Law Reform Commission



Two 'constitutionally permissible' models for personal injuries payment cap

The Law Reform Commission has identified two "constitutionally permissible" models for capping personal injuries pay-outs in Ireland.

Published 30 September 2020

Law Reform Commission calls for amended legislation to be made more accessible online

Amended legislation needs to be made more easily available online, according to a report by the Law Reform Commission.

Published 25 September 2020

Discussion paper explores Ireland's implementation of international obligations

The Law Reform Commission has published a new discussion paper on Ireland's domestic implementation of international obligations.

Published 10 September 2020

Decline in use of suspended sentences may be down to misapplication of case law

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.

Published 31 August 2020

Law Reform Commission to publish report on suspended sentences

A new Law Reform Commission report on suspended sentences is due to be published on Monday, the law reform body has said.

Published 28 August 2020

Law reform can aid COVID-19 response

Law reform can help Ireland respond to the COVID-19 crisis, the Law Reform Commission has said.

Published 18 August 2020

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