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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# regulations

Last year
Ban on insurance 'price walking' from July but new customer discounts still allowed
The regulations were the result of a review by the Central Bank of the use of differential pricing.
Covid-19 restrictions for people travelling to Ireland to end tomorrow
International travellers to Ireland will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative PCR test upon arrival.
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Department clarifies that hotel bars must close at midnight - even for wedding guests
All activities associated with bars must cease at midnight, a spokesperson said.
The Mica controversy explained: Here's why thousands of people took to the streets of Dublin to protest today
Homeowners are protesting in Dublin’s city centre today.
PSNI investigates possible Covid breaches at funeral of well-known republican in Derry
The PSNI said a “significant” number of people gathered for the cortege in Derry.
Gardaí have used emergency Covid-19 powers in 192 incidents over the past month
There were also 64 incidents of spitting and/or coughing against members of An Garda Síochána.
Explainer: When will IVF treatment be provided through the Irish public health service?
New fertility hubs will be open next year, with IVF available in 2021.
Landmark High Court challenge against State over peat regulations opens before High Court
The action has been taken by the environmental group Friends of the Irish Environment.
Government finalising guidelines for tattooing and body piercing in Ireland
Currently there are no basic training requirements for staff and no age of consent required.
Wells Fargo fined €5.8m by Central Bank over failures in regulatory reporting
A spokesperson for the bank said it had made ‘significant improvements’ to systems, processes and resources.
Majority of revenue on Airbnb comes from rentals which will be hit by new laws
Data scraped from site shows widespread use of ‘domestic’ units as short-term lets.
Airbnb is urging hosts to contact politicians to ask for a 'grace period' in new laws
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has asked politicians not to take heed to representations made to them calling for a delay.
Central Bank to scrap code of conduct for banks on the transfer of mortgages as it's 'not relevant'
Sinn Féin’s No Consent, No Sale Bill aims to puts the code on a statutory footing.
Minister appoints counsellor board that will deal with 'rogue' psychotherapists and crisis pregnancy agencies
The board’s work will take a minimum of two years to complete.
Counsellor registration board to be announced, bringing 'rogue' unplanned pregnancy agency regulations one step closer
It could be a number of years before these ‘counsellors’ are outlawed.
Poll: Should there be mandatory inspections for childminders?
Only a fraction of all childminders are registered with authorities.
'I've had my rent put up twice in seven days - then I was told to leave over bin bags'
Homeowners can earn up to €14,000 a year tax free by renting out a room in their home.
Did you get a drone for Christmas? Here's everything you need to know before flying it
There are a few essential things you need to before you fly your drone.
Contaminated face paints and heavy metals in make-up among safety problems found in cosmetics
One in ten of all 471 products tested were found to be non-compliant with Ireland’s health product watchdog’s health and safety regulations.
Connacht left frustrated by EPCR registration issue before play-off
The western province had planned to start Eoin Griffin at outside centre.
'I got Malakai Fekitoa straight out of school, he was living in his car at the time'
The residency regulation in rugby has increased to five years, but what will really change?
Airbnb hosts in Dublin made €52 million last year
A new report shows that the typical Airbnb host made €4,900.
Did you get a drone for Christmas? Don't fly it straight away
You should check a few things first before you go on your maiden flight.
A Roscommon takeaway and bakery were both served with closure orders last month
In addition, a kebab take-away in Co Mayo was also served with a closure order.
Drones will face new rules to cut risks
“Drones have a place in modern society but they must be regulated,” says Fine Gael MEP.
How Donegal Mountain Rescue Team is using drones to save people
Tests from the Donegal Mountain Rescue Team will help shape EU regulations.
A €160 billion drug company deal could be in jeopardy due to new US financial rules
The new rules are aimed at stopping US companies setting up bases abroad.
Applying for a passport? New measures to combat identity theft are being introduced
New measures by the Passport Service of Ireland will be introduced at the end of the month.
The yawn-inducing name of this EU-US trade deal is what makes it so dangerous
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership covers a wide range of policy areas that will impact on your life, writes David Lundy
Elected officials need to know there are consequences to corruption
Corruption is a health risk to our democracy, writes Nuala Haughey.
The EU voted on rules that will shape the internet here, but how will it affect you?
The new legislation surrounding net neutrality has left many concerned, but there is still hope.
Turns out flying a drone professionally is more complex than you think...
For one, you’ll need two people if you want to properly capture footage.
Was your favourite take-away closed over safety concerns last month?
17 food businesses around the country were.
Berkeley survivors reunited as city attempts to prevent another tragedy
Aoife Beary is due to move the same centre as Hannah Waters and Clodagh Cogley.
The EU has unveiled a new logo that shows which devices follow its privacy laws
The growing use of RFID chips in devices has caused the European Commission to put together regulations for them, ensuring no legal ‘grey zone’ emerges from their use.
Dell is now the largest company to accept payments in Bitcoin
The computer giant’s CEO Michael Dell made the announcement on Twitter.
Top chef says Ireland must not allow GM foods to be sold here
Kevin Thornton has warned that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership could lead to the introduction of genetically-modified foods here. The Food Safety Authority of Ireland said that GM foods are safe to eat.
Market traders dismiss criticism from local businesses as 'begrudgery'
Des Vallely, the co-director of Irish Village Markets, said that restaurants should focus on the quality and price of their produce, rather than ‘giving out’ about competitors.
Ireland will receive more taxes from oil and gas exploration under new terms
However, it has been criticised for ‘not going far enough’, with tax increases falling short of what was recommended by an Oireachtas committee.
European Commission proposes rules for the operation of unmanned drones
The new regulations would allow remotely piloted devices to be treated the same way as piloted aircraft.