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#Legislation

# legislation - Saturday 24 September, 2022

Opinion: Longtermism - what is it and why should we embrace it in legislation?
# Future Generations
# Future Generations

Opinion: Longtermism - what is it and why should we embrace it in legislation?

Sep 24th 2022, 8:00 PM 10,582 Views 12 Comments

Marc Ó Cathasaigh of the Green Party says legislators should always consider future generations.

# legislation - Monday 22 August, 2022

Bereavement leave could be paid out of the Social Insurance Fund in the future

Bereavement leave could be paid out of the Social Insurance Fund in the future

Aug 22nd 2022, 12:05 AM 22,336 Views 13 Comments
  • Tánaiste says the Social Insurance Fund could support those taking bereavement leave in the future.
  • Such a move would prevent a cost being imposed on employers but would ensure employees don't lose out on pay.
  • Varadkar also says he wants the right to request remote working legislation to be passed by Christmas.

# legislation - Friday 10 June, 2022

UK bill to unilaterally change Northern Ireland Protocol will be published on Monday
# Protocol Problems
# Protocol Problems

UK bill to unilaterally change Northern Ireland Protocol will be published on Monday

Jun 10th 2022, 8:08 AM 15,929 Views 20 Comments

The Taoiseach said the UK’s plans to act unilaterally over the protocol would be “deeply damaging”.

# legislation - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

Roderic O'Gorman: We hope today's legislation will right decades of wrongs against adopted people
# Adoption
# Adoption

Roderic O'Gorman: We hope today's legislation will right decades of wrongs against adopted people

Updated Jan 12th 2022, 2:00 PM 7,861 Views 8 Comments

Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman reacts to the new Birth Information and Tracing Bill launched today.

Adopted people will no longer have to attend mandatory information session when seeking records
# New Law
# New Law

Adopted people will no longer have to attend mandatory information session when seeking records

Jan 12th 2022, 6:30 AM 13,793 Views 13 Comments

The long-awaited Birth Information and Tracing Bill will be published today.

# legislation - Monday 8 November, 2021

Poll: Should shops that sell cigarettes to minors be banned from selling them for a few days?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should shops that sell cigarettes to minors be banned from selling them for a few days?

Nov 8th 2021, 8:46 AM 29,829 Views 45 Comments

Shops that sell cigarettes to minors are to be banned for up to a month, under new legislation.

# legislation - Friday 30 July, 2021

Taoiseach says Covid has 'exacerbated' volume of legislation, as politicians discuss President's letter
# Legislation
# Legislation

Taoiseach says Covid has 'exacerbated' volume of legislation, as politicians discuss President's letter

Jul 30th 2021, 3:00 PM 15,690 Views 27 Comments

Michael D Higgins says he received nine Bills in one day.

# legislation - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Mexico top court decriminalises recreational marijuana use
# Cannabis
# Cannabis

Mexico top court decriminalises recreational marijuana use

Jun 29th 2021, 9:12 AM 10,045 Views 26 Comments

Pro-legalisation campaigners said the Supreme Court ruling left cannabis users facing many uncertainties.

# legislation - Monday 14 June, 2021

New legislation to allow gardaí demand passwords for devices when carrying out search warrant
# Mobile Phones
# Mobile Phones

New legislation to allow gardaí demand passwords for devices when carrying out search warrant

Jun 14th 2021, 6:15 AM 52,919 Views 35 Comments

The overhaul of how gardaí operate includes a new power for gardaí to request passwords or encryption keys.

# legislation - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

Cabinet approves Affordable Housing Bill aimed at boosting supply
# Housing
# Housing

Cabinet approves Affordable Housing Bill aimed at boosting supply

Updated May 4th 2021, 11:07 PM 51,751 Views 111 Comments

Aspects of the bill, including its shared equity scheme for first-time buyers, have been criticised.

# legislation - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

New laws approved to regulate private security operators employed to enforce eviction orders
# Private Security
# Private Security

New laws approved to regulate private security operators employed to enforce eviction orders

Apr 20th 2021, 6:30 AM 23,918 Views 27 Comments

The Private Security Services (Amendment) Bill 2021 has been approved by Cabinet.

# legislation - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

'There can be no more messing about': Push for law to allow exhumations at mother and baby homes
# Burials Bill
# Burials Bill

'There can be no more messing about': Push for law to allow exhumations at mother and baby homes

Apr 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 10,833 Views 22 Comments
  • Legislation being debated today would allow excavations, exhumations and re-interment of remains at the sites of former mother and baby homes
  • Catherine Corless says as many sites as possible must be included
  • "The babies should have been taken out of there in 2017 when they were found," she says of Tuam

# legislation - Friday 5 March, 2021

Bill to allow child murder victims to be named could be made law by end of March, McEntee says
# Legislation
# Legislation

Bill to allow child murder victims to be named could be made law by end of March, McEntee says

Mar 5th 2021, 6:23 PM 11,108 Views 12 Comments

The Bill has passed through all stages of the Seanad.

