State agencies tackling organised crime and terrorism say they are having to use phone tapping laws which are “considerably out of date”, a judicial report reveals.
Attempts to eliminate prostitution — now described politely as sex work — have been made by governments and religious authorities for almost as long as the commerce has existed.
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said he wants the Civil Law (Presumption of Death) Bill to be passed before the Oireachtas summer break in nine weeks time after three years of legislative delays.
The Nurses&Midwives4Life Ireland group have claimed that Minister for Health Simon Harris and FF leader Micheal Martin have refused to meet them and discuss their concerns over conscientious objection legislation.
New rules on drink-driving are to take effect from tonight which will automatically disqualify any motorists who are found to have consumed alcohol.
A review of Ireland's gender recognition laws is to be brought before the Cabinet this morning.
Betting firms could be forced to shut down compulsive gamblers’ accounts by a new independent gambling regulator or face the prospect of significant fines under new Government plans.
It is easier for a private members’ bill to pass second stage now, only because Government knows it will wither at committee stage, writes Brendan Howlin.
The Taoiseach and his Government have been accused of deliberately allowing bills pass in the hope of “killing them off” later on to avoid losing Dáil votes.
The process of enacting legislation in this Dáil has largely ground to a halt through delaying tactics and deliberate obfuscation of the political process, writes Political Correspondent Elaine Loughlin.
People recklessly speeding on roads could be banned from driving entirely, even if they have committed only one offence under potential laws designed to cut road deaths.
New drink driving laws need to be 'rural proofed' according to a Government TD.
There should be no legal age restrictions on allowing young people to identify as transgender and teachers should be given specific training in how to respond to pupils facing the situation.
As gardaí continue to investigate the death of a woman after being mauled by two bull mastiff dogs in Galway, the public is being reminded about the restrictions on certain breeds of dogs here.
The Dáil is set to debate our Mental Health laws today.
‘Revenge porn’ will become a criminal offence under proposed laws.
Victims of crime will have the power to request that alleged offenders be kept in custody as part of new laws.
The existence of 16 road traffic acts and more than 900 related statutory instruments makes it “extremely difficult” to determine what the law actually is, according to the State’s legal experts.
Adopted people and natural mothers have given a mixed reaction to new legislation granting them basic information and tracing rights.
The Turkish government has announced plans to suspend human rights laws as it prepares to implement the country's new state of emergency following the failed coup.
82% of local authorities have banned smoking from children's playgrounds, according to a new report.
Some 226 people were arrested under emergency anti-terror legislation and 17 under special gang laws within the last year.
Sabina Higgins remarks in Trinity are not the only ones made by the first couple on the thorny issue of abortion, writes Alison O’Connor.
The Cabinet has approved legislation to repeal out of date laws enacted between 1922 and 1950.
President Michael D Higgins has signed a number of bills into law, including one which allows for tougher jail sentences for burglars.
A new report is recommending the introduction of tighter legislation to prevent people benefiting from homicide.
A senior European vice detective will next week brief Irish campaigners on the successful implementation of new prostitution laws in Sweden.
Rhona Mahony, master of the NMH, said doctors can only carry out an abortion if there is a substantial risk to the life of the mother.
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