Your search for Ireland retrieved 18 results.
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 During Pregnancy Bill 2013. If ...
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 2011, No. 5/2011 (Office of ...
Topic: Criminal law and procedure
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 statement indicating that the government ...
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 cases. The proposed scheme has ...
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 business and recreational visitors, 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 4/2010 (Ir.). The Act has ...
Topic: Mining and mineral resources
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, just north of the United ...
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 proceeding with the waste management ...
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 Ireland, on prohibiting the making ...
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 Lisbon – a European Union ...
Topic: Government organization
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 body consists of Members of ...
Topic: Criminal law and procedure
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, or lower chamber of Parliament, ...
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 an examination to prove that ...
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 which all citizens are automatically ...
Topic: Health and safety
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. On September 29, 2008, the ...
Topic: Banks and financial institutions
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 firearms. In emergency situations, special ...
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 new law, persons convicted of ...
Topic: Narcotics and drug abuse
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 the institution of Marriage, upon ...
Last updated: May 10, 2013