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From TheJournal.ie Legal advice is that GDPR is 'prohibited' by 2004 Act on Mother and Baby Homes Commission - Department Database

Legal advice is that GDPR is 'prohibited' by 2004 Act on Mother and Baby Homes Commission - Department

The minister has defended the legislation but said he regrets poorly communicating what it intends to do.

From TheJournal.ie Q&A: What is the mother and baby home legislation passed in the Oireachtas this week? Sealed

Q&A: What is the mother and baby home legislation passed in the Oireachtas this week?

The Bill allows the transfer of a database of 60,000 records compiled by the commission to Tusla, the Child and Family Agency.

From TheJournal.ie NI protocol must be honoured, pro-Remain parties say amid reports UK 'plans to rip up Brexit Agreement' Brexit

NI protocol must be honoured, pro-Remain parties say amid reports UK 'plans to rip up Brexit Agreement'

Political leaders have described the reported plans as a “treacherous betrayal” by “charlatans”.

From TheJournal.ie Cabinet to meet today to consider new Garda enforcement powers House Parties

Cabinet to meet today to consider new Garda enforcement powers

The government want gardaí to be given powers to interrupt and prevent house parties and social gatherings in breach of the guidelines.

From TheJournal.ie Government seeks advice from Attorney General over new garda laws Legislation

Government seeks advice from Attorney General over new garda laws

Gardaí will be given greater ability to police new public health measures.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin to be paid more as Taoiseach than Varadkar was after 'pay cut' Pay Day

Micheál Martin to be paid more as Taoiseach than Varadkar was after 'pay cut'

Martin will be paid almost €1,500 more than Varadkar was in the last government, despite a 10% cut to the official level of pay.

From TheJournal.ie Senators to begin High Court action to clarify if Seanad can legislate Law

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris: We need more measures to 'toughen up' on self-isolation for people entering country Regulation

Simon Harris: We need more measures to 'toughen up' on self-isolation for people entering country

The minister said he would like this requirement backed up by the law.

From TheJournal.ie Tom Clonan: Ireland's ICU guidelines for Covid-19 must safeguard people with disabilities Opinion

Tom Clonan: Ireland's ICU guidelines for Covid-19 must safeguard people with disabilities

Rationing of critical care during any coronavirus surge must not happen at the expense of the most vulnerable, writes Clonan.

From TheJournal.ie Emergency Covid-19 legislation passes all stages in the Dáil Coronavirus

Emergency Covid-19 legislation passes all stages in the Dáil

The government included a sunset clause for the legislation to be review in November after concerns were raised by TDs.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Has Fine Gael's Regina Doherty ensured waiting staff are legally entitled to 100% of their tips? Waiting Staff

FactCheck: Has Fine Gael's Regina Doherty ensured waiting staff are legally entitled to 100% of their tips?

The claim was criticised by Sinn Féin who called it “false and misleading”.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says he'll meet Micheál Martin for new year talks about keeping this government going Let's Get Together

Taoiseach says he'll meet Micheál Martin for new year talks about keeping this government going

Leo Varadkar says he will reply to the Fianna Fail leader’s letter next week.

From TheJournal.ie Martin says he's trying to be the 'sane voice' and calls on Varadkar to agree election date General Election

Martin says he's trying to be the 'sane voice' and calls on Varadkar to agree election date

Martin says a legislative priority programme must be agreed for after Christmas.

From TheJournal.ie New legislation will regulate political advertising on social media Transparency

New legislation will regulate political advertising on social media

The move comes amid an international debate about how social media platforms handle political ads.

From TheJournal.ie Drew Harris says existing legislation adequate in dealing with protests outside abortion centres Exclusion Zones

Drew Harris says existing legislation adequate in dealing with protests outside abortion centres

In July, Minister Simon Harris said exclusion zones outside hospitals and GP surgeries will be a “major priority”.

From TheJournal.ie Should the law be changed to introduce caps on personal injury claims? A review has been launched Law Reform

Should the law be changed to introduce caps on personal injury claims? A review has been launched

Reviews are also set to be carried out in areas of law concerning hotel liability and privacy in the digital era.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: New laws to ban 'upskirting' and 'revenge porn' are welcome but stalking should also be defined as a crime Opinion

Opinion: New laws to ban 'upskirting' and 'revenge porn' are welcome but stalking should also be defined as a crime

The Law Reform Commission says stalking should be defined as a crime and the introduction of stalking laws in the UK resulted in an increase in prosecutions, writes Catherine O’Sullivan.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Can Ireland grow its own medicinal cannabis? Cannabis

The Explainer: Can Ireland grow its own medicinal cannabis?

This will make it significantly less of a grey area in Irish law – and it could also herald the start of the Irish cannabis industry.

From TheJournal.ie Proposed law would require employers to publish gender pay gap information Pay Equality

Proposed law would require employers to publish gender pay gap information

The EU Commission recommended that member states introduce the measures five years ago.

