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Capping of damages in personal injury cases is constitutionally permissible, says Law Reform Commission
# Insurance
# Insurance

Capping of damages in personal injury cases is constitutionally permissible, says Law Reform Commission

Sep 30th 2020, 6:30 AM 13,503 Views 14 Comments

The Commission examined similar legislation in other jurisdictions including the UK and Australia.

Use of suspended sentences for sexual offences decreased over last decade
# Sentencing
# Sentencing

Use of suspended sentences for sexual offences decreased over last decade

Aug 31st 2020, 12:27 PM 8,010 Views 13 Comments

White-collar crimes and child offenders were given particular consideration in a new report from the Law Reform Commission.

Commission outlines options to cap the amount of damages awarded in personal injury claims
# Compo Culture
# Compo Culture

Commission outlines options to cap the amount of damages awarded in personal injury claims

Dec 11th 2019, 6:15 AM 15,125 Views 24 Comments

Soft tissue, or whiplash claims, are the most common claims made in Ireland.

Law Reform Commission proposes extension of court privilege to bloggers and social media reporters
# Defamation Act
# Defamation Act

Law Reform Commission proposes extension of court privilege to bloggers and social media reporters

Jul 23rd 2019, 6:20 AM 8,065 Views 5 Comments

A new report by the commission has looked at possible amendments to the Defamation Act.

Poll: Should there be a cap on personal injury claims?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be a cap on personal injury claims?

Jun 5th 2019, 10:19 AM 28,173 Views 98 Comments

The Law Reform Commission is looking into the topic.

Minister to support 'Celine's law' proposals to prevent killers profiting from their crime
# Eamon Lillis
# Eamon Lillis

Minister to support 'Celine's law' proposals to prevent killers profiting from their crime

Oct 2nd 2018, 6:00 AM 16,382 Views 23 Comments

The Law Reform Commission recommended changes after the Eamonn Lillis trial.

Here are the legal options being considered about sexual consent
# Law Reform
# Law Reform

Here are the legal options being considered about sexual consent

Jul 27th 2018, 12:05 AM 19,796 Views 91 Comments

The Law Reform Commission is examining a number of issues in relation to rape cases.

Revenge porn perpetrators to be jailed under new laws
# Clampdown
# Clampdown

Revenge porn perpetrators to be jailed under new laws

Dec 31st 2016, 10:25 AM 16,713 Views 74 Comments

Women’s Aid said in some cases ex-partners have advertised their partners on escort sites without their consent or knowledge.

Law that allows parents' wills to be rewritten under review
# Provision For Children
# Provision For Children

Law that allows parents' wills to be rewritten under review

Apr 25th 2016, 8:20 AM 24,119 Views 45 Comments

The Law Reform Commission is asking for submissions on the issue.

'I received death threats and constant torture': Cyberbullying victims speak out
# In Their Own Words
# In Their Own Words

'I received death threats and constant torture': Cyberbullying victims speak out

May 31st 2015, 8:00 PM 14,757 Views 44 Comments

Young people want more regulation in the area.

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

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

Dec 15th 2014, 9:19 AM 4,202 Views 1 Comment

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

When should someone who kills their spouse be allowed to inherit their property?
# Most Foul
# Most Foul

When should someone who kills their spouse be allowed to inherit their property?

Nov 26th 2014, 10:03 PM 19,662 Views 18 Comments

The law has been questioned in cases involving convicted killers like Catherine Nevin and Eamonn Lillis.

'Revenge porn' may not be punishable through Irish law
# Explicit Images
# Explicit Images

'Revenge porn' may not be punishable through Irish law

Nov 20th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,146 Views 10 Comments

The Law Reform Commission says there are gaps in the harassment laws that need to be addressed.

New legislation needed to stop online "trolls"
# Law Reform Commission
# Law Reform Commission

New legislation needed to stop online "trolls"

Nov 19th 2014, 11:38 AM 8,009 Views 99 Comments

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

Opinion: As the Pistorious trial returns to our TV screens, let's consider cameras in courtrooms
# Cameras In Court
# Cameras In Court

Opinion: As the Pistorious trial returns to our TV screens, let's consider cameras in courtrooms

Jun 30th 2014, 7:30 AM 192 Views 33 Comments

Would cameras in courtrooms encourage the public to engage with the justice system?

