Project Publications by Year

 

The following provides a chronological list of all consultative reports i.e. working papers, consultation papers and issues papers, as well as final reports that have been published by the Law Reform Commission over its lifetime. Clicking on the relevant decade link, as below, will bring you to a full list of the relevant publications for that period:

2010-present 2000-2009 1990-1999 1980-1989 1977-1979

Legend:
AGR = Attorney General Reference (all other reports originated in one of the Commission's Programmes of Law Reform).

 

 

 

 

 

2018

 

 
LRC 119-2018  

Report on Regulatory Powers and Corporate Offences Volume 1

Report on Regulatory Powers and Corporate Offences Volume 2
General Note

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LRC IP 16-2018

 

Issues Paper on Privilege for Reports of Court Proceedings under the Defamation Act 2009
General Note 

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LRC IP 15-2018   Issues Paper on Knowledge or Belief Concerning Consent in Rape Law
General Note
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LRC IP 14-2018  
Draft Inventory of International Agreements entered into by the State
General Note
Remarks by James Kingston, Legal Advisor, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade at publication launch
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2017

 

 

LRC IP 13-2017   Issues Paper on Compulsory Acquisition of Land
General Note
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LRC IP 12-2017  

Issues Paper on Suspended Sentences
General Note

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LRC 118-2017   Report on Section 117 of the Succession Act 1965: Aspects of Provision for Children
General Note
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2016

 

 

 

 
LRC 117-2016  

Report on Consolidation and Reform of Aspects of the Law of Evidence
General Note

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LRC IP 11-2016  

Issues Paper on Accessibility, Consolidation and Online Publication of Legislation
General Note

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LRC 116- 2016  

Report on Harmful Communications and Digital Safety
General Note

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LRC IP 10-2016   Issues Paper on Contempt of Court and Other Offences and Torts Involving the Administration of Justice
General Note

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LRC IP 9-2016

  Issues Paper on section 117 of the Succession Act 1965
General Note
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LRC IP 8-2016   Issues Paper on Regulatory Enforcement and Corporate Offences
General Note
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2015

   
 LRC 115-2015   Report on Search Warrants and Bench Warrants
General Note
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 LRC 114-2015  

Report on Prevention of Benefit from Homicide
General Note

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 LRC 113-2015   Report on Consumer Insurance Contracts
General Note
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2014

   
LRC 112-2014   Report on Disclosure and Discovery in Criminal Cases
General Note
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LRC IP 7-2014   Issues Paper on review of section 120 of the Succession Act 1965 and Admissibility of criminal convictions in civil proceedings
General Note
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LRC IP 6-2014   Issues Paper on  cyber-crime affecting personal safety, privacy and reputation including cyber-bullying
General Note
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LRC IP 5-2014   Issues Paper on Disclosure and Discovery in Criminal Case
General Note
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    Seminar Paper on Disclosure and Discovery in Criminal Cases    
LRC IP 4-2014   Issues Paper on Search Warrants
General Note
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2013

   
LRC 111-2013   Report on Aspects of Domestic Violence
General Note
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LRC 110-2013   Report on Fourth Programme of Law Reform
General Note
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LRC 109-2013   Report on Sexual Offences and Capacity to Consent
General Note
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LRC 108-2013 AGR-2009 Report on Mandatory Sentences
General Note
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LRC 107-2013   Report on Jury Service
General Note
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LRC 106-2013   Report on Civil Aspects of Missing Persons
General Note
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LRC IP 3-2013   Issues Paper on Consolidation of Evidence Law
General Note
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LRC IP 2-2013   Issues Paper on Domestic Violence - Harassment
General Note
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LRC IP 1-2013   Issues Paper on Domestic Violence
General Note
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2011

   
LRC 105-2011   Report on Legal Aspects of Professional Home Care
General Note
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LRC 104-2011 AGR 1999

Report on Limitation of Actions
General Note

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LRC 103-2011   Report on Children and the Law: Medical Treatment
General Note
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LRC CP 66-2011   Consultation Paper on Mandatory Sentences pdf html
LRC CP 65-2011   Consultation Paper on Insurance Contracts pdf html
LRC CP 64-2011   Consultation Paper on Civil Law Aspects of Missing Persons pdf html
LRC CP 63-2011   Consultation Paper on Sexual Offences and Capacity to Consent pdf html
   

