Legislative Observatory: Bills 1992 - 2014 by bill number / date

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August 2014
28 August 2014
Sport Ireland Bill 2014 (Number 85 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the administration of sport in the State; to provide for the establishment of a body to be known in the Irish language as Spórt Éireann or in the English language as Sport Ireland; to provide for the dissolution of the Irish Sports Council and the National Sports Campus Development Authority; to update the law in relation to doping in sport; and to provide for related matters
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20 August 2014
Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) (Amendment) Bill 2014 [Seanad] (Number 84 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to give effect to Council Decision 2006/783/JHA of 6 October 2006 on the application of the principle of mutual recognition to confiscation orders, Council Framework Decision 2005/214/JHA of 24 February 2005 on the application of the principle of mutual recognition to financial penalties, Council Decision 2008/617/JHA of 23 June 2008 on the improvement of cooperation between special intervention units of the Member States of the European Union in crisis situations, Council Decision 2009/426/JHA of 16 December 2008 on the strengthening of Eurojust and amending Decision 2002/187/JHA setting up Eurojust with a view to reinforcing the fight against serious crime, Council Decision 2010/616/EU of 7 October 2010 on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Union and Japan on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters; to give further effect to Council Framework Decision 2009/299/JHA of 26 February 2009 amending Framework Decisions 2002/584/JHA, 2006/783/JHA, 2008/909/JHA and 2008/947/JHA, thereby enhancing the procedural rights of persons and fostering the application of the principle of mutual recognition to decisions rendered in the absence of the person concerned at the trial; for those purposes, to amend the Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) Act 2008, the Criminal Justice Act 1994, the Criminal Justice (Joint Investigation Teams) Act 2004 and the Garda Síochána Act 2005; and to provide for related matters
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20 August 2014
Garda Síochána (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2014 (Number 83 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the powers and functions of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission in relation to complaints, investigations and other procedures; for that purpose, to amend the Garda Síochána Act 2005, the Interception of Postal Packets and Telecommunications Messages (Regulation) Act 1993 and the Criminal Justice (Surveillance) Act 2009; to provide for an amendment of the Garda Síochána Act 2005 relating to the functions of the Garda Síochána Inspectorate; and to provide for related matters
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19 August 2014
Criminal Justice (Terrorist Offences) (Amendment) Bill 2014 [Seanad] (Number 82 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to give effect to Council Framework Decision 2008/919/JHA of 28 November 2008 amending Framework Decision 2002/475/JHA on combating terrorism; to give effect to the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism, done at Warsaw on 16 May 2005; for those purposes, to amend the Criminal Justice (Terrorist Offences) Act 2005; and to provide for related matters
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05 August 2014
Intellectual Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2014 (Number 81 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Patents Act 1992; to give effect to Article 19(2) of the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks done at Singapore on 27 March 2006; to amend the Trade Marks Act 1996; and to provide for related matters
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01 August 2014
Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Bill 2014 [Seanad] (Number 80 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 to provide for a requirement for registered medical practitioners to have medical indemnity insurance except in certain circumstances; to give effect to Article 4(2)(d) of Directive 2011/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2011 on the application of patients' rights in cross-border healthcare; and to provide for related matters
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July 2014
30 July 2014
Workplace Relations Bill 2014 (Number 79 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to make provision as respects the resolution, mediation and adjudication of disputes and complaints relating to contraventions of, or entitlements under, certain enactments governing the employment relationship between employers and employees; for that purpose, to provide for the establishment of a body to be known as the Workplace Relations Commission; to provide for the dissolution of the Labour Relations Commission and the transfer of its functions to the aforementioned body; to provide for the dissolution of the Employment Appeals Tribunal and the transfer of its functions first instance to the aforementioned body and its appellate functions to the Labour Court; to provide for the transfer of the functions of the Director of the Equality Tribunal to the aforementioned body; to provide for the repeal of certain enactments; to provide for the amendment of certain enactments; and to provide for matters connected therewith
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29 July 2014
Irish Collective Asset-management Vehicles Bill 2014 (Number 78 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to make provision for the creation, operation and regulation of bodies corporate to be known as Irish Collective Asset-management Vehicles and to provide for related matters
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22 July 2014
Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2014 (Number 77 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005 to provide for the application of that Act to the health or social care professions of optometrist and dispensing optician, to divide the health or social care...