# legislation - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Government approves drafting of legislation for new role of directly elected mayor for Limerick
# Limerick
# Limerick

Government approves drafting of legislation for new role of directly elected mayor for Limerick

Jan 26th 2021, 2:13 PM 8,326 Views 7 Comments

Limerick is the first city that will have a directly-elected mayor after locals voted for the move in 2019.

# legislation - Monday 26 October, 2020

Dozens protest outside Áras an Uachtaráin over Mother and Baby Homes Bill
# Legislation
# Legislation

Dozens protest outside Áras an Uachtaráin over Mother and Baby Homes Bill

Oct 26th 2020, 6:53 PM 48,577 Views 94 Comments

President Michael D Higgins yesterday signed the Bill into law.

President Higgins signs Mother and Baby Homes Bill into law
# Legislation
# Legislation

President Higgins signs Mother and Baby Homes Bill into law

Oct 26th 2020, 7:19 AM 75,384 Views 165 Comments

The President pointed out that his decision to sign the legislation “leaves it open to any citizens to challenge the provisions of the bill”.

# legislation - Friday 23 October, 2020

Legal advice is that GDPR is 'prohibited' by 2004 Act on Mother and Baby Homes Commission - Department
# Database
# Database

Legal advice is that GDPR is 'prohibited' by 2004 Act on Mother and Baby Homes Commission - Department

Updated Oct 23rd 2020, 10:15 PM 68,322 Views 72 Comments

The minister has defended the legislation but said he regrets poorly communicating what it intends to do.

Q&A: What is the mother and baby home legislation passed in the Oireachtas this week?
# Sealed
# Sealed

Q&A: What is the mother and baby home legislation passed in the Oireachtas this week?

Oct 23rd 2020, 6:04 PM 63,797 Views 60 Comments

The Bill allows the transfer of a database of 60,000 records compiled by the commission to Tusla, the Child and Family Agency.

# legislation - Monday 7 September, 2020

NI protocol must be honoured, pro-Remain parties say amid reports UK 'plans to rip up Brexit Agreement'
# Brexit
# Brexit

NI protocol must be honoured, pro-Remain parties say amid reports UK 'plans to rip up Brexit Agreement'

Updated Sep 7th 2020, 10:30 PM 95,176 Views 122 Comments

Political leaders have described the reported plans as a “treacherous betrayal” by “charlatans”.

# legislation - Friday 28 August, 2020

Cabinet to meet today to consider new Garda enforcement powers
# House Parties
# House Parties

Cabinet to meet today to consider new Garda enforcement powers

Aug 28th 2020, 6:10 AM 16,086 Views 45 Comments

The government want gardaí to be given powers to interrupt and prevent house parties and social gatherings in breach of the guidelines.

# legislation - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Government seeks advice from Attorney General over new garda laws
# Legislation
# Legislation

Government seeks advice from Attorney General over new garda laws

Aug 19th 2020, 10:32 AM 23,658 Views 81 Comments

Gardaí will be given greater ability to police new public health measures.

# legislation - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Micheál Martin to be paid more as Taoiseach than Varadkar was after 'pay cut'
# Pay Day
# Pay Day

Micheál Martin to be paid more as Taoiseach than Varadkar was after 'pay cut'

Jul 28th 2020, 11:36 AM 43,618 Views 107 Comments

Martin will be paid almost €1,500 more than Varadkar was in the last government, despite a 10% cut to the official level of pay.

# legislation - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Senators to begin High Court action to clarify if Seanad can legislate
# Law
# Law

Senators to begin High Court action to clarify if Seanad can legislate

Jun 24th 2020, 9:28 AM 10,773 Views 0 Comments

Eleven seats in the Seanad are vacant as a new Taoiseach has not yet been elected.

# legislation - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Simon Harris: We need more measures to 'toughen up' on self-isolation for people entering country
# Regulation
# Regulation

Simon Harris: We need more measures to 'toughen up' on self-isolation for people entering country

May 12th 2020, 11:18 AM 26,476 Views 55 Comments

The minister said he would like this requirement backed up by the law.

# legislation - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Tom Clonan: Ireland's ICU guidelines for Covid-19 must safeguard people with disabilities
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: Ireland's ICU guidelines for Covid-19 must safeguard people with disabilities

Apr 9th 2020, 2:25 PM 16,872 Views 34 Comments

Rationing of critical care during any coronavirus surge must not happen at the expense of the most vulnerable, writes Clonan.

# legislation - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Emergency Covid-19 legislation passes all stages in the Dáil
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Emergency Covid-19 legislation passes all stages in the Dáil

Updated Mar 19th 2020, 8:35 PM 87,213 Views 86 Comments

The government included a sunset clause for the legislation to be review in November after concerns were raised by TDs.

