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# law-reform - Friday 8 November, 2019

Law Reform Commission recommends changes to laws surrounding consent in rape cases

The commission is calling for the introduction of a new ‘objective’ test.

# law-reform - 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 - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Should the law be changed to introduce caps on personal injury claims? A review has been launched

Reviews are also set to be carried out in areas of law concerning hotel liability and privacy in the digital era.

# law-reform - 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 - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Should neighbours of land bought under compulsory purchase order get compensation?

The Law Reform Commission is examining 23 issues on compulsory purchase orders and wants to hear from interested parties.

# law-reform - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

'I will hunt you down and find you': Meet the New York solicitor who's tackling revenge porn

Strict new laws on revenge porn are set to come into effect in Ireland.

# law-reform - Friday 7 March, 2014

Poll: Should suspects in garda custody get more legal protection? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should suspects in garda custody get more legal protection?

A Supreme Court ruling suggests clarification is needed, what do you think?

# law-reform - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Laws recognising prenups to be considered by Government

At present, prenuptial agreements are not binding in Irish law with settlements at the discretion of judges as part of divorce proceedings.

# law-reform - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Abuse survivor Fiona Doyle calls for minimum sentences for rape

The Wicklow woman, who suffered a decade of abuse at the hands of her father, is backing the findings of a report on sentencing.

# law-reform - Saturday 11 May, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added 114-year-old Mexican Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix... now with added 114-year-old Mexican

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# law-reform - Friday 1 March, 2013

Reform could mean dramatic overhaul of ministerial responsibility

Brendan Howlin will shortly receive a policy paper outlining how laws can be changed to make ministers more responsible.

# law-reform - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

# law-reform - 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 - Friday 3 February, 2012

Column: Legal reform is a chance to finally do the right thing for consumers

Solicitors and barristers exist for their clients – not the other way around. That’s why reform of the legal system is crucial, writes Minister for Justice Alan Shatter.

Shatter calls on legal system to engage "constructively" on law reform

The Minister for Justice said that planned legal reform is based on the idea that “solicitors and barristers exist for their clients, not the other way round”.

# law-reform - 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.