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# Emergency Legislation

Last year
No pubs were shut by Gardaí while emergency Covid-19 powers were in place
Gardaí have said that there were no prosecutions of publicans under the act.
All time
'I'm not sure TDs were fully informed': High Court Master highlights issues with Covid legislation on vulture funds
Judge Edmund Honohon questioned why a sunset clause was not set out in the emergency legislation.
Opinion: Emergency Covid-19 legislation harks back to the Civil War, ‘the Emergency’ and the Troubles
Conor Casey of Trinity College says a challenge to the new legislation would be unlikely to succeed.
'Many people will now get paid': Emergency Covid-19 legislation signed into law by President Higgins
The Bill will now be signed into law by President Michael D Higgins.
Emergency Covid-19 legislation passed by reduced number of TDs in Dáil
In a marathon Dáil debate, politicians are having their say on emergency legislation.
Taoiseach indicates childcare and sick pay reforms may not be rolled back on entirely after the crisis
The Dail is debating emergency legislation today.
Emergency Covid-19 legislation passes all stages in the Dáil
The government included a sunset clause for the legislation to be review in November after concerns were raised by TDs.
Mental health patients to be re-examined due to emergency legislation to address 'unconstitutional' law
A total of 124 patients who have been involuntarily detained will have to be ex-examined by their consultant psychiatrists.
Minister to draft emergency legislation after court finds part of mental health law is unconstitutional
Under the current law, patients can be detained under renewal orders for periods not exceeding six and 12 months.
Dáil can act "very quickly" to fix Section 99 problems, minister insists
It follows a High Court ruling yesterday concerning the law governing suspended sentences.
Loophole means ecstasy and loads of other drugs are now legal (but only until Thursday)
It follows a court ruling this morning.
UK rushes emergency laws on phone and data surveillance
It will ensure that security services can continue accessing internet and mobile phone data.
TDs vote to liquidate IBRC in dramatic late-night Dáil sitting
TDs voted by 113 votes to 35 to wind down the former Anglo, laying off its employees with immediate effect.
LIVE: Seanad debates legislation to liquidate IBRC
Watch live from the Seanad Chamber as members deliberate on whether to immediately wind down the former Anglo.
Here’s how every TD voted on the Bill to liquidate IBRC
Here’s the total voting chart for how the Dáil divided on its final decision to liquidate the former Anglo Irish Bank.
Dáil approves Bill to liquidate IBRC
Catch up with text commentary from the Dáil as TDs voted to wind up the former Anglo.
Poll: Do you support swapping the promissory note for long-term bonds?
The government wants to issue long-term bonds to get rid of the IBRC promissory notes. What do you think?
President Higgins returning to Ireland to consider IBRC legislation
Michael D Higgins has interrupted a trip to Italy to make himself available if the Oireachtas passes an IBRC bill tonight.
Here’s the schedule for the Dáil’s late-night IBRC sitting
It’ll be a late one in the Dail.
Chief Whip says leaking of elements of IBRC plan is ‘unfortunate’
Paul Kehoe: “The Minister for Finance has taken action to secure the stability of IBRC in the face of these leaks.”
Dáil to sit at 10:30pm to debate emergency legislation on liquidating IBRC
TDs will reconvene after 10pm tonight to discuss plans to transfer IBRC’s assets to NAMA – as part of a deal to replace the promissory notes with long-term Government bonds.
President signs emergency laws to tackle shortage of junior doctors
President McAleese signed the Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Act, passing it into law, late last night.
Opposition TDs condemn last-minute Medical Practitioners bill
The first Bill being rushed through the Oireachtas this term was signalled last week, but only published today.