Radon in workplaces – new legislation requires employers in high radon areas to test for this cancer-causing gas

New radiation protection legislation requires all employers in high radon areas to test their workplace for the radioactive gas radon.  Where levels are above the national reference level of 300 Becquerel per metre cubed, employers are then required to carry out work to reduce these levels.At today’s National Radon Forum, attendees heard from the Environmental […]

Legislation on Indemnification of Landowners Must Be Passed Without Delay – IFA

IFA National Hill Committee Chairman Flor McCarthy has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Rural Affairs Michael Ring that he will bring in legislation that will indemnify landowners in the event of hillwalkers having an accident and making a claim.   Flor McCarthy said this issue has always been of great concern to landowners, […]

8 In 10 Motorists Call For Stronger Legislation On Rickshaws

Almost 80% of motorists have expressed concerns about the dangers posed by rickshaws in cities across Ireland, recent research has found. The survey was completed by almost 5,000 people, and an overwhelming majority of respondents stated that they believed the use of rickshaws in Ireland needs to be further regulated. In response to an AA Car Insurance survey […]

Bill to Ban Fracking Passes through the Oireachtas

Today’s passing of the historic Bill to ban onshore fracking is a great victory for local campaigners and a boost for the global climate movement, Ireland’s leading environmental organisation has said. The Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Prohibition of Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing) Bill 2016 will now move on to the President for signing after passing […]

Prompt Payments And Dispute Resolution Legislation To Reshape Irish Construction Industry

The Construction Industry Federation has welcomed the introduction of the Construction Contracts Act as a transformative event for the industry.   CIF Director General Tom Parlon stated:   “The construction industry is emerging from recession and it has taken proactive steps to gear up for a period of sustained activity driving infrastructure, housing and increased […]

Political Parties Must Declare their Views on new Anti Credit Union Legislation says Harkin

The 2.89 million members of Credit Unions deserve to have the views of all of the political parties on new Credit Union regulations which the Government is proposing to impose. This was stated by Independent MEP Marian Harkin when she called on the political parties to declare their positions on the new discriminatory regulations. She […]

Legislation to Provide for Reduction in State Agencies & LA Mergers – 43% Reduction in State Agencies from 21 to 12-

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan T.D, has announced that the Government had cleared for publication proposed legislation that will be a key facilitator in the Department’s Reform Programme in relation to  agency rationalisation and local authority mergers.   The Minister said “The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2012 will allow my […]