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# laws - This year 2022

New laws on hate speech includes provision to protect freedom of expression, says minister
# Hate Speech
# Hate Speech

New laws on hate speech includes provision to protect freedom of expression, says minister

Oct 27th 2022, 5:32 PM 15,265 Views 121 Comments

Government has been called on to ensure new laws comply with principles of proportionality and necessity.

World Rugby says recent hurdling try should have been a penalty
# Laws
From The42
# Laws

World Rugby says recent hurdling try should have been a penalty

Mar 1st 2022, 10:49 AM 14,693 Views 11 Comments

The Rugby Committee was far less definitive on Jonny May’s try against Italy last year.

# laws - Last year 2021

How teams are creatively using the 50:22 kicking law in rugby
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

How teams are creatively using the 50:22 kicking law in rugby

Oct 12th 2021, 7:30 PM 17,336 Views 2 Comments

Munster, Bristol, and the Dragons delivered some smart examples last weekend.

'I was as guilty as anyone - we need to refocus and actually referee what's in law'
# Laws
From The42
# Laws

'I was as guilty as anyone - we need to refocus and actually referee what's in law'

Jul 14th 2021, 5:54 PM 9,396 Views 0 Comments

Nigel Owens gives his view on World Rugby’s new global trial laws.

World Rugby will globally trial the 50:22 kick and new breakdown laws
# Shape Of The Game
From The42
# Shape Of The Game

World Rugby will globally trial the 50:22 kick and new breakdown laws

Jul 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 43,995 Views 14 Comments

The new laws could have a big impact on the shape and safety of the game.

Players need to pull their socks up to avoid seeing red, insists Nigel Owens
# Laws
From The42
# Laws

Players need to pull their socks up to avoid seeing red, insists Nigel Owens

Mar 26th 2021, 8:44 AM 8,533 Views 12 Comments

Ireland duo Peter O’Mahony and Bundee Aki deserved to be dismissed he said.

Ban on naming child murder victims ‘absurd’, Dáil hears
# Court Ruling
# Court Ruling

Ban on naming child murder victims ‘absurd’, Dáil hears

Feb 3rd 2021, 4:28 PM 13,642 Views 0 Comments

A ruling last year led to a significant change in the reporting of child murder cases once someone is charged in relation to the offence.

# laws - All time

What should we expect with the renewed focus on the breakdown laws?
# Penalty Count
From The42
# Penalty Count

What should we expect with the renewed focus on the breakdown laws?

Aug 22nd 2020, 7:45 AM 8,571 Views 6 Comments

Referees have been asked to police the existing laws more strictly.

Rugby actually enforcing the current breakdown laws is long overdue
# About Time
From The42
# About Time

Rugby actually enforcing the current breakdown laws is long overdue

Apr 5th 2020, 12:26 PM 8,853 Views 7 Comments

World Rugby issued a ‘law application guideline’ for referees earlier this week.

World Rugby aims to stamp out side entry and players off feet at breakdown
# In The Side
From The42
# In The Side

World Rugby aims to stamp out side entry and players off feet at breakdown

Apr 2nd 2020, 9:00 AM 9,034 Views 16 Comments

The governing body wants referees to clamp down on side entry and players diving off their feet.

Latest horror injury at the breakdown a timely reminder for World Rugby
# Focus Area
From The42
# Focus Area

Latest horror injury at the breakdown a timely reminder for World Rugby

Mar 2nd 2020, 7:00 PM 19,636 Views 10 Comments

The Highlanders’ James Lentjes suffered a nasty ankle fracture and dislocation last weekend.

World Rugby forms working group to examine the state of the breakdown
# Laws
From The42
# Laws

World Rugby forms working group to examine the state of the breakdown

Feb 27th 2020, 2:51 PM 7,908 Views 37 Comments

Some of the game’s leading coaches, referees, and medical experts will be involved.

Poll: Should it be illegal for under-18s to get a tattoo or body piercing?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should it be illegal for under-18s to get a tattoo or body piercing?

Aug 26th 2019, 9:26 AM 37,292 Views 96 Comments

A bill to make it illegal is currently at the second stage.

