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Lack of hate crime legislation creates "permission to hate" in Irish society
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Lack of hate crime legislation creates "permission to hate" in Irish society

Jun 18th 2014, 6:31 PM 5,306 Views 95 Comments

The warning comes as Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) launches a new report documenting 32 incidents of violence or discrimination.

Britain bans 'hidden practice' of forced marriage
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Britain bans 'hidden practice' of forced marriage

Jun 16th 2014, 2:11 PM 9,904 Views 17 Comments

The law applies not only within Britain but also makes it a criminal offence to force a British national into a marriage abroad.

What events are most important for Ireland? Pat Rabbitte wants to know
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# Free-to-air

What events are most important for Ireland? Pat Rabbitte wants to know

Jun 16th 2014, 6:30 AM 9,022 Views 43 Comments

A number of ‘Designated Events’ are made available on free-to-air television

Aaron McKenna: Can we have a ban on banning things, please?
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Aaron McKenna: Can we have a ban on banning things, please?

Jun 14th 2014, 8:00 AM 96 Views 57 Comments

Banning ice cream and caramel Frappuccinos will not solve our obesity problem – we need to get to the root of the what’s causing it.

Immigrant council demands rights for stateless to work and access social services
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# In Limbo

Immigrant council demands rights for stateless to work and access social services

May 28th 2014, 6:45 AM 7,194 Views 87 Comments

In Ireland campaigners want the government to introduce clear, transparent and accessible determination procedures to allow the swift identification of stateless persons.

New workers' rights legislation could lead to practices 'outlawed' in other countries
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New workers' rights legislation could lead to practices 'outlawed' in other countries

May 14th 2014, 8:22 AM 6,842 Views 16 Comments

However, it has been welcomed by Ibec, who believe it will help Ireland to continue to attract foreign direct investment.

A Fine Gael TD who voted against the party on abortion is back in the fold
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# Hello Again

A Fine Gael TD who voted against the party on abortion is back in the fold

Apr 30th 2014, 8:26 PM 10,526 Views 42 Comments

Brian Walsh lost the party whip after he voted against the party on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill – but now he’s back in the party.

Draft climate change legislation to be unveiled today
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Draft climate change legislation to be unveiled today

Apr 23rd 2014, 8:46 AM 3,955 Views 164 Comments

The draft legislation will set out how Ireland is to meets its emissions targets.

Over 8,000 people were imprisoned for non-payment of fines last year
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Over 8,000 people were imprisoned for non-payment of fines last year

Apr 11th 2014, 9:44 AM 11,196 Views 103 Comments

And legislation that will cut that number was passed yesterday.

Dáil to hear another attempt to end compulsory retirement age
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Dáil to hear another attempt to end compulsory retirement age

Apr 3rd 2014, 7:15 AM 9,161 Views 38 Comments

A Bill put forward by Labour TD Anne Ferris would see the current compulsory retirement age of 65 scrapped.

Scaremongering or safe? The two sides to banning e-cigarettes in restaurants
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Scaremongering or safe? The two sides to banning e-cigarettes in restaurants

Mar 19th 2014, 6:30 AM 15,415 Views 70 Comments

The e-cigs have already been banned from DART and train services.

Partner of Marie Fleming drafting new right-to-die legislation
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Partner of Marie Fleming drafting new right-to-die legislation

Mar 8th 2014, 8:30 PM 15,988 Views 40 Comments

Tom Curran has asked a group of barristers to draft legislation on the issue, and says the initial work could be completed by the start of next month.

'Anti-Pantigate' bill tabled in the Dáil to stop "the litigious and thin-skinned"
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'Anti-Pantigate' bill tabled in the Dáil to stop "the litigious and thin-skinned"

Mar 5th 2014, 4:00 PM 12,221 Views 66 Comments

Stephen Donnelly says that he feels broadcasters are already being more cautious as a result of the controversy.

Gun control review sparks calls for compensation schemes
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Gun control review sparks calls for compensation schemes

Mar 2nd 2014, 8:15 AM 15,031 Views 45 Comments

A gun club association is also highlighting misinterpretation of handgun licensing legislation.

New Court of Appeal "will be up and running by October"
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New Court of Appeal "will be up and running by October"

Feb 25th 2014, 7:08 PM 6,179 Views 6 Comments

The Justice Minister this evening received approval for drafting legislation allowing for the court’s establishment, and named the President Designate.

Google lobbies against proposed restrictions on Glass while driving
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Google lobbies against proposed restrictions on Glass while driving

Feb 25th 2014, 4:29 PM 400 Views 0 Comments

The company is lobbying legislators in at least three US states in a bid to stop proposed restrictions on Glass while driving.

These stories of domestic abuse are prompting calls for a change in law
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These stories of domestic abuse are prompting calls for a change in law

Feb 19th 2014, 8:00 AM 9,076 Views 23 Comments

Women’s Aid and several other organisations will come before an Oireachtas committee to discuss potential changes.

Pic: Just one of the people caught by gardaí during mobile phone crackdown
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Pic: Just one of the people caught by gardaí during mobile phone crackdown

Jan 30th 2014, 11:04 PM 33,121 Views 94 Comments

The gardaí handed out more than 100 fixed penalty notices at checkpoints today.

Government begin bid to allow same-sex couples to adopt
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Government begin bid to allow same-sex couples to adopt

Jan 30th 2014, 11:00 PM 13,904 Views 287 Comments

The consultation process on the Child and Family Relationships Bill will now begin in the Oireachtas.

New stem cell discovery made - but Ireland "far behind" with legislation
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New stem cell discovery made - but Ireland "far behind" with legislation

Jan 29th 2014, 9:44 PM 8,517 Views 22 Comments

Japanese researchers find a new way of generating stem cells, but experts in Ireland are calling for developments here.