# legislation - Saturday 18 January, 2020

FactCheck: Has Fine Gael's Regina Doherty ensured waiting staff are legally entitled to 100% of their tips?
# Waiting Staff
# Waiting Staff

FactCheck: Has Fine Gael's Regina Doherty ensured waiting staff are legally entitled to 100% of their tips?

Jan 18th 2020, 7:30 AM 56,300 Views 55 Comments

The claim was criticised by Sinn Féin who called it “false and misleading”.

# legislation - Friday 20 December, 2019

Taoiseach says he'll meet Micheál Martin for new year talks about keeping this government going
# Let's Get Together
# Let's Get Together

Taoiseach says he'll meet Micheál Martin for new year talks about keeping this government going

Dec 20th 2019, 5:47 PM 8,890 Views 29 Comments

Leo Varadkar says he will reply to the Fianna Fail leader’s letter next week.

# legislation - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Martin says he's trying to be the 'sane voice' and calls on Varadkar to agree election date
# General Election
# General Election

Martin says he's trying to be the 'sane voice' and calls on Varadkar to agree election date

Dec 19th 2019, 4:15 PM 7,517 Views 24 Comments

Martin says a legislative priority programme must be agreed for after Christmas.

# legislation - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

New legislation will regulate political advertising on social media
# Transparency
# Transparency

New legislation will regulate political advertising on social media

Nov 5th 2019, 10:59 PM 7,287 Views 12 Comments

The move comes amid an international debate about how social media platforms handle political ads.

# legislation - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Drew Harris says existing legislation adequate in dealing with protests outside abortion centres
# Exclusion Zones
# Exclusion Zones

Drew Harris says existing legislation adequate in dealing with protests outside abortion centres

Sep 26th 2019, 8:00 PM 8,005 Views 78 Comments

In July, Minister Simon Harris said exclusion zones outside hospitals and GP surgeries will be a “major priority”.

# legislation - 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 15,040 Views 59 Comments

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

# legislation - Monday 13 May, 2019

Opinion: New laws to ban 'upskirting' and 'revenge porn' are welcome but stalking should also be defined as a crime
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: New laws to ban 'upskirting' and 'revenge porn' are welcome but stalking should also be defined as a crime

May 13th 2019, 7:00 AM 18,875 Views 15 Comments

The Law Reform Commission says stalking should be defined as a crime and the introduction of stalking laws in the UK resulted in an increase in prosecutions, writes Catherine O’Sullivan.

# legislation - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

The Explainer: Can Ireland grow its own medicinal cannabis?
# Cannabis
# Cannabis

The Explainer: Can Ireland grow its own medicinal cannabis?

May 7th 2019, 6:10 AM 11,235 Views 12 Comments

This will make it significantly less of a grey area in Irish law – and it could also herald the start of the Irish cannabis industry.

# legislation - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

Proposed law would require employers to publish gender pay gap information
# Pay Equality
# Pay Equality

Proposed law would require employers to publish gender pay gap information

Apr 9th 2019, 10:58 PM 12,783 Views 44 Comments

The EU Commission recommended that member states introduce the measures five years ago.

New laws to regulate private security employed to enforce eviction orders
# Licencing
# Licencing

New laws to regulate private security employed to enforce eviction orders

Updated Apr 9th 2019, 3:26 PM 14,209 Views 0 Comments

Such operators will in future be subject to training standards and a licencing regime, if the legislation is amended.

# legislation - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Gambling regulator could take 18 months to set up, says Taoiseach
# Legislation
# Legislation

Gambling regulator could take 18 months to set up, says Taoiseach

Mar 20th 2019, 6:20 PM 13,243 Views 28 Comments

Measures first mooted in the Gambling Control Bill (2013) are finally set to be enacted by government.

# legislation - Friday 1 February, 2019

Multiple investigations under way over alleged leak of patient's details after abortion at NMH
# Abortion
# Abortion

Multiple investigations under way over alleged leak of patient's details after abortion at NMH

Feb 1st 2019, 12:05 AM 46,507 Views 76 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris has said he is very concerned about the alleged case, and has launched an investigation.

# legislation - Thursday 31 January, 2019

Bill which aims to force banks to ask for permission before selling mortgages to vulture funds passes in the Dáil
# Great Irish Sell Off
# Great Irish Sell Off

Bill which aims to force banks to ask for permission before selling mortgages to vulture funds passes in the Dáil

Updated Jan 31st 2019, 6:14 PM 39,466 Views 76 Comments

The Bill puts into law what already exists at the moment as a voluntary Central Bank code

# legislation - Friday 25 January, 2019

Fast-tracked: Ticket touting law to ban above-face-value resales to come before the Dáil next week
# Concert Tickets
# Concert Tickets

Fast-tracked: Ticket touting law to ban above-face-value resales to come before the Dáil next week

Jan 25th 2019, 11:46 AM 10,301 Views 43 Comments

The proposed legislation would ban the above-face-value resale of tickets for sporting and entertainment events.

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