2010

   
LRC 102-2010   Report on Legislation Directory
General Note
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LRC 101-2010   Report on Legal Aspects of Family Relationships
General Note
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LRC 100-2010   Report on Personal Debt Management and Debt Enforcement
General Note
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LRC 99-2010   Report on Inchoate Offences
General Note
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LRC 98-2010   Report on Alternative Dispute Resolution: Conciliation and Mediation
General Note
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LRC 97-2010   Report on Consolidation and Reform of the Courts Acts
General Note
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LRC 96-2010   Interim Report on Personal Debt Management and Debt Enforcement
General Note
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LRC CP 62-2010   Consultation Paper on Classified List of Legislation in Ireland pdf html
LRC CP 61-2010   Consultation Paper on Jury Service LRC pdf html
LRC CP 60-2010   Consultation Paper on Hearsay in Civil and Criminal Cases pdf html
   

2009

   
LRC 95-2009   Report on Defences in Criminal Law
General Note
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LRC 94-2009   Report on Bioethics: Advance Care Directives
General Note
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LRC 93-2009 AGR-2006 Report on the Civil Liability of Good Samaritans and Volunteers
General Note
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LRC CP 59-2009   Consultation Paper on Children and the Law: Medical Treatment pdf html
LRC CP 58-2009   Consultation Paper on Search Warrants and Bench Warrants pdf  
LRC CP 57-2009   Consultation Paper on Electronic and Documentary Evidence pdf  
LRC CP 56-2009   Consultation Paper on Personal Debt Management and Debt Enforcement pdf html
LRC CP 55-2009   Consultation Paper on Legal Aspects of Family Relationships pdf html
LRC CP 54-2009   Consultation Paper on Limitation of Actions pdf html
LRC CP 53-2009   Consultation Paper on Legal Aspects of Carers pdf html
   

2008

   
LRC 92-2008  

Report on Trust Law: General Proposals
Draft Trustee Bill 2008
General Note

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LRC 91-2008   Report on Statute Law Restatement
General Note
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LRC 90-2008   Report on Multi-Unit Developments
General Note
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LRC 89-2008 AGR-2005 Report on Aspects of Intercountry Adoption Law
General Note
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LRC 88-2008   Report on Privity of Contract and Third Party Rights
General Note
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LRC 87-2008  

Report on Homicide: Murder and Involuntary Manslaughter
General Note

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LRC CP 52-2008   Consultation Paper on Expert Evidence pdf html
LRC CP 51-2008   Consultation Paper on Bioethics: Advance Care Directives pdf html
LRC CP 50-2008   Consultation Paper on Alternative Dispute Resolution pdf html
LRC CP 49-2008   Consultation Paper on Legislation Directory: Towards a Best Practice Model pdf  
LRC CP 48-2008   Consultation Paper on Inchoate Offences pdf html
   

2007

   
LRC 86-2007   Third Programme of Law Reform
General Note
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LRC 85-2007   Report on the Law of Landlord and Tenant
General Note
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LRC 84-2007   Report on Spent Convictions
General Note
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LRC CP 47-2007   Consultation Paper on the Civil Liability of Good Samaritans and Volunteers pdf html
LRC CP 46-2007  

Consultation Paper on the Reform and Consolidation of the Courts Acts

Appendix of the Draft Courts Acts

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LRC CP 45-2007  

Consultation Paper on Statute Law Restatement

Appendix of 3 Versions of the draft restatement of the Freedom of Information Act

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LRC CP 44-2007   Consultation Paper on Involuntary Manslaughter pdf html
LRC CP 43-2007   Consultation Paper on the Legal Aspects on Inter-Country Adoption pdf  
   

2006

   
LRC 83-2006   Report on Vulnerable Adults and the Law
General Note
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LRC 82-2006   Report on Rights and Duties of Cohabitants
General Note
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LRC 81-2006 AGR-2003 Report on Prosecution Appeals and Pre-Trial Hearings
General Note
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LRC 80-2006   Report on Charitable Trusts and Legal Structures for Charities
General Note
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LRC 79-2006   Report on eConveyancing: Modelling of the Irish Conveyancing System
General Note
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LRC CP 42-2006   Consultation Paper on Multi Unit Developments pdf html
LRC CP 41-2006   Consultation Paper on Legitimate Defences pdf  
LRC CP 40-2006   Consultation Paper on the Privity of Contract pdf html
LRC CP 39-2006   Consultation Paper on Duress and Necessity pdf html
   

