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Modified Rules on Abortion Considered (May 10, 2013) by Constance Johnson

On May 1, 2013, Enda Kenny, the Prime Minister of Ireland, introduced the Protection of Life ...

Topic: Abortion
Jurisdiction: Ireland

Reform of Begging Laws (July 14, 2011) by Stephen Clarke

On February 2, 2011, the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament) enacted the Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement
Jurisdiction: Ireland

Government Response to Loss in European Court Ruling on Abortion Law (January 04, 2011) by Stephen Clarke

On December 16, 2010, the office of the head of the government in Ireland issued a ...

Topic: Abortion
Jurisdiction: Ireland

EU Divorce Plan Rejected (July 07, 2010) by Stephen Clarke

Ireland has declined to take part in a European Union plan for enhanced cooperation in divorce ...

Topic: Families
Jurisdiction: Ireland

New Arbitration Act (May 21, 2010) by Stephen Clarke

With the intention of modernizing its existing law and capitalizing on its great popularity with both ...

Topic: Alternative dispute resolution
Jurisdiction: Ireland

New Law to Promote Safety in Offshore Drilling (April 22, 2010) by Stephen Clarke

Ireland's Parliament (the Oireachtas) has recently enacted a new Petroleum (Exploration and Extraction) Safety Act, Act ...

Topic: Mining
Jurisdiction: Ireland

Only Conviction in Omagh Bombing Overturned (March 26, 2010) by Stephen Clarke

On August 15, 1998, a bomb killed 29 persons in the Northern Irish town of Omagh, ...

Topic: Terrorism
Jurisdiction: Ireland

Government Creating Incineration Capacity and Tax (March 04, 2010) by Stephen Clarke

On February 9, 2010, the Government of Ireland issued a statement to confirm that it is ...

Topic: Environmental protection
Jurisdiction: Ireland

New Prohibition on Blasphemy (January 08, 2010) by Stephen Clarke

On January 1, 2010, new provisions contained in the Defamation Act, 2009 of the Republic of ...

Topic: Church and state relations
Jurisdiction: Ireland

Referendum on EU Operations Passes (October 07, 2009) by Stephen Clarke

In a referendum held on October 2, 2009, the voters of Ireland ratified the Treaty of ...

Topic: Government
Jurisdiction: Ireland

British-Irish Inter-Parliamentary Body Recommends Improved Police Cooperation (July 13, 2009) by Stephen Clarke

The British-Irish Inter-Parliamentary Body (BIIPB) was formed in 1990 to address issues of bilateral concern. The ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement
Jurisdiction: Ireland; United Kingdom

Sharp Increases in Personal Taxes Introduced (April 10, 2009) by Stephen Clarke

On April 7, 2009, Ireland's Minister of Finance introduced a Supplemental Budget in the Dáil Éireann, ...

Topic: Taxation
Jurisdiction: Ireland

Language Requirements for Barristers Changed (February 17, 2009) by Stephen Clarke

Prior to 2008, in order to become a barrister in Ireland, a person had to pass ...

Topic: Lawyers and legal services
Jurisdiction: Ireland

Entitlement to Medical Cards for the Aged Qualified (January 12, 2009) by Stephen Clarke

Ireland does not have a national health care system or a national health insurance program in ...

Topic: Workers safety and health
Jurisdiction: Ireland

President Signs Bank Guarantee Law (October 08, 2008) by Stephen Clarke

The Irish banking system is highly concentrated, with six major domestic banks operating throughout the country. ...

Topic: Banks and financial institutions
Jurisdiction: Ireland

Proposal to Arm Police Stirs Debate (April 02, 2008) by Stephen Clarke

In Ireland, uniformed members of the national police force, the Garda Siochana, have traditionally not carried ...

Topic: Police power
Jurisdiction: Ireland

New Minimum Sentences for Certain Drug Offenses (February 02, 2008) by Stephen Clarke

The Government of Ireland has passed legislation creating stiff new penalties for drug trafficking. Under the ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement; Drug trafficking
Jurisdiction: Ireland

Civil Unions Legislation (January 02, 2008) by Stephen Clarke

Article 41.3 of the Irish Constitution provides, "[t]he State pledges itself to guard with special care ...

Topic: Families
Jurisdiction: Ireland

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Last updated: May 10, 2013