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#Law Reform Commission

# law-reform-commission - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

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

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

# law-reform-commission - Monday 31 August, 2020

Use of suspended sentences for sexual offences decreased over last decade

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

# law-reform-commission - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

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

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

# law-reform-commission - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

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

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

# law-reform-commission - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Poll: Should there be a cap on personal injury claims? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

The Law Reform Commission is looking into the topic.

# law-reform-commission - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

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

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

# law-reform-commission - Friday 27 July, 2018

Here are the legal options being considered about sexual consent

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

# law-reform-commission - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Revenge porn perpetrators to be jailed under new laws

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

# law-reform-commission - Monday 25 April, 2016

Law that allows parents' wills to be rewritten under review

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

# law-reform-commission - Sunday 31 May, 2015

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

Young people want more regulation in the area.

# law-reform-commission - Monday 15 December, 2014

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

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

# law-reform-commission - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

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

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

# law-reform-commission - Thursday 20 November, 2014

'Revenge porn' may not be punishable through Irish law

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

# law-reform-commission - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

New legislation needed to stop online "trolls"

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

# law-reform-commission - Monday 30 June, 2014

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

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

# law-reform-commission - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

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

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.

# law-reform-commission - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Panel chosen for October appeals court referendum

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

# law-reform-commission - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

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

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

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are nine things to know before you start your day…

# law-reform-commission - Monday 15 April, 2013

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are the nine things you need to know as you kick off your Monday.

LRC report recommends non-Irish citizens for jury duty

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

# law-reform-commission - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Report recommends new laws on missing persons and the Disappeared

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

# law-reform-commission - Sunday 5 August, 2012

Explainer: Who and what are Ireland's sheriffs?

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

# law-reform-commission - Friday 4 May, 2012

New bill will allow minor criminal records to be wiped

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

# law-reform-commission - Monday 30 January, 2012

Report: Government needs to regulate home care services

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

# law-reform-commission - Thursday 19 January, 2012

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

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

# law-reform-commission - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

Changes to missing person laws recommended

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

# law-reform-commission - Monday 25 July, 2011

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

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

# law-reform-commission - Friday 24 June, 2011

Could a new Civil Law bill make us nicer people?

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

# law-reform-commission - Wednesday 29 December, 2010

Government approves preparation of "corporate manslaughter" bill

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

# law-reform-commission - Tuesday 21 December, 2010

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Met Eireann says we should prepare for a white Christmas, while AA warns of 5 hour commutes; the Sun finds heroin in RTE and a cure for the common cough.

# law-reform-commission - Thursday 16 December, 2010

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you really, really need to know by 9am: support for Fianna Fail and Labour is down, while Fine Gael and Sinn Fein bounce; the European Court of Human Rights issues a ruling on Ireland’s abortion laws, and the shocking truth about the Rubberbandits.