2005

   
LRC 78-2005 AGR-2003 Report on The Establishment of a DNA Database
General Note
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LRC 77-2005   Report on Corporate Killing
General Note
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LRC 76-2005   Report on Multi-Party Litigation
General Note
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LRC 75-2005   Report on Court Poor Box: Probation of Offenders
General Note
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LRC 74-2005 AGR-1987 Report on Reform and Modernisation of Land Law and Conveyancing Law
General Note
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LRC 73-2005   Report on Public Inquiries including Tribunals of Inquiry
General Note
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LRC CP 38-2005   Consultation Paper on Legal Structures for Charities pdf html
LRC CP 37-2005   Consultation Paper on Vulnerable Adults and the Law: Capacity pdf html
LRC CP 36-2005   Consultation Paper on Charitable Trust Law - General Proposals pdf  
LRC CP 35-2005   Consultation Paper on Trust Law - General Proposals pdf  
   

2004

   
LRC 72-2004 AGR-2002 Report on a Fiscal Prosecutor and a Revenue Court
General Note
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LRC 71-2004   Report on Judicial Review Procedure
General Note
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LRC CP 34-2004   Consultation Paper on the Reform and Modernisation of Irish Land Law and Conveyancing Law pdf html
LRC CP 33-2004   Consultation Paper on Prosecution Appeals form Unduly Lenient Sentences in the District Court ) pdf html
LRC CP 32-2004   Consultation Paper on Rights and Duties of Cohabitees pdf html
LRC CP 31-2004   Consultation Paper on the Court Poor Box pdf html
LRC CP 30-2004   Consultation Paper on Judgment Mortgages pdf html
LRC CP 29-2004   Consultation Paper on the Establishment of a DNA Database pdf html
   

2003

   
 LRC 70-2003 AGR-1987 Report on Land Law and Conveyancing Law: (7) Positive Covenants over Freehold Land and other Proposals
General Note
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LRC 69-2003   Report on Penalties for Minor Offences
General Note
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LRC CP 28-2003   Consultation Paper on General Law of Landlord and Tenant Law pdf  
LRC CP 27-2003   Consultation Paper on Homicide: The Plea of Provocation pdf html
LRC CP 26-2003   Consultation Paper on Corporate Killing pdf html
LRC CP 25-2003   Consultation Paper on Multi-Party Litigation pdf html
LRC CP 24-2003   Consultation Paper on a Fiscal Prosecutor and a Revenue Court pdf html
LRC CP 23-2003   Consultation Paper on Law and the Elderly pdf html
LRC CP 22-2003   Consultation Paper on Public Inquiries including Tribunals of Inquiry pdf html
LRC CP 21-2003   Consultation Paper on Business Tenancies pdf html
LRC CP 20-2003   Consultation Paper on Judicial Review Procedure pdf html
   

2002

   
LRC 68-2002 AGR-1998 Report on Section 2 of the Civil Liability Act, 1964: The Deductibility of Collateral Benefits from Awards of Damages
General Note
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LRC 67-2002 AGR-1987 Report on Title by Adverse Possession of Land
General Note
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LRC 66-2002 AGR-1987 Report on the Acquisition of Easements and Profits Á Prendre by Prescription
General Note
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LRC 65-2002   Report on Indexation of Fines: a Review of Developments
General Note
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LRC CP 19-2002   Consultation Paper on Prosecution Appeals in Cases brought on Indictment pdf html
LRC CP 18-2002   Consultation paper on Penalties for Minor Offences pdf html
   

2001

   
LRC 64-2001 AGR-1997 Report on Statutes of Limitation: Claims in contract and Tort in Respect of Latent Damage (Other than Personal Injury)
General Note
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LRC CP 17-2001   Consultation Paper on Homicide: The Mental Element in Murder pdf html
   

2000

   
LRC 63-2000   Report on Variation of Trusts
General Note
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LRC 62-2000 AGR-1987 Report on the Rule against Perpetuities and Cognate Rules
General Note
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LRC 61-2000   Report on Statutory Drafting and Interpretation: Plain Language and the Law
General Note
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LRC 60-2000 AGR-1997 Report on Aggravated, Exemplary and Restitutionary Damages
General Note
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LRC CP 16-2000   Consultation Paper on The Law of Limitation of Actions arising from Non-Sexual Abuse of Children pdf html
   

1999

   
LRC 59-1999 AGR-1998 Report on Gazumping
General Note
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LRC CP 15-1999   Consultation Paper on Section 2 of the Civil Liability (Amendments) Act, 1964: The Deductibility of Collateral Benefits from Awards of Damages pdf html
LRC CP 14-1999   Consultation Paper on Statutory Drafting and Interpretation: Plain Language and the Law pdf html
   

