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#Legislation

This is the law that Labour wants to replace the 8th Amendment
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This is the law that Labour wants to replace the 8th Amendment

Nov 25th 2015, 2:25 PM 13,945 Views 77 Comments

The legislation would allow for terminations on four grounds.

So-called 'If and When' contracts mean a lot of us don't know when we're working
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# If And When

So-called 'If and When' contracts mean a lot of us don't know when we're working

Nov 3rd 2015, 7:50 PM 19,511 Views 24 Comments

A major new report has found that Irish employees are still not being guaranteed their hours.

The EU voted on rules that will shape the internet here, but how will it affect you?
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The EU voted on rules that will shape the internet here, but how will it affect you?

Oct 28th 2015, 4:45 PM 9,203 Views 14 Comments

The new legislation surrounding net neutrality has left many concerned, but there is still hope.

Should bloggers have to say when they're being paid to advertise? Damn right they should
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Should bloggers have to say when they're being paid to advertise? Damn right they should

Aug 21st 2015, 10:30 AM 248 Views 73 Comments

It’s happened in the UK. When’s it going to happen here asks Becky Johnston.

This is what is being done to allow Ireland to build more houses
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This is what is being done to allow Ireland to build more houses

Jul 27th 2015, 12:10 PM 21,436 Views 34 Comments

A review into An Bord Pleanála’s is taking place and should be finished by the end of the year.

Garda commissioner rejects claims journalists' phones are being tapped
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Garda commissioner rejects claims journalists' phones are being tapped

Jul 23rd 2015, 10:21 PM 11,130 Views 61 Comments

Noirín O’Sullivan was talking about the relationship between the gardaí and the media.

The headshop ban pretty much worked, people stopped abusing headshop drugs
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The headshop ban pretty much worked, people stopped abusing headshop drugs

Jun 30th 2015, 6:04 AM 13,299 Views 31 Comments

A new Trinity study shows that treatment for ‘legal highs’ dropped to virtually nil

The UN wants Ireland to vote on abortion and reconsider austerity
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The UN wants Ireland to vote on abortion and reconsider austerity

Jun 22nd 2015, 6:27 PM 17,662 Views 134 Comments

The committee described Ireland’s laws on abortion as “highly restrictive”.

Surrogacy in Ireland: Where do we stand?
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Surrogacy in Ireland: Where do we stand?

May 17th 2015, 8:00 AM 21,744 Views 97 Comments

The referendum on marriage equality is only a few days away. However, other issues have been entering the debate.

This TD is trying to move Ireland into a different timezone
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This TD is trying to move Ireland into a different timezone

Mar 30th 2015, 5:13 PM 29,968 Views 107 Comments

It would bring us in line with a number of our European neighbours.

Big Tobacco is threatening James Reilly but plain packs 'will be in shops by May 2017'
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# War On Tobacco

Big Tobacco is threatening James Reilly but plain packs 'will be in shops by May 2017'

Feb 17th 2015, 7:38 PM 24,573 Views 204 Comments

Minister James Reilly said he “must drive forward” the legislation.

Speeding tourists won't be able to escape penalties under new law
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Speeding tourists won't be able to escape penalties under new law

Feb 12th 2015, 6:05 PM 33,093 Views 38 Comments

The European Parliament has passed legislation to allow police forces in different Member States to share data.

Doctors would have to admit mistakes under new law
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Doctors would have to admit mistakes under new law

Feb 6th 2015, 4:19 PM 11,057 Views 35 Comments

This comes after comments made by Minister Leo Varadkar to the Oireachtas Health Committee.

"Please don't force a woman to grow a baby that is going to die"
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"Please don't force a woman to grow a baby that is going to die"

Feb 4th 2015, 6:38 PM 19,426 Views 32 Comments

The government will vote against a bill from TD Clare Daly on termination for medical reasons.

Fitzgerald: 'We've no plans for a knife amnesty, gardaí are doing enough'
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Fitzgerald: 'We've no plans for a knife amnesty, gardaí are doing enough'

Dec 29th 2014, 7:30 AM 6,024 Views 16 Comments

The move had been called for to address the rise in serious incidents of knife crime.

Spain wants to fine people who protest and 'breach the peace' outside parliament
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Spain wants to fine people who protest and 'breach the peace' outside parliament

Dec 21st 2014, 2:23 PM 8,634 Views 56 Comments

€600 fine for insulting a police officer, €30,000 for burning the national flag. These are the proposed new fines that could be introduced under new laws.

Calls for pre-trial hearings on disclosure of sensitive material in sex offence cases
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Calls for pre-trial hearings on disclosure of sensitive material in sex offence cases

Dec 15th 2014, 9:19 AM 4,172 Views 1 Comment

The Law Reform Commission says difficulties have emerged in specific cases.

200,000 penalty points will now NOT be cancelled
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200,000 penalty points will now NOT be cancelled

Dec 12th 2014, 12:28 PM 10,782 Views 36 Comments

It was thought that errors in updating the Road Traffic Act could have meant large numbers of points being written off.

Former minister who set up Irish Water says 'forces' at work to privatise company
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Former minister who set up Irish Water says 'forces' at work to privatise company

Dec 10th 2014, 11:45 AM 21,588 Views 107 Comments

Fergus O’Dowd is calling for a referendum to be held next year.

Israel approves law to become national homeland of the Jewish people
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Israel approves law to become national homeland of the Jewish people

Nov 24th 2014, 7:45 AM 9,771 Views 116 Comments

The new legislation also allows the state to strip Arabs of their residency and welfare rights if they or their relatives take part in unrest.

