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#Legislation

# legislation - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

Cabinet approves Affordable Housing Bill aimed at boosting supply
# Housing
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# Housing

Cabinet approves Affordable Housing Bill aimed at boosting supply

Updated May 4th 2021, 11:07 PM 50,141 Views 111 Comments

Aspects of the bill, including its shared equity scheme for first-time buyers, have been criticised.

# legislation - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

New laws approved to regulate private security operators employed to enforce eviction orders
# Private Security
From TheJournal.ie
# Private Security

New laws approved to regulate private security operators employed to enforce eviction orders

Apr 20th 2021, 6:30 AM 23,429 Views 27 Comments

The Private Security Services (Amendment) Bill 2021 has been approved by Cabinet.

# legislation - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

'There can be no more messing about': Push for law to allow exhumations at mother and baby homes
# Burials Bill
From TheJournal.ie
# Burials Bill

'There can be no more messing about': Push for law to allow exhumations at mother and baby homes

Apr 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 10,600 Views 22 Comments
  • Legislation being debated today would allow excavations, exhumations and re-interment of remains at the sites of former mother and baby homes
  • Catherine Corless says as many sites as possible must be included
  • "The babies should have been taken out of there in 2017 when they were found," she says of Tuam

# legislation - Friday 5 March, 2021

Bill to allow child murder victims to be named could be made law by end of March, McEntee says
# Legislation
From TheJournal.ie
# Legislation

Bill to allow child murder victims to be named could be made law by end of March, McEntee says

Mar 5th 2021, 6:23 PM 11,075 Views 12 Comments

The Bill has passed through all stages of the Seanad.

# legislation - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Government approves drafting of legislation for new role of directly elected mayor for Limerick
# Limerick
From TheJournal.ie
# Limerick

Government approves drafting of legislation for new role of directly elected mayor for Limerick

Jan 26th 2021, 2:13 PM 8,272 Views 7 Comments

Limerick is the first city that will have a directly-elected mayor after locals voted for the move in 2019.

# legislation - Monday 26 October, 2020

Dozens protest outside Áras an Uachtaráin over Mother and Baby Homes Bill
# Legislation
From TheJournal.ie
# Legislation

Dozens protest outside Áras an Uachtaráin over Mother and Baby Homes Bill

Oct 26th 2020, 6:53 PM 48,503 Views 94 Comments

President Michael D Higgins yesterday signed the Bill into law.

President Higgins signs Mother and Baby Homes Bill into law
# Legislation
From TheJournal.ie
# Legislation

President Higgins signs Mother and Baby Homes Bill into law

Oct 26th 2020, 7:19 AM 75,117 Views 164 Comments

The President pointed out that his decision to sign the legislation “leaves it open to any citizens to challenge the provisions of the bill”.

# legislation - Friday 23 October, 2020

Legal advice is that GDPR is 'prohibited' by 2004 Act on Mother and Baby Homes Commission - Department
# Database
From TheJournal.ie
# Database

Legal advice is that GDPR is 'prohibited' by 2004 Act on Mother and Baby Homes Commission - Department

Updated Oct 23rd 2020, 10:15 PM 68,203 Views 72 Comments

The minister has defended the legislation but said he regrets poorly communicating what it intends to do.

Q&A: What is the mother and baby home legislation passed in the Oireachtas this week?
# Sealed
From TheJournal.ie
# Sealed

Q&A: What is the mother and baby home legislation passed in the Oireachtas this week?

Oct 23rd 2020, 6:04 PM 62,997 Views 60 Comments

The Bill allows the transfer of a database of 60,000 records compiled by the commission to Tusla, the Child and Family Agency.

# legislation - Monday 7 September, 2020

NI protocol must be honoured, pro-Remain parties say amid reports UK 'plans to rip up Brexit Agreement'
# Brexit
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# Brexit

NI protocol must be honoured, pro-Remain parties say amid reports UK 'plans to rip up Brexit Agreement'

Updated Sep 7th 2020, 10:30 PM 95,071 Views 122 Comments

Political leaders have described the reported plans as a “treacherous betrayal” by “charlatans”.

