Law Reform Commission

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The Law Reform Commission has launched an annual access internship aimed at promoting wider access to entering the legal professions. Following a successful pilot in 2021, the law reform body said it had decided to play a part in widening access by running the internship, open to final year law stud

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Over 3,000 statutory and prerogative instruments dating from between 1821 and 1860 should be removed from the statute book, the Law Reform Commission has recommended. The law reform body's Statute Law Revision Programme (SLRP) this week launched a public consultation on removing all but two instrume

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The Law Reform Commission has published a plain English summary of its Consultation Paper on Compensating Victims of Crime.  The purpose of the plain English Summary is to enhance public accessibility to the content of the consultation paper and to encourage responses from as wide an audience a

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Proposals to reform the compensation scheme for victims of violent crime and place it on a statutory basis have been put out for consultation by the Law Reform Commission. The consultation paper, published today, examines the nature of awards of criminal injuries compensation; who is eligible to rec

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Mr Justice Richard Humphreys has resigned as a part-time member of the Law Reform Commission. The High Court judge has only served around six months of his five-year term, having been appointed as a part-time commissioner last October.

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Three new commissioners have joined the Law Reform Commission for a five-year term. The new commissioners are Mr Justice Maurice Collins of the Court of Appeal, Mr Justice Richard Humphreys of the High Court and Dr Andrea Mulligan, a barrister and assistant professor of law at Trinity College Dublin

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The Law Reform Commission has published a new discussion paper on Ireland's domestic implementation of international obligations. The paper does not include recommendations and instead aims to assist policymakers, the Oireachtas, statutory bodies, NGOs and academics to understand the development of

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A sharp decline in the use of suspended sentences in Ireland may be down to sentencing courts failing to correctly apply two key principles, the Law Reform Commission has suggested. The law reform body's new report on suspended sentences recommends that the newly-established Sentencing Guidelines an

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A new Law Reform Commission report on suspended sentences is due to be published on Monday, the law reform body has said. The report comes three years after the commission invited submissions on an issues paper concerning both the principles that apply to imposing suspended sentences and the procedu

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Law reform can help Ireland respond to the COVID-19 crisis, the Law Reform Commission has said. In a paper presented to a recent joint conference of four neighbouring law reform bodies, the commission said the implementation of various recommendations made over the past decade could help Ireland dea

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Fiona Carroll of the Law Reform Commission explains the body's work to repeal obsolete pre-1922 legislation. When the State was founded, it inherited tens of thousands of pre-1922 legislation, both Acts and Statutory Instruments. Much of this law was obsolete but remained officially in force, and th

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