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#New Laws

# new-laws - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Simon Harris: We need more measures to 'toughen up' on self-isolation for people entering country
# Regulation
# Regulation

Simon Harris: We need more measures to 'toughen up' on self-isolation for people entering country

May 12th 2020, 11:18 AM 26,411 Views 55 Comments

The minister said he would like this requirement backed up by the law.

# new-laws - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

Cabinet approves emergency Covid-19 legislation ahead of Thursday's Dáil sitting
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Cabinet approves emergency Covid-19 legislation ahead of Thursday's Dáil sitting

Mar 17th 2020, 6:58 PM 81,634 Views 105 Comments

Leo Varadkar and President Michael D Higgins met this afternoon to discuss the State’s efforts to combat the coronavirus.

# new-laws - Monday 4 November, 2019

Regulations to allow same sex parents register both their names on their child's birth cert to be signed today
# New Laws
# New Laws

Regulations to allow same sex parents register both their names on their child's birth cert to be signed today

Nov 4th 2019, 6:30 AM 15,421 Views 68 Comments

Law will allow same sex parents register both their names on their child’s birth cert from May 5th 2020.

# new-laws - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan to seek Cabinet approval for new divorce bill
# Divorceref
# Divorceref

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan to seek Cabinet approval for new divorce bill

Jul 9th 2019, 7:26 AM 6,994 Views 3 Comments

The minister is also expected to ask Cabinet to approve the publication of the Blasphemy BIll 2019.

# new-laws - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

UK to officially ban use of porn websites among under-18s from July
# New Laws
# New Laws

UK to officially ban use of porn websites among under-18s from July

Apr 17th 2019, 2:59 PM 25,463 Views 52 Comments

The new laws will come into effect from 15 July.

# new-laws - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Landlords who evict tenants because they want to sell or renovate a property could face tough sanctions
# New Laws
# New Laws

Landlords who evict tenants because they want to sell or renovate a property could face tough sanctions

Apr 4th 2019, 6:11 PM 77,276 Views 117 Comments

The Government proposals aim to increase the rights of tenants in the rental market.

# new-laws - Saturday 29 September, 2018

Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead
# New Laws
# New Laws

Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead

Sep 29th 2018, 10:00 PM 21,819 Views 0 Comments

Renting, judge’s appointments, microbeads and noise at the airport – just some of the issues the government plan to tackle.

# new-laws - Saturday 7 July, 2018

Poll: Do you support the new drink-driving laws?
# New Laws
# New Laws

Poll: Do you support the new drink-driving laws?

Jul 7th 2018, 9:45 AM 79,036 Views 156 Comments

There has been opposition to the new laws by some TDs.

# new-laws - Thursday 5 July, 2018

99 people had gender recognition certs granted last year
# New Laws
# New Laws

99 people had gender recognition certs granted last year

Jul 5th 2018, 9:16 PM 13,027 Views 70 Comments

The certificates allow a person to be legally recognised by the State under the gender they identify.

# new-laws - Sunday 13 May, 2018

Justice Minister: 'I have seen many women shake with fear of not being believed by a Garda or a court'
# New Laws
# New Laws

Justice Minister: 'I have seen many women shake with fear of not being believed by a Garda or a court'

May 13th 2018, 8:15 PM 47,427 Views 48 Comments

Charlie Flanagan writes about why he believes the Domestic Violence Act is one of the most important pieces of legislation to come before the Oireachtas.

# new-laws - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

High Court Master writes new legislation to help keep people in their homes
# New Laws
# New Laws

High Court Master writes new legislation to help keep people in their homes

Feb 20th 2018, 8:30 PM 14,701 Views 21 Comments

The bill would give greater powers to the government’s Abhaile scheme and provide stronger protections for people who are in debt.

# new-laws - Friday 16 February, 2018

'This will save lives': Grieving father and husband who campaigned to change learner driver laws
# Noel Clancy
# Noel Clancy

'This will save lives': Grieving father and husband who campaigned to change learner driver laws

Feb 16th 2018, 11:02 AM 22,451 Views 94 Comments

Noel Clancy has campaigned for car owners who let unaccompanied learners drive their cars be prosecuted.

# new-laws - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Iceland to make equal pay the law for men and women
# Mind The Gap
# Mind The Gap

Iceland to make equal pay the law for men and women

Apr 4th 2017, 9:54 PM 13,613 Views 49 Comments

The law will come into effect in January.

