Law Reform Commission

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The Law Reform Commission has announced the appointment of former prosecutor Rebecca Coen as its new director of research. Ms Coen, a graduate of University College Cork who was called to the Bar in 2005, has worked in a number of prosecutorial positions since 2008.

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Four models for capping personal injury awards have been set out by the Law Reform Commission in an issues paper published today. The Cost of Insurance Working Group (CIWG) and the Personal Injuries Commission (PIC) previously recommended that the law reform body should examine whether a statutory c

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The law on rape should be reformed to provide for a primarily objective test on whether an accused believed the woman was consenting to sex, rather than the current primarily subjective test, the Law Reform Commission has said. The commission's Report on Knowledge and Belief Concerning Consent in Ra

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Sexual offence laws in Ireland have not "kept pace with developments in online technology and the almost universal use of internet-enabled devices", a legal expert on rape and sexual assault has said. Caroline Counihan BL, legal director at Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI), gave evidence to the Oi

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Ireland's defamation laws should be reformed to protect court reporters, including amateur bloggers, from being sued for simple oversights and omissions, the Law Reform Commission has recommended. Attorney General Séamus Woulfe SC will today launch the Commission's new Report on Privilege for

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The Law Reform Commission will launch its fifth programme of law reform this evening following extensive public consultation over the past two years. Attorney General Séamus Woulfe SC will launch the programme, which contains 15 projects across six general subject headings, in the commission'

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Ms Justice Mary Laffoy, president of the Law Reform Commission, addressed law students at the 11th Annual Trinity College Law Student Colloquium on Saturday. The event, organised by TCD Law School students, included a full day of legal presentations and discussions, with students from Ireland, the U

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