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Published on 18 Jul 2022

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L&RS Note: Regulation of Gambling Advertising
The Note considers some of the main literature relating to exposure of vulnerable groups and wider society to gambling advertising as well as highlighting measures that have been introduced in other countries. It looks at recent legislative developments which have taken place in Ireland and based on stakeholder commentary and secondary research it identifies three key issues relating to regulation of gambling advertising: (1) Balancing controls on gambling advertising; (2) Impact of gambling advertising in sport; and (3) Exposure of vulnerable groups to advertising [Keywords: People and Communities, Health, Culture and Sport]

L&RS Note: Regulation of Gambling Advertising ()

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Published on 5 Apr 2022

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Bill Digest: Assisted Human Reproduction Bill 2022
This Bill Digest examines the Health (Assisted Human Reproduction) Bill 2022. It analyses selected parts including general conditions for assisted human reproduction (AHR) treatment. [Keywords: Health, People and communities]

Bill Digest: Assisted Human Reproduction Bill 2022 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 28 Feb 2022

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L&RS Note: Assisted Human Reproduction Data
This note presents data on a range of treatments, procedures and policies related to Assisted Human Reproduction (AHR) in Ireland and internationally. [Keywords: Health, International and EU affairs, People and communities]

L&RS Note: Assisted Human Reproduction Data ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 7 Feb 2022

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L&RS Infographic: Covid-19 Indicators (at removal of most remaining restrictions, January 2022)
A L&RS statistical dashboard infographic profiling headline Covid-19 data as of 22 January 2022 (when most remaining public health restrictions were removed) [Keywords: Health, Parliament and Government]

L&RS Infographic: Covid-19 Indicators (at removal of most remaining restrictions, January 2022) ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 28 Jan 2022

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L&RS Note: Long Covid: Definition, incidence and healthcare issues
This paper examines the definition, incidence and health service needs relating to the condition ‘Long Covid’ (also known as ‘Post Covid-19 condition’) [Keywords: Health]

L&RS Note: Long Covid: Definition, incidence and healthcare issues ()

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Published on 20 Dec 2021

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Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2021
This Bill Digest analyses the Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2021. The Bill would amend the risk equalisation scheme that operates in the health insurance market [Keywords: Business and industry, Health]

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2021 ()

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Published on 16 Nov 2021

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Bill Digest: Animal Health and Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021
This Bill seeks to ban fur farming and introduce a compensation scheme for the three affected fur farms and their workers [Keywords: Rural, maritime and transport]

Bill Digest: Animal Health and Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021 ()

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Published on 20 Jul 2021

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Bill Digest: CervicalCheck Tribunal (Amendment) Bill 2021
The Bill will extend the period to make a compensation claim to the CervicalCheck Tribunal until 26 January 2022, or up to 26 July 2022 [Keywords: Health]

Bill Digest: CervicalCheck Tribunal (Amendment) Bill 2021 ()

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Published on 31 May 2021

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L&RS Note: Background to the Nursing Home Support Scheme (Amendment) Bill 2021
This L&RS Note provides background and analysis for the Nursing Home Support Scheme (Amendment) Bill 2021, “Fair Deal Scheme” of financial support for long-term nursing-home care [Keywords: Health, People and Communities, Social protection]

L&RS Note: Background to the Nursing Home Support Scheme (Amendment) Bill 2021 ()

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Published on 20 Apr 2021

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L&RS Note: Vaccine Injury Compensation Programmes: An Overview
This L&RS Note provides an overview of no-fault vaccine injury compensation programmes (VICPs) established to compensate individuals who experience a vaccine-related injury [Keywords: Health, People and Communities]

L&RS Note: Vaccine Injury Compensation Programmes: An Overview ()

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Published on 6 Apr 2021

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Bill Digest: Residential Tenancies Bill 2021
This Bill provides for extended protections for certain tenants, due to Covid-19, which are due to lapse on 12 April 2021 [Keywords: Health, Housing and Planning]

Bill Digest: Residential Tenancies Bill 2021 ()

