Legislative Observatory: Bills 1997 - 2015 by bill number / date

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July 2015
17 July 2015
Number 78 of 2015
Number 78 of 2015
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17 July 2015
Number 77 of 2015
Number 77 of 2015
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17 July 2015
Number 76 of 2015
Number 76 of 2015
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17 July 2015
Referendum (Amendment) Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 75 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Referendum Act 1994 to provide for a timeframe within which the Courts must ordinarily hear and make a finding on a referendum petition and related matters
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17 July 2015
Coroners (Amendment) Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 74 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Act of 1962 to provide for a verdict of Iatrogenic Suicide and related matters
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17 July 2015
Banded Hours Contract Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 73 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for banded hour contracts, the right for a worker to request increased hours and a corresponding obligation on an employer to consider such a request, to permit refusal only on objectively justified grounds and an obligation on employers to provide information to workers on the overall working hours available in the employment
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16 July 2015
Child Care (Guardian Ad Litem) Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 72 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to amend section 26 of the Child Care Act 1991 (as amended), to empower the Minister for Children to make regulations by Ministerial orders under the aforementioned section, to amend section 26(4) to grant a court the discretion to retain a guardian ad litem in circumstances where a child becomes party to proceedings, and to amend section 26(10) of the Child Care Act 1991 (as amended), to provide judicial guidelines for the appointment of a guardian ad litem in child care proceedings
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16 July 2015
Finance (Tax Appeals) Bill 2015 (Number 71 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to revise the law concerning the making of appeals in matters of taxation (including in respect of stamp duties and of duties relating to customs and excise) and, for that purpose, to establish a body to be known as An Coimisiún um Achomhairc Chánach or, in the English language, the Tax Appeals Commission, and to define its functions, to amend the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 and certain other enactments in respect of appeals of the foregoing kind and to provide for related matters
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15 July 2015
Garda Síochána (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 70 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the provisions of the Garda Síochána Act 2005 to exempt charity events and local community based festivals and events from policing service charges and to provide for related matters
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09 July 2015
Minerals Development Bill 2015 [Seanad] (Number 69 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to make further and better provision for the development of minerals in the State and for that purpose to repeal the Minerals Company Acts 1941 to 1950 and certain provisions of the Minerals Development Acts 1940 to 1999, to make consequential amendments to other Acts, and to provide for related matters.
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08 July 2015
Defence (Amendment) Bill 2015 [Seanad] (Number 68 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to amend and extend the Defence Act 1954 and to provide for related matters
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03 July 2015
Coroners Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 67 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to amend, consolidate and extend the law relating to coroners, coroners' investigations and coroners' inquests, to provide for the establishment of a body to be known as an tSeirbhís Chróinéara or, in the English language, the Coroner Service, to define its functions, to provide for certain transitional matters including the completion of inquests commenced under the Coroners Act 1962, the transfer of certain documents preserved under the Coroners Act 1962 to the Coroner Service and the continuance in use of certain forms under that Act, to repeal certain enactments and provisions of enactments, to amend certain enactments and to provide for related matters
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01 July 2015
Harbours Bill 2015 (Number 66 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to allow for the transfer of shareholdings in certain port companies to local authorities, for the transfer of certain port companies to local authority control and for the dissolution of certain port companies, to amend and extend the Harbours Acts 1996 to 2015, to repeal the Harbours Acts 1946 and 1947 and to amend the Merchant Shipping Act 1992 and the Fishery Harbour Centres Act 1968 and to provide for connected matters
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June 2015
30 June 2015
Civil Debt (Procedures) Bill 2015 (Number 65 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the enforcement of court judgments in relation to certain debts; to provide for the making by the District Court of attachment of earnings orders and deduction from payments orders in certain circumstances; to amend the Debtors Act (Ireland) 1872 to remove references to the imprisonment of debtors for non-payment of debt; and to provide for related matters
