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# new-law - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The practice is now against the law.

# new-law - Friday 6 February, 2015

Doctors would have to admit mistakes under new law

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

THE NEW CRIMINAL Procedure Act, which signed by the president today, will allow for re-trials in serious crime cases. The Minister for Justice said the law will take effect immediately and will allow people who have been acquitted to be re-tried in certain situations.

New and compelling evidence must be brought forward before a retrial can be permitted. A retrial is also possible for cases in which the first trial has been affected by perjury or intimidation. Courts would first have to grant an application by the state for an acquittal to be quashed.

The new law, which is not retroactive, also increases the types of cases where a victim impact statement can be read to the court. Until now, only the victim of a crime could make the address, and a victim’s family members had to receive special permission from the presiding judge to do so.

The law also extends the circumstances in which the state can make an appeal in criminal proceedings.