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# regulations - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

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.

# regulations - Thursday 19 December, 2019

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.

# regulations - Thursday 5 September, 2019

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.

# regulations - Monday 26 August, 2019

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.

# regulations - Friday 5 July, 2019

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.

# regulations - Sunday 30 June, 2019

Majority of revenue on Airbnb comes from rentals which will be hit by new laws Exclusive

Data scraped from site shows widespread use of ‘domestic’ units as short-term lets.

# regulations - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

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.

# regulations - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

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.

# regulations - Thursday 28 February, 2019

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.

# regulations - Saturday 2 February, 2019

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.

# regulations - Monday 26 March, 2018

Poll: Should there be mandatory inspections for childminders? Regulations This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be mandatory inspections for childminders?

Only a fraction of all childminders are registered with authorities.

# regulations - Friday 26 January, 2018

'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.

# regulations - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

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.

# regulations - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

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.

# regulations - Friday 19 May, 2017

From The42 Connacht left frustrated by EPCR registration issue before play-off Rules

Connacht left frustrated by EPCR registration issue before play-off

The western province had planned to start Eoin Griffin at outside centre.

# regulations - Friday 12 May, 2017

'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?

# regulations - Thursday 26 January, 2017

Airbnb hosts in Dublin made €52 million last year

A new report shows that the typical Airbnb host made €4,900.

# regulations - Sunday 25 December, 2016

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.

# regulations - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

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.

# regulations - Monday 14 November, 2016

Drones will face new rules to cut risks

“Drones have a place in modern society but they must be regulated,” says Fine Gael MEP.

# regulations - Friday 8 April, 2016

How Donegal Mountain Rescue Team is using drones to save people

Tests from the Donegal Mountain Rescue Team will help shape EU regulations.

# regulations - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

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.

# regulations - Thursday 10 March, 2016

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.

# regulations - Monday 18 January, 2016

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

# regulations - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Elected officials need to know there are consequences to corruption

Corruption is a health risk to our democracy, writes Nuala Haughey.

# regulations - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

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.

# regulations - Saturday 22 August, 2015

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.

# regulations - Thursday 6 August, 2015

Was your favourite take-away closed over safety concerns last month?

17 food businesses around the country were.

# regulations - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

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.

# regulations - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

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.

# regulations - Monday 21 July, 2014

Dell is now the largest company to accept payments in Bitcoin

The computer giant’s CEO Michael Dell made the announcement on Twitter.

# regulations - Monday 14 July, 2014

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.

# regulations - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

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.

# regulations - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

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.

# regulations - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

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.

# regulations - Friday 7 March, 2014

Japan decides bitcoin isn't a currency, but will be taxed

Under the new regulations, the Japanese government will treat bitcoin like any other goods and services, and will tax any transactions made using it.

# regulations - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Japan expected to impose taxes and regulations on bitcoin this week

The country is expected to issue new guidelines on bitcoin this week which will prevent banks from opening accounts or serving as bitcoin exchanges

# regulations - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

EU Justice Chief calls for tougher sanctions for companies that break data protection laws

The new legislation would see companies being fined 2 per cent of their global annual turnover for breaching data protection legislation.

# regulations - Friday 20 December, 2013

Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act to come into force on 1 January

The Department of Health confirmed today after speculation about when exactly the legislation would come into force.

# regulations - Saturday 16 November, 2013

Vets 'shocked' that tail docking could be allowed under new regulations Animal Welfare This post contains images

Vets 'shocked' that tail docking could be allowed under new regulations

A prominent Irish vet has said that allowing tail docking will set back the case of animal welfare in Ireland.

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