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26 June 2015
Choice of Court (Hague Convention) Bill 2015 [Seanad] (Number 64 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to give effect to the Convention on Choice of Court Agreements done at The Hague on the 30th day of June 2005 and approved on behalf of the European Union pursuant to Council Decision 2014/887/EU and to provide for related matters
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23 June 2015
Education (Welfare) (Amendment) Bill 2015 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 63 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to increase the school leaving age to 17 and to provide for related matters
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23 June 2015
Public Transport Bill 2015 (Number 62 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to amend and extend the Dublin Transport Authority Act 2008, the Taxi Regulation Act 2013 and the Railway Safety Act 2005, to amend section 27 of the State Airports Act 2004 and section 106 of the Road Traffic Act 1961 and to change the name of the Railway Safety Commission
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19 June 2015
Parental Leave (Amendment) Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 61 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for paid bereavement leave
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19 June 2015
Management Fees (Local Property Tax) Relief Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 60 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Finance (Local Property Tax) Act 2012 to make provision for a partial exemption of property tax payable by a relevant owner whose property is located in a managed estate on which the owner of said property is liable to the payment of management fees and to provide for related matters
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18 June 2015
Petroleum (Exploration and Extraction) Safety Bill 2015 [Seanad] (Number 59 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to give effect to Directive 2013/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 June 2013 and for that purpose to amend the Petroleum and OtherMinerals Development Act 1960, section 6 of the Continental Shelf Act 1968 and the Electricity Regulation Act 1999 and to provide for related matters
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17 June 2015
Disability (Amendment) Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 58 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to enable provision to be made for the prohibition of misleading language occasioned to unborn persons with disabilities by their disabilities, specifically the use of the term 'incompatible with life', to enable Ministers of the Government to make provision, consistent with the resources available to them and their obligations in relation to their allocation, for services to meet this need, to provide for the preparation of plans by the appropriate Ministers of the Government in relation to the provision of certain of those, and certain other services, and to promote equality and to provide for related matters
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17 June 2015
Number 57 of 2015
Number 57 of 2015
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11 June 2015
Curragh of Kildare Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 56 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to make provision for the Minster for Defence to establish an Advisory Committee, to be known as the Curragh of Kildare Advisory Committee, the membership of which shall include a representative of each of the users of the Curragh of Kildare, a member of Kildare County Council, a representative employee of Kildare County Council and a representative employee of each Government department that has a responsibility for any part of the Curragh of Kildare and such committee shall make recommendations to the Minister on the management, protection and preservation of the integrity of the Curragh; to also provide for the establishment of a management team that will manage the resource that is the Curragh of Kildare and to provide for related matters
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10 June 2015
Employment Equality (Amendment) Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 55 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to provide equality for employees of education, medical and other services under the direction of religious organisations
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10 June 2015
Central Bank (Variable Rate Mortgages) Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 54 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for measures to address market failures in the market for principal dwelling house mortgage loans, and to provide for related matters
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10 June 2015
Fiscal Responsibility (Amendment) Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 53 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the powers and functions of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council in relation to the analysis of policy proposals of political parties; for that purpose, to amend the Fiscal Responsibility Act 2012; and to provide for related matters
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09 June 2015
National Cultural Institutions (National Concert Hall) Bill 2015 (Number 52 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the establishment of a body to be known in the Irish language as An Ceoláras Náisiúnta or in the English language as the National Concert Hall to provide and operate the national venue for the performance, appreciation and enjoymentof music; and to provide for related matters.
