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# new-law - Monday 11 January, 2021

You won't be able to use supermarket loyalty points to get discounts on alcohol from today
# New Law
# New Law

You won't be able to use supermarket loyalty points to get discounts on alcohol from today

Jan 11th 2021, 6:10 AM 34,611 Views 55 Comments

The enactment of another provision from the Public Health Alcohol Bill 2018 follows the introduction of the so-called “booze curtain” in November.

# new-law - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Drivers who dangerously overtake cyclists face automatic fine and penalty points from today
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Drivers who dangerously overtake cyclists face automatic fine and penalty points from today

Nov 12th 2019, 11:53 AM 43,518 Views 384 Comments

The new laws came into effect at midnight.

# new-law - Monday 4 November, 2019

Companies that break new alcohol advertisement rules will face fines and jail time
# Banned
# Banned

Companies that break new alcohol advertisement rules will face fines and jail time

Nov 4th 2019, 6:00 AM 12,605 Views 23 Comments

Alcohol ads will be banned near schools, creches and playgrounds from next week.

# new-law - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Missing persons' families will be allowed bypass a seven-year wait to declare them dead from this week
# New Law
# New Law

Missing persons' families will be allowed bypass a seven-year wait to declare them dead from this week

Oct 30th 2019, 8:54 AM 15,136 Views 1 Comment

It follows the passage of the Civil Law (Presumption of Death) Act in July.

# new-law - Thursday 23 May, 2019

Both parents in some female same-sex relationships can now be named on a child's birth certificate
# New Law
# New Law

Both parents in some female same-sex relationships can now be named on a child's birth certificate

May 23rd 2019, 1:57 PM 150,319 Views 134 Comments

The bill became law today on the fourth anniversary of the marriage referendum.

# new-law - 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 39,002 Views 76 Comments

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

# new-law - 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 10,196 Views 43 Comments

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

# new-law - Friday 11 January, 2019

Same-sex couples will be able to use ‘parent’ on birth certificates under new law
# Parenting
# Parenting

Same-sex couples will be able to use ‘parent’ on birth certificates under new law

Jan 11th 2019, 11:06 AM 18,748 Views 105 Comments

The changes will resolve a number of difficulties in the registration of donor assisted births.

# new-law - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Cabinet approves proposed law around highlighting gender pay gap in companies
# Equality
# Equality

Cabinet approves proposed law around highlighting gender pay gap in companies

Jun 26th 2018, 10:25 PM 9,330 Views 75 Comments

The regulations will apply to the public as well as the private sector subject to the employment thresholds.

# new-law - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Sex offender information may be disclosed to 'necessary people' under proposed new law
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Sex offender information may be disclosed to 'necessary people' under proposed new law

Jun 6th 2018, 8:12 PM 7,955 Views 9 Comments

The name, address and the risk the offender poses could be released on a case-by-case basis under the proposed new law.

# new-law - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Drivers will soon have to observe a minimum passing distance when overtaking cyclists
# Careful Now
# Careful Now

Drivers will soon have to observe a minimum passing distance when overtaking cyclists

Feb 28th 2018, 2:29 PM 21,076 Views 271 Comments

The new law will require drivers to allow one metre when passing cyclists on roads with a speed limit under 50 km/h.

# new-law - Sunday 2 April, 2017

'People are getting exploited': New law aims to ensure waiting staff get their tips
# They've Earned It
# They've Earned It

'People are getting exploited': New law aims to ensure waiting staff get their tips

Apr 2nd 2017, 10:00 AM 37,144 Views 63 Comments

Put forward by Sinn Féin senators, the law aims to ensure “transparency” over where your tip is going.

# new-law - Thursday 30 June, 2016

Denmark has confiscated thousands of euros from immigrants under controversial new laws
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Denmark has confiscated thousands of euros from immigrants under controversial new laws

Jun 30th 2016, 7:30 PM 29,858 Views 148 Comments

Police in Copenhagen took the money from two men and three women from Iran.

# new-law - Monday 11 May, 2015

Roscommon men fined for illegally docking puppies' tails
# No Vet
# No Vet

Roscommon men fined for illegally docking puppies' tails

May 11th 2015, 6:00 PM 20,685 Views 55 Comments

The practice is now against the law.

# new-law - Friday 6 February, 2015

Doctors would have to admit mistakes under new law
# Medical Practice
# Medical Practice

Doctors would have to admit mistakes under new law

Feb 6th 2015, 4:19 PM 11,052 Views 35 Comments

This comes after comments made by Minister Leo Varadkar to the Oireachtas Health Committee.

# new-law - Friday 7 November, 2014

People in Iran could face up to 74 lashes ... for walking a dog
# Morality Police
# Morality Police

People in Iran could face up to 74 lashes ... for walking a dog

Nov 7th 2014, 11:36 AM 15,825 Views 119 Comments

Hardliners in Iran’s parliament are worried about an “invasion” of Western culture.

# new-law - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Did you have to give up your health insurance? Here's how Leo Varadkar wants to help
# New Law
# New Law

Did you have to give up your health insurance? Here's how Leo Varadkar wants to help

Nov 5th 2014, 4:50 PM 21,780 Views 54 Comments

The Minister has announced how he will address the increase in premiums for private health insurance.

# new-law - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Ever wanted to ask the Gardaí something about their records? Now you can
# Foi Requests
# Foi Requests

Ever wanted to ask the Gardaí something about their records? Now you can

Oct 15th 2014, 5:36 PM 17,363 Views 19 Comments

A new law extends Freedom of Information requests to cover limited areas of an Garda Síochána and other organisations. They don’t have to answer you though…

# new-law - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Poll: Should the wearing of hoodies be banned to prevent crime?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the wearing of hoodies be banned to prevent crime?

Apr 17th 2013, 10:16 AM 19,673 Views 175 Comments

A town councillor in Mayo has called for a discussion on the issue as he believes criminals are getting away with crimes because their identities are hidden by hoodies.

# new-law - Tuesday 20 July, 2010

New legislation makes re-trials possible
# Courts
# Courts

New legislation makes re-trials possible

Jul 20th 2010, 8:32 PM 117 Views 0 Comments

Minister for Justice says new Bill takes effect immediately.