# legislation - Friday 28 August, 2020

Cabinet to meet today to consider new Garda enforcement powers
# House Parties
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# House Parties

Cabinet to meet today to consider new Garda enforcement powers

Aug 28th 2020, 6:10 AM 16,033 Views 45 Comments

The government want gardaí to be given powers to interrupt and prevent house parties and social gatherings in breach of the guidelines.

# legislation - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Government seeks advice from Attorney General over new garda laws
# Legislation
From TheJournal.ie
# Legislation

Government seeks advice from Attorney General over new garda laws

Aug 19th 2020, 10:32 AM 23,601 Views 81 Comments

Gardaí will be given greater ability to police new public health measures.

# legislation - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Micheál Martin to be paid more as Taoiseach than Varadkar was after 'pay cut'
# Pay Day
From TheJournal.ie
# Pay Day

Micheál Martin to be paid more as Taoiseach than Varadkar was after 'pay cut'

Jul 28th 2020, 11:36 AM 41,510 Views 107 Comments

Martin will be paid almost €1,500 more than Varadkar was in the last government, despite a 10% cut to the official level of pay.

# legislation - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Senators to begin High Court action to clarify if Seanad can legislate
# Law
From TheJournal.ie
# Law

Senators to begin High Court action to clarify if Seanad can legislate

Jun 24th 2020, 9:28 AM 10,706 Views 0 Comments

Eleven seats in the Seanad are vacant as a new Taoiseach has not yet been elected.

# legislation - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Simon Harris: We need more measures to 'toughen up' on self-isolation for people entering country
# Regulation
From TheJournal.ie
# Regulation

Simon Harris: We need more measures to 'toughen up' on self-isolation for people entering country

May 12th 2020, 11:18 AM 26,394 Views 55 Comments

The minister said he would like this requirement backed up by the law.

# legislation - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Tom Clonan: Ireland's ICU guidelines for Covid-19 must safeguard people with disabilities
# Opinion
From TheJournal.ie
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: Ireland's ICU guidelines for Covid-19 must safeguard people with disabilities

Apr 9th 2020, 2:25 PM 16,689 Views 34 Comments

Rationing of critical care during any coronavirus surge must not happen at the expense of the most vulnerable, writes Clonan.

# legislation - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Emergency Covid-19 legislation passes all stages in the Dáil
# Coronavirus
From TheJournal.ie
# Coronavirus

Emergency Covid-19 legislation passes all stages in the Dáil

Updated Mar 19th 2020, 8:35 PM 86,932 Views 86 Comments

The government included a sunset clause for the legislation to be review in November after concerns were raised by TDs.

# legislation - Saturday 18 January, 2020

FactCheck: Has Fine Gael's Regina Doherty ensured waiting staff are legally entitled to 100% of their tips?
# Waiting Staff
From TheJournal.ie
# Waiting Staff

FactCheck: Has Fine Gael's Regina Doherty ensured waiting staff are legally entitled to 100% of their tips?

Jan 18th 2020, 7:30 AM 56,228 Views 55 Comments

The claim was criticised by Sinn Féin who called it “false and misleading”.

# legislation - Friday 20 December, 2019

Taoiseach says he'll meet Micheál Martin for new year talks about keeping this government going
# Let's Get Together
From TheJournal.ie
# Let's Get Together

Taoiseach says he'll meet Micheál Martin for new year talks about keeping this government going

Dec 20th 2019, 5:47 PM 8,871 Views 29 Comments

Leo Varadkar says he will reply to the Fianna Fail leader’s letter next week.

# legislation - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Martin says he's trying to be the 'sane voice' and calls on Varadkar to agree election date
# General Election
From TheJournal.ie
# General Election

Martin says he's trying to be the 'sane voice' and calls on Varadkar to agree election date

Dec 19th 2019, 4:15 PM 7,497 Views 24 Comments

Martin says a legislative priority programme must be agreed for after Christmas.

