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Published on 24 Nov 2021

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Bill Digest: Road Traffic and Roads Bill 2021
This Bill amends and expands road traffic and roads legislation, including to better regulate the use of scramblers/quads, and to legalise the use of e-bikes/e-scooters [Keywords: Justice and crime; People and communities; Rural, maritime and transport]

Bill Digest: Road Traffic and Roads Bill 2021 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 18 Nov 2021

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Spotlight: Addressing domestic, sexual and gender-based violence. Part Two: Interventions
Part two of a three-part series on addressing gender-based violence (GBV) presents analysis on evidence-based measures to address GBV and the adoption of these measures in Ireland. [Keywords: Justice and crime, People and communities, Social protection]

Spotlight: Addressing domestic, sexual and gender-based violence. Part Two: Interventions ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 15 Nov 2021

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L&RS Note: Addressing domestic, sexual and gender-based violence. Part One: Overview
Part one of a three-part series on addressing gender-based violence (GBV) provides information on the prevalence of GBV and key causes and risk factors for GBV.[Keywords: Justice and crime, People and communities, Social protection]

L&RS Note: Addressing domestic, sexual and gender-based violence. Part One: Overview ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 5 Oct 2021

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Bill Digest: Garda Síochána (Functions and Operational Areas) Bill 2021
This Bill intends to facilitate implementation of the new Garda Síochána Operating Model with legislative amendments to effect specific changes to An Garda Síochána structure [Keywords: Justice and crime, People and communities]

Bill Digest: Garda Síochána (Functions and Operational Areas) Bill 2021 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 30 Sep 2021

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Bill Digest: Child and Family Agency (Amendment) Bill 2021
This Bill aims to transfer to the Minister for Education responsibility for the governance /oversight of the Child & Family Agency (Tusla)’s education welfare functions [Keywords: Education, People and communities]

Bill Digest: Child and Family Agency (Amendment) Bill 2021 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 5 Aug 2021

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L&RS Note: Youth unemployment rates
This L&RS Note briefly explores the standard youth unemployment rate(s) in Ireland and comparable measures in what is an inherently complex area [Keywords: Economy and finance, People and communities, Social protection]

L&RS Note: Youth unemployment rates ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 20 Jul 2021

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Bill Digest: Consumer Protection (Regulation of Retail Credit and Credit Servicing Firms) Bill 2021
The purpose of this Bill is, among other things, to extend authorisation requirements in the area of hire-purchase and consumer-hire agreements [Keywords: Business and industry, Economy and finance, People and communities]

Bill Digest: Consumer Protection (Regulation of Retail Credit and Credit Servicing Firms) Bill 2021 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 1 Jul 2021

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Bill Digest: Planning and Development (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2021
This Bill primarily provides for temporary extensions for planning authorities in reviewing and drawing up development plans, with the aim to mitigate against Covid-19-related disruptions [Keywords: Environment and energy, Housing and planning, People and communities]

Bill Digest: Planning and Development (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2021 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

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 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 21 May 2021

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Bill Digest: Sale of Tickets (Cultural, Entertainment, Recreational and Sporting Events) Bill 2021
This Bill aims to prohibit the sale or advertising for sale of event tickets or ticket packages for a price exceeding their original sale price [Keywords: Business and industry, Culture and sport, People and communities]

Bill Digest: Sale of Tickets (Cultural, Entertainment, Recreational and Sporting Events) Bill 2021 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

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 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 25 Mar 2021

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Bill Digest: Family Leave Bill 2021
The Family Leave Bill 2021 proposes to increase the duration of Parent’s Leave by three weeks and to enable same-sex couples avail of Adoptive Leave. [Keywords: Parliament and Government, People and communities, Social protection]

Bill Digest: Family Leave Bill 2021 ()

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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 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

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 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 29 Oct 2020

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Bill Digest: Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes and certain related Matters) Records, and another Matter, Bill 2020
This Bill provides for the transfer of records of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation to the Child and Family Agency [Keywords:Justice and crime; People and communities; Technology and research]

Bill Digest: Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes and certain related Matters) Records, and another Matter, Bill 2020 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

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 10 Aug 2020

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Bill Digest: Social Welfare (Covid-19) (Amendment) Bill 2020
This Bill seeks to place the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) on a statutory footing and for a specified period give certain social insurance entitlements [Keywords: Parliament and Government, People and communities, Social protection]

