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#Law

# law - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Italy is making parents prove their children are vaccinated before they can go to creche Vaccine

Italy is making parents prove their children are vaccinated before they can go to creche

The law made it compulsory for children in pre-school education to be vaccinated against 10 diseases.

# law - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Had Denis O'Brien's suit succeeded, our democratic system could have been undermined Law

Opinion: Had Denis O'Brien's suit succeeded, our democratic system could have been undermined

Free speech and open debate in parliament is essential to our democratic system and would be inhibited if TDs were constantly under threat of lawsuits, writes David Kenny.

# law - Monday 4 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie What are the new 'casual employment' laws that came into force today? Explainer

What are the new 'casual employment' laws that came into force today?

Zero-hour contracts are banned in most circumstances from today.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Long-awaited surrogacy laws still won't recognise many parents Opinion

Opinion: Long-awaited surrogacy laws still won't recognise many parents

Surrogacy still isn’t regulated in Ireland. New rules are on the way but they won’t solve the problem of recognition for couples who previously entered surrogacy arrangements abroad, writes Brian Tobin.

# law - Sunday 17 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Ruth Bader Ginsburg helped change America - but her fight for gender equality hasn't been won Notorious Rbg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg helped change America - but her fight for gender equality hasn't been won

A new biopic about the Supreme Court Justice looks at her early years as a Harvard student and fledgling lawyer.

# law - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Hawaii is considering a law to ban cigarettes being sold to anyone under 100 Age Limit

Hawaii is considering a law to ban cigarettes being sold to anyone under 100

The proposed law would effectively amount to a cigarette ban by 2024.

# law - Monday 21 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The PSC could become the most expensive administrative error in the history of the State Opinion

Opinion: The PSC could become the most expensive administrative error in the history of the State

Three million Irish citizens could be entitled to compensation if the project is found to be unlawful, writes Simon McGarr.

# law - Sunday 13 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Drivers who put cyclists at risk to be targeted, but it won't be mandatory to wear high-vis while on your bike On Yer Bike

Drivers who put cyclists at risk to be targeted, but it won't be mandatory to wear high-vis while on your bike

Government plans to build on existing rules that govern cycling and driving rules.

# law - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Coercive control and psychological abuse now an offence under new law Domestic Violence Act

Coercive control and psychological abuse now an offence under new law

Marriage for people who are under 18 has also been repealed under the new legislation.

# law - Thursday 27 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Should judges hand down concurrent sentences in rape cases? Criminal Law

Opinion: Should judges hand down concurrent sentences in rape cases?

‘It is essential, for victims of crime and for society in general, that coherent sentencing policy is developed’, writes Ivana Bacik.

# law - Friday 26 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Should children born in Ireland to foreign parents be deported? Opinion

Should children born in Ireland to foreign parents be deported?

Barrister Anthony Moore writes about whether deportation law reform is throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

# law - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Minister to amend law to allow Garda Commissioner work past the age of 60 Retirement Age

Minister to amend law to allow Garda Commissioner work past the age of 60

The change will will remove any disincentive to potential candidates for vacancies that might arise at the top of the Garda organisation.

# law - Monday 15 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Rough sleeping banned in Hungary as new homelessness law comes into force Banned

Rough sleeping banned in Hungary as new homelessness law comes into force

A constitutional amendment approved by the parliament in June banned “habitual residence in a public space”.

# law - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Cabinet approves proposed law around highlighting gender pay gap in companies Equality

Cabinet approves proposed law around highlighting gender pay gap in companies

The regulations will apply to the public as well as the private sector subject to the employment thresholds.

# law - Saturday 23 June, 2018

Lacey the latest under fire as All Blacks scorch in for 7 tries against France

The Irish referee was in the spotlight for the third Kiwi try of the day as he stuck by the letter of the law.

# law - Monday 11 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie UK companies could have to reveal pay gaps between employees and their bosses Legislation

UK companies could have to reveal pay gaps between employees and their bosses

Following public outcry UK firms will have to reveal boss-staff pay gaps under draft law for 2019

# law - Saturday 9 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Dog's dinner' judges Bill is going to be passed by summer, says Ross Law And Order

'Dog's dinner' judges Bill is going to be passed by summer, says Ross

When passed, the law will ensure there is a “fair system of how judges are appointed”, said Shane Ross.

# law - Thursday 7 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'All eyes are on the UK government': Who'll be the first to make moves to change NI's abortion laws? Will To Change

'All eyes are on the UK government': Who'll be the first to make moves to change NI's abortion laws?

A Supreme Court decision made today has led to continued calls for a change to Northern Ireland’s abortion laws.

From TheJournal.ie Human rights campaigners lose Supreme Court appeal over Northern Irish abortion laws Court

Human rights campaigners lose Supreme Court appeal over Northern Irish abortion laws

However, the judges said that when it comes to fatal foetal abnormality, NI abortion law is not compatible with human rights laws.

# law - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Whatever is happening to that 'dog's dinner' of a Bill? Law And Order

Whatever is happening to that 'dog's dinner' of a Bill?

