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# Legislation

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Drunk droning in the US state of New Jersey is now illegal
Infractions can be punishable by up to six months in prison and a $1,000 (€815) fine.
Minister to ask Cabinet to ratify disabilities legislation by end of December
The Independent Alliance’s Finian McGrath will look for his Cabinet colleagues to support his draft legislation today.
The medicinal cannabis bill passed through the Dáil last year, but now it's on the shelf
The Bill which passed through the Dáil has effectively shelved following a damning report.
Fianna Fáil TD becomes emotional in Dáil speaking about death of young man by suicide
Lisa Chambers was speaking during a Dáil debate on her party’s Bill to strengthen the rights of mental health patients.
Repeat sex offenders will face mandatory minimum sentencing under new laws
The new Bill is to get Cabinet approval in the Autumn.
Taoiseach gives first response to Citizen's Assembly vote, says committee now being set up
Kenny commended the Citizen’s Assembly’s chairperson, Ms Justice Laffoy on her work.
'An historic day': It is now illegal to buy sex in Ireland
Not everyone is happy with the new legislation.
FactFind: One year in, is this really a "do-nothing" Dáil?
We take a deeper look at how the 32nd Dáil compares to its predecessors.
'They can be in bed next to their partner, gambling away the rent'
It’s four years since new gambling legislation was put in train – and experts say it can’t come soon enough.
A prankster made some slight changes to the Hollywood sign overnight
It now reads Hollyweed, after the state passed a vote with legalised the recreational use of marijuana.
Victims will be able to seek review if a suspect is not prosecuted
Frances Fitzgerald said this bill will “introduce, for the first time, statutory rights for victims of crime”.
Poll: Should mandatory retirement be abolished?
Retirement clauses have led to high numbers of older people on the dole.
Regulations to crack down on Dublin rickshaw drivers could be on the way soon
Transport Minister Shane Ross said discussions have recently taken place between Dublin City Council and the National Transport Authority.
GSOC: 'Gardaí are damned if they do, damned if they don't'
Judge Mary Ellen Ring said they are taking up the slack for other agencies.
FactCheck: Would a new government bill really decriminalise sex workers?
FactCheck referees a dispute over a controversial new law.
Good news for turf cutters: New laws will allow them to work on protected bogs
Rural Affairs Minister Heather Humphreys published legislation during the week to de-designate 46 National Heritage Areas (NHAs) in Ireland.
New legislation will see insurers and importers declare write-offs
All the car-related news you need to know this week – including new write-off legislation, the all-new Ford Edge SUV and the Kia Niro hybrid crossover.
'Baptising my son so he could go to school was the most hypocritical thing I have done'
Parents spoke out about education equality in Ireland at a protest today.
Health Minister moves to make 'Z-drugs' a controlled substance in the wake of gangland murders
The prescription sleeping pills. which are abused by heroin addicts, are extremely dangerous, he says.
Is the government giving up on medically supervised drug injecting centres?
A new Misuse of Drugs Bill brought to government this week contains no mention of the centres.
"We must demand true equality": Canada introduces new laws protecting transgender people
“We are still witnesses, and in some cases, victims of injustices,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Catherine Murphy says she won't give up on pursuing Siteserv truth
The Siteserv inquiry is having problems, but Catherine Murphy “is not giving up”.
Thousands march for LGBT rights in Rome
Italy is the only major Western European country not to have enacted civil union legislation allowing same-sex couples to have their relationships acknowledged by law.
How the government took 10 years to bring in a new law
The government’s attitude towards disability rights seems to be ‘no rush, we’ll get there in the end’, writes Professor Robbie Gilligan.
There was only one TD in the Dáil as a bill was passed yesterday
Ann Phelan and the leas-Ceann Comhairle agreed a number of amendments.
This is the law that Labour wants to replace the 8th Amendment
The legislation would allow for terminations on four grounds.
So-called 'If and When' contracts mean a lot of us don't know when we're working
A major new report has found that Irish employees are still not being guaranteed their hours.
The EU voted on rules that will shape the internet here, but how will it affect you?
The new legislation surrounding net neutrality has left many concerned, but there is still hope.
Should bloggers have to say when they're being paid to advertise? Damn right they should
It’s happened in the UK. When’s it going to happen here asks Becky Johnston.
This is what is being done to allow Ireland to build more houses
A review into An Bord Pleanála’s is taking place and should be finished by the end of the year.
Garda commissioner rejects claims journalists' phones are being tapped
Noirín O’Sullivan was talking about the relationship between the gardaí and the media.
The headshop ban pretty much worked, people stopped abusing headshop drugs
A new Trinity study shows that treatment for ‘legal highs’ dropped to virtually nil
The UN wants Ireland to vote on abortion and reconsider austerity
The committee described Ireland’s laws on abortion as “highly restrictive”.
Surrogacy in Ireland: Where do we stand?
The referendum on marriage equality is only a few days away. However, other issues have been entering the debate.
This TD is trying to move Ireland into a different timezone
It would bring us in line with a number of our European neighbours.
Big Tobacco is threatening James Reilly but plain packs 'will be in shops by May 2017'
Minister James Reilly said he “must drive forward” the legislation.
Speeding tourists won't be able to escape penalties under new law
The European Parliament has passed legislation to allow police forces in different Member States to share data.
Doctors would have to admit mistakes under new law
This comes after comments made by Minister Leo Varadkar to the Oireachtas Health Committee.
"Please don't force a woman to grow a baby that is going to die"
The government will vote against a bill from TD Clare Daly on termination for medical reasons.
Fitzgerald: 'We've no plans for a knife amnesty, gardaí are doing enough'
The move had been called for to address the rise in serious incidents of knife crime.