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17 July 2014
Houses of the Oireachtas (Appointments to Certain Offices) Bill 2014 (Number 75 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to amend and extend the Staff of the Houses of the Oireachtas Act 1959 and the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission Act 2003 and to provide for related matters
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17 July 2014
Planning and Development (Temporary Moratorium) Bill 2014 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 76 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to amend and extend the Planning and Deveopment Act 2000; and to provide for related matters 
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16 July 2014
Criminal Law (Protection of Older People) (Sentencing) (Amendment) Bill 2014 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 74 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the law relating to proceedings in criminal matters to establish rules relating to the sentencing of offences under the main non-fatal offences against the person and the law relating to assault causing harm and serious harm and threats of serious harm and false imprisonment and theft and related offences and to provide for related matters in respect of older persons
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11 July 2014
Committee of Public Accounts of Dáil Éireann (Compellability of Witnesses) Bill 2014 [PMB] (Number 72 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to make further and better provision in relation to the Committee of Public Accounts of Dáil Éireann's power to obtain evidence including the compellability of witnesses; to ensure the Committee has the right to examine where there is a risk to the public finances any person or body as it so sees fit; to provide for the appointment of a parliamentary inspector to carry out a preliminary examination in cases where the Comptroller and Auditor General is precluded from doing so; to amend the Houses of the Oireachtas (Inquiries, Privileges and Procedures) Act 2013; and to provide for related matters
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11 July 2014
Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2014 [PMB] (Number 73 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to amend Part XVI of the Planning and Development Act 2000 by conferring powers on the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government to permit the grant of a licence for events in exceptional circumstances
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10 July 2014
Civil Registration (Amendment) Bill 2014 [Seanad] (Number 71 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to amend and extend the Civil Registration Act 2004; to amend the Immigration Act 2003; and to provide for matters connected therewith
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09 July 2014
Water Services (Taking in Charge of Estates by Local Authorities) (Amendment) Bill 2014 [PMB] (Number 70 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to make provision which will ensure that no delay on the taking in charge of private housing estates by a local authority shall occur as a result of a transfer of property by a local authority to Irish Water
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09 July 2014
Water Services (Exempt Charges) Bill 2014 [PMB] (Number 69 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to make provision whereby an owner of a dwelling shall not be charged for water provided to him or her by Irish Water in circumstances where the water being provided is either subject to a boiled water notice or is contaminated by a negative condition and such owner shall remain exempt from having to pay water charges for the period such notice remains or such contamination exists
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04 July 2014
Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland Bill 2014 (Number 66 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the formation of a company to be known as the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland to facilitate availing by it of national and international sources of funding for the purposes of making credit available to enterprises and to other persons in the State through the provision of credit to providers of credit to enterprises or other persons; to allow the Minister for Finance to guarantee borrowings of and provide funding to that company, to amend section 54 of the Finance Act 1970, the First Schedule to the National Treasury Management Agency Act 1990, the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997, the Stamp Duties Consolidation Act 1999 and the National Pensions Reserve Fund Act 2000, and to provide for connected matters
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04 July 2014
Electoral (Amendment) (No. 4) Bill 2014 (Number 67 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to provide in certain circumstances for the Clerk-Assistant of Dáil Éireann to perform the functions of the Clerk of Dáil Éireann and for the Clerk-Assistant of Seanad Éireann to perform the functions of the Clerk of Seanad Éireann; and to provide for related matters
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04 July 2014
Court of Appeal Bill 2014 (Number 68 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to provide, in pursuance of Article 34 of the Constitution, for the establishment of the Court of Appeal referred to in paragraph ii of Article 34.2 of the Constitution; to specify the jurisdiction of the court; to provide, in relation to the said court, for matters supplementary to the court and the judges and officers of that court, and for those purposes, to amend the Courts (Establishment and Constitution) Act 1961 , the Courts (Supplemental Provisions) Act 1961 and certain other enactments; to provide for the repeal of certain enactments and to provide for related matters
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04 July 2014
Parliamentary Scrutiny of Appointments (European Commission) (No. 2) Bill 2014 [PMB] (Number 65 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the parliamentary scrutiny of the Government's proposed candidate for appointment as a member of the Commission of the European Union and to provide for related matters
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04 July 2014
Local Government (Amendment) Bill 2014 [PMB] (Number 64 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Local Government Reform Act 2014
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04 July 2014
Defamation (Amendment) Bill 2014 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 63 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for limiting the damages certain public bodies may receive in defamation actions so as to protect public discourse from public bodies using the resources of the State, and the powers granted to them by the Defamation Act 2009, to influence comment by the press and the public
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02 July 2014
Intoxicating Liquor (Amendment) Bill 2014 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 62 of 2104)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Licensing Acts 1833 to 2008 and to provide for related matters
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June 2014
26 June 2014
Education (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2014 [Seanad] (Number 61 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to enable an education provider to describe itself in certain circumstances as a university; to amend the Universities Act 1997; to amend the Education Act 1998; to amend the Student Support Act 2011 and to provide for related matters
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20 June 2014
Registration of Lobbying Bill 2014 (Number 59 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for establishing and maintaining a register of persons who carry on lobbying activities; to provide for a code of conduct relating to carrying on lobbying activities; to impose restrictions on involvement in lobbying by certain former designated public officials; to amend the Ethics in Public Office Act 1995; and to provide for related matters
