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#Legislation

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

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 Harris to seek permission to draft abortion legislation over summer Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

Harris to seek permission to draft abortion legislation over summer

It could be in place by the end of the year.

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 Minister establishes Referendum Commission for Eighth Amendment referendum Eighth Amendment

Minister establishes Referendum Commission for Eighth Amendment referendum

Earlier, Simon Harris outlined details of a policy paper on the proposed abortion legislation.

From TheJournal.ie Poland's president to sign controversial Holocaust bill into law Legislation

Poland's president to sign controversial Holocaust bill into law

The law would set fines or a maximum three-year jail term for anyone who refers to Nazi German death camps as Polish.

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 Minister to ask Cabinet to ratify disabilities legislation by end of December Finian McGrath

Minister to ask Cabinet to ratify disabilities legislation by end of December

The Independent Alliance’s Finian McGrath will look for his Cabinet colleagues to support his draft legislation today.

From TheJournal.ie The medicinal cannabis bill passed through the Dáil last year, but now it's on the shelf Medicinal Cannabis

The medicinal cannabis bill passed through the Dáil last year, but now it's on the shelf

The Bill which passed through the Dáil has effectively shelved following a damning report.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil TD becomes emotional in Dáil speaking about death of young man by suicide Ask For Help

Fianna Fáil TD becomes emotional in Dáil speaking about death of young man by suicide

Lisa Chambers was speaking during a Dáil debate on her party’s Bill to strengthen the rights of mental health patients.

From TheJournal.ie Repeat sex offenders will face mandatory minimum sentencing under new laws Sex Offenders

Repeat sex offenders will face mandatory minimum sentencing under new laws

The new Bill is to get Cabinet approval in the Autumn.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach gives first response to Citizen's Assembly vote, says committee now being set up Abortion

Taoiseach gives first response to Citizen's Assembly vote, says committee now being set up

Kenny commended the Citizen’s Assembly’s chairperson, Ms Justice Laffoy on her work.

From TheJournal.ie 'An historic day': It is now illegal to buy sex in Ireland Prostitution

'An historic day': It is now illegal to buy sex in Ireland

Not everyone is happy with the new legislation.

From TheJournal.ie FactFind: One year in, is this really a "do-nothing" Dáil? All The Facts

FactFind: One year in, is this really a "do-nothing" Dáil?

We take a deeper look at how the 32nd Dáil compares to its predecessors.

From TheJournal.ie 'They can be in bed next to their partner, gambling away the rent' Gambling Issues

'They can be in bed next to their partner, gambling away the rent'

It’s four years since new gambling legislation was put in train – and experts say it can’t come soon enough.

From TheJournal.ie A prankster made some slight changes to the Hollywood sign overnight Hollyweed

A prankster made some slight changes to the Hollywood sign overnight

It now reads Hollyweed, after the state passed a vote with legalised the recreational use of marijuana.

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