Shatter: 'Legal clarity for surrogate and LGBT parents by year end'
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Shatter: 'Legal clarity for surrogate and LGBT parents by year end'

Jan 21st 2014, 3:39 PM 5,838 Views 182 Comments

The Minister for Justice aims to legislate for children born through surrogacy and donor material from a third party to be recognised as the child of the both members of the couple.

EU Justice Chief calls for tougher sanctions for companies that break data protection laws
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EU Justice Chief calls for tougher sanctions for companies that break data protection laws

Jan 21st 2014, 12:04 PM 2,820 Views 6 Comments

The new legislation would see companies being fined 2 per cent of their global annual turnover for breaching data protection legislation.

Charity regulator to be appointed in the second half of this year, says Reilly
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Charity regulator to be appointed in the second half of this year, says Reilly

Jan 17th 2014, 2:32 PM 5,099 Views 69 Comments

Minister James Reilly said while he thought taking the CRC under state control was ‘premature’ he was not ruling it out.

Uganda passes tough new bill against homosexuality
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Uganda passes tough new bill against homosexuality

Dec 20th 2013, 6:45 PM 16,084 Views 110 Comments

The anti-gay bill allows for life imprisonment for certain homosexual acts.

Poll: Should planned legislation on sunbeds be stricter?
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Poll: Should planned legislation on sunbeds be stricter?

Dec 18th 2013, 9:33 AM 5,254 Views 48 Comments

Legislation to ban the use of sunbeds by under 18s and regulate the industry has been approved but the Irish Cancer Society says this is not enough. Do you agree?

Dublin Docklands, Irish Water, and everything else happening in Leinster House today
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Dublin Docklands, Irish Water, and everything else happening in Leinster House today

Dec 12th 2013, 9:00 AM 4,637 Views 4 Comments

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

School admissions, Eirgrid and everything else happening in Leinster House
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School admissions, Eirgrid and everything else happening in Leinster House

Dec 4th 2013, 9:00 AM 4,886 Views 0 Comments

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

Irish Water will not cut off supply to homes over unpaid charges
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Irish Water will not cut off supply to homes over unpaid charges

Dec 3rd 2013, 3:54 PM 13,547 Views 144 Comments

Where a customer fails to pay water charges, Irish Water will have to go to court to enforce payment.

Teen girls' rapist and killer freed under rights ruling
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Teen girls' rapist and killer freed under rights ruling

Nov 30th 2013, 7:00 AM 22,900 Views 68 Comments

European Court of Human Rights ordered immediate release of Miguel Ricart under an October ruling that has several violent convicts demanding their freedom.

More than €12 million spent training Irish language graduates to translate EU legislation
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# EU Derogation

More than €12 million spent training Irish language graduates to translate EU legislation

Nov 28th 2013, 9:26 PM 12,897 Views 101 Comments

To prepare for the end to derogation of the Irish language, more Irish speakers will be needed to translate EU documents.

Equality activists create LGBT-friendly IKEA catalogue after Russian controversy
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# Iqea

Equality activists create LGBT-friendly IKEA catalogue after Russian controversy

Nov 26th 2013, 2:10 PM 1,760 Views 0 Comments

An LGBT article was recently removed from the Russian version of the IKEA magazine.

How will the new Freedom of Information charges compare to other countries?
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How will the new Freedom of Information charges compare to other countries?

Nov 12th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,023 Views 26 Comments

We look at how Ireland compares to the two other countries that charge upfront for FOI requests.

Revenue to repay thousands of homeowners in property tax blunder
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Revenue to repay thousands of homeowners in property tax blunder

Nov 9th 2013, 11:43 AM 36,685 Views 78 Comments

Sloppy wording of the legislation has resulted in thousands of homeowners getting off the hook from the property tax.

Dáil to debate Sinn Féin's fluoridation bill tomorrow
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Dáil to debate Sinn Féin's fluoridation bill tomorrow

Nov 7th 2013, 7:45 AM 8,047 Views 145 Comments

TD Brian Stanley published the Health Fluoridation of Water Supplies Bill 2013 in May.

Social Welfare Bill moves to final stages before TDs go on their mid-term break
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Social Welfare Bill moves to final stages before TDs go on their mid-term break

Oct 25th 2013, 9:00 AM 4,792 Views 34 Comments

The Dáil will sit an extra day to focus on the bill, which was heard for the first time in the chamber yesterday.

New bill will mean just one environmental impact assessment needed for offshore projects
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New bill will mean just one environmental impact assessment needed for offshore projects

Oct 21st 2013, 10:14 PM 7,601 Views 32 Comments

Minister Jan O’Sullivan said the aim of the new bill will be to streamline the process for infrastructure development.

Judge orders end to smoking ban in New York state parks
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Judge orders end to smoking ban in New York state parks

Oct 11th 2013, 9:06 PM 13,348 Views 63 Comments

The ban had been put in place last February, but a judge has ordered it to come to an end.

It's now illegal to post nude pics online of your ex... in California
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It's now illegal to post nude pics online of your ex... in California

Oct 2nd 2013, 8:00 PM 14,180 Views 27 Comments

No more “revenge” porn for embittered exes.

US facing government shutdown over Obamacare
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US facing government shutdown over Obamacare

Sep 30th 2013, 7:42 AM 5,936 Views 51 Comments

House Republicans attached an amendment to the government spending bill that would delay the healthcare legislation by a year.

45 people, including 23 children, were trafficked into Ireland last year
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# Human Trafficking

45 people, including 23 children, were trafficked into Ireland last year

Sep 27th 2013, 5:16 PM 7,766 Views 14 Comments

In 39 cases, those trafficked were subject to sexual exploitation.