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# New Law

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# New Law
'I am available to play for the Wallabies' - Former All-Black Kerr-Barlow eyes up shock switch
Kerr-Barlow, who was born in Melbourne, last represented New Zealand in 2017.
# New Law
Adopted people to get access to their birth certs and other records under new legislation
Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman said the Bill represents “a massive step forward” but campaigners have criticised elements of the legislation.
# New Law
Adopted people will no longer have to attend mandatory information session when seeking records
The long-awaited Birth Information and Tracing Bill will be published today.
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# New Law
You won't be able to use supermarket loyalty points to get discounts on alcohol from today
The enactment of another provision from the Public Health Alcohol Bill 2018 follows the introduction of the so-called “booze curtain” in November.
# Road Safety
Drivers who dangerously overtake cyclists face automatic fine and penalty points from today
The new laws came into effect at midnight.
# Banned
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
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
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.
# Great Irish Sell Off
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
# concert tickets
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.
# Parenting
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.
# Equality
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.
# Child Protection
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.
# Careful Now
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.
# they've earned it
'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.
# migrant crisis
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.
# no vet
Roscommon men fined for illegally docking puppies' tails
The practice is now against the law.
# medical practice
Doctors would have to admit mistakes under new law
This comes after comments made by Minister Leo Varadkar to the Oireachtas Health Committee.
# morality police
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
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.
# foi requests
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…
# Your Say
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.
# Courts
New legislation makes re-trials possible
Minister for Justice says new Bill takes effect immediately.