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#Loophole

# loophole - Friday 12 February, 2021

Tenerife dental clinic reports surge in Irish people booking appointments (and then not turning up)
# Tenerife
# Tenerife

Tenerife dental clinic reports surge in Irish people booking appointments (and then not turning up)

Feb 12th 2021, 2:30 PM 59,115 Views 130 Comments

The Tenerife based dental receptionist said that Irish callers are requesting an email to confirm the appointment.

# loophole - Saturday 23 March, 2019

High Court Master says case could be taken against Ireland over special tax treatment given to vulture funds
# Tax Loophole
# Tax Loophole

High Court Master says case could be taken against Ireland over special tax treatment given to vulture funds

Mar 23rd 2019, 8:30 AM 26,237 Views 38 Comments

Edmund Honohan has said there are many similarities to be drawn with the Apple case being taken.

# loophole - Saturday 15 July, 2017

No plans to legislate against loophole that allowed 200 people to try avoid paying €500 million in tax
# Revenue Commissioners
# Revenue Commissioners

No plans to legislate against loophole that allowed 200 people to try avoid paying €500 million in tax

Jul 15th 2017, 7:40 AM 35,167 Views 32 Comments

The Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe told the Dáil that there are no plans to legislate as the case was dealt with successfully.

# loophole - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Man uses 'strange' loophole to get invite to Buckingham Palace garden party
# Royal Family
# Royal Family

Man uses 'strange' loophole to get invite to Buckingham Palace garden party

May 27th 2017, 6:00 PM 58,950 Views 33 Comments

Good news if you’re from New Zealand and would like to meet Queen Elizabeth.

# loophole - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Donald Trump called out Warren Buffett on Sunday. The wily old billionaire has hit back
# Loophole
# Loophole

Donald Trump called out Warren Buffett on Sunday. The wily old billionaire has hit back

Oct 11th 2016, 9:44 AM 40,174 Views 83 Comments

The philanthropist gave away the equivalent of 75% of Trump’s wealth last year.

# loophole - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Dáil can act "very quickly" to fix Section 99 problems, minister insists
# Suspended Sentences
# Suspended Sentences

Dáil can act "very quickly" to fix Section 99 problems, minister insists

Apr 20th 2016, 11:34 AM 9,741 Views 30 Comments

It follows a High Court ruling yesterday concerning the law governing suspended sentences.

# loophole - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Emergency law closes drink-driving loophole
# In Irish Please
# In Irish Please

Emergency law closes drink-driving loophole

Sep 22nd 2015, 1:39 PM 18,691 Views 34 Comments

This closes the loophole for future cases but the status of previous tickets remains unclear

# loophole - Monday 10 August, 2015

There's a hole in Facebook's security that leaves you open to attackers
# Flaw
# Flaw

There's a hole in Facebook's security that leaves you open to attackers

Aug 10th 2015, 5:35 PM 19,284 Views 10 Comments

But you can fix it pretty easily.

# loophole - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Can your phone's battery really be used to spy on you?
# Too Much Information?
# Too Much Information?

Can your phone's battery really be used to spy on you?

Aug 4th 2015, 10:40 AM 19,048 Views 22 Comments

In the short-term, it can.

# loophole - Friday 24 July, 2015

'Celine's law' proposals to prevent killers profiting don't go far enough, says family
# Family Home
# Family Home

'Celine's law' proposals to prevent killers profiting don't go far enough, says family

Jul 24th 2015, 10:56 PM 22,438 Views 19 Comments

A new report by the Law Reform Commission is aimed at closing a loophole highlighted by the Eamonn Lillis case.

# loophole - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Have you had alcohol delivered to your home? You may have broken the law
# Loophole
# Loophole

Have you had alcohol delivered to your home? You may have broken the law

May 9th 2015, 10:00 PM 68,004 Views 97 Comments

If you paid by cash upon delivery, that is.

# loophole - Monday 4 May, 2015

Prisoners using loophole to get out of jail early
# Want To Break Free
# Want To Break Free

Prisoners using loophole to get out of jail early

May 4th 2015, 3:05 PM 18,975 Views 18 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald is asking the Supreme Court to clarify the law.

# loophole - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Open thread: Is it okay to break Lent on St Patrick's Day?
# Loophole
# Loophole

Open thread: Is it okay to break Lent on St Patrick's Day?

Mar 17th 2015, 4:30 PM 20,636 Views 42 Comments

Are you currently sitting in a sea of sweet wrappers?

# loophole - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

What the world thought of Ireland accidentally legalising ecstasy and a load of other drugs
# Loophole
# Loophole

What the world thought of Ireland accidentally legalising ecstasy and a load of other drugs

Mar 11th 2015, 9:59 AM 34,351 Views 66 Comments

Surprise!

# loophole - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Is Ireland becoming a "safe haven" for sex offenders?
# Loophole
# Loophole

Is Ireland becoming a "safe haven" for sex offenders?

