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From TheJournal.ie New law will empower minister to shut down pubs that refuse to close Coronavirus

New law will empower minister to shut down pubs that refuse to close

TD Niall Collins says some pubs have remained open.

From The42 What does the 50:22 kick look like and how could it change rugby? Law

What does the 50:22 kick look like and how could it change rugby?

The law was trialled in Australia last year.

From TheJournal.ie Legal limbo to end for Dublin's horse-drawn carriage drivers as new law to sort out licence debacle Unregulated

Legal limbo to end for Dublin's horse-drawn carriage drivers as new law to sort out licence debacle

Since 2018 Dublin City Council no longer issue carriage drivers licences, which drivers say could lead to unlicensed operators and concerns for animal welfare.

From TheJournal.ie Lobbyists big winners as government revises bingo bill after protests Bingo

Lobbyists big winners as government revises bingo bill after protests

It comes after a protest at the Dáil on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie 'No threat to bingo halls or bingo nights' under new law, says Taoiseach Bingo

'No threat to bingo halls or bingo nights' under new law, says Taoiseach

Around 50 bingo players were bussed to the Dáil yesterday to protest a bill that they say could see their winnings cut in half.

From TheJournal.ie Meet the frontman, turned lawyer, turned entrepreneur disrupting the legal business Interview

Meet the frontman, turned lawyer, turned entrepreneur disrupting the legal business

Dan Fox swapped the stage for the law library, now he is transforming the legal trade with Johnson Hana.

From TheJournal.ie Record number of solicitors from England and Wales registered in Ireland this year Lawful

Record number of solicitors from England and Wales registered in Ireland this year

It represents a more than 150% increase on the previous year.

From The42 Best offers input as World Rugby outlaws dangerous 'axial loading' in scrums Player Welfare

Best offers input as World Rugby outlaws dangerous 'axial loading' in scrums

The governing body has announced an amendment to its law book.

From TheJournal.ie Reform of Ireland's mental health laws delayed as heads of bill not expected until the end of the year MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2001

Reform of Ireland's mental health laws delayed as heads of bill not expected until the end of the year

It’s been four years since an expert group tasked with reviewing the Mental Health Act 2001 recommended 165 changes to the law.

From TheJournal.ie Italy is making parents prove their children are vaccinated before they can go to creche Vaccine

Italy is making parents prove their children are vaccinated before they can go to creche

The law made it compulsory for children in pre-school education to be vaccinated against 10 diseases.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Had Denis O'Brien's suit succeeded, our democratic system could have been undermined Law

Opinion: Had Denis O'Brien's suit succeeded, our democratic system could have been undermined

Free speech and open debate in parliament is essential to our democratic system and would be inhibited if TDs were constantly under threat of lawsuits, writes David Kenny.

From TheJournal.ie What are the new 'casual employment' laws that came into force today? Explainer

What are the new 'casual employment' laws that came into force today?

Zero-hour contracts are banned in most circumstances from today.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Long-awaited surrogacy laws still won't recognise many parents Opinion

Opinion: Long-awaited surrogacy laws still won't recognise many parents

Surrogacy still isn’t regulated in Ireland. New rules are on the way but they won’t solve the problem of recognition for couples who previously entered surrogacy arrangements abroad, writes Brian Tobin.

From TheJournal.ie Ruth Bader Ginsburg helped change America - but her fight for gender equality hasn't been won Notorious Rbg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg helped change America - but her fight for gender equality hasn't been won

A new biopic about the Supreme Court Justice looks at her early years as a Harvard student and fledgling lawyer.

From TheJournal.ie Hawaii is considering a law to ban cigarettes being sold to anyone under 100 Age Limit

Hawaii is considering a law to ban cigarettes being sold to anyone under 100

The proposed law would effectively amount to a cigarette ban by 2024.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The PSC could become the most expensive administrative error in the history of the State Opinion

Opinion: The PSC could become the most expensive administrative error in the history of the State

Three million Irish citizens could be entitled to compensation if the project is found to be unlawful, writes Simon McGarr.

From TheJournal.ie Drivers who put cyclists at risk to be targeted, but it won't be mandatory to wear high-vis while on your bike On Yer Bike

Drivers who put cyclists at risk to be targeted, but it won't be mandatory to wear high-vis while on your bike

Government plans to build on existing rules that govern cycling and driving rules.

From TheJournal.ie Coercive control and psychological abuse now an offence under new law Domestic Violence Act

Coercive control and psychological abuse now an offence under new law

Marriage for people who are under 18 has also been repealed under the new legislation.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Should judges hand down concurrent sentences in rape cases? Criminal Law

Opinion: Should judges hand down concurrent sentences in rape cases?

‘It is essential, for victims of crime and for society in general, that coherent sentencing policy is developed’, writes Ivana Bacik.

From TheJournal.ie Should children born in Ireland to foreign parents be deported? Opinion

Should children born in Ireland to foreign parents be deported?