# legislation - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

New legislation will regulate political advertising on social media
# Transparency
From TheJournal.ie
# Transparency

New legislation will regulate political advertising on social media

Nov 5th 2019, 10:59 PM 7,217 Views 12 Comments

The move comes amid an international debate about how social media platforms handle political ads.

# legislation - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Drew Harris says existing legislation adequate in dealing with protests outside abortion centres
# Exclusion Zones
From TheJournal.ie
# Exclusion Zones

Drew Harris says existing legislation adequate in dealing with protests outside abortion centres

Sep 26th 2019, 8:00 PM 7,970 Views 78 Comments

In July, Minister Simon Harris said exclusion zones outside hospitals and GP surgeries will be a “major priority”.

# legislation - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Should the law be changed to introduce caps on personal injury claims? A review has been launched
# Law Reform
From TheJournal.ie
# Law Reform

Should the law be changed to introduce caps on personal injury claims? A review has been launched

Jun 5th 2019, 6:10 AM 15,014 Views 59 Comments

Reviews are also set to be carried out in areas of law concerning hotel liability and privacy in the digital era.

# legislation - Monday 13 May, 2019

Opinion: New laws to ban 'upskirting' and 'revenge porn' are welcome but stalking should also be defined as a crime
# Opinion
From TheJournal.ie
# Opinion

Opinion: New laws to ban 'upskirting' and 'revenge porn' are welcome but stalking should also be defined as a crime

May 13th 2019, 7:00 AM 18,711 Views 15 Comments

The Law Reform Commission says stalking should be defined as a crime and the introduction of stalking laws in the UK resulted in an increase in prosecutions, writes Catherine O’Sullivan.

# legislation - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

The Explainer: Can Ireland grow its own medicinal cannabis?
# Cannabis
From TheJournal.ie
# Cannabis

The Explainer: Can Ireland grow its own medicinal cannabis?

May 7th 2019, 6:10 AM 11,204 Views 12 Comments

This will make it significantly less of a grey area in Irish law – and it could also herald the start of the Irish cannabis industry.

# legislation - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

Proposed law would require employers to publish gender pay gap information
# Pay Equality
From TheJournal.ie
# Pay Equality

Proposed law would require employers to publish gender pay gap information

Apr 9th 2019, 10:58 PM 12,753 Views 44 Comments

The EU Commission recommended that member states introduce the measures five years ago.

New laws to regulate private security employed to enforce eviction orders
# Licencing
From TheJournal.ie
# Licencing

New laws to regulate private security employed to enforce eviction orders

Updated Apr 9th 2019, 3:26 PM 14,176 Views 0 Comments

Such operators will in future be subject to training standards and a licencing regime, if the legislation is amended.

# legislation - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Gambling regulator could take 18 months to set up, says Taoiseach
# Legislation
From TheJournal.ie
# Legislation

Gambling regulator could take 18 months to set up, says Taoiseach

Mar 20th 2019, 6:20 PM 13,194 Views 28 Comments

Measures first mooted in the Gambling Control Bill (2013) are finally set to be enacted by government.

# legislation - Friday 1 February, 2019

Multiple investigations under way over alleged leak of patient's details after abortion at NMH
# Abortion
From TheJournal.ie
# Abortion

Multiple investigations under way over alleged leak of patient's details after abortion at NMH

Feb 1st 2019, 12:05 AM 46,426 Views 75 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris has said he is very concerned about the alleged case, and has launched an investigation.