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20 June 2014
Health Insurance (Reform) Bill 2014 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 60 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to reform the regulation of the health insurance sector and for that purpose to vest responsibility for the management of the State's ownership of VHI in the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform; to provide for the regularisation of VHI's regulatory status; to dissolve the Health Insurance Authority and to confer responsibility for the regulation of health insurance providers on the Central Bank of Ireland and for that purpose to amend the Voluntary Health Insurance Act 1957, the Voluntary Health Insurance (Amendment) Act 1996, the Health Insurance Act 1994 and the Central Bank Act 1942 and to provide for related matters
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19 June 2014
Local Government (Rates and Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2014 [PMB] (Number 58 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the more effective recovery of rates and to consolidate existing measures relating to the making and recovering of rates and miscellaneous provisions relating to valuation
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19 June 2014
Nursing Home Support Scheme (Amendment) Bill 2014 [PMB] (Number 57 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to allow for the provision of a home care package to a person who qualifies for and is being offered long-term residential care in circumstances where a suitable home care package can be devised for that person and such package is less costly on the State than the long-term residential care being offered and to provide for related matters
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19 June 2014
Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Fund Bill 2014 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 56 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to make provision whereby a levy shall be fixed on all alcoholic beverages sold from, but not intended for consumption on licenced premises, such levy shall be paid into a fund, to be known as the “Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Levy Fund” the monies from which shall be directed towards the support of suicide prevention (as set out in the policy document "Action Speaks Louder Than Words"), the accelerated role out of the policy document "A Vision For Change" and to provide for related matters
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16 June 2014
Public Sector Management (Appointment of Senior Members of the Garda Síochána) Bill 2014 (Number 55 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the independent appointment of Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner and senior members of the Garda Síochána, to make the removal of such members more transparent and accountable , to amend the Public Service (Recruitment and Appointments) Act 2004 and 2013 and the Garda Síochána Act 2005 and to provide for related matters
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13 June 2014
Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Bill 2014 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 53 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to make provision for annual ministerial expenditure ceiling programme reports and an annual statement of financial risks in order to increase transparency in the specification of programmes and to provide for measurable target outcomes intended to be delivered within ministerial expenditure ceilings, to improve transparency of Government in the management of the financial risks to the State, to amend the Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 2011 and to provide for related matters
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13 June 2014
Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Bill 2014 [Seanad] (Number 54 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for standardised packaging of tobacco and tobacco products; to give effect in part to Directive No. 2014/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products and repealing Directive 2001/37/EC; and to provide for related matters
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09 June 2014
Radiological Protection (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2014 (Number 52 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the dissolution of the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland and the transfer of all its functions, assets, liabilities and staff to the Environmental Protection Agency; to give effect to the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material done at Vienna on 8 July 2005; to amend the Radiological Protection Act 1991, the Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992 and certain other enactments; and to provide for matters connected therewith
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09 June 2014
Vehicle Clamping Bill 2014 [Seanad] (Number 51 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the regulation of the immobilisation of vehicles and related activities in certain places and in this regard to confer functions on the National Transport Authority and to amend the Transport Act 1950, section 101B of the Road Traffic Act 1961, the Fishery Harbour Centres Act 1968, the Harbours Act 1996 and the Transport (Railway Infrastructure) Act 2001 and to provide for related matters
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06 June 2014
Freedom of Movement (Common Travel Area) (Travel Documentation) Bill 2014 [PMB] (Number 50 of 2014)
Bill entitled anAct to reinforce the Common Travel Area by providing for passport-free travel for persons who are entitled to travel within the Common Travel Area without a passport and to provide for related matters
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06 June 2014
Parliamentary Scrutiny of Appointments (European Commission) Bill 2014 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 49 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the parliamentary scrutiny of the Government's proposed candidate for appointment as a member of the Commission of the European Union and to provide for related matters
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May 2014
30 May 2014
Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2014 (Number 47 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to give further effect to Directive 2010/41/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 July 2010 on the application of the principle of equal treatment between men and women engaged in an activity in a self-employed capacity and for those and other purposes to amend the Social Welfare Acts; to amend the Pensions Act 1990 and to provide for related matters
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30 May 2014
Public Service Management (Transparency of Boards) Bill 2014 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 48 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the cessation of the practice of providing payment to persons who serve on the boards of public bodies or other similar entities; to require that the employment or engagement of such persons by a public body to be conditional upon their filing of a declaration with the Standards in Public Offices Commission; and to require that the payment of expenses to persons who serve on the boards of public bodies to be conditional upon their filing of a declaration with the Standards in Public Offices Commission and to provide for related matters
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19 May 2014
Johnstown Castle Agricultural College (Amendment) Bill 2014 [Seanad] (Number 46 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Johnstown Castle Agricultural College (Amendment) Act 1959 and the Agriculture (Research, Training and Advice) Act 1988, and to provide for related matters
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