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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
# Insurance
# Insurance

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

Sep 30th 2020, 6:30 AM 13,290 Views 14 Comments

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
# Sentencing
# Sentencing

Use of suspended sentences for sexual offences decreased over last decade

Aug 31st 2020, 12:27 PM 7,858 Views 13 Comments

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
# Compo Culture
# Compo Culture

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

Dec 11th 2019, 6:15 AM 15,095 Views 24 Comments

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
# Defamation Act
# Defamation Act

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

Jul 23rd 2019, 6:20 AM 8,024 Views 5 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Jun 5th 2019, 10:19 AM 28,149 Views 98 Comments

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
# Eamon Lillis
# Eamon Lillis

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

Oct 2nd 2018, 6:00 AM 16,249 Views 23 Comments

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
# Law Reform
# Law Reform

Here are the legal options being considered about sexual consent

Jul 27th 2018, 12:05 AM 19,728 Views 91 Comments

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
# Clampdown
# Clampdown

Revenge porn perpetrators to be jailed under new laws

Dec 31st 2016, 10:25 AM 16,680 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-reform-commission - Monday 25 April, 2016

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 23,918 Views 45 Comments

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
# 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 14,713 Views 44 Comments

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
# Privacy
# Privacy

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

Dec 15th 2014, 9:19 AM 4,172 Views 1 Comment

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?
# Most Foul
# Most Foul

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

Nov 26th 2014, 10:03 PM 19,503 Views 18 Comments

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
# Explicit Images
# Explicit Images

'Revenge porn' may not be punishable through Irish law

Nov 20th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,118 Views 10 Comments

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"
# Law Reform Commission
# Law Reform Commission

New legislation needed to stop online "trolls"

Nov 19th 2014, 11:38 AM 7,945 Views 99 Comments

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
# 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 172 Views 33 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jan 15th 2014, 1:00 PM 306 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.

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

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

Panel chosen for October appeals court referendum

Jul 11th 2013, 3:15 PM 3,027 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.

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

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 9,846 Views 31 Comments

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

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

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 5,471 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 9,733 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 4,594 Views 34 Comments

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
# Missing Persons
# Missing Persons

Report recommends new laws on missing persons and the Disappeared

Jan 30th 2013, 9:51 AM 2,175 Views 2 Comments

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?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: Who and what are Ireland's sheriffs?

Aug 5th 2012, 8:00 AM 52,609 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.

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

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 37,612 Views 35 Comments

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
# Care In The Home
# Care In The Home

Report: Government needs to regulate home care services

Jan 30th 2012, 9:51 AM 816 Views 2 Comments

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
# Drugs
# Drugs

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

Jan 19th 2012, 9:47 AM 1,240 Views 27 Comments

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
# Missing Persons
# Missing Persons

Changes to missing person laws recommended

Dec 20th 2011, 10:45 AM 1,189 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.

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

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 518 Views 2 Comments

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?
# Good Samaritan
# Good Samaritan

Could a new Civil Law bill make us nicer people?

Jun 24th 2011, 3:44 PM 1,043 Views 2 Comments

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
# New Bill
# New Bill

Government approves preparation of "corporate manslaughter" bill

Dec 29th 2010, 12:34 PM 502 Views 0 Comments

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

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