New legislation needed to stop online "trolls"
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New legislation needed to stop online "trolls"

Nov 19th 2014, 11:38 AM 7,945 Views 99 Comments

The report published today looks at the need for regulation specific to online harassment.

'My son died believing I had rejected him': Philomena Lee calls on Senators to support Adoption Bill
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# ADOPTION RIGHTS

'My son died believing I had rejected him': Philomena Lee calls on Senators to support Adoption Bill

Nov 17th 2014, 9:27 AM 10,132 Views 13 Comments

The Seanad is set to debate a Bill on the rights of adopted people this week.

'The Government aren't willing to address the rise in disability hate crime'
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'The Government aren't willing to address the rise in disability hate crime'

Nov 16th 2014, 8:30 AM 6,679 Views 32 Comments

That’s according to disability campaigner Frank Larkin.

There are plans for tougher hate crime laws following Waterford anti-Roma protest
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There are plans for tougher hate crime laws following Waterford anti-Roma protest

Oct 30th 2014, 7:30 PM 16,041 Views 141 Comments

Heads of Bill for hate crime to be presented to Junior Minister Aodhán Ó Riordáin by next May.

Community service for bar director after employee crushed in lift shaft
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Community service for bar director after employee crushed in lift shaft

Oct 22nd 2014, 2:22 PM 14,980 Views 5 Comments

A director and a shareholder of the company were sentenced in court today over the incident

Opinion: How can we make the budgeting process fairer and more democratic?
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# Budget 2015

Opinion: How can we make the budgeting process fairer and more democratic?

Oct 8th 2014, 1:08 PM 14 Views 9 Comments

Drafting a budget, or any form of legislation, will always be a difficult and divisive task but there are ways of listening to all sections of society in the process.

Ever been clamped? The process is set to be overhauled
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Ever been clamped? The process is set to be overhauled

Oct 7th 2014, 6:34 PM 25,396 Views 57 Comments

A new Bill seeks to regulate release fees and introduce a complaints process.

Poll: Is the State right to crack down on smoking?
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Poll: Is the State right to crack down on smoking?

Oct 2nd 2014, 9:28 AM 12,559 Views 108 Comments

With new laws to restrict smoking, we’re asking: Nanny state gone too far? Or public health necessity?

MS sufferer and right-to-die campaigner: 'If I was an animal...I'd be put to sleep'
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MS sufferer and right-to-die campaigner: 'If I was an animal...I'd be put to sleep'

Oct 1st 2014, 3:02 PM 13,692 Views 47 Comments

Kate Tobin was diagnosed with the condition two years ago and says “Nobody can know the pain I’m going through”.

Not legislating for surrogacy is 'simply kicking the can down the road'
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Not legislating for surrogacy is 'simply kicking the can down the road'

Sep 26th 2014, 11:05 AM 4,532 Views 12 Comments

The Medical Director of Sims IVF says removing surrogacy from the Child and Family Relationships Bill is a lost opportunity.

Australia's plain cigarette packaging has not given a boost to the illicit tobacco trade
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Australia's plain cigarette packaging has not given a boost to the illicit tobacco trade

Aug 29th 2014, 6:20 AM 7,515 Views 26 Comments

Research also found that plain tobacco packs don’t hurt small retailers or flood the market with very cheap cigarettes,

Got fined in Ireland? Now it can be collected across the EU
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# Fines Sans Frontières

Got fined in Ireland? Now it can be collected across the EU

Aug 20th 2014, 6:03 PM 16,373 Views 79 Comments

New legislation means you can get hit for fines you receive in Ireland across the EU.

GSOC is getting new powers to investigate the Garda Commissioner
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GSOC is getting new powers to investigate the Garda Commissioner

Aug 20th 2014, 2:47 PM 5,865 Views 15 Comments

The new Bill extends the powers and remit of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Jul 20th 2014, 7:53 PM 16,810 Views 0 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Rory McIlroy, Gaza, and the fate of MH17 victims.

Medicinal marijuana drug means end to buying drugs on the street
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Medicinal marijuana drug means end to buying drugs on the street

Jul 13th 2014, 2:54 PM 17,611 Views 43 Comments

Tom Curran, partner of Marie Fleming, has welcomed the news that Savitex will be available to patients in Ireland.

The government doesn't have a majority in the Seanad, but will pass a law to fix that today
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The government doesn't have a majority in the Seanad, but will pass a law to fix that today

Jul 11th 2014, 7:30 AM 8,081 Views 22 Comments

Fine Gael hopes to fill the vacant Seanad seat when TDs and Senators return from their holidays in September.

Was your local take-away closed over food safety concerns last month?
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Was your local take-away closed over food safety concerns last month?

Jul 7th 2014, 4:00 PM 32,529 Views 23 Comments

Nine closure orders were served last month – three involved take-aways.

Wish pubs would open on Good Friday? It could become a reality
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Wish pubs would open on Good Friday? It could become a reality

Jul 3rd 2014, 5:53 PM 15,567 Views 96 Comments

A Fine Gael Senator, who is also a publican, thinks the current law is “a legacy of our past”.

Legislation being updated to help end 'epidemic levels' of domestic violence
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Legislation being updated to help end 'epidemic levels' of domestic violence

Jun 30th 2014, 7:15 AM 6,788 Views 42 Comments

Speaking in the Dáil last week, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said that certain laws need to be updated before Ireland can ratify the EU Convention on domestic violence.

Government announces legislation to support Magdalene survivors
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Government announces legislation to support Magdalene survivors

Jun 24th 2014, 4:39 PM 4,409 Views 11 Comments

The Justice Minister also announced that lump sums totalling €12.8 million have been paid to survivors.