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#law reform

# law-reform - Friday 8 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 8th 2019, 6:10 AM 12,403 Views 16 Comments

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
# Defamation Act
# Defamation Act

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

Jul 23rd 2019, 6:20 AM 8,055 Views 5 Comments

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
# Law Reform
# Law Reform

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

Jun 5th 2019, 6:10 AM 15,037 Views 59 Comments

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
# Law Reform
# Law Reform

Here are the legal options being considered about sexual consent

Jul 27th 2018, 12:05 AM 19,784 Views 91 Comments

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?
# Review
# Review

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

Dec 14th 2017, 6:00 AM 15,299 Views 29 Comments

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
# Seeking Justice
# Seeking Justice

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

Jan 4th 2017, 4:09 PM 33,129 Views 34 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Mar 7th 2014, 10:06 AM 7,236 Views 104 Comments

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
# Prenup
# Prenup

Laws recognising prenups to be considered by Government

Oct 31st 2013, 10:33 AM 4,626 Views 39 Comments

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
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

Abuse survivor Fiona Doyle calls for minimum sentences for rape

Jun 12th 2013, 12:31 PM 9,992 Views 51 Comments

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
# Need To Know

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

May 11th 2013, 8:05 PM 13,517 Views 4 Comments

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

# law-reform - Friday 1 March, 2013

Reform could mean dramatic overhaul of ministerial responsibility
# Law Reform
# Law Reform

Reform could mean dramatic overhaul of ministerial responsibility

Mar 1st 2013, 6:15 AM 4,898 Views 24 Comments

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

Column: Want to appeal a social welfare decision? Be warned: it's a bureaucratic maze
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Want to appeal a social welfare decision? Be warned: it's a bureaucratic maze

Oct 30th 2012, 7:00 AM 5,376 Views 40 Comments

Almost half of social welfare appeals are successful – but it can take years for people to be heard and the system is patently unfair, writes Saoirse Brady.

# law-reform - 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 37,669 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 - Friday 3 February, 2012

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

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

Feb 3rd 2012, 7:00 PM 127 Views 9 Comments

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
# Law Reform
# Law Reform

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

Feb 3rd 2012, 7:00 PM 1,505 Views 7 Comments

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
# Care In The Home
# Care In The Home

Report: Government needs to regulate home care services

Jan 30th 2012, 9:51 AM 833 Views 2 Comments

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