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Published on 31 Mar 2021

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Spotlight: eHealth in Ireland: Social and Ethical Values in Irish Policy on eHealth
This Spotlight examines the social and ethical implications of eHealth (electronic health) technologies, that use ICT for health-related issues and lifestyle habits that impact health. The Spotlight looks at social and ethical issues for policy makers to consider in this fast-developing field. [Keywords: Health, Technology and research]

Spotlight: eHealth in Ireland: Social and Ethical Values in Irish Policy on eHealth ()

Tags: Briefing papers

Published on 9 Mar 2021

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Bill Digest: Health (Amendment) Bill 2021
This Bill proposes to introduce mandatory quarantine for travellers arriving into the State and increases various penalties for breaches of Covid-19 restrictions [Keywords: Health, Justice and Crime]

Bill Digest: Health (Amendment) Bill 2021 ()

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Published on 17 Feb 2021

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Bill Digest: Public Service Pay Bill 2020
This Bill amends existing restrictions on public service pay increases, to enable fulfilment of Programme for Government commitment to implement a public-only Sláintecare consultant contract. {Keywords; Economy and finance, Health]

Bill Digest: Public Service Pay Bill 2020 ()

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Published on 4 Jan 2021

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Bill Digest: Central Mental Hospital (Relocation) Bill 2020
This Bill seeks to provide the legal basis for moving the Central Mental Hospital from Dundrum, Dublin to a new facility at Portrane, Co. Dublin [Keywords: Health]

Bill Digest: Central Mental Hospital (Relocation) Bill 2020 ()

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Published on 7 Dec 2020

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Bill Digest: Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2020
This Bill ultimately supports health insurance ‘community rating’ and all insured people, regardless of age or health status, paying the same price for health insurance [Keywords: Health]

Bill Digest: Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2020 ()

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Published on 9 Nov 2020

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L&RS Note: Vaccine Hesitancy: An Overview
The effectiveness of vaccines, including a potential COVID-19 vaccine, depends on uptake levels. This L&RS Note looks at vaccine hesitancy and possible policy responses. [Keywords: Health, People and communities, Technology and research]

L&RS Note: Vaccine Hesitancy: An Overview ()

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Published on 27 Oct 2020

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Economic Indicators: August 2020
Monthly L&RS statistical dashboard infographic profiling the Irish economy and tracking the impact of Covid-19 on the public finances and unemployment. [Keywords: Economy and finance, Health, People and communities]

Economic Indicators: August 2020 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 27 Oct 2020

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Economic Indicators: July 2020
Monthly L&RS statistical dashboard infographic profiling the Irish economy and tracking the impact of Covid-19 on the public finances and unemployment. [Keywords: Economy and finance, Health, People and communities]

Economic Indicators: July 2020 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 27 Oct 2020

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Economic Indicators: June 2020
Monthly L&RS statistical dashboard infographic profiling the Irish economy and tracking the impact of Covid-19 on the public finances and unemployment. [Keywords: Economy and finance, Health, People and communities]

Economic Indicators: June 2020 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 22 Sep 2020

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L&RS Note: E-cigarettes - Public health and regulation
This L&RS Note looks at e-cigarettes, vaping and health effects, with data on Irish vaping rates, and examines different public policy [Keywords: Business and industry, Health]

L&RS Note: E-cigarettes - Public health and regulation ()

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Published on 2 Sep 2020

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L&RS Note: Criminal Justice (Enforcement Powers) (Covid-19) Bill 2020
This L&RS Note looks at the Bill’s measures such as new enforcement powers for An Garda Síochána regarding alcohol-selling establishments and non-compliance with Covid-19 health regulations [Keywords: Health, Justice and crime]

L&RS Note: Criminal Justice (Enforcement Powers) (Covid-19) Bill 2020 ()

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Published on 4 Aug 2020

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Bill Digest: Health (General Practitioner Service and Alteration of Criteria for Eligibility) Bill 2020
This Bill seeks to amend the Health Act 1970 to expand on a phased basis GP care to children up to age 13 and to amend medical card eligibility for over 70s. [Keywords: Health, Parliament and Government, People and communities]

Bill Digest: Health (General Practitioner Service and Alteration of Criteria for Eligibility) Bill 2020 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 22 Jul 2020

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Economic Indicators: May 2020
Monthly L&RS statistical dashboard infographic profiling the Irish economy and tracking the impact of Covid-19 on the public finances and unemployment. [Keywords: Economy and finance, Health, People and communities]