World Rugby approves law trial to reduce tackle height to the waist
# Tackle Height
From The42
# Tackle Height

World Rugby approves law trial to reduce tackle height to the waist

Aug 8th 2019, 1:00 PM 13,106 Views 14 Comments

Another closed trial will see yellow cards being reviewed while players are in the sin bin.

Goal-line drop-outs and 50:22 law to be trialled in Australia's NRC
# Held Up
From The42
# Held Up

Goal-line drop-outs and 50:22 law to be trialled in Australia's NRC

Jul 31st 2019, 10:42 AM 9,520 Views 13 Comments

The new season kicks off on 31 August.

New 50:22 kicking rule among World Rugby's latest law proposals
# Laws
From The42
# Laws

New 50:22 kicking rule among World Rugby's latest law proposals

Jun 26th 2019, 10:49 AM 25,990 Views 34 Comments

Reducing the number of permitted substitutions will also be discussed by the governing body’s review group in London this week.

Decision on E-scooter regulations due shortly, as minister says electric scooter users should have a driving licence
# New Rules
# New Rules

Decision on E-scooter regulations due shortly, as minister says electric scooter users should have a driving licence

May 22nd 2019, 1:22 PM 59,981 Views 181 Comments

Shane Ross has asked the RSA to research scooter regulations in other countries.

Cian Healy's law knowledge nearly delivers clever try against France
# Ruck Over
From The42
# Ruck Over

Cian Healy's law knowledge nearly delivers clever try against France

Mar 11th 2019, 1:00 PM 12,741 Views 18 Comments

The Ireland loosehead prop realised the ruck had ended on the French goal line.

938 drivers arrested on suspicion of driving under influence of drink or drugs since start of December
# Arrests
# Arrests

938 drivers arrested on suspicion of driving under influence of drink or drugs since start of December

Jan 4th 2019, 8:34 PM 14,693 Views 63 Comments

Gardaí said that one in 10 of these arrests were people driving “the morning after”.

Over 8,750 drivers were arrested last year on suspicion of driving under the influence of drink or drugs
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Over 8,750 drivers were arrested last year on suspicion of driving under the influence of drink or drugs

Jan 1st 2019, 3:59 PM 24,807 Views 52 Comments

Figures on roads policing detections were released today by gardaí.

Gardaí advised 'not to pursue' quad bikes due to safety concerns
# Legal Grey Area
# Legal Grey Area

Gardaí advised 'not to pursue' quad bikes due to safety concerns

Nov 9th 2018, 12:05 AM 30,192 Views 72 Comments

Children as young as eight have been spotted driving the vehicles.

Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead
# New Laws
# New Laws

Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead

Sep 29th 2018, 10:00 PM 21,846 Views 0 Comments

Renting, judge’s appointments, microbeads and noise at the airport – just some of the issues the government plan to tackle.

Cost of rolling out abortion services in Ireland will be 'significant', says Harris
# Abortion Law
# Abortion Law

Cost of rolling out abortion services in Ireland will be 'significant', says Harris

Updated Sep 27th 2018, 4:00 PM 21,818 Views 107 Comments

The abortion legislation will be introduced in the Dáil next week

99 people had gender recognition certs granted last year
# New Laws
# New Laws

99 people had gender recognition certs granted last year

Jul 5th 2018, 9:16 PM 13,503 Views 70 Comments

The certificates allow a person to be legally recognised by the State under the gender they identify.

Children's rights groups angry at Dáil vote setting digital age of consent at 16 (they wanted it to be 13)
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Children's rights groups angry at Dáil vote setting digital age of consent at 16 (they wanted it to be 13)

May 16th 2018, 7:04 PM 19,716 Views 15 Comments

The government had put forward a proposal to set the digital age of consent at 13.

'Rent Pressure Zones are not working': What can be done to stop rising rents?
# Rent Controls
# Rent Controls

'Rent Pressure Zones are not working': What can be done to stop rising rents?

May 6th 2018, 9:30 AM 24,130 Views 167 Comments

In Dublin, average rent rose by 12.4% year-on-year, and now sits at €1,875.

World Rugby approves trial of nine-point converted tries in Australia
# Positive Play
From The42
# Positive Play

World Rugby approves trial of nine-point converted tries in Australia

May 1st 2018, 3:01 PM 19,233 Views 31 Comments

The Western Force are looking to bring a little more excitement to the game this year.

