LRC report recommends non-Irish citizens for jury duty

The Law Reform Commission is also recommending that up to three additional jurors are selected for long-running trials.

From TheJournal.ie Report recommends new laws on missing persons and the Disappeared Missing Persons

Report recommends new laws on missing persons and the Disappeared

The report recommends legislation so that family left behind can apply to allow interim management of the missing person’s property.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Who and what are Ireland's sheriffs? Explainer

Explainer: Who and what are Ireland's sheriffs?

As repossessions increase, Ireland’s sheriffs find themselves in the news more and more. Here’s all you need to know about them.

From TheJournal.ie New bill will allow minor criminal records to be wiped Criminal Justice

New bill will allow minor criminal records to be wiped

The Spent Convictions Bill will strike out some convictions if the person has not been convicted again within a certain period.

From TheJournal.ie Report: Government needs to regulate home care services Care In The Home

Report: Government needs to regulate home care services

A new report by the Law Reform Commission recommends that a register of professional home carers should be set up.

From TheJournal.ie Judges should be able to specify minimum terms for murder, says law reform group Drugs

Judges should be able to specify minimum terms for murder, says law reform group

The Law Reform Commission also says that sentencing for drug and firearm offences should be reviewed.

From TheJournal.ie Changes to missing person laws recommended Missing Persons

Changes to missing person laws recommended

The Law Reform Commission has suggested a number of measures aimed at helping the families of people who go missing in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Teenagers should be given right to refuse treatment, says Law Reform Commission Teenagers

Teenagers should be given right to refuse treatment, says Law Reform Commission

Report published today recommends 16- and 17-year-olds are allowed to give their consent or refusal for medical treatment.

From TheJournal.ie Could a new Civil Law bill make us nicer people? Good Samaritan

Could a new Civil Law bill make us nicer people?

New legislation published by Alan Shatter will give legal protection to citizens acting as ‘Good Samaritans’.

From TheJournal.ie Government approves preparation of "corporate manslaughter" bill New Bill

Government approves preparation of "corporate manslaughter" bill

Bill paves the way for the introduction of criminal liability over workplace deaths and deaths arising from faulty products and services.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Met Eireann says we should prepare for a white Christmas, while AA warns of 5 hour commutes; the Sun finds heroin in RTE and a cure for the common cough.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you really, really need to know by 9am: support for Fianna Fail and Labour is down, while Fine Gael and Sinn Fein bounce; the European Court of Human Rights issues a ruling on Ireland’s abortion laws, and the shocking truth about the Rubberbandits.