# legislation - Thursday 31 January, 2019

Bill which aims to force banks to ask for permission before selling mortgages to vulture funds passes in the Dáil
# Great Irish Sell Off
From TheJournal.ie
# Great Irish Sell Off

Bill which aims to force banks to ask for permission before selling mortgages to vulture funds passes in the Dáil

Updated Jan 31st 2019, 6:14 PM 38,959 Views 76 Comments

The Bill puts into law what already exists at the moment as a voluntary Central Bank code

# legislation - Friday 25 January, 2019

Fast-tracked: Ticket touting law to ban above-face-value resales to come before the Dáil next week
# Concert Tickets
From TheJournal.ie
# Concert Tickets

Fast-tracked: Ticket touting law to ban above-face-value resales to come before the Dáil next week

Jan 25th 2019, 11:46 AM 10,195 Views 43 Comments

The proposed legislation would ban the above-face-value resale of tickets for sporting and entertainment events.

# legislation - Friday 11 January, 2019

Same-sex couples will be able to use ‘parent’ on birth certificates under new law
# Parenting
From TheJournal.ie
# Parenting

Same-sex couples will be able to use ‘parent’ on birth certificates under new law

Jan 11th 2019, 11:06 AM 18,739 Views 105 Comments

The changes will resolve a number of difficulties in the registration of donor assisted births.

# legislation - Monday 31 December, 2018

The government is declaring war in 2019 (on single-use plastics)
# Microbeads
From TheJournal.ie
# Microbeads

The government is declaring war in 2019 (on single-use plastics)

Dec 31st 2018, 9:47 AM 27,256 Views 64 Comments

Unnecessary use of the plastics will be completely banned in the public sector.

# legislation - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Excavations at Tuam mother and baby home expected to start in latter half of 2019
# Forensics
From TheJournal.ie
# Forensics

Excavations at Tuam mother and baby home expected to start in latter half of 2019

Dec 29th 2018, 6:00 AM 8,568 Views 19 Comments

The government must first pass legislation allowing it to carry out excavations.

# legislation - Sunday 23 December, 2018

'Logjam' of legislation in Dáil might require reintroduction of the controversial guillotine
# No Debate
From TheJournal.ie
# No Debate

'Logjam' of legislation in Dáil might require reintroduction of the controversial guillotine

Dec 23rd 2018, 6:30 AM 8,921 Views 11 Comments

The Taoiseach said he would like all Brexit legislation to be included in one big Bill.

# legislation - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Opinion: Let's talk about sex and pornography - like adults do
# Opinion
From TheJournal.ie
# Opinion

Opinion: Let's talk about sex and pornography - like adults do

Dec 18th 2018, 7:00 AM 28,510 Views 44 Comments

Now is the time for a mature and sensible discussion about sex and porn. We really need mandatory modern sex education introduced in schools too, writes Caroline West.

# legislation - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

New laws to punish landlords who raise rents above legal limit to be brought to Cabinet
# Before The Break
From TheJournal.ie
# Before The Break

New laws to punish landlords who raise rents above legal limit to be brought to Cabinet

Dec 5th 2018, 1:18 PM 20,915 Views 100 Comments

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy confirmed that the Bill will be brought to Cabinet next Tuesday.

# legislation - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Abortion: These were the amendments passed by TDs this week
# Edging Closer
From TheJournal.ie
# Edging Closer

Abortion: These were the amendments passed by TDs this week

Dec 1st 2018, 11:00 AM 20,257 Views 110 Comments

It is likely the landmark bill to regulate abortion services in Ireland will pass in the Dáil at the earliest next week.

# legislation - Friday 30 November, 2018

Opinion: Legislating for abortion is very complex and a clear guiding principle is required
# Opinion
From TheJournal.ie
# Opinion

Opinion: Legislating for abortion is very complex and a clear guiding principle is required

Nov 30th 2018, 7:00 AM 7,598 Views 38 Comments

The ‘yes’ side contained a wide range of views about when abortion should be permitted – the government can’t please them all, writes Professor Dermot Cox.

# legislation - Thursday 15 November, 2018

New bill proposes ban on tattoos and intimate piercings for under 18s
# Banned
From TheJournal.ie
# Banned

New bill proposes ban on tattoos and intimate piercings for under 18s

Nov 15th 2018, 7:11 PM 18,836 Views 46 Comments

The Bill has been brought forward by Fianna Fáil public health spokesperson Mary Butler TD.

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