1998

   
LRC 58-1998   Report on the Implementation of the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in respect of Intercountry Adoption
General Note
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LRC 57-1998   Report on Privacy: Surveillance and the Interception of Communications
General Note
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LRC 56-1998 AGR-1987 Report on Land Law and Conveyancing Law: (6) Further General Proposals including the Execution of Deeds
General Note
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LRC CP 13-1998   Consultation Paper on the Statutes of Limitation: Claims in Respect of Latent Damage (Other than Personal Injury) (November 1998) pdf html
LRC CP 12-1998   Consultation Paper on Aggravated, Exemplary and Restitutionary Damages (August 1998) pdf html
   

1997

   
LRC 55-1997   Report on the UNIDROIT Convention of Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects
General Note
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LRC CP 11-1997   Consultation Paper on The Hague Convention of Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Inter Country Adoption (September 1997) pdf html
   

1996

   
LRC 54-1996 AGR-1987 Report on Personal Injuries
General Note
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LRC 53-1996 AGR-1987 Report on Sentencing
General Note
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LRC 52-1996   Report on Family Courts
General Note
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LRC CP 10-1996   Consultation Paper on Privacy: surveillance and the Interception of Communications (September 1996) pdf html
   

1995

   
LRC 51-1995   Report on Intoxication
General Note
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LRC 50-1995 AGR-1994 Report on Examination of the Law of Bail
General Note
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LRC 49-1995 AGR-1987 Report on Interests of Vendor and Purchaser in Land during the period between Contract and Completion
General Note
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LRC 48-1995   Report on the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Public Documents
General Note
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LRC CP 9-1995   Consultation Paper on Intoxication as a Defence to a Criminal Offence (February 1995) pdf html
   

1994

   
LRC 47-1994 AGR-1989 Report on Contempt of Court
General Note
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LRC 46-1994 AGR-1992 Report on Occupiers' Liability
General Note
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LRC 45-1994 AGR-1987 Report on Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person
General Note
pdf html
LRC CP 8-1994   Consultation Paper on Family Courts (March 1994) pdf html
   

1993

   
LRC CP 7-1993   Consultation Paper on Occupier's Liability (June 1993) pdf html
LRC CP 6-1993   Consultation Paper on Sentencing (March 1993) pdf html
   

1992

   
LRC 44-1992 AGR-1987 Report on Land Law and Conveyancing Law: (5) Further General Proposals
General Note
pdf html
LRC 43-1992 AGR-1987 Report on the Law Relating to Dishonesty
General Note
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LRC 42-1992   Report on United Nations (Vienna) Convention on contracts for the International Sale of Goods 1980
General Note
pdf html
   

1991

   
LRC 41-1991 AGR-1987 Report on the Crime of Libel
General Note
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LRC 40-1991 AGR-1987 Report on Land Law and Conveyancing Law: (4) Service of Completion Notices
General Note
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LRC 39-1991 AGR-1987 Report on Land Law and Conveyancing Law: (3) The Passing of Risk from Vendor to Purchaser
General Note
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LRC 38-1991 AGR-1989 Report on the Civil Law of Defamation
General Note
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LRC 37-1991 AGR-1987 Report on the Indexation of Fines
General Note
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LRC 36-1991   Report on the Hague Convention of Succession to the Estates of Deceased Persons
General Note
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LRC 35-1991 AGR-1987 Report on Confiscation of the Proceeds of Crime
General Note
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LRC CP 5-1991   Consultation Paper on the Crime of Libel (August 1991) pdf html
LRC CP 4-1991   Consultation Paper on Contempt of Court (July 1991) pdf html
LRC CP 3-1991   Consultation Paper on the Civil Law of Defamation (March 1991) pdf html
   

1990

   
LRC 34-1990   Report on Oaths and Affirmations
General Note
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LRC 33-1990 AGR-1987 Report on Sexual Offences against the Mentally Handicapped
General Note
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LRC 32-1990 AGR-1987 Report on Child Sexual Abuse
General Note
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1989

   
LRC 31-1989 AGR-1987 Report on Land Law and Conveyancing Law: (2) Enduring Powers of Attorney
General Note
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LRC 30-1989 AGR-1987 Report on Land Law and Conveyancing Law: (1) General Proposals
General Note
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LRC 29-1989   Report on the Recognition of Foreign Adoption Decrees
General Note
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LRC 28-1989 AGR-1987 Report on Debt collection: (2) Retention of Title
General Note
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LRC CP 2-1989   Consultation Paper on Child Sexual Abuse (August 1989) pdf html
   

