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Abortion: These were the amendments passed by TDs this week
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Abortion: These were the amendments passed by TDs this week

Dec 1st 2018, 11:00 AM 20,261 Views 110 Comments

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

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

Nov 30th 2018, 7:00 AM 7,625 Views 38 Comments

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.

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

Nov 15th 2018, 7:11 PM 18,881 Views 46 Comments

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

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

Sep 29th 2018, 10:00 PM 21,819 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Updated Sep 27th 2018, 4:00 PM 21,767 Views 107 Comments

The abortion legislation will be introduced in the Dáil next week

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

Sep 21st 2018, 5:20 PM 14,183 Views 34 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 14th 2018, 6:17 PM 12,701 Views 50 Comments

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

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

Jul 1st 2018, 10:00 PM 18,660 Views 30 Comments

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

Water levels to be dropped in Dublin as temperatures soar
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Water levels to be dropped in Dublin as temperatures soar

Updated Jun 28th 2018, 4:00 PM 35,735 Views 186 Comments

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

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

Jun 11th 2018, 1:07 PM 7,769 Views 10 Comments

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

'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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'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 9,198 Views 26 Comments

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

Harris to seek permission to draft abortion legislation over summer
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Harris to seek permission to draft abortion legislation over summer

May 27th 2018, 10:13 AM 23,156 Views 148 Comments

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

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

Apr 8th 2018, 12:05 AM 101,740 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.

Minister establishes Referendum Commission for Eighth Amendment referendum
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Minister establishes Referendum Commission for Eighth Amendment referendum

Mar 9th 2018, 10:25 PM 30,398 Views 248 Comments

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

Poland's president to sign controversial Holocaust bill into law
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Poland's president to sign controversial Holocaust bill into law

Feb 6th 2018, 11:28 AM 14,967 Views 82 Comments

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

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

Jan 20th 2018, 5:30 PM 12,223 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Dec 5th 2017, 6:10 AM 4,713 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Sep 24th 2017, 7:00 AM 21,177 Views 71 Comments

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

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

Jul 14th 2017, 2:40 PM 24,753 Views 37 Comments

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

Repeat sex offenders will face mandatory minimum sentencing under new laws
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Repeat sex offenders will face mandatory minimum sentencing under new laws

Jul 11th 2017, 9:24 PM 10,891 Views 37 Comments

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

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

Apr 27th 2017, 3:39 PM 11,540 Views 84 Comments

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

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

Mar 27th 2017, 2:57 PM 64,819 Views 161 Comments

Not everyone is happy with the new legislation.

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

Mar 19th 2017, 8:30 PM 21,483 Views 54 Comments

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

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

Jan 16th 2017, 6:15 AM 27,589 Views 47 Comments

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

A prankster made some slight changes to the Hollywood sign overnight
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A prankster made some slight changes to the Hollywood sign overnight

Jan 1st 2017, 6:15 PM 26,257 Views 15 Comments

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

Victims will be able to seek review if a suspect is not prosecuted
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Victims will be able to seek review if a suspect is not prosecuted

Dec 29th 2016, 2:07 PM 7,820 Views 13 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald said this bill will “introduce, for the first time, statutory rights for victims of crime”.

Poll: Should mandatory retirement be abolished?
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Poll: Should mandatory retirement be abolished?

Nov 25th 2016, 8:30 AM 16,565 Views 89 Comments

Retirement clauses have led to high numbers of older people on the dole.

Regulations to crack down on Dublin rickshaw drivers could be on the way soon
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Regulations to crack down on Dublin rickshaw drivers could be on the way soon

Nov 25th 2016, 7:01 AM 17,059 Views 49 Comments

Transport Minister Shane Ross said discussions have recently taken place between Dublin City Council and the National Transport Authority.

GSOC: 'Gardaí are damned if they do, damned if they don't'
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GSOC: 'Gardaí are damned if they do, damned if they don't'

Sep 22nd 2016, 6:15 AM 19,029 Views 43 Comments

Judge Mary Ellen Ring said they are taking up the slack for other agencies.

FactCheck: Would a new government bill really decriminalise sex workers?
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FactCheck: Would a new government bill really decriminalise sex workers?

Sep 18th 2016, 7:00 PM 20,398 Views 69 Comments

FactCheck referees a dispute over a controversial new law.

Good news for turf cutters: New laws will allow them to work on protected bogs
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Good news for turf cutters: New laws will allow them to work on protected bogs

Jul 30th 2016, 7:15 AM 14,042 Views 28 Comments

Rural Affairs Minister Heather Humphreys published legislation during the week to de-designate 46 National Heritage Areas (NHAs) in Ireland.

New legislation will see insurers and importers declare write-offs
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New legislation will see insurers and importers declare write-offs

Jul 25th 2016, 1:39 PM 762 Views 0 Comments

All the car-related news you need to know this week – including new write-off legislation, the all-new Ford Edge SUV and the Kia Niro hybrid crossover.

'Baptising my son so he could go to school was the most hypocritical thing I have done'
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'Baptising my son so he could go to school was the most hypocritical thing I have done'

Jul 3rd 2016, 4:46 PM 30,228 Views 443 Comments

Parents spoke out about education equality in Ireland at a protest today.

Health Minister moves to make 'Z-drugs' a controlled substance in the wake of gangland murders
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Health Minister moves to make 'Z-drugs' a controlled substance in the wake of gangland murders

Jun 23rd 2016, 4:16 PM 27,396 Views 62 Comments

The prescription sleeping pills. which are abused by heroin addicts, are extremely dangerous, he says.

Is the government giving up on medically supervised drug injecting centres?
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# Signs Of Withdrawal

Is the government giving up on medically supervised drug injecting centres?

Jun 18th 2016, 7:00 AM 8,034 Views 28 Comments

A new Misuse of Drugs Bill brought to government this week contains no mention of the centres.

"We must demand true equality": Canada introduces new laws protecting transgender people
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"We must demand true equality": Canada introduces new laws protecting transgender people

May 17th 2016, 7:00 PM 10,988 Views 161 Comments

“We are still witnesses, and in some cases, victims of injustices,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Catherine Murphy says she won't give up on pursuing Siteserv truth
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Catherine Murphy says she won't give up on pursuing Siteserv truth

Apr 29th 2016, 11:48 PM 20,921 Views 69 Comments

The Siteserv inquiry is having problems, but Catherine Murphy “is not giving up”.

Thousands march for LGBT rights in Rome
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Thousands march for LGBT rights in Rome

Jan 24th 2016, 7:00 AM 9,608 Views 57 Comments

Italy is the only major Western European country not to have enacted civil union legislation allowing same-sex couples to have their relationships acknowledged by law.

How the government took 10 years to bring in a new law
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How the government took 10 years to bring in a new law

Jan 5th 2016, 8:00 AM 1,406 Views 29 Comments

The government’s attitude towards disability rights seems to be ‘no rush, we’ll get there in the end’, writes Professor Robbie Gilligan.

There was only one TD in the Dáil as a bill was passed yesterday
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There was only one TD in the Dáil as a bill was passed yesterday

Dec 15th 2015, 3:37 PM 21,971 Views 49 Comments

Ann Phelan and the leas-Ceann Comhairle agreed a number of amendments.