# new-laws - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

'If you're over the alcohol limit, you're over the limit': Ross wants more support for drink-driving law
# Rural Vs Urban
# Rural Vs Urban

'If you're over the alcohol limit, you're over the limit': Ross wants more support for drink-driving law

Feb 28th 2017, 6:00 AM 9,030 Views 32 Comments

Shane Ross says he hopes publicans and those living in rural areas will make the “necessary arrangements” to ensure they get home safely.

# new-laws - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Raping someone when they are asleep will now be explicitly illegal
# New Laws
# New Laws

Raping someone when they are asleep will now be explicitly illegal

Jan 24th 2017, 7:26 PM 25,450 Views 123 Comments

Cabinet has approved a proposal by Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald to provide a definition of sexual consent.

# new-laws - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Revenge porn perpetrators to be jailed under new laws
# Clampdown
# Clampdown

Revenge porn perpetrators to be jailed under new laws

Dec 31st 2016, 10:25 AM 16,680 Views 74 Comments

Women’s Aid said in some cases ex-partners have advertised their partners on escort sites without their consent or knowledge.

# new-laws - Thursday 22 September, 2016

GSOC: 'Gardaí are damned if they do, damned if they don't'
# Gsoc
# Gsoc

GSOC: 'Gardaí are damned if they do, damned if they don't'

Sep 22nd 2016, 6:15 AM 19,029 Views 43 Comments

Judge Mary Ellen Ring said they are taking up the slack for other agencies.

# new-laws - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Good news for turf cutters: New laws will allow them to work on protected bogs
# Resolution
# Resolution

Good news for turf cutters: New laws will allow them to work on protected bogs

Jul 30th 2016, 7:15 AM 14,042 Views 28 Comments

Rural Affairs Minister Heather Humphreys published legislation during the week to de-designate 46 National Heritage Areas (NHAs) in Ireland.

# new-laws - Friday 26 June, 2015

14 of the best reactions to the US marriage equality decision
# Love Wins
# Love Wins

14 of the best reactions to the US marriage equality decision

Jun 26th 2015, 7:01 PM 16,611 Views 41 Comments

Same-sex marriage is now legal across the whole of the US.

# new-laws - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Undocumented and living in the US? Here's what the new immigration reforms mean for you
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Undocumented and living in the US? Here's what the new immigration reforms mean for you

Nov 30th 2014, 8:30 AM 12,971 Views 45 Comments

In the US it is estimated that there is over 50,000 undocumented Irish citizens.

# new-laws - Thursday 16 October, 2014

The RFU want to introduce bans for players and coaches if they don't do concussion courses
# New Laws
From The42
# New Laws

The RFU want to introduce bans for players and coaches if they don't do concussion courses

Oct 16th 2014, 1:13 PM 1,534 Views 2 Comments

Players and coaches can receive bans if they don’t complete concussion tests.

# new-laws - Monday 29 September, 2014

There's currently no obligation for doctors to have insurance but there soon will be
# Protection
# Protection

There's currently no obligation for doctors to have insurance but there soon will be

Sep 29th 2014, 1:37 PM 6,049 Views 16 Comments

Does your doctor have medical indemnity insurance?

# new-laws - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Gardaí will soon be able to test ‘unconscious drivers’ for drugs and drink
# New Laws
# New Laws

Gardaí will soon be able to test ‘unconscious drivers’ for drugs and drink

Feb 18th 2014, 8:35 PM 16,508 Views 67 Comments

That’s under new road safety laws which were enacted today in the Seanad.

# new-laws - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Prediction that Government forecast for bankruptcies could be exceeded by 100 per cent
# New Rules
# New Rules

Prediction that Government forecast for bankruptcies could be exceeded by 100 per cent

Jan 14th 2014, 12:06 PM 5,512 Views 25 Comments

A restructuring expert claims there could be 6,000 bankruptcy cases this year, as people are finding the process simpler and more appealing than insolvency.

# new-laws - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Feek calls for calm over new scrum rules
# Scrums
From The42
# Scrums

Feek calls for calm over new scrum rules

Sep 17th 2013, 5:34 PM 1,787 Views 4 Comments

Leinster’s coach says that the updated laws will take time to be perfected.