Law Reform Commission

Statutory cap on personal injuries awards rejected by solicitors and barristers

Proposals for a statutory cap on personal injuries payouts have been rejected by the solicitor and barrister professions.

Published 8 April 2020

Alma Clissmann: Classified list of in-force legislation can now be accessed online

Alma Clissmann of the Law Reform Commission sets out the body's recent work to maintain an online list of in-force legislation.

Published 19 March 2020

Fiona Carroll: Law Reform Commission's work is revealing snapshots of history

Fiona Carroll of the Law Reform Commission explains the body's work to repeal obsolete pre-1922 legislation.

Published 18 March 2020

Law Reform Commission appoints Rebecca Coen as director of research

The Law Reform Commission has announced the appointment of former prosecutor Rebecca Coen as its new director of research.

Published 12 March 2020

Four models for personal injuries damages cap set out by law reform body

Four models for capping personal injury awards have been set out by the Law Reform Commission in an issues paper published today.

Published 11 December 2019

Rape law should be reformed to have 'primarily objective' consent test

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.

Published 8 November 2019

Sexual offence laws have not 'kept pace' with online technology

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.

Published 4 October 2019

Law Reform Commission calls for defamation law reform to protect court reporters

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.

Published 23 July 2019

Attorney General to launch Law Reform Commission's fifth programme

The Law Reform Commission will launch its fifth programme of law reform this evening following extensive public consultation over the past two years.

Published 5 June 2019

Ms Justice Mary Laffoy addresses students on work of Law Reform Commission

Ms Justice Mary Laffoy, president of the Law Reform Commission, addressed law students at the 11th Annual Trinity College Law Student Colloquium on Saturday.

Published 11 February 2019