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Does the constitution need to be changed to allow TDs to take maternity leave?
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Does the constitution need to be changed to allow TDs to take maternity leave?

Dec 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,265 Views 25 Comments

The Taoiseach has said that constitutional change could be needed to provide for TD maternity leave, but constitutional experts say otherwise.

Column: 'Hands off' symphysiotomy judgement did not hold Ireland to any rigorous standard
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Column: 'Hands off' symphysiotomy judgement did not hold Ireland to any rigorous standard

Dec 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 9,878 Views 2 Comments

“It also suggests that if we want survivors to be treated properly, we need to hold the state to the highest possible standards in the Oireachtas.”

Dozens protest outside Áras an Uachtaráin over Mother and Baby Homes Bill
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Dozens protest outside Áras an Uachtaráin over Mother and Baby Homes Bill

Oct 26th 2020, 6:53 PM 48,469 Views 94 Comments

President Michael D Higgins yesterday signed the Bill into law.

Opinion: The idea that the Constitution stops the Dáil from operating with video technology is a nonsense
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Opinion: The idea that the Constitution stops the Dáil from operating with video technology is a nonsense

Sep 17th 2020, 7:00 AM 24,125 Views 25 Comments

Legal experts David Kenny and Conor Casy say there is ‘too much at stake’ to do nothing about hybrid or virtual sittings.

Gangland criminals targeted: New law seeks to impose life imprisonment for conspiracy to murder
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# Gangland Crime

Gangland criminals targeted: New law seeks to impose life imprisonment for conspiracy to murder

Sep 17th 2020, 12:01 AM 18,047 Views 19 Comments

The seriousness of the crime must be reflected in the sentence our judges can impose, says the justice minister.

50/22 kicks, 22/50 kicks, and goal line drop-outs: Australia's new law trials
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# First Glimpse

50/22 kicks, 22/50 kicks, and goal line drop-outs: Australia's new law trials

Jul 5th 2020, 5:28 PM 11,721 Views 7 Comments

We saw the first few examples of Super Rugby AU’s law trials this weekend.

Senators to begin High Court action to clarify if Seanad can legislate
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Senators to begin High Court action to clarify if Seanad can legislate

Jun 24th 2020, 9:28 AM 10,676 Views 0 Comments

Eleven seats in the Seanad are vacant as a new Taoiseach has not yet been elected.

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

Mar 20th 2020, 6:16 PM 47,978 Views 71 Comments

TD Niall Collins says some pubs have remained open.

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

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

Mar 16th 2020, 4:58 PM 28,651 Views 13 Comments

The law was trialled in Australia last year.

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

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

Dec 11th 2019, 6:10 AM 14,797 Views 10 Comments

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

Lobbyists big winners as government revises bingo bill after protests
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Lobbyists big winners as government revises bingo bill after protests

Dec 5th 2019, 11:19 AM 11,761 Views 18 Comments

It comes after a protest at the Dáil on Tuesday.

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

Dec 4th 2019, 2:49 PM 11,871 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Nov 29th 2019, 10:59 AM 9,074 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 29th 2019, 9:15 AM 14,970 Views 22 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 15th 2019, 2:54 PM 16,749 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 8th 2019, 6:30 AM 8,273 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Mar 12th 2019, 10:45 PM 12,953 Views 60 Comments

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

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

Mar 5th 2019, 6:00 PM 15,495 Views 1 Comment

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.

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

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

Mar 4th 2019, 9:52 PM 53,687 Views 37 Comments

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

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

Mar 4th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,724 Views 15 Comments

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.

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

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

Feb 17th 2019, 9:45 AM 15,747 Views 43 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 5th 2019, 7:17 AM 27,635 Views 44 Comments

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

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

Jan 21st 2019, 7:00 AM 32,436 Views 41 Comments

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

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

Jan 13th 2019, 7:00 AM 25,981 Views 239 Comments

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

Coercive control and psychological abuse now an offence under new law
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# Domestic Violence Act

Coercive control and psychological abuse now an offence under new law

Jan 2nd 2019, 7:34 AM 32,004 Views 54 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 27th 2018, 8:00 AM 18,002 Views 41 Comments

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

Should children born in Ireland to foreign parents be deported?
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Should children born in Ireland to foreign parents be deported?

Oct 26th 2018, 7:00 AM 42,244 Views 94 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 16th 2018, 6:20 AM 23,757 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Oct 15th 2018, 1:56 PM 47,717 Views 81 Comments

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

Cabinet approves proposed law around highlighting gender pay gap in companies
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# Equality

Cabinet approves proposed law around highlighting gender pay gap in companies

Jun 26th 2018, 10:25 PM 9,325 Views 75 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 23rd 2018, 10:36 AM 19,737 Views 20 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 11th 2018, 1:07 PM 7,768 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Jun 9th 2018, 7:00 AM 12,520 Views 8 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 7th 2018, 7:00 PM 9,173 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Jun 7th 2018, 10:03 AM 12,928 Views 43 Comments

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

Whatever is happening to that 'dog's dinner' of a Bill?
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# Law And Order

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

Apr 17th 2018, 7:12 PM 12,985 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 8th 2018, 12:05 AM 100,989 Views 0 Comments

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

Justice minister says he plans to abolish court poor box payments
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Justice minister says he plans to abolish court poor box payments

Apr 2nd 2018, 4:25 PM 22,199 Views 43 Comments

Charlie Flanagan says it is no longer fit for purpose.

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

Feb 24th 2018, 3:41 PM 32,652 Views 33 Comments

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

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

Feb 13th 2018, 7:56 PM 9,145 Views 28 Comments

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

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