Barrister Anthony Moore writes about whether deportation law reform is throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

From TheJournal.ie Minister to amend law to allow Garda Commissioner work past the age of 60 Retirement Age

Minister to amend law to allow Garda Commissioner work past the age of 60

The change will will remove any disincentive to potential candidates for vacancies that might arise at the top of the Garda organisation.

From TheJournal.ie Rough sleeping banned in Hungary as new homelessness law comes into force Banned

Rough sleeping banned in Hungary as new homelessness law comes into force

A constitutional amendment approved by the parliament in June banned “habitual residence in a public space”.

From TheJournal.ie Cabinet approves proposed law around highlighting gender pay gap in companies Equality

Cabinet approves proposed law around highlighting gender pay gap in companies

The regulations will apply to the public as well as the private sector subject to the employment thresholds.

From The42 Lacey the latest under fire as All Blacks scorch in for 7 tries against France Lawful

Lacey the latest under fire as All Blacks scorch in for 7 tries against France

The Irish referee was in the spotlight for the third Kiwi try of the day as he stuck by the letter of the law.

From TheJournal.ie UK companies could have to reveal pay gaps between employees and their bosses Legislation

UK companies could have to reveal pay gaps between employees and their bosses

Following public outcry UK firms will have to reveal boss-staff pay gaps under draft law for 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'Dog's dinner' judges Bill is going to be passed by summer, says Ross Law And Order

'Dog's dinner' judges Bill is going to be passed by summer, says Ross

When passed, the law will ensure there is a “fair system of how judges are appointed”, said Shane Ross.

From TheJournal.ie 'All eyes are on the UK government': Who'll be the first to make moves to change NI's abortion laws? Will To Change

'All eyes are on the UK government': Who'll be the first to make moves to change NI's abortion laws?

A Supreme Court decision made today has led to continued calls for a change to Northern Ireland’s abortion laws.

From TheJournal.ie Human rights campaigners lose Supreme Court appeal over Northern Irish abortion laws Court

Human rights campaigners lose Supreme Court appeal over Northern Irish abortion laws

However, the judges said that when it comes to fatal foetal abnormality, NI abortion law is not compatible with human rights laws.

From TheJournal.ie Whatever is happening to that 'dog's dinner' of a Bill? Law And Order

Whatever is happening to that 'dog's dinner' of a Bill?

Ministers signed off on 50 proposed amendments to the Judicial Appointments Bill today.

From TheJournal.ie Would it work here? New law in Iceland means rape accused must prove they had explicit consent Burden Of Proof

Would it work here? New law in Iceland means rape accused must prove they had explicit consent

The Department of Justice in Ireland is currently reviewing sexual assault legislation and has been urged to provide greater protection for victims.

From TheJournal.ie Justice minister says he plans to abolish court poor box payments Courts

Justice minister says he plans to abolish court poor box payments

Charlie Flanagan says it is no longer fit for purpose.

From TheJournal.ie 'It has a big impact on loved ones': Probate delays leave families waiting months to resolve inheritance Inheritance

'It has a big impact on loved ones': Probate delays leave families waiting months to resolve inheritance

TD Barry Cowen said this means families coping with funeral costs are left waiting for months before they can inherit the estate.

From TheJournal.ie No more lying: A new bill that makes it a crime for bankers to lie to Central Bank won't be opposed Accountability

No more lying: A new bill that makes it a crime for bankers to lie to Central Bank won't be opposed

The Sinn Féin Bill carries a possible penalty of five years in jail for the offence.

From TheJournal.ie Drunk droning in the US state of New Jersey is now illegal Drones

Drunk droning in the US state of New Jersey is now illegal

Infractions can be punishable by up to six months in prison and a $1,000 (€815) fine.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: '70% of Irish women who have abortions in the UK are in relationships and nearly half are already mothers' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: '70% of Irish women who have abortions in the UK are in relationships and nearly half are already mothers'

Representatives from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and support group One Day More addressed the Eighth Amendment Committee today.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: 'In an ideal world abortion would never be needed, but we can't wish it away' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: 'In an ideal world abortion would never be needed, but we can't wish it away'

Today’s hearing focused on mental health, and medical and international law.

From TheJournal.ie Failure to pay holiday pay and the minimum wage: 83 businesses brought to court this year over employment breaches Working 9 To 5

Failure to pay holiday pay and the minimum wage: 83 businesses brought to court this year over employment breaches

The majority of the prosecutions above relate to businesses in the food and drink sector.

From TheJournal.ie Anger in France after court rules that 11-year-old girl 'consented to sex' Paris

Anger in France after court rules that 11-year-old girl 'consented to sex'

The incident happened in an area north of Paris in April of this year.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí's right to strike ruled out in new report Industrial Relations

Gardaí's right to strike ruled out in new report

Strike action by gardaí was averted last year when a €50 million pay deal was struck in the Labour Court.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a complete disaster': Getting a divorce in Ireland could get a lot harder post-Brexit British Spouses

'It's a complete disaster': Getting a divorce in Ireland could get a lot harder post-Brexit

Getting a divorce from a spouse in the UK is governed by EU law, which may not apply after Brexit.

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