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  1. Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2010

Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2010


On 30th August, 2010 the Minister for Justice and Law Reform, Mr. Dermot Ahern T.D., announced that the Government has approved the publication of the Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2010. The Bill provides for amendments to provisions of the Domestic Violence Act 1996.  An amendment to the Act will allow a person to apply for a safety order against a person with whom he or she had a child in common even if the couple concerned never lived together. Technical amendments will also ensure that opposite-sex and same-sex cohabiting couples have equal access to safety orders or barring orders.

The published Bill can be viewed on