National & International Legal News

December 22

Divorce referendum expected to be held in November 2018

The Irish public may be casting their vote in another divorce referendum next year, following the Government’s acceptance of Fine Gael TD Josepha Madigan’s Bill last April, which proposed a reduction in the waiting time for a divorce from four years to two. The change will require a constitutional referendum. Under current law, couples must.

December 17

Government to Ban Zero-Hour contracts in Majority of Cases

The Government is to ban zero-hour contracts in the majority of cases with the introduction of new employment legislation, which also aims to strengthen workers’ rights for those on insecure contracts and variable hour work arrangements. The Minister for Employment and Social Protection Regina Doherty stated that the new legislation would significantly improve the employment.

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