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Tuesday 7 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

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# Human Rights
Uganda blames British colonialism for its anti-gay sex laws
It told the UN this week that it doesn’t tolerate such discrimination.
# Indonesia
Indonesia parliament passes chemical castration laws for convicted paedophiles
The controversial laws were the subject of fierce debate, with two opposition parties voting against the measures.
# toughened up
Germany brings in "no means no" rape law after assaults in Cologne
The assaults took place on New Year’s Eve of last year.
Voices
The yawn-inducing name of this EU-US trade deal is what makes it so dangerous
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership covers a wide range of policy areas that will impact on your life, writes David Lundy
# Injury
Government plans to clear up confusion surrounding physical therapists and physiotherapists
New laws are to be introduced to ensure the titles are protected and registered.
# marref
'The Irish people blazed a trail': Final step taken to allow same-sex marriage in Ireland
The Department of Justice confirmed that from next Monday, couples can register their intention to marry with marriage registrars.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you want the 8th Amendment to be repealed?
The issue is really back on the agenda.
# curse that
S*@#! Waterford has banned swearing in its public parks
But how careful do you have to be?
# shite
Waterford has banned swearing... so how careful do you have to be?
We investigated.
# straight feed
World Rugby are clamping down on the laws ahead of RWC2015
Joe Schmidt’s Ireland will have been interested observers of this set of clarifications.
# close scrutiny
International eyes are going to be on Irish abortion laws today
Amnesty International is launching its ‘She is Not a Criminal’ report at 11am this morning.
# going to the offy
This off licence sign will make you appreciate Ireland's drinking laws
The 10pm dash to the off licence never seemed more appealing.
# Beyond the pale
Some really old laws are finally going to be repealed...
It’s one of almost 6,000 pre-independence regulations and orders that are to be repealed by the Government.
# crisis
Bad news if you love mussels: 10,000 tonnes of top quality Irish shellfish is unfit to eat
Algal blooms which should have disappeared by now have made some shellfish unsafe to consume.
# data protection day
The Data Protection Commissioner is "improving its reach"
There are concerns that our laws are not keeping up with the pace of technology.
# anti-protest
Spain wants to fine people who protest and 'breach the peace' outside parliament
€600 fine for insulting a police officer, €30,000 for burning the national flag. These are the proposed new fines that could be introduced under new laws.
# Privacy
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.
# Outlawed
Confirmed: It's going to be illegal to purchase the services of a sex worker
The age of consent is also to remain at 17.
# Irish Abroad
A Galway man is introducing Barack Obama in Chicago tonight
Obama is being introduced at a rally in Chicago by Galway man and restaurateur Billy Lawless.
# explicit image
First person jailed for WhatsApp 'revenge porn' in the UK
The man changed his Whatsapp profile image with an explicit photo of his ex.
# Genetics
Leo Varadkar promises legislation on surrogacy and egg and sperm donation
The family in this case has said it is “very disappointed but every hopeful”.
# Your Say
Poll: Should people who share nude or sexual content of their exes online be jailed?
England, Wales and Scotland all have plans underway to deal with the issue.
# Tragedy
Nepal plans new safety rules after country's worst trekking disaster leaves 43 dead
518 stranded trekkers were flown off the Himalayan mountains.
# You're the Ref
Analysis: Should BJ Botha have been yellow carded against Leinster?
Munster head coach Anthony Foley insists the prop was playing within the laws of the game.
# Rule Book
Could law changes help the IRB to make rugby a more entertaining spectacle?
Eoghan Hickey proposes two minor alterations to speed up the game and provide more tries.
# refuges
Legislation being updated to help end 'epidemic levels' of domestic violence
Speaking in the Dáil last week, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said that certain laws need to be updated before Ireland can ratify the EU Convention on domestic violence.
# Legislation
Google lobbies against proposed restrictions on Glass while driving
The company is lobbying legislators in at least three US states in a bid to stop proposed restrictions on Glass while driving.
# New Laws
Gardaí will soon be able to test ‘unconscious drivers’ for drugs and drink
That’s under new road safety laws which were enacted today in the Seanad.
# Human Rights
Tánaiste: Anti-gay laws will "affect our valued relationship" with Uganda
Meanwhile, Uganda’s government has defended its decision to push through the controversial laws.
# Oireachtas agenda
Irish Water, Dublin Bus and everything else happening in Leinster House today
What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…
# Evictions
Pan-European study on evictions to report on measures to counter homelessness
A NUI Galway researcher is to lead the €1 million study on evictions in 28 EU member States.
# Oireachtas agenda
School admissions, Eirgrid and everything else happening in Leinster House
What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think prenuptial agreements should be legal in Ireland?
The Department of Justice will be considering the legal position of prenuptial agreements as part of legal reforms.
# Bullying
Ireland 'should consider laws that would jail cyber bullies'
A Fine Gael TD has suggested Ireland adopt proposed New Zealand laws, which would make it an offence to incite someone to take their own life.
# cheap drink ban
Details on minimum pricing of alcohol to be published today
Cheap alcohol has been targeted under the new pricing rules.
# anti-trafficking day
Laws against sex buyers need to be introduced now, says Immigrant Council
340 people are living in slavery in Ireland which is why action is needed now says ICI.
# New York
Judge orders end to smoking ban in New York state parks
The ban had been put in place last February, but a judge has ordered it to come to an end.
# Poll
Poll: Do you think the law should be changed to allow for assisted suicide?
A man in Canada recorded a video eight days before he died asking for the laws on assisted suicide to be changed – what’s your view?
# Holles Street
Doctor angered at ‘outrageous breach of patient confidentiality’ at Holles Street
The Irish Times reports this morning that a termination of a twin pregnancy was carried out on a patient at risk of sepsis – the first to be performed under new legislation.
Voices
Column: Why it's time to get rid of Ireland's blasphemy laws
Blasphemy laws have a chilling effect on freedom of expression and have no place in a modern democracy like Ireland, writes Michael Nugent.