'The de facto detained are still there': Voluntary patients still held without review due to delays in law reform
# BEHIND THE WALLS
# BEHIND THE WALLS

'The de facto detained are still there': Voluntary patients still held without review due to delays in law reform

Apr 15th 2018, 6:30 AM 12,870 Views 14 Comments

Three years ago the government committed to overhauling Ireland’s mental health laws – we’re still waiting.

Buying sex has been illegal in Ireland for one year but 'very little' has changed
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Buying sex has been illegal in Ireland for one year but 'very little' has changed

Feb 23rd 2018, 6:01 AM 62,377 Views 203 Comments

Supporters and detractors of the new law have spoken of their frustration over the new bill.

'A historic day': Ireland on a path to being the 4th country in the world to ban fossil fuel exploration
# Oil And Gas
# Oil And Gas

'A historic day': Ireland on a path to being the 4th country in the world to ban fossil fuel exploration

Feb 8th 2018, 1:55 PM 52,106 Views 185 Comments

Costa Rica, Belize and France have already implemented similar measures to end oil activity in their waters.

Online shopping is going to become a lot cheaper thanks to a new EU law
# New Rules
# New Rules

Online shopping is going to become a lot cheaper thanks to a new EU law

Feb 5th 2018, 6:15 AM 95,103 Views 63 Comments

You will no longer be redirected to a company’s Irish or UK store.

Leo Varadkar says he will campaign to liberalise Ireland's abortion laws
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Leo Varadkar says he will campaign to liberalise Ireland's abortion laws

Jan 27th 2018, 9:33 AM 20,995 Views 324 Comments

Speaking to BBC Radio 4, Varadkar said he was in favour of changing Ireland’s abortion laws.

'I've had my rent put up twice in seven days - then I was told to leave over bin bags'
# Rent A Room
# Rent A Room

'I've had my rent put up twice in seven days - then I was told to leave over bin bags'

Jan 26th 2018, 12:05 AM 42,728 Views 67 Comments

Homeowners can earn up to €14,000 a year tax free by renting out a room in their home.

Costs for local shops and the Guinness Christmas ad... just two stumbling blocks facing alcohol bill
# Booze
# Booze

Costs for local shops and the Guinness Christmas ad... just two stumbling blocks facing alcohol bill

Sep 23rd 2017, 9:00 AM 25,587 Views 74 Comments

The bill seeks to restrict the sale and advertising of alcohol across the country.

Applying for a passport or driving licence? You'll soon need a Public Services Card to do so
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Applying for a passport or driving licence? You'll soon need a Public Services Card to do so

May 22nd 2017, 2:38 PM 64,187 Views 119 Comments

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform confirmed that the card will be needed to apply for a passport from autumn of this year.

Cannabis set to be legal in Canada by July 2018
# Lighting Up
# Lighting Up

Cannabis set to be legal in Canada by July 2018

Apr 13th 2017, 8:20 AM 11,457 Views 57 Comments

This would make the country only the second to do so, after Uruguay.

World Rugby is running further trials around the 'tackle-only' tactic in 2017
# The Fox
From The42
# The Fox

World Rugby is running further trials around the 'tackle-only' tactic in 2017

Feb 28th 2017, 5:42 PM 12,362 Views 7 Comments

The defensive ploy has been under review in recent years.

A US judge has ruled you have a right to know all these actors' ages
# Hollywood
# Hollywood

A US judge has ruled you have a right to know all these actors' ages

Feb 23rd 2017, 12:08 PM 31,698 Views 43 Comments

The Screen Actors Guild thinks publishing actor’s ages leads to discrimination.

Britain wants to fine porn sites for letting under-18s visit
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Britain wants to fine porn sites for letting under-18s visit

Dec 3rd 2016, 8:10 AM 9,670 Views 12 Comments

Critics say the approach could open a door to fraudsters.

Regulations to crack down on Dublin rickshaw drivers could be on the way soon
# Wheelpolitik
# Wheelpolitik

Regulations to crack down on Dublin rickshaw drivers could be on the way soon

Nov 25th 2016, 7:01 AM 17,099 Views 49 Comments

Transport Minister Shane Ross said discussions have recently taken place between Dublin City Council and the National Transport Authority.

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