Bill Digest: Social Welfare (Covid-19) (Amendment) Bill 2020 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

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 16 Jul 2020

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L&RS Note: The recruitment of children to commit crime
This L&RS Note examines the issue of the recruitment of children to commit crime and a potential avenue for reform in Ireland. [Keywords: Justice and crime, People and communities]

L&RS Note: The recruitment of children to commit crime ()

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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? ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 2 Jul 2020

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L&RS Infographic: Seanad Election 2020 – A Statistical Profile
This Infographic visually profiles the results of the 2020 Seanad Election (SE2020) which commenced in March 2020 and formally concluded on 27 June. [Keywords: Parliament and government, People and communities]

L&RS Infographic: Seanad Election 2020 – A Statistical Profile ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

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 16 Jun 2020

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L&RS Note: Public provision of early childhood education: an overview of the international evidence
This L&RS Note reviews the international evidence on the impact of universal public provision of early childcare [Keywords: Education, People and communities]

L&RS Note: Public provision of early childhood education: an overview of the international evidence ()

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) ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

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 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 4 Jun 2020

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Spotlight: Shared-equity homeownership
This Spotlight examines shared-equity homeownership and its potential to make the housing market more accessible. [Keywords: Business and industry, Housing and planning, People and communities]

Spotlight: Shared-equity homeownership ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

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 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

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 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 3 Apr 2020

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L&RS Infographic: Education in Ireland - A Statistical Snapshot
This Infographic gives a visual summary of the publicly funded Irish education system [Keywords: Education, People and communities]

L&RS Infographic: Education in Ireland - A Statistical Snapshot ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 2 Apr 2020

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L&RS Note: Force majeure and frustration of contracts in the Covid-19 emergency
This L&RS Note examines difficulty in fulfilling contractual obligations due to COVID-19 and contractual liability, and possible legislative reforms regarding frustration of contracts and force majeure [Keywords: Business and industry, Economy and finance, People and communities]

L&RS Note: Force majeure and frustration of contracts in the Covid-19 emergency ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 30 Mar 2020

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Spotlight: Direct Provision
This Spotlight examines the legal issues associated with the direct provision of services to international protection applicants in Ireland. [Keywords: International and EU affairs, People and communities]

Spotlight: Direct Provision ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

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 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

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 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

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 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

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 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 26 Feb 2020

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L&RS Infographic: Seanad Éireann Electoral Process
Revised L&RS Infographic detailing the Seanad Éireann electoral process [Keywords: Parliament, People & Communities]

L&RS Infographic: Seanad Éireann Electoral Process ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 20 Feb 2020

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L&RS Infographic: General Election 2020 – A Statistical Profile
This infographic visually profiles the results of the 2020 General Election (GE2020) held on 8 February 2020. [Keywords: Parliament and government, people and communities]

L&RS Infographic: General Election 2020 – A Statistical Profile ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 19 Feb 2020

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Spotlight: Gambling, Children and Video Games
This Spotlight examines the regulation of in-game ‘loot box’ purchases and the need for legislation to address concerns around children being exposed to addictive practices. [Keywords: Culture and sport, Justice and crime, People and communities]

Spotlight: Gambling, Children and Video Games ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

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? ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 23 Dec 2019

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L&RS Infographic: Women and the Law - 100 years of Progress since the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919
This Infographic shows the progress of women in law in the hundred years since enactment of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919. [Keywords: Justice and crime, People and communities]

L&RS Infographic: Women and the Law - 100 years of Progress since the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 24 Oct 2019

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Bill Digest: Family Law Bill 2019
This bill implements the 2019 referendum results to reduce the time spouses live apart before seeking a divorce and includes some provisions connected to Brexit. [Keywords:International and EU affairs, Justice and crime, People and communities, Social protection]

Bill Digest: Family Law Bill 2019 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 14 Oct 2019

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Bill Digest: Education (Student and Parent Charter) Bill 2019
This Bill Digest explains and analyses the Education (Student and Parent Charter) Bill 2019. [Keywords: Education, People and communities]

Bill Digest: Education (Student and Parent Charter) Bill 2019 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 11 Oct 2019

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Bill Digest: Broadcasting (Amendment) Bill 2019
The Bill amends the Broadcasting Act 2009 to enhance the powers of the broadcasting regulator (the BAI) and introduce a funding scheme for local journalists. [Keywords: Culture and sport, Economy and finance, People and communities]