Ministers signed off on 50 proposed amendments to the Judicial Appointments Bill today.

# law - Sunday 8 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Would it work here? New law in Iceland means rape accused must prove they had explicit consent Burden Of Proof

Would it work here? New law in Iceland means rape accused must prove they had explicit consent

The Department of Justice in Ireland is currently reviewing sexual assault legislation and has been urged to provide greater protection for victims.

# law - Monday 2 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Justice minister says he plans to abolish court poor box payments Courts

Justice minister says he plans to abolish court poor box payments

Charlie Flanagan says it is no longer fit for purpose.

# law - Saturday 24 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'It has a big impact on loved ones': Probate delays leave families waiting months to resolve inheritance Inheritance

'It has a big impact on loved ones': Probate delays leave families waiting months to resolve inheritance

TD Barry Cowen said this means families coping with funeral costs are left waiting for months before they can inherit the estate.

# law - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie No more lying: A new bill that makes it a crime for bankers to lie to Central Bank won't be opposed Accountability

No more lying: A new bill that makes it a crime for bankers to lie to Central Bank won't be opposed

The Sinn Féin Bill carries a possible penalty of five years in jail for the offence.

# law - Saturday 20 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Drunk droning in the US state of New Jersey is now illegal Drones

Drunk droning in the US state of New Jersey is now illegal

Infractions can be punishable by up to six months in prison and a $1,000 (€815) fine.

# law - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: '70% of Irish women who have abortions in the UK are in relationships and nearly half are already mothers' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: '70% of Irish women who have abortions in the UK are in relationships and nearly half are already mothers'

Representatives from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and support group One Day More addressed the Eighth Amendment Committee today.

# law - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: 'In an ideal world abortion would never be needed, but we can't wish it away' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: 'In an ideal world abortion would never be needed, but we can't wish it away'

Today’s hearing focused on mental health, and medical and international law.

# law - Saturday 4 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Failure to pay holiday pay and the minimum wage: 83 businesses brought to court this year over employment breaches Working 9 To 5

Failure to pay holiday pay and the minimum wage: 83 businesses brought to court this year over employment breaches

The majority of the prosecutions above relate to businesses in the food and drink sector.

# law - Thursday 28 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Anger in France after court rules that 11-year-old girl 'consented to sex' Paris

Anger in France after court rules that 11-year-old girl 'consented to sex'

The incident happened in an area north of Paris in April of this year.

# law - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí's right to strike ruled out in new report Industrial Relations

Gardaí's right to strike ruled out in new report

Strike action by gardaí was averted last year when a €50 million pay deal was struck in the Labour Court.

# law - Saturday 23 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a complete disaster': Getting a divorce in Ireland could get a lot harder post-Brexit British Spouses

'It's a complete disaster': Getting a divorce in Ireland could get a lot harder post-Brexit

Getting a divorce from a spouse in the UK is governed by EU law, which may not apply after Brexit.

# law - Thursday 14 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Recession's toll on divorce rates ends as applications return to 2008 levels Divorce

Recession's toll on divorce rates ends as applications return to 2008 levels

Divorce applications from 2015 were the highest level of this century.

# law - Monday 31 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Abusive husband allowed back into home after wife couldn't afford €130 legal aid fee Free Legal Aid

Abusive husband allowed back into home after wife couldn't afford €130 legal aid fee

The woman’s case has been highlighted by Flac today as it calls for this fee to be waived for victims of domestic abuse.

# law - Saturday 29 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'We need to protect jurors from attempts to influence them through social media' Contempt Of Court

'We need to protect jurors from attempts to influence them through social media'

Legislating for online and social media is possible and it is necessary, writes Josepha Madigan.

# law - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Two men, including one who has 25 wives and 146 children, convicted of polygamy Canada

Two men, including one who has 25 wives and 146 children, convicted of polygamy

The men face up to five years in prison.

# law - Friday 21 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie No legal duty for laughing teens to rescue a drowning disabled man, says judge Florida

No legal duty for laughing teens to rescue a drowning disabled man, says judge

“Never in my life would I have ever thought we would need a law to make this happen,” the local mayor said.

# law - Saturday 27 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Long-awaited clamping regulations to begin next week Clampers

Long-awaited clamping regulations to begin next week

The regulations will be published next week, with the NTA taking over in October.

# law - Monday 15 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Decriminalisation of people with intellectual disabilities having sex welcomed Rehab

Decriminalisation of people with intellectual disabilities having sex welcomed

Instead, the status of a ‘protected person’ will be created for people who can’t give consent.

# law - Sunday 9 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I couldn't believe they over-medicated my father to shut him up because he was singing' Safeguarding

'I couldn't believe they over-medicated my father to shut him up because he was singing'

During a debate on proposed new laws to protect the vulnerable, Senator Lynn Ruane opened up about her own experience.

# law - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Quickie divorce law aims to cut wait time from four years to two It's Over

Quickie divorce law aims to cut wait time from four years to two

If passed, a referendum will be called to change the Constitution.

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