Economic Indicators: May 2020 ()

Tags: Briefing papers; Research/Spotlights

Published on 9 Jul 2020

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L&RS Note: Online harms – what are the legal issues?
This L&RS Note analyses the challenges involved in regulating online harms. It considers the currently available legal responses, and assesses some of the proposed reforms to the legal framework. [Keywords: Health, Justice and crime, People and communities]

L&RS Note: Online harms – what are the legal issues? ()

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Published on 25 Jun 2020

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Economic Indicators: April 2020
Monthly L&RS statistical dashboard infographic profiling the Irish economy and tracking the impact of Covid-19 on the public finances and unemployment. [Keywords: Economy and finance, Health, People and communities]

Economic Indicators: April 2020 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 24 Jun 2020

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Economic Indicators: March 2020
Monthly L&RS statistical dashboard infographic profiling the Irish economy and from March 2020 also tracking the impact of Covid-19 on the public finances and unemployment. [Keywords: Economy and finance, Health, People and communities]

Economic Indicators: March 2020 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 11 Jun 2020

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L&RS Infographic: COVID-19 in Ireland at reopening (Phase 2)
This infographic visualises the situation with Covid-19 in the State at the commencement of Phase 2 of the Government's roadmap for reopening society and business. [Keywords: Health, People and communities]

L&RS Infographic: COVID-19 in Ireland at reopening (Phase 2) ()

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Published on 9 Jun 2020

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L&RS Note: Domestic violence and COVID-19 in Ireland
This L&RS Note reviews evidence of and explores explanations for a rise in domestic violence since the COVID-19 outbreak and summarises different policy responses [Keywords: Health, Justice and crime, People and communities]

L&RS Note: Domestic violence and COVID-19 in Ireland ()

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Published on 22 May 2020

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L&RS Infographic: COVID-19 in Ireland at reopening (phase 1) - a statistical snapshot
This infographic visualises the situation with COVID-19 in the State at the commencement of Phase 1 of the Government's Roadmap for reopening society and business [Keywords: Health, People and communities]

L&RS Infographic: COVID-19 in Ireland at reopening (phase 1) - a statistical snapshot ()

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Published on 1 May 2020

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L&RS Note: How parliaments are working during the Covid-19 pandemic
This Note describes adaptations in procedures and practices implemented by twelve parliaments/assemblies to adhere to the restrictions on physical meetings imposed due to Covid-19. [Keywords: Health, International and EU affairs, Parliament and Government]

L&RS Note: How parliaments are working during the Covid-19 pandemic ()

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Published on 20 Apr 2020

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L&RS Note: Anticipating the gendered impacts of Covid-19
Drawing on existing evidence bases from past pandemics this L&RS Note considers how gender and sex might shape Covid-19 in Ireland. [Keywords: Health, Justice and crime, People and communities]

L&RS Note: Anticipating the gendered impacts of Covid-19 ()

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Published on 30 Mar 2020

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L&RS Note: An Overview of the Impact of Emergency Powers on Rights and Freedoms
This Note provides a general overview of emergency powers, focussing specifically on the current Covid-19 pandemic and the possible impact on individual rights. [Keywords: Health, Justice and crime, People and communities]

L&RS Note: An Overview of the Impact of Emergency Powers on Rights and Freedoms ()

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Published on 26 Mar 2020

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Submissions: Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020
Submissions from 22 Members of Dáil Éireann on the Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020 [Keywords: Health, People and communities, Social protection, Economy and finance, Parliament and government]

Submissions: Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020 ()

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Published on 25 Mar 2020

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Bill Digest: Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020
The Bill is part of the emergency responses on the part of the Government to the Covid-19 coronavirus [Keywords: Health, People and communities, Social protection, Economy and finance]

Bill Digest: Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020 ()

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Published on 18 Mar 2020

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Bill Digest: Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Bill 2020
The Bill is part of the emergency responses on the part of the Government to the Covid-19 coronavirus [Keywords: Health, People and communities, Social protection]

Bill Digest: Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Bill 2020 ()