Bill Digest: Broadcasting (Amendment) Bill 2019 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 2 Oct 2019

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Bill Digest: Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2019
This bill puts on a statutory footing the appointment of guardians ad litem (GAL) to children in court proceedings. [Keywords: Justice and crime, People and communities]

Bill Digest: Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2019 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 4 Sep 2019

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Bill Digest: Blasphemy (Abolition of Offences and Related Matters) Bill 2019
This bill gives effect to the removal of blasphemy from the Constitution as voted on in the October 2018 referendum. [Keywords: Parliament and Government, People and communities]


Bill Digest: Blasphemy (Abolition of Offences and Related Matters) Bill 2019 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 29 Jul 2019

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Infographic: Local Elections 2019 (Northern Ireland) - A Statistical Profile
This infographic provides a visual overview of the results of the recent Local Elections in Northern Ireland. [Keywords: International and EU affairs, Parliament and Government, People and communities]

Infographic: Local Elections 2019 (Northern Ireland) - A Statistical Profile ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 22 Jul 2019

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Bill Digest: Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) Bill 2019
This bill aims to facilitate co-operation by An Garda Síochána with certain Coroners’ inquests and with institutions in Northern Ireland. [Keywords: International and EU affairs, Justice and crime, People and communities]

Bill Digest: Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) Bill 2019 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 15 Jul 2019

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Bill Digest: Citizens’ Assemblies Bill 2019
This short technical bill provides for the use of the register of electors to select members for a citizens’ assembly. [Keywords: Parliament and government, People and communities]

Bill Digest: Citizens’ Assemblies Bill 2019 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

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 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 29 Jun 2019

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Economic Indicators: May 2019
New in the May Economic Indicators infographic is a profile of household and personal incomes from the CSO, based on an analysis of Census 2016 data. [Keywords: economy and finance, business and industry, people and communities]

Economic Indicators: May 2019 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 28 Jun 2019

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L&RS Infographic: LGBT+ community in Ireland - a statistical profile
This infographic provides a visual overview of the LGBT+ community in Ireland using a variety of data sources and including a timeline of major LGBT+ developments. [Keywords:
people and communities]

L&RS Infographic: LGBT+ community in Ireland - a statistical profile ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 26 Jun 2019

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Bill Digest: Gender Pay Gap Information Bill 2019
This Bill Digest looks at the gender pay gap (the difference in median earnings between men and women) and analyses the provisions of the Gender Pay Gap Information Bill 2019. [Keywords: economy and finance, justice and crime, people and communities]

Bill Digest: Gender Pay Gap Information Bill 2019 ()

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Published on 7 Jun 2019

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Economic Indicators: April 2019
This edition of the Economic Indicators infographic includes data from the CSO’s recent Gender Balance in Business survey and tourism data on trips to Ireland. [Keywords: business and industry, economy and finance, people and communities]

Economic Indicators: April 2019 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

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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L&RS Note: Divorce in Ireland – Referendum 2019
An analysis of the proposed referendum on divorce which deals with the ‘living apart’ requirement and the recognition of foreign divorces. [Keywords: justice and crime, people and communities]

L&RS Note: Divorce in Ireland – Referendum 2019 ()

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Published on 14 Jan 2019

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L&RS Note: Data Privacy and Community CCTV Schemes
This Note examines privacy issues that arise as a result of the installation of community CCTV schemes. [Keywords: justice, crime, people, communities]

L&RS Note: Data Privacy and Community CCTV Schemes ()

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Published on 10 Dec 2018

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Research Matters quarterly, no. 4
Quarterly newsletter of the Library and Research Service. This issue focuses on some themes which are likely to be central for Oireachtas Members in 2019, including: social housing rents, decarbonising private transport, artificial intelligence, Brexit and the Irish legal system, consent, and extending voting rights for overseas citizens [Keywords: people and communities, justice and crime, parliament and government]

Research Matters quarterly, no. 4 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 1 Oct 2018

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Spotlight: Traveller accommodation – The challenges of policy implementation
This Spotlight offers an overview and analysis of over twenty years of policy on Traveller accommodation. [Keywords: housing, planning, people, communities]

Spotlight: Traveller accommodation – The challenges of policy implementation ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 17 Jul 2018

