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# regulation - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Ofcom sets out proposals to tackle mid-contract price rises

The regulator is considering introducing rules allowing customers to exit their contract without penalty if prices are raised in the middle of a contract term.

# regulation - Friday 28 December, 2012

China tightens internet controls, forces users to register their real names

The new rules follow anonymous online postings which accused Chinese officials of misconduct in office. The government claims the law is aimed at protecting users’ personal information.

# regulation - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Nick Leeson: The banks don't care so we need to look after each other

“As austerity bites to the knuckle, soup kitchens spring up around the country and children are sent to school hungry. It just seems so terribly wrong.”

# regulation - Sunday 23 December, 2012

POT: A history of marijuana USA This post contains videos

POT: A history of marijuana

Washington State and Colorado in the US voted to legalise the drug’s use last month – but what happened in the States before pot went ‘proper’?

# regulation - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Leveson Report: "Putting a policeman in every newsroom is no sort of answer"

Lord Leveson said that a new independent regulatory body should be set up so that the press could regulate itself. He also criticised the link between politicians and the press.

# regulation - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

EU says deal on Basel III bank rules possible next month

Cyprus says it hopes to see a deal in December on new Basel III rules for regulating banks.

# regulation - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Housing Minister launches draft voluntary regulation code for housing bodies

Jan O’Sullivan said the draft code paves the way for a protective statutory framework and more assistance for those working in the sector.

# regulation - Saturday 7 July, 2012

Press Ombudsman to give evidence at Leveson inquiry

John Horgan will appear before the inquiry into media ethics in the UK next week.

# regulation - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# regulation - Sunday 24 June, 2012

Cash for Gold shops should ask for proof of identity, says TD

A TD has suggested that Cash for Gold shops should be licensed, meaning that all gold is photographed and sent to the police before being accepted.

# regulation - Saturday 23 June, 2012

Some Ulster Bank branches remain open today as problems continue

One TD has warned that the problems at the bank could turn into a ‘more serious crisis’ if it is not fully resolved in the next 48 hours.

# regulation - Monday 18 June, 2012

Government hopes new website will lessen red tape burden will be launched by Minister Richard Bruton this morning.

# regulation - Thursday 31 May, 2012

EU moves to impose €315k-a-day fines on Germany

Germany has had “a considerable amount of time” to bring data retention directive into law but still hasn’t done so, says European Commission.

# regulation - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Wednesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Your essential evening round-up of the day’s biggest news…

# regulation - Saturday 14 April, 2012

Legal Services Bill is not an ambush on the sector, says Shatter

The Justice Minister also compared some of the legal rites of passage to those of Harry Potter’s school, Hogwarts.

Cigarette packets could be stripped of all branding in the UK

The Health Secretary in the UK has said he wants to make smoking appear less attractive.

# regulation - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Real sale prices of houses to be published - Shatter

The Minister for Justice has announced a new property regulatory body which will provide more transparency to the property market.

# regulation - Friday 30 March, 2012

What do YOU think of the draft children's ads code?

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland wants to hear what the public think of proposed limits to how fatty, sugary and salty food and drink is targeted at children in ads.

# regulation - Thursday 22 March, 2012

How to prevent corruption in the future: Mahon's recommendations

The payments and planning inquiry has learned some valuable lessons in 15 years, it says – here are its recommendations for fighting corruption.

# regulation - Monday 12 March, 2012

Regulator fines Aviva €490,000

The insurance firm had breached the Consumer Protection Code on a number of occasions between 2007 and 2011.

# regulation - Monday 27 February, 2012

European Commission sends formal notice to Ireland over VHI

Ireland will now have to engage with the EC on issues relating to the regulation of VHI.

# regulation - Friday 3 February, 2012

Column: Legal reform is a chance to finally do the right thing for consumers

Solicitors and barristers exist for their clients – not the other way around. That’s why reform of the legal system is crucial, writes Minister for Justice Alan Shatter.

# regulation - Monday 30 January, 2012

Report: Government needs to regulate home care services

A new report by the Law Reform Commission recommends that a register of professional home carers should be set up.

# regulation - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Stop payments now, Central Bank advises customers

The bank said it has “reasons to be concerned” about the handling of money by the debt management firm.

# regulation - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

From The42 Explained: The GAA’s move to tackle 'illegal' manager payments FAQ

Explained: The GAA’s move to tackle 'illegal' manager payments

Senior county officials will meet on Saturday to discuss ways to solve the manager payment controversy. Here’s our Q&A guide to what it’s all about.

From The42 Duffy urges GAA to act now on manager payments Debate

Duffy urges GAA to act now on manager payments

The GAA has released Paraic Duffy’s discussion paper on the issue of manager payments, which will be debated by county officials at a meeting this weekend.

# regulation - Saturday 7 January, 2012

Medicines board critical of Irish plastic surgery clinic over breast implant scare

The IMB has revealed that the Harley Medical Group failed to communicate properly with their patients over the faulty PIP breast implants.

# regulation - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Legal Services Bill proposes new regulator and more transparent fees

The Bill also proposes new protections for legal whistleblowers and removes the wig-wearing requirement for legal professionals in court.

# regulation - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Ireland loses health insurance case in European court

The landmark case has implications for the future of VHI Healthcare, the State-owned private health insurer.

# regulation - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

The Nyberg Report: In graphs

A graph can paint a thousand words where language fails us…