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# new-laws - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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'

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

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 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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

# new-laws - Thursday 16 October, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

From The42 Feek calls for calm over new scrum rules Scrums

Feek calls for calm over new scrum rules

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