The move to bring in tighter rules on what people are exposed to online will be welcomed by many campaigners and parents. Photograph: iStock

Significant fines for online companies who breach new digital safety laws could be linked to financial turnover, Minister for Communications Richard B(...)

The Alliance for Insurance Reform has called for further clarity after a report published on Wednesday cited the “cap” on general damages in personal (...)

The Law Reform Commission is looking at the capping of general damages, which are the damages paid for an injured person’s pain and suffering, as against special damages, which cover such issues as loss of earnings or future medical care. File photograph: Getty

Legislation to cap personal injury awards that would safeguard judicial independence is being examined by the Law Reform Commission. The commission (...)

Ms Justice Marie Baker has been nominated for appointment to the Supreme Court. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish  Times

The Government has agreed three judicial appointment nominations to the Supreme, Circuit and District Courts after a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday. Ms (...)

Judge Martin Nolan said that while the internet had its advantages, the case exposed “the dark side which allows a man sitting in his house to inflict huge amounts of trauma”. Photograph: Adam Peck/PA

Laws governing online harassment are already sufficient to prosecute and have been used several times, legal experts have said after a man was jailed (...)

A review of sexual offences laws by the Law Reform Commission will look at the age of consent.

The ways in which deception or pressure might negate consent are among the matters to be considered in a major review of sexual offences laws. The re(...)

Because of new technologies, “we are all monitored and recorded every minute of every day of our lives”, a conference has heard. Photograph: iStock

Ireland should introduce stricter protections to save people from the “depredations” of facial recognition technology, a conference in Dublin has hear(...)

The report, Knowledge or Belief Concerning Consent in Rape Law, was sought by the Attorney General after the Supreme Court confirmed in 2016  an ‘honest, though unreasonable mistake that the woman was consenting, is a defence in rape’

Men should no longer be able to use the claim that they “honestly believed” a woman had consented to sex as a defence in rape trials, the Law Reform C(...)

The commission said the defence that a man ‘honestly believed’ the woman had consented, even if that belief was unreasonable, should be replaced

What women wear “is clearly not relevant to consent” in rape cases, but significant challenges remain with how some members of society view the issue,(...)

The Law Reform Commission (LRC) has declined to recommend additional legal protections for journalists who report on court proceedings.

The Law Reform Commission (LRC) has decided not to recommend the provision of additional legal protections for journalists who report on court proceed(...)

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