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05 June 2015
Urban Regeneration and Housing Bill 2015 (Number 51 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to make provision with respect to land in areas in which housing is required and in areas which are in need of renewal to prevent it lying idle or remaining vacant, to establish a register of vacant sites in those areas, to provide for a vacant sites levy, to amend the Derelict Sites Act 1990, to amend Parts II, III and V of the Planning and Development Act 2000 and to provide for related matters
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May 2015
29 May 2015
Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 50 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Act 1993 in order to make an addition to the First Schedule, to expand the areas under which an examination under section 9 may be conducted, and to provide for related matters
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28 May 2015
Central Bank (Mortgage Interest Rates) Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 49 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to provide the Central Bank with the power to direct the covered institutions to lower mortgage interest rates in certain circumstances
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26 May 2015
Central Bank (Emergency Powers) (Variable Interest Rates) Bill 2015 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 48 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to empower the Central Bank to direct banks to reduce mortgage interest rates chargeable in respect of the holders of variable rate mortgages pertaining to their principal place of residence
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18 May 2015
Garda Síochána (Policing Authority and Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2015 [Seanad] (Number 47 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Garda Síochána Act 2005 to provide for the establishment and functions of a body to be known as An tÚdarás Póilíneachta or, in the English language, the Policing Authority for the purpose of overseeing the performance by the Garda Síochána of its functions relating to policing services; to amend the provisions of that Act relating to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission and the Garda Síochána Inspectorate; and to provide for related matters
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15 May 2015
Communications Regulation (Postal Services) (Amendment) Bill 2015 (Number 46 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Communications Regulation (Postal Services) Act 2011; and to provide for related matters
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14 May 2015
Industrial Relations (Amendment) Bill 2015 (Number 44 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to make further and better provision for promoting harmonious relations between workers and employers and, in particular, to make provision for a system of registered employment agreements and sectoral employment orders; to amend and extend the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2001; to amend and extend the Industrial Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004; to provide for certain interim relief for certain persons in respect of actions taken by them in relation to investigations of trade disputes and, for that purpose, to amend the Unfair Dismissals Act 1977; and to provide for related matters
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13 May 2015
Dublin Docklands Development Authority (Dissolution) Bill 2015 (Number 45 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to dissolve the Dublin Docklands Development Authority; to provide for the transfer of certain rights and functions to Dublin City Council as a consequence of the dissolution; to establish the Docklands Consultative Forum; to provide for planning and development matters in the Dublin Docklands Area; and to provide for related matters
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13 May 2015
Children (Amendment) Bill 2015 [Seanad] (Number 43 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Children Act 2001; to amend section 1 of the Prevention of Crime Act 1908, section 10 of the Criminal Justice Administration Act 1914 and section 13 of the Criminal Justice Act 1960 in order to remove persons under the age of 18 years from the scope of those provisions; to amend and extend section 42 of the Criminal Justice Act 1999; and to provide for related matters
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13 May 2015
National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Bill 2015 [Seanad] (Number 42 of 2015)
A Bill entitled an Act to amend the National Minimum Wage Act 2000 to provide for the establishment of a body to be known in the Irish language as An Coimisiún um Pá Íseal or in the English language as the Low Pay Commission to advise on setting a national minimum wage; and to provide for related matters
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07 May 2015
Rural Equality Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 41 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to provide that regard be had by public bodies to the desirability of reducing socio-economic and other inequalities suffered by those in rural Ireland, to provide for the carrying out of rural impact assessments in respect of measures that are likely to have a significant socio-economic impact or effect on rural Ireland and to provide for related matters
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April 2015
29 April 2015
Moore Street Area Renewal and Development Bill 2015 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 40 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to provide the grounds upon which certain approvals may be made by Moore Street Renewal Limited relating to existing or proposed buildings and premises in the Moore Street area, to provide that Moore Street Properties Limited shall be a development company for the Moore Street area and for the compulsory acquisition of land in that area by it, to authorise the Minister for Finance to guarantee borrowings by Moore Street Properties Limited, to make further provisions relating to Moore Street Renewal Limited and to Moore Street Properties Limited and to provide for connected matters
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24 April 2015
Derelict Sites (Amendment) Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 39 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Derelict Sites Act 1990 to provide for the tightening of regulations in relation to derelict sites and related matters
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