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# regulation - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

People buying homes will now need a mandatory deposit, says Central Bank

The Central Bank is to announce new rules today to try to avert a new property bubble.

# regulation - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

5 ways John Bruton has probably annoyed the government over the last few years

While Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen largely maintain their silence, the former Fine Gael leader and taoiseach has been outspoken in recent years.

# regulation - Monday 21 July, 2014

Taxi-hailing Uber app banned in South Korea over fears of unlicensed drivers

Drivers can bypass background checks, insurance and vehicle upkeep and safety.

# regulation - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Poll: Should the Dáil bar be regulated like other bars? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Dáil bar be regulated like other bars?

The bar is currently exempt from having a licence. What do you think about that?

# regulation - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Central Bank urges Bitcoin to learn from the mistakes of the last financial crisis

The Director of Markets Supervision, Gareth Murphy, urged the virtual currency industry to work with financial institutions and avoid the “culture of indifference” which led to the last financial crisis.

# regulation - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Rogue taxi drivers beware: Gardaí are clamping down

An Garda Síochána will be targeting taxis and hackneys as part of a national campaign this weekend.

# regulation - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Tattoo and piercing industry regulation under review - because there's none right now

Businesses must adhere to health and safety rules, but there is nothing specifically tailored for the industry.

# regulation - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Meet the new boss, journalists: Peter Feeney to become the 2nd ever Press Ombudsman

Feeney worked at RTE for years and had been tipped as one of the favourites to take over the role.

# regulation - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

What does it take to be the Press Ombudsman?

The Press Council is advertising for a new Press Ombudsman ahead of the departure of John Horgan.

# regulation - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Regulation controversy drives construction rates up

House building commencements are 192 per cent higher than last year.

# regulation - Monday 31 March, 2014

'A powerful watchdog with real teeth': Ireland to get a new consumer body

The Competition and Consumer Protection Bill 2014 will also ‘modernise’ laws relating to media mergers.

# regulation - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Central Bank sets up hotline for bank whistleblowers

Officials have promised concerned bankers more firepower and protection when reporting improper practice.

# regulation - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Charity regulator to cost €960,000 until it becomes self-financing

Each of the 8,200 charities under its remit will then contribute to its administration.

# regulation - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Does Shatter want more transparency in charities? 'You betcha' he does

Speaking in the Seanad, the minister said Chief Executive and board appointments for the new regulatory authority will be made soon.

So what's the legal status of Bitcoin around the world?

The US Law Library of Congress surveyed 40 countries to see how each one dealt with the digital currency.

# regulation - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

E-cig distributors welcome under-18s ban, call for regulation

Some e-cigarette distributors report that parents have been been attempting to purchase e-cigarettes for their teenage children.

# regulation - Sunday 26 January, 2014

So what's the next step for Bitcoin?

After what was an eventful year for Bitcoin, what needs to happen before it’s accepted as a legitimate currency?

# regulation - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Just 69 of Ireland's 8,000 voluntary organisations have cleared governance standards

The voluntary Governance Code has seen just over 320 organisations sign up.

# regulation - Saturday 14 December, 2013

Council rejects ‘premature’ motion to accept Bitcoin payments

Fianna Fáil’s Trevor Gilligan said he can see people paying their property tax and water charges in digital currencies in the future.

# regulation - Friday 29 November, 2013

Central Bank director Fiona Muldoon resigns

Muldoon will remain in her post until May next year.

# regulation - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Central Bank warns of risks of paying sales incentives to insurance staff

The bank said there are a number of risks that may encourage sales behaviours that are not in the best interests of consumers.

# regulation - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Sellafield facilities "do not meet modern standards" - UK nuclear watchdog

The Irish government welcomed the report and says it will work with the UK on the decommissioning of the site.

# regulation - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Central Bank will share Anglo Tapes analysis with gardaí

Governor Patrick Honohan clarified the Central Bank’s position on the controversial recordings this evening.

# regulation - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Biggest ever review of taxi regulation to be discussed in Oireachtas

An Oireachtas sub-Committee will discuss 103 amendments to the proposed taxi regulation law, which will see a shake-up of the industry.

# regulation - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Charities regulator to be in operation by 2014

New Charities Regulatory Authority will be funded by charities by way of “modest annual registration fee”.

# regulation - Monday 10 June, 2013

Column: Growing distrust towards European regulators shows we need evidence-based policy making

The BSE crisis in the UK, the tainted blood scandal in France and the recent horse meat fiasco are just some of the scandals that have hit Europe. But the response to public outcry, unfortunately, usually throws science out the window, writes Prof Rangar Lofsted.

# regulation - Monday 13 May, 2013

Former Taoiseach's comments on financial regulation gave MEP 'the shivers'

At a conference last week Bruton said there should be less regulation of the IFSC.

# regulation - Sunday 21 April, 2013

Kenny: "Failures in regulation cost this country dearly"

The Taoiseach made the comment as he launched a public consultation on a new Government policy statement on economic regulation.

# regulation - Friday 5 April, 2013

Doctors' organisation rejects abortion motions

The IMO heard debates about legislating for abortion in cases of rape, incest and fatal fetal anomalies.

# regulation - Monday 25 March, 2013

Homeowners will have to prove 'significant pyrite damage' to receive Property Tax exemption

Speaking in Ashboure today, Phil Hogan said the issue was “yet another problem inherited from the previous government”.

# regulation - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

New child protection inspections to bring Ireland in line with international standards

The inspections will see the State’s children and families services subject to independent inspection and monitoring for the first time.

# regulation - Monday 25 February, 2013

James Reilly pledges to tackle smoking problem in Europe

Most MEPs agreed that regluation was needed, though some said they were worried about the fiscal impact and an increase in the illegal cigarette trade.

# regulation - Friday 25 January, 2013

Age Action: Legal clarity needed on Do Not Resuscitate orders

Age Action made the statement after Mulross Nursing Home was found to have DNR orders but without evidence that they had been discussed with residents or their families.

# regulation - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

I won’t choose taxis driven by a foreign driver, says Fianna Fáil Senator Taxis This post contains videos

I won’t choose taxis driven by a foreign driver, says Fianna Fáil Senator

Pascal Mooney apologised for his comments after he told the Seanad that “obvious non-national” drivers often don’t know directions around Dublin city.

# regulation - Saturday 12 January, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Regulate social media? No – we need a free speech law

There are troubling restrictions on our free expression in Ireland. We should follow the US and give it explicit protection – even if that means some vitriol.

# regulation - Thursday 10 January, 2013

10 interesting moments from day two of the Oireachtas hearings on abortion

Wednesday marked the second day of Oireachtas hearings on how to implement the government’s decision to legislate for the X Case with legal opinions being heard.

# regulation - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Minister: Some politicians fear 'transfer of power' created by social media

Ciarán Cannon believes that social media does not need to be subjected to any more regulation than is already in place and has hit out at some who do not understand or fear sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Column: Politicians should engage in social media, not regulate it

Some fear social media because they misunderstand it or fear power being transferred from the few to the many but it needs no more or no less regulation than our existing methods, argues junior minister Ciarán Cannon.

# regulation - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Director of Enforcement to step down from Central Bank

Peter Oakes, who set up the new enforcement department at the Central Bank when he joined in October 2010, said he is leaving to pursue other interests.

# regulation - Saturday 5 January, 2013

Poll: Would you welcome legislation to regulate websites used by children? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you welcome legislation to regulate websites used by children?

Frances Fitzgerald has expressed concern at difficulties in regulating websites due to the open nature of the internet, but would you welcome it?