Feb 12th 2015, 6:00 PM 13,892 Views 72 Comments

An independent TD says a loophole means it is.

# loophole - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Emergency penalty points legislation to be published TOMORROW
# Loophole
# Loophole

Emergency penalty points legislation to be published TOMORROW

Dec 11th 2014, 1:31 PM 12,464 Views 21 Comments

A technical issue could see thousands of points quashed.

# loophole - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Have animal circuses been banned from Kildare?
# Loophole
# Loophole

Have animal circuses been banned from Kildare?

Oct 21st 2014, 2:00 PM 7,381 Views 19 Comments

A motion on banning circuses from using public land passed through Kildare County Council yesterday evening.

# loophole - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Ministers WILL have to pay water charges for their second homes, after all
# Not So Fast
# Not So Fast

Ministers WILL have to pay water charges for their second homes, after all

Oct 1st 2014, 2:16 PM 14,464 Views 65 Comments

The Department of Finance confirmed that a loophole allowing ministers to claim the charges as an expense was set to be closed.

# loophole - Monday 29 September, 2014

Legal loophole makes it harder to prosecute people who plant hidden cameras
# Sexual Gratification
# Sexual Gratification

Legal loophole makes it harder to prosecute people who plant hidden cameras

Sep 29th 2014, 11:52 AM 12,149 Views 15 Comments

There is no specific law prohibiting undercover recording for voyeuristic purposes.

# loophole - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Toulon's Steffon Armitage is considering playing for France - report
# Loophole
From The42
# Loophole

Toulon's Steffon Armitage is considering playing for France - report

Jul 2nd 2014, 4:29 PM 14,023 Views 18 Comments

The 28-year-old has already been capped five times by England.

# loophole - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Security flaw on Android version of WhatsApp could leave user chats exposed
# Loophole
# Loophole

Security flaw on Android version of WhatsApp could leave user chats exposed

Mar 12th 2014, 4:46 PM 8,727 Views 7 Comments

The flaw would allow another app to access a user’s entire database of chats by accessing their SD card.

# loophole - Friday 7 March, 2014

Dáil to close 21-year-old legal ‘loophole’ on incest
# Courts
# Courts

Dáil to close 21-year-old legal ‘loophole’ on incest

Mar 7th 2014, 10:12 AM 33,711 Views 102 Comments

Under current law, a man can face up to life imprisonment if convicted, whereas a woman can only be sentenced to a maximum of seven years.

# loophole - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Noonan cracks down on 'stateless' companies registered in Ireland for tax
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Noonan cracks down on 'stateless' companies registered in Ireland for tax

Oct 15th 2013, 3:11 PM 5,573 Views 9 Comments

The Minister also reaffirmed the Government’s long-held commitment to not change the corporation tax rate.

# loophole - Saturday 21 September, 2013

NHL players embarrassingly help each other through new fight loophole
# Fight Club
From The42
# Fight Club

NHL players embarrassingly help each other through new fight loophole

Sep 21st 2013, 1:51 PM 2,573 Views 3 Comments

It all starts so civilised with the fighters kindly removing their opponent’s helmet.

# loophole - Friday 26 July, 2013

Costly college fees axed for migrants who become EU citizens
# Third Level
# Third Level

Costly college fees axed for migrants who become EU citizens

Jul 26th 2013, 8:30 AM 6,729 Views 47 Comments

Up until now, students who are resident in Ireland but whose families are from outside the EU get free primary and secondary education – but have had to pay more than €10,000 per year at third level.

# loophole - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

Japan will not stop hunting whales, says minister
# Loophole
# Loophole

Japan will not stop hunting whales, says minister

Feb 26th 2013, 10:23 AM 5,803 Views 46 Comments

A Japanese minister said criticism of whaling is “a cultural attack, a kind of prejudice against Japanese culture”.

# loophole - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Shatter said Troika deal will not increase repossessions
# Repossession
# Repossession

Shatter said Troika deal will not increase repossessions

Dec 13th 2012, 2:23 PM 3,503 Views 37 Comments

The Minister for Justice said the right for banks to repossess a home when a person defaults already exists in mortgage contracts.

# loophole - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Government agrees to close loophole preventing banks repossessing homes
# Repossession
# Repossession

Government agrees to close loophole preventing banks repossessing homes

Dec 12th 2012, 3:31 PM 10,185 Views 66 Comments

The agreement was made in a memorandum sent by Finance Minister Michael Noonan to the Troika.

# loophole - Thursday 22 November, 2012

MEPs vote to close loopholes in shark finning ban
# Sharks
# Sharks

MEPs vote to close loopholes in shark finning ban

Nov 22nd 2012, 6:10 PM 4,897 Views 16 Comments

The passing of this vote means that all sharks caught by EU vessels have to be landed intact.