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Published on 10 Jan 2020

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L&RS Note: Youth Mental Health: Is there a need for a specialist service?
This Note reviews youth mental health services literature in Ireland, England, Scotland and Australia and offers policy bridging options between child and adult services. [Keywords: Health, People and communities]

L&RS Note: Youth Mental Health: Is there a need for a specialist service? ()

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Published on 27 Dec 2019

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Bill Digest: Patient Safety (Notifiable Patient Safety Incidents) Bill 2019
The Bill Digest seeks to provide a legislative framework for patient safety issues and to provide for mandatory open disclosure of a set of patient safety [Keywords: Health]

Bill Digest: Patient Safety (Notifiable Patient Safety Incidents) Bill 2019 ()

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Published on 12 Dec 2019

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Bill Digest: Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill
This Bill Digest describes and analyses the Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2019.

Bill Digest: Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill ()

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Published on 18 Nov 2019

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Spotlight: The impact of anti-abortion protest on women accessing services – A Rapid Evidence Assessment
This L&RS and TCD Centre for Global Health collaborative Spotlight presents an assessment of known and unknown impacts of anti-abortion protest on women accessing services [Keywords: Health]

Spotlight: The impact of anti-abortion protest on women accessing services – A Rapid Evidence Assessment ()

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Published on 5 Jul 2019

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Bill Digest: Redress for Women Resident in Certain Institutions (Amendment) Bill 2019
This bill seeks to extend the Magdalen Restorative Justice ex-gratia Scheme by way of addendum to the scheme commenced in November 2018. [Keywords: Health, Justice and crime, People and communities]


Bill Digest: Redress for Women Resident in Certain Institutions (Amendment) Bill 2019 ()

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Published on 5 Jul 2019

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Bill Digest: CervicalCheck Tribunal Bill 2019
This bill establishes a statutory tribunal to hear claims in relation to actions and omissions arising from the CervicalCheck scheme. [Keywords: Health]

Bill Digest: CervicalCheck Tribunal Bill 2019 ()

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Published on 14 May 2019

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L&RS Note: The Ethics of Confidentiality: the use of sensitive information
This Note examines the various considerations around confidentiality of sensitive information in light of the publication of the Retention of Records Bill 2019. [Keywords: health, justice and crime, technology and research]

L&RS Note: The Ethics of Confidentiality: the use of sensitive information ()

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Published on 8 May 2019

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L&RS Note: Safe Access Zones - What do other countries do?
Following calls for legislation, this L&RS Note looks at the prevalence in other jurisdictions of protest-exclusion zones around pregnancy termination facilities. [Keywords: health, people and communities, justice and crime]

L&RS Note: Safe Access Zones - What do other countries do? ()

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Published on 2 Apr 2019

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Spotlight: Mind the Care Gap: Exposing the health system’s vulnerability to the gap between family care provision and anticipated demand
An analysis of how demand for care at home is likely to increase dramatically while the future supply of family carers may be limited by demographic factors.

Spotlight: Mind the Care Gap: Exposing the health system’s vulnerability to the gap between family care provision and anticipated demand ()

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Published on 29 Mar 2019

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Bill Digest: Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care)(Amendment) Bill 2019
This bill changes health professionals regulatory acts, including changes to registration and fitness to practice processes, and implications of UK departure from EU.

Bill Digest: Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care)(Amendment) Bill 2019 ()

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Published on 26 Nov 2018

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Bill Digest: Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2018
This digest analyses the Bill which adjusts health insurance risk equalisation credits and makes changes to the boards of the health insurance regulator and the VHI. [Keywords: Health, economy and finance]

Bill Digest: Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2018 ()

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Published on 22 Oct 2018

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Bill Digest: Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill 2018
Analysis of the Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill 2018 (Bill No. 106 of 2018) [Keywords: health]

Bill Digest: Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill 2018 ()

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Published on 10 Oct 2018

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Bill Digest: Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018
Analysis of the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018 (Bill 105 of 2018) [Keywords: health]

Bill Digest: Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018 ()

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Published on 5 Oct 2018

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Research Matters quarterly, no. 3
Research Matters Quarterly provides Oireachtas Members and their staff with insights into recent and on-going work of the L&RS [Keywords: parliament, government, justice, crime, health]

Research Matters quarterly, no. 3 ()

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