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#Legislation

# legislation - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Survey finds 63 per cent of farmers agree with abortion legislation
# Abortion
# Abortion

Survey finds 63 per cent of farmers agree with abortion legislation

Sep 26th 2013, 10:00 AM 4,623 Views 42 Comments

More female farmers surveyed were opposed to the legislation than the men surveyed.

Poll: Do you think the law should be changed to allow for assisted suicide?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Do you think the law should be changed to allow for assisted suicide?

Sep 26th 2013, 9:23 AM 12,760 Views 174 Comments

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?

# legislation - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

'Violent outrages' and 'general humiliations' targeted as thousands of obsolete laws cut
# Off The Books
# Off The Books

'Violent outrages' and 'general humiliations' targeted as thousands of obsolete laws cut

Sep 25th 2013, 4:20 PM 10,366 Views 46 Comments

Outdated proclamations, including one from King George III calling for a ‘general fast and humiliation’ are set for the chop as part of an overhaul of the statute book

# legislation - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Serious criminals will have DNA logged on international database
# DNA Database
# DNA Database

Serious criminals will have DNA logged on international database

Sep 11th 2013, 10:45 PM 6,041 Views 44 Comments

The Minister for Justice published the Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Bill 2013 today that will force criminals to give DNA samples.

# legislation - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

TD uses Dáil questions to see how effective Seanad is, Ministers tell her to find out herself
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

TD uses Dáil questions to see how effective Seanad is, Ministers tell her to find out herself

Aug 28th 2013, 6:30 AM 9,467 Views 22 Comments

The deputy director of Fine Gael’s Seanad abolition campaign, Regina Doherty, used the parliamentary questions to find out information about the Seanad, but ministers in her own party told her to find out herself.

# legislation - Friday 23 August, 2013

# legislation - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Freedom of Information bill criticised - because Irish Water isn't included
# Legislation
# Legislation

Freedom of Information bill criticised - because Irish Water isn't included

Aug 15th 2013, 7:15 AM 9,182 Views 60 Comments

Seán Fleming TD said that the legislation has ‘severe limits’ and that Irish Water should be included under it.

# legislation - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

US congressmen visit Leinster House to discuss undocumented Irish
# Immigration
# Immigration

US congressmen visit Leinster House to discuss undocumented Irish

Aug 14th 2013, 4:38 PM 5,705 Views 50 Comments

Fine Gael TD Pat Breen, who met with them, will travel to Washington next month to lobby politicians on the US immigration reform legislation.

# legislation - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Concern over whether hospital will comply with abortion legislation
# Abortion
# Abortion

Concern over whether hospital will comply with abortion legislation

Aug 7th 2013, 11:43 AM 10,208 Views 253 Comments

Professor John Crown has said that “serious questions have to be asked” of governing boards at Irish hospitals.

Appeal for reptile legislation HERE after tragic Canada deaths
# Reptile
# Reptile

Appeal for reptile legislation HERE after tragic Canada deaths

Aug 7th 2013, 6:50 AM 8,794 Views 65 Comments

Currently, there are no laws preventing people from keeping reptiles as pets – even dangerous rattlesnakes or crocodiles.

# legislation - Friday 2 August, 2013

Ronald Reagan could have 3.4 million square miles of ocean named after him
# Not Quite Watergate
# Not Quite Watergate

Ronald Reagan could have 3.4 million square miles of ocean named after him

Aug 2nd 2013, 1:06 PM 10,483 Views 53 Comments

A United States government committee discussed a bill this week which would rename the Exclusive Economic Zone after the former President.

# legislation - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Some welcome President passing abortion bill, others not so much
# Abortion Act
# Abortion Act

Some welcome President passing abortion bill, others not so much

Jul 30th 2013, 5:59 PM 8,847 Views 198 Comments

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore described it as a “key milestone”, while the Pro Life Campaign said it was a “very sad day”.

President signs Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill into law
# Abortion
# Abortion

President signs Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill into law

Jul 30th 2013, 12:14 PM 50,003 Views 443 Comments

The move came after the President convened a meeting of the Council of State to discuss the bill yesterday.

# legislation - Monday 29 July, 2013

Company fined for breaching health and safety laws after tragic incident
# Court
# Court

Company fined for breaching health and safety laws after tragic incident

Jul 29th 2013, 12:44 PM 11,522 Views 13 Comments

The case arose after an accident in which a bus carrying students flipped onto its roof, resulting in the death of a teenager.

So what happened when the Council of State was convened in the past?
# History Lesson
# History Lesson

So what happened when the Council of State was convened in the past?

Jul 29th 2013, 7:15 AM 7,337 Views 15 Comments

Today will be the 27th time the Council of State has been convened to discuss legislation – but it’s not the first time abortion laws have been discussed.

Lisa McInerney: Pornification of teen sexuality - but we can't just blame porn
# Column
# Column

Lisa McInerney: Pornification of teen sexuality - but we can't just blame porn

Jul 29th 2013, 7:00 AM 363 Views 23 Comments

The UK plans to make online pornography an ‘opt-in’ choice to try and shield children from it – but will that really protect kids from early sexualisation?

# legislation - Saturday 27 July, 2013

Michael Lowry, mortgages and mayors: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Michael Lowry, mortgages and mayors: The week in numbers

Jul 27th 2013, 7:30 PM 4,249 Views 0 Comments

Plus: how many times has the Council of State met since 1940?

