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Taoiseach says Covid has 'exacerbated' volume of legislation, as politicians discuss President's letter
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Taoiseach says Covid has 'exacerbated' volume of legislation, as politicians discuss President's letter

Jul 30th 2021, 3:00 PM 15,543 Views 27 Comments

Michael D Higgins says he received nine Bills in one day.

Mexico top court decriminalises recreational marijuana use
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Mexico top court decriminalises recreational marijuana use

Jun 29th 2021, 9:12 AM 9,997 Views 26 Comments

Pro-legalisation campaigners said the Supreme Court ruling left cannabis users facing many uncertainties.

New legislation to allow gardaí demand passwords for devices when carrying out search warrant
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New legislation to allow gardaí demand passwords for devices when carrying out search warrant

Jun 14th 2021, 6:15 AM 52,329 Views 35 Comments

The overhaul of how gardaí operate includes a new power for gardaí to request passwords or encryption keys.

Cabinet approves Affordable Housing Bill aimed at boosting supply
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Cabinet approves Affordable Housing Bill aimed at boosting supply

Updated May 4th 2021, 11:07 PM 51,184 Views 111 Comments

Aspects of the bill, including its shared equity scheme for first-time buyers, have been criticised.

New laws approved to regulate private security operators employed to enforce eviction orders
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New laws approved to regulate private security operators employed to enforce eviction orders

Apr 20th 2021, 6:30 AM 23,628 Views 27 Comments

The Private Security Services (Amendment) Bill 2021 has been approved by Cabinet.

'There can be no more messing about': Push for law to allow exhumations at mother and baby homes
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'There can be no more messing about': Push for law to allow exhumations at mother and baby homes

Apr 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 10,661 Views 22 Comments
  • Legislation being debated today would allow excavations, exhumations and re-interment of remains at the sites of former mother and baby homes
  • Catherine Corless says as many sites as possible must be included
  • "The babies should have been taken out of there in 2017 when they were found," she says of Tuam
Bill to allow child murder victims to be named could be made law by end of March, McEntee says
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Bill to allow child murder victims to be named could be made law by end of March, McEntee says

Mar 5th 2021, 6:23 PM 11,079 Views 12 Comments

The Bill has passed through all stages of the Seanad.

Government approves drafting of legislation for new role of directly elected mayor for Limerick
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Government approves drafting of legislation for new role of directly elected mayor for Limerick

Jan 26th 2021, 2:13 PM 8,285 Views 7 Comments

Limerick is the first city that will have a directly-elected mayor after locals voted for the move in 2019.

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 48,520 Views 94 Comments

President Michael D Higgins yesterday signed the Bill into law.

President Higgins signs Mother and Baby Homes Bill into law
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President Higgins signs Mother and Baby Homes Bill into law

Oct 26th 2020, 7:19 AM 75,154 Views 165 Comments

The President pointed out that his decision to sign the legislation “leaves it open to any citizens to challenge the provisions of the bill”.

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

Updated Oct 23rd 2020, 10:15 PM 68,236 Views 72 Comments

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

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

Oct 23rd 2020, 6:04 PM 63,331 Views 60 Comments

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

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

Updated Sep 7th 2020, 10:30 PM 95,089 Views 122 Comments

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

Cabinet to meet today to consider new Garda enforcement powers
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Cabinet to meet today to consider new Garda enforcement powers

Aug 28th 2020, 6:10 AM 16,045 Views 45 Comments

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

Government seeks advice from Attorney General over new garda laws
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Government seeks advice from Attorney General over new garda laws

Aug 19th 2020, 10:32 AM 23,608 Views 81 Comments

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

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

Jul 28th 2020, 11:36 AM 41,904 Views 107 Comments

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.

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 10,733 Views 0 Comments

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

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

May 12th 2020, 11:18 AM 26,406 Views 55 Comments

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

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

Apr 9th 2020, 2:25 PM 16,783 Views 34 Comments

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

Emergency Covid-19 legislation passes all stages in the Dáil
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Emergency Covid-19 legislation passes all stages in the Dáil

Updated Mar 19th 2020, 8:35 PM 87,011 Views 86 Comments

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

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

Jan 18th 2020, 7:30 AM 56,244 Views 55 Comments

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

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

Dec 20th 2019, 5:47 PM 8,874 Views 29 Comments

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

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

Dec 19th 2019, 4:15 PM 7,498 Views 24 Comments

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

New legislation will regulate political advertising on social media
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New legislation will regulate political advertising on social media

Nov 5th 2019, 10:59 PM 7,226 Views 12 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 26th 2019, 8:00 PM 7,974 Views 78 Comments

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

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

Jun 5th 2019, 6:10 AM 15,019 Views 59 Comments

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

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

May 13th 2019, 7:00 AM 18,836 Views 15 Comments

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.

The Explainer: Can Ireland grow its own medicinal cannabis?
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The Explainer: Can Ireland grow its own medicinal cannabis?

May 7th 2019, 6:10 AM 11,210 Views 12 Comments

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.

Proposed law would require employers to publish gender pay gap information
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Proposed law would require employers to publish gender pay gap information

Apr 9th 2019, 10:58 PM 12,758 Views 44 Comments

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

New laws to regulate private security employed to enforce eviction orders
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# Licencing

New laws to regulate private security employed to enforce eviction orders

Updated Apr 9th 2019, 3:26 PM 14,184 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Mar 20th 2019, 6:20 PM 13,198 Views 28 Comments

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

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

Feb 1st 2019, 12:05 AM 46,450 Views 76 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Jan 31st 2019, 6:14 PM 39,048 Views 76 Comments

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

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

Jan 25th 2019, 11:46 AM 10,205 Views 46 Comments

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

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

Jan 11th 2019, 11:06 AM 18,754 Views 105 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 31st 2018, 9:47 AM 27,274 Views 65 Comments

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

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

Dec 29th 2018, 6:00 AM 8,570 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Dec 23rd 2018, 6:30 AM 8,959 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Dec 18th 2018, 7:00 AM 28,592 Views 48 Comments

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.

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

Dec 5th 2018, 1:18 PM 20,931 Views 100 Comments

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

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