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Bill Digest: Children and Family Relationships (Amendment) Bill 2018
Analysis of the Children and Family Relationships (Amendment) Bill 2018 (Bill 75 of 2018) [Keywords: health, people, communities, parliament, government]

Bill Digest: Children and Family Relationships (Amendment) Bill 2018 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 17 Jul 2018

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Bill Digest: Public Service Superannuation (Age of Retirement) Bill 2018
Analysis of the Public Service Superannuation (Age of Retirement) Bill 2018 (76 of 2018) [Keywords: economy, finance, parliament, government, people, communities]

Bill Digest: Public Service Superannuation (Age of Retirement) Bill 2018 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 12 Jul 2018

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Bill Digest: Health (General Practitioner Service) Bill 2018
Analysis of the Health (General Practitioner Service) Bill 2018 (Bill 66 of 2018)
[Keywords: health, people, communities]

Bill Digest: Health (General Practitioner Service) Bill 2018 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 5 Jul 2018

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Research Matters quarterly, no. 2
An update on areas of research being undertaken by the L&RS and the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) [Keywords: people, communities, health, parliament, government, environment, energy]

Research Matters quarterly, no. 2 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 27 Jun 2018

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L&RS Note: Article 41.2 of the Constitution: Women in the Home
This L&RS Note analyses gender inequality in Ireland and the history of Article 41.2 and considers recent proposals to repeal or amend the Article.
[Keywords: economy, finance, people, communities]

L&RS Note: Article 41.2 of the Constitution: Women in the Home ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 12 Jan 2018

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Spotlight: Home Care for Older People - Seven Policy Challenges
This Spotlight provides an overview of the operation of the home care sector in Ireland and identifies a number of current policy and legislative challenges.
[Keywords: health, people, communities, social protection]

Spotlight: Home Care for Older People - Seven Policy Challenges ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 21 Sep 2017

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National Risk Assessment 2017
L&RS infographic on the national risk assessment 2017, overview of strategic risks [Keywords: economy, finance, people, communities, environment, energy]

National Risk Assessment 2017 ()

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Published on 16 May 2017

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L&RS Note: Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015: how will it work?
A note examining the reforming legislation that is the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 [Keywords: health, people, communities]

L&RS Note: Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015: how will it work? ()

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Published on 10 May 2016

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L&RS Note: Prayers in plenary and other religious services in parliaments
A note on practices concerning prayers at the beginning of plenary sessions and arrangements for holding other religious services in a selection of parliaments.
[Keywords: parliament, government, people, communities]

L&RS Note: Prayers in plenary and other religious services in parliaments ()

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Published on 28 Sep 2015

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Spotlight: Choosing segregation? The implications of school choice
School choice and how education policy can be used to make schools more inclusive; the effects of school choice on segregation; and the policy of divestment in this context.
[Keywords: education, people, communities]

Spotlight: Choosing segregation? The implications of school choice ()

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Published on 3 Oct 2014

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Spotlight: Mortgage Arrears - Level and Resolution
Spotlight on the extent of mortgage arrears in Ireland as well as the various processes in place to help resolve the crisis.
[Keywords: people, communities, economy, finance]

Spotlight: Mortgage Arrears - Level and Resolution ()

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Published on 18 Jul 2014

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Spotlight: Higher education in Ireland - for economy and society?
Overview of higher education in Ireland in the context of ongoing and proposed reforms of the sector.
[Keywords: education, economy, finance, people, communities]

Spotlight: Higher education in Ireland - for economy and society? ()

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Published on 5 Dec 2013

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Spotlight: Responding to Youth Unemployment in Europe
The extent of youth unemployment across Europe and its effects; the evidence regarding policy responses across Europe; the key messages from the research regarding the path forward.
[Keywords: economy, finance, people, communities, EU, international]

Spotlight: Responding to Youth Unemployment in Europe ()

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Published on 9 May 2013

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Spotlight: Surrogacy, parentage, and citizenship - Ireland in the wider world
Spotlight on surrogacy; legal parentage and citizenship for children born through international surrogacy agreements.
[Keywords: health, people, communities, EU, international]

Spotlight: Surrogacy, parentage, and citizenship - Ireland in the wider world ()

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Published on 31 Oct 2012

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Spotlight: Community Policing in Ireland
This Spotlight clarifies the existing position on community policing in Ireland. It examines relevant legislative and policy developments and the initiatives and schemes which have been put in place. [Keywords: justice, crime, people, communities]

