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#emergency powers

# emergency-powers - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

Covid-19 powers allowing Government to impose legal restrictions to be let lapse tomorrow
# Emergency Powers
# Emergency Powers

Covid-19 powers allowing Government to impose legal restrictions to be let lapse tomorrow

Mar 30th 2022, 3:34 PM 15,642 Views 17 Comments

However, healthcare workers are warning that a surge in Covid-19 cases and hospitalisations is pressuring on the sector.

# emergency-powers - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Cabinet approves the drafting of new law to cover all emergency Covid powers
# Government Powers
# Government Powers

Cabinet approves the drafting of new law to cover all emergency Covid powers

Nov 9th 2021, 7:45 PM 40,938 Views 51 Comments

It is understood a sunset clause will be included in the new legislation.

# emergency-powers - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Emergency Covid-19 powers extended after narrowly passing Dáil vote
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Emergency Covid-19 powers extended after narrowly passing Dáil vote

Jun 3rd 2021, 8:29 AM 20,463 Views 42 Comments

After November the powers can be rolled over for a further three months, but will not go beyond next February.

# emergency-powers - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Minister told government will not continue to receive 'a blank cheque' for their Covid response
# Garda Powers
# Garda Powers

Minister told government will not continue to receive 'a blank cheque' for their Covid response

May 26th 2021, 6:54 PM 18,456 Views 14 Comments

A number of TDs have been critical of plans to extend Covid-19 emergency powers to November.

# emergency-powers - Monday 24 May, 2021

Seanad passes extension of emergency Covid-19 powers until November, but SF to push for earlier July review date
# Emergency Powers
# Emergency Powers

Seanad passes extension of emergency Covid-19 powers until November, but SF to push for earlier July review date

May 24th 2021, 4:58 PM 19,012 Views 41 Comments

Sinn Féin intends to put down amendments tomorrow curtailing the emergency period to 9 July rather than 9 November.

# emergency-powers - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

Government to extend emergency Covid-19 powers until November
# Rollover
# Rollover

Government to extend emergency Covid-19 powers until November

May 18th 2021, 6:36 PM 35,294 Views 92 Comments

A government spokesperson said the measures were being extended as “a precaution”.

# emergency-powers - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Government accused of 'blurring lines' on emergency pandemic powers
# IHREC
# IHREC

Government accused of 'blurring lines' on emergency pandemic powers

Feb 25th 2021, 9:36 AM 20,773 Views 49 Comments

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission says all Covid-related emergency powers should have sunset clauses.

# emergency-powers - Friday 1 May, 2020

Simon Harris to extend emergency Garda powers until 18 May
# Emergency Powers
# Emergency Powers

Simon Harris to extend emergency Garda powers until 18 May

May 1st 2020, 11:59 PM 24,256 Views 51 Comments

The health minister said he would sign the updated regulations tonight.

# emergency-powers - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Junior minister concerned about Garda treatment of Debenhams protesters, calls for regular review of powers
# Emergency Powers
# Emergency Powers

Junior minister concerned about Garda treatment of Debenhams protesters, calls for regular review of powers

Apr 23rd 2020, 5:32 PM 31,056 Views 57 Comments

Minister of State John Hallligan says the powers should be reviewed on a monthly-basis.

# emergency-powers - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Gardaí record 34 incidents where Covid-19 emergency powers were invoked
# Stay Home Stay Safe
# Stay Home Stay Safe

Gardaí record 34 incidents where Covid-19 emergency powers were invoked

Apr 21st 2020, 4:23 PM 43,547 Views 57 Comments

The incidents were recorded between 8 April and 18 April during which gardaí said the vast majority of people were compliant.

# emergency-powers - Monday 30 March, 2020

Opinion: Emergency Covid-19 legislation harks back to the Civil War, ‘the Emergency’ and the Troubles
# Emergency Legislation
# Emergency Legislation

Opinion: Emergency Covid-19 legislation harks back to the Civil War, ‘the Emergency’ and the Troubles

Mar 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 18,980 Views 6 Comments

Conor Casey of Trinity College says a challenge to the new legislation would be unlikely to succeed.