Column: Behind the veil – a new era has begun for family courts
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Behind the veil – a new era has begun for family courts

Jan 15th 2014, 1:00 PM 334 Views 53 Comments

The easing of the in camera rule in Irish family courts will see many social issues come to light – many of which may have been hidden behind from the public for generations, writes Katherine Irwin.

Panel chosen for October appeals court referendum
# Appeals Court
# Appeals Court

Panel chosen for October appeals court referendum

Jul 11th 2013, 3:15 PM 3,044 Views 6 Comments

The vote will ask the public to decide on the existence of an Appeals Court between the High Court and the Supreme Court.

Report: Judges should be able to impose minimum sentence for murder
# Courts
# Courts

Report: Judges should be able to impose minimum sentence for murder

Jun 11th 2013, 7:01 PM 9,880 Views 31 Comments

The report also recommends the Parole Board should be established on an independent statutory basis.

FLAC says 'Jury Service' report should include deaf and blind people
# Jury Duty
# Jury Duty

FLAC says 'Jury Service' report should include deaf and blind people

Apr 15th 2013, 6:53 PM 5,501 Views 42 Comments

While the report expressed concerns over interpreters being present for jury discussion, FLAC have said that deaf and blind people should still be able to take part in non-criminal trials.

Poll: Should non-Irish citizens be eligible for jury duty?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should non-Irish citizens be eligible for jury duty?

Apr 15th 2013, 9:30 AM 9,887 Views 124 Comments

A report being launched today wants EU citizens and other long-term residents to be included in panels to sit on juries.

LRC report recommends non-Irish citizens for jury duty
# Jury Service
# Jury Service

LRC report recommends non-Irish citizens for jury duty

Apr 15th 2013, 6:15 AM 4,621 Views 34 Comments

The Law Reform Commission is also recommending that up to three additional jurors are selected for long-running trials.

Report recommends new laws on missing persons and the Disappeared
# Missing Persons
# Missing Persons

Report recommends new laws on missing persons and the Disappeared

Jan 30th 2013, 9:51 AM 2,190 Views 2 Comments

The report recommends legislation so that family left behind can apply to allow interim management of the missing person’s property.

Explainer: Who and what are Ireland's sheriffs?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: Who and what are Ireland's sheriffs?

Aug 5th 2012, 8:00 AM 54,434 Views 34 Comments

As repossessions increase, Ireland’s sheriffs find themselves in the news more and more. Here’s all you need to know about them.

New bill will allow minor criminal records to be wiped
# Criminal Justice
# Criminal Justice

New bill will allow minor criminal records to be wiped

May 4th 2012, 7:29 AM 37,690 Views 35 Comments

The Spent Convictions Bill will strike out some convictions if the person has not been convicted again within a certain period.

Report: Government needs to regulate home care services
# Care In The Home
# Care In The Home

Report: Government needs to regulate home care services

Jan 30th 2012, 9:51 AM 836 Views 2 Comments

A new report by the Law Reform Commission recommends that a register of professional home carers should be set up.

Judges should be able to specify minimum terms for murder, says law reform group
# Drugs
# Drugs

Judges should be able to specify minimum terms for murder, says law reform group

Jan 19th 2012, 9:47 AM 1,252 Views 27 Comments

The Law Reform Commission also says that sentencing for drug and firearm offences should be reviewed.

Changes to missing person laws recommended
# Missing Persons
# Missing Persons

Changes to missing person laws recommended

Dec 20th 2011, 10:45 AM 1,207 Views 0 Comments

The Law Reform Commission has suggested a number of measures aimed at helping the families of people who go missing in Ireland.

Teenagers should be given right to refuse treatment, says Law Reform Commission
# Teenagers
# Teenagers

Teenagers should be given right to refuse treatment, says Law Reform Commission

Jul 25th 2011, 10:42 AM 530 Views 2 Comments

Report published today recommends 16- and 17-year-olds are allowed to give their consent or refusal for medical treatment.

Could a new Civil Law bill make us nicer people?
# Good Samaritan
# Good Samaritan

Could a new Civil Law bill make us nicer people?

Jun 24th 2011, 3:44 PM 1,068 Views 2 Comments

New legislation published by Alan Shatter will give legal protection to citizens acting as ‘Good Samaritans’.

Government approves preparation of "corporate manslaughter" bill
# New Bill
# New Bill

Government approves preparation of "corporate manslaughter" bill

Dec 29th 2010, 12:34 PM 520 Views 0 Comments

Bill paves the way for the introduction of criminal liability over workplace deaths and deaths arising from faulty products and services.