Spotlight: Community Policing in Ireland ()

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Published on 30 Sep 2012

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Spotlight: Prostitution Regulation in Ireland - Which Way Now?
This Spotlight is intended to give an overview of the approaches to regulating prostitution taken in Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany and New Zealand. [Keywords: justice, crime, people, communities]

Spotlight: Prostitution Regulation in Ireland - Which Way Now? ()

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Published on 30 Apr 2012

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Spotlight: Early Childhood Education and Care
This Spotlight examines the new programme of early childhood care and education in the Irish and international context. [Keywords: people, communities, education]

Spotlight: Early Childhood Education and Care ()

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Published on 29 Feb 2012

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Spotlight: Well-being - Promoting Mental Health in Schools
This Spotlight is intended to give Members an overview of approaches and examples of early interventions both here and internationally and outline what is considered best practice in the design of youth mental health programmes. [Keywords: health, education, people, communities]

Spotlight: Well-being - Promoting Mental Health in Schools ()

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Published on 31 Jul 2011

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Spotlight: Trade Unions, Collective Bargaining and the Economic Crisis - Where Now?
This Spotlight examines the pressures facing trade unions and the implications for policymakers and legislators in the decentralised collective bargaining context of 2011 [Keywords: economy, finance, parliament, government, people, communities]

Spotlight: Trade Unions, Collective Bargaining and the Economic Crisis - Where Now? ()

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Published on 30 Jun 2011

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Spotlight: Social Regeneration - Beyond Bricks and Mortar
This Spotlight looks at the use of Area-based initiatives (ABIs) for social regeneration and considers arguments for and against the use of ABIs [Keywords: housing, planning, people, communities]

Spotlight: Social Regeneration - Beyond Bricks and Mortar ()

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Published on 31 May 2011

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Spotlight: Credit Union Regulation
This Spotlight provides an overview of credit unions in Ireland and focuses on their regulation [Keywords: economy, finance, people, communities]

Spotlight: Credit Union Regulation ()

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Published on 26 May 2010

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Spotlight: Debt Part 3 - The Imprisonment of Civil Debtors
This Spotlight explores the consequnces of the fact that debtors unable to meet their financial obligations still face the risk of imprisonment where they default on a court instalment order [Keywords: economy, finance, justice, crime, people, communities]

Spotlight: Debt Part 3 - The Imprisonment of Civil Debtors ()

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Published on 27 Apr 2010

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Spotlight: Debt Part 2 - Personal Debt and Consequences
This Spotlight focuses on levels of personal debt in Ireland as distinguished from mortgage related debt. The Spotlight focuses on rates of over-indebtedness and the consequences, including bankruptcy and likely social impacts [Keywords: economy, finance, people, communities]

Spotlight: Debt Part 2 - Personal Debt and Consequences ()

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Published on 24 Mar 2010

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Spotlight: Debt Part 1 - Mortgage Debt
This Spotlight looks at the numbers experiencing problems with mortgages and what can be done to help individuals struggling with mortgage repayments [Keywords: economy, finance, housing, planning, people, communities]

Spotlight: Debt Part 1 - Mortgage Debt ()

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Published on 21 Dec 2009

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Spotlight: Alcohol Consumption and Tackling Misuse
This Spotlight looks at trends in alcohol consumption in Ireland and assesses the value of alcohol from an economic perspective [Keywords: economy, finance, people, communities, health]

Spotlight: Alcohol Consumption and Tackling Misuse ()

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Published on 30 Nov 2009

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Spotlight: Broadband
This Spotlight looks at the economic rationale for widespread broadband provision and discusses the provision of broadband in Ireland [Keywords: economy, finance, people, communities]

Spotlight: Broadband ()

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Published on 11 Apr 2008

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Spotlight: Understanding the Challenges of Immigration for Education Provision
This Spotlight aims to present some of the key challenges that immigration raises for education provision [Keywords: people, communities, education]

Spotlight: Understanding the Challenges of Immigration for Education Provision ()

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Published on 30 Apr 2007

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Spotlight: Lone Parents in the Social Welfare System
This Spotlights looks at income supports for lone parents [Keywords: people, communities]

Spotlight: Lone Parents in the Social Welfare System ()

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