# legislation - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Brendan Howlin "had to fight a battle" for new Freedom of Information law
# Freedom Of Information
# Freedom Of Information

Brendan Howlin "had to fight a battle" for new Freedom of Information law

Jul 25th 2013, 7:48 AM 5,235 Views 43 Comments

NAMA, the Central Bank and An Garda Siochána will all be subject to Freedom of Information laws for the first time – but it took some doing.

# legislation - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

New bill will crack down on 'sham' marriages
# Legislation
# Legislation

New bill will crack down on 'sham' marriages

Jul 24th 2013, 9:45 PM 12,200 Views 63 Comments

The bill will allow registrars not to issue marriage registration forms if they believe that a proposed marriage is one of convenience.

# legislation - Saturday 20 July, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week
# You Told Us
# You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Jul 20th 2013, 11:00 AM 8,218 Views 16 Comments

Here’s our roundup of the best, the most interesting and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

# legislation - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Mixed reaction from transgender group to gender recognition bill
# Legislation
# Legislation

Mixed reaction from transgender group to gender recognition bill

Jul 17th 2013, 7:47 PM 6,950 Views 65 Comments

The bill will provide for State recognition of the acquired gender of transgender people over 18 who are not married or in a civil partnership.

# legislation - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Nurses and midwives: The HSE is breaking minimum wage law
# Minimum Wage
# Minimum Wage

Nurses and midwives: The HSE is breaking minimum wage law

Jul 16th 2013, 10:04 PM 18,806 Views 64 Comments

The INMO said that interns are being asked to increase their hours while only being paid 50 per cent of the staff rate of pay.

# legislation - Monday 15 July, 2013

# legislation - Saturday 13 July, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week
# You Told Us
# You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Jul 13th 2013, 11:00 AM 9,161 Views 29 Comments

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most interesting and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

# legislation - Friday 12 July, 2013

# legislation - Thursday 11 July, 2013

LIVE: Dáil debates abortion bill before final vote
# Abortion
# Abortion

LIVE: Dáil debates abortion bill before final vote

Jul 11th 2013, 11:59 PM 8,610 Views 34 Comments

TDs have returned to Leinster House after a long night to continue debating amendments to the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.

Bid to have rape and incest cases included in bill is defeated
# Abortion
# Abortion

Bid to have rape and incest cases included in bill is defeated

Jul 11th 2013, 7:47 PM 7,057 Views 78 Comments

Amendments rejected as TDs call for “very difficult and tragic” cases of rape and incest be catered for.

Debate on abortion bill adjourned at 5am
# Abortion
# Abortion

Debate on abortion bill adjourned at 5am

Jul 11th 2013, 5:18 AM 11,700 Views 53 Comments

The bill was due to be voted on last night – but debate concluded after a decision had been made on a number of amendments.

LIVE: Dáil debates abortion bill before final vote
# Abortion
# Abortion

LIVE: Dáil debates abortion bill before final vote

Jul 11th 2013, 1:54 AM 11,614 Views 66 Comments

TDs are debating the amendments to the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 in the Dáil.

# legislation - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

EU regulation of e-cigarettes a step closer
# Smoking
# Smoking

EU regulation of e-cigarettes a step closer

Jul 10th 2013, 8:02 PM 10,313 Views 57 Comments

A vote today on the EU tobacco control directive was passed by MEPs on the Public Health Committee.

Charities regulator to be in operation by 2014
# Charity
# Charity

Charities regulator to be in operation by 2014

Jul 10th 2013, 2:31 PM 4,588 Views 40 Comments

New Charities Regulatory Authority will be funded by charities by way of “modest annual registration fee”.

# legislation - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Lucinda Creighton: "This is bigger than party politics"
# Abortion
# Abortion

Lucinda Creighton: "This is bigger than party politics"

Jul 9th 2013, 12:46 PM 6,489 Views 104 Comments

The Minister of State for European Affairs has given another strong indication that she will vote against the abortion legislation.

# legislation - Monday 8 July, 2013

Waterford becomes 13th local authority to support law targeting sex buyers
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Waterford becomes 13th local authority to support law targeting sex buyers

Jul 8th 2013, 8:21 PM 11,403 Views 97 Comments

Last month an Oireachtas committee also recommended that people who pay for sex should face criminal charges but not prostitutes.

TD facing expulsion still 'weighing up' decision ahead of abortion vote
# On The Fence
# On The Fence

TD facing expulsion still 'weighing up' decision ahead of abortion vote

Jul 8th 2013, 9:19 AM 7,446 Views 128 Comments

The Fine Gael TD is on the fence ahead of Wednesday night’s vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.

# legislation - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week
# You Told Us
# You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Jul 6th 2013, 11:00 AM 5,726 Views 11 Comments

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most interesting and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

# legislation - Thursday 4 July, 2013

What next for the abortion bill?
# Bill To A Law
# Bill To A Law

What next for the abortion bill?

Jul 4th 2013, 8:49 AM 4,751 Views 40 Comments

Committee Stage is over. So where to next for the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013?

Oireachtas agenda: Postcodes and stiff financial regulations
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Postcodes and stiff financial regulations

Jul 4th 2013, 7:20 AM 3,520 Views 4 Comments

Pat Rabbitte will be shooting the breeze with senators on the sustainability of the postal service and post offices around Ireland. Abortion is still up for debate in committees and will the financial regulator get some teeth?