“The online world leaves individuals vulnerable to serious privacy violations through the posting of private, false, humiliating, shameful or otherwise harmful content,” the report says.

The public has been invited to make submissions on a new Law Reform Commission paper which considers whether the law should be changed to reflect t(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin: his department, as part of the Government’s recent review of State expenditure, has been warned against further cuts.

Government departments will have to increase their spending on expensive external legal advice if the budget of the attorney general’s office is cut (...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: his department argued there was merit in the options for cuts drawn up by line departments before the budget. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform backed radical cuts to social welfare payments, suggested the abolition of the Law Reform Commission (...)

Clare Daly: said the law purported to protect religions from blasphemy but it was actually encouraging division

Independent TD Clare Daly described the recital of a prayer at the beginning of Dáil business as “offensive’’.She said she did not think it had a plac(...)

The Department of Social Protection believes that the new personal injuries scheme is broadly in line with recommendations made by the Law Reform Commission and are similar to provisions in place in Britain, including Northern Ireland

For many years now, compensation awards paid by insurance companies in personal injuries cases have been reduced to take account of the payment of soc(...)

Everyone charged with a criminal offence is constitutionally entitled to a fair trial

The law governing disclosure in criminal proceedings, currently under review by the Law Reform Commission, is of particular interest to those working (...)

High-quality films for children have a special place in our cultural landscape. To reach beyond children to adults requires a sure touch for ta(...)

A quiet revolution occurred in the Irish criminal justice system this month, although few noticed it. On Tuesday, March 18th, the Court of Crim(...)

Geoffrey Shannon, the Law Society’s special rapporteur on child protection, will be one of the speakers at the homecare conference. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland’s first national homecare conference will hear calls for the sector to be put under statutory regulation. The c(...)

Not named: the majority of those convicted of sex crimes in the Central Criminal Court are not named in the media after conviction

The recent prosecutions of British celebrities for sex offences have highlighted the differences between UK anonymity laws and those in Ireland, wh(...)