From TheJournal.ie New laws to regulate private security employed to enforce eviction orders Licencing

New laws to regulate private security employed to enforce eviction orders

Such operators will in future be subject to training standards and a licencing regime, if the legislation is amended.

From TheJournal.ie Gambling regulator could take 18 months to set up, says Taoiseach Legislation

Gambling regulator could take 18 months to set up, says Taoiseach

Measures first mooted in the Gambling Control Bill (2013) are finally set to be enacted by government.

From TheJournal.ie Multiple investigations under way over alleged leak of patient's details after abortion at NMH Abortion

Multiple investigations under way over alleged leak of patient's details after abortion at NMH

Health Minister Simon Harris has said he is very concerned about the alleged case, and has launched an investigation.

From TheJournal.ie Bill which aims to force banks to ask for permission before selling mortgages to vulture funds passes in the Dáil Great Irish Sell Off

Bill which aims to force banks to ask for permission before selling mortgages to vulture funds passes in the Dáil

The Bill puts into law what already exists at the moment as a voluntary Central Bank code

From TheJournal.ie Fast-tracked: Ticket touting law to ban above-face-value resales to come before the Dáil next week Concert Tickets

Fast-tracked: Ticket touting law to ban above-face-value resales to come before the Dáil next week

The proposed legislation would ban the above-face-value resale of tickets for sporting and entertainment events.

From TheJournal.ie Same-sex couples will be able to use ‘parent’ on birth certificates under new law Parenting

Same-sex couples will be able to use ‘parent’ on birth certificates under new law

The changes will resolve a number of difficulties in the registration of donor assisted births.

From TheJournal.ie The government is declaring war in 2019 (on single-use plastics) Microbeads

The government is declaring war in 2019 (on single-use plastics)

Unnecessary use of the plastics will be completely banned in the public sector.

From TheJournal.ie Excavations at Tuam mother and baby home expected to start in latter half of 2019 Forensics

Excavations at Tuam mother and baby home expected to start in latter half of 2019

The government must first pass legislation allowing it to carry out excavations.

From TheJournal.ie 'Logjam' of legislation in Dáil might require reintroduction of the controversial guillotine No Debate

'Logjam' of legislation in Dáil might require reintroduction of the controversial guillotine

The Taoiseach said he would like all Brexit legislation to be included in one big Bill.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Let's talk about sex and pornography - like adults do Opinion

Opinion: Let's talk about sex and pornography - like adults do

Now is the time for a mature and sensible discussion about sex and porn. We really need mandatory modern sex education introduced in schools too, writes Caroline West.

From TheJournal.ie New laws to punish landlords who raise rents above legal limit to be brought to Cabinet Before The Break

New laws to punish landlords who raise rents above legal limit to be brought to Cabinet

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy confirmed that the Bill will be brought to Cabinet next Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie Abortion: These were the amendments passed by TDs this week Edging Closer

Abortion: These were the amendments passed by TDs this week

It is likely the landmark bill to regulate abortion services in Ireland will pass in the Dáil at the earliest next week.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Legislating for abortion is very complex and a clear guiding principle is required Opinion

Opinion: Legislating for abortion is very complex and a clear guiding principle is required

The ‘yes’ side contained a wide range of views about when abortion should be permitted – the government can’t please them all, writes Professor Dermot Cox.

From TheJournal.ie New bill proposes ban on tattoos and intimate piercings for under 18s Banned

New bill proposes ban on tattoos and intimate piercings for under 18s

The Bill has been brought forward by Fianna Fáil public health spokesperson Mary Butler TD.

From TheJournal.ie Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead New Laws

Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead

Renting, judge’s appointments, microbeads and noise at the airport – just some of the issues the government plan to tackle.

From TheJournal.ie Cost of rolling out abortion services in Ireland will be 'significant', says Harris Abortion Law

Cost of rolling out abortion services in Ireland will be 'significant', says Harris

The abortion legislation will be introduced in the Dáil next week

From TheJournal.ie Irish Cancer Society urges minister not to drop proposed cancer warning labels on alcohol products New Alcohol Laws

Irish Cancer Society urges minister not to drop proposed cancer warning labels on alcohol products

Political parties are under pressure to weaken some aspects of the legislation.

From TheJournal.ie How much is being spent by Áras an Uachtaráin? Fianna Fáil wants to find out Lifting The Veil

How much is being spent by Áras an Uachtaráin? Fianna Fáil wants to find out

The office of presidency spends about €7m per year, but the breakdown of that spending is kept under wraps.

From TheJournal.ie Driving test waiting times drop - but some learners still waiting months Driving Test

Driving test waiting times drop - but some learners still waiting months

The average wait is nearly 12 weeks but some learners have waited much longer to hear about their test date.

From TheJournal.ie Water levels to be dropped in Dublin as temperatures soar Save Water

Water levels to be dropped in Dublin as temperatures soar

Irish Water has asked the public to conserve water where possible during the hot weather.

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

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