1988

   
LRC 27-1988 AGR-1987 Report on Debt collection: (1) the law relating to Sheriffs
General Note
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LRC 26-1988 AGR-1987 Report on Malicious Damage
General Note
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LRC 25-1988   Report on the Rule Against Hearsay in Civil Cases
General Note
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LRC 24-1988 AGR-1987 Report on Rape and Allied Offences
General Note
pdf html
   

1987

   
LRC 23-1987 AGR-1987 Report on Receiving Stolen Property
General Note
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LRC 22-1987   Report on the Hague Convention on the service abroad of judicial and extranjudicial documents in Civil or Commerical matters
General Note
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LRC 21-1987 AGR-1987 Report on the Statute of Limitations: Claims in respect of Latent Personal Injuries
General Note
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LRC CP 1-1987   Consultation Paper on Rape (October 1987) pdf html
   

1985

   
LRC 20-1985   Report on Jurisdiction in Proceedings for Nullity of Marriage, Recognition of Foreign Nullity Decrees, and the Hague Convention of the Celebration and Recognition on the Validity of Marriages
General Note
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LRC 19-1985   Report on Private International Law Aspects of Capacity to Marry and Choice of Law in Proceedings for Nullity of Marriage
General Note
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LRC 18-1985   Report on the Liability of Tort in Mentally Disabled Persons
General Note
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LRC 17-1985   Report on the Liability of Tort of Minors and the Liability of Parents for Damage Caused by Minors
General Note
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LRC 16-1985   Report on the Hague Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters
General Note
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LRC 15-1985 AGR-1975 Report on Minors' Contracts
General Note
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LRC 14-1985   Report on Offences under the Dublin Police Acts and Related Offences
General Note
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LRC 13-1985   Report on Competence and Compellability of Spouses as Witnesses
General Note
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LRC 12-1985   Report on the Hague Convention of the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and Some Related Matters
General Note
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LRC 11-1985   Report on Vagrancy and Related Offences
General Note
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LRC 10-1985   Report on Recognition of Foreign Divorces and Legal Separations
General Note
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1984

   
LRC 9-1984 AGR-1976/7 Report on Nullity of Marriage
General Note
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LRC WP 11-1984   Recognition of Foreign Divorces and Legal Separations pdf html
   

1983

   
LRC 8-1983   Report on Divorce a Mensa et Thoro and Related Matters
General Note
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LRC 7-1983 AGR-1975 Report on Domicile and Habitual Residence as Connecting Factors in the Conflict of Laws
General Note
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LRC 6-1983   Report on Restitution of Conjugal Rights, Jactitation of Marriage and Related Matters
General Note
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LRC 5-1983 AGR-1975 Report on the age of Majority, the Age for Marriage and Some Connected Subjects
General Note
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1982

   
LRC 4-1982   Report on Illegitimacy
General Note
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LRC 3-1982   Report on Defective Premises
General Note
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LRC 2-1982   Report on Civil Liability for Animals
General Note
pdf html
         
   

1981

   
LRC WP 10-1981   Domicile and Habitual Residence as Connecting Factors in the Conflict of Laws pdf html
   

1980

   
LRC 1-1980   First Report on Family Law - Criminal Conversation, Enticement and Harbouring of a Spouse or Child, Loss of Consortium, Personal Injury to a Child, Seduction of a Child, Matrimonial Property and Breach of Promise of Marriage
General Note
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LRC WP 9-1980   The Rule Against Hearsay pdf html
   

1979

   
LRC WP 8-1979   Judicial Review of Administrative Action: the Problem of  Remedies pdf html
LRC WP 7-1979   The Law Relating to Loss of Consortium and Loss of Services of a Child pdf html
LRC WP 6-1979   The Law Relating to Seduction and the Enticement and Harbouring of a Child pdf html
   

1978

   
LRC WP 5-1978   The Law Relating to Criminal Conversation and the Enticement and Harbouring of a Spouse   html
LRC WP 4-1978   The Law Relating to Breach of Promise of Marriage pdf html
   

1977

   
LRC WP 3-1977   Civil Liability for Animals pdf html
LRC WP 2-1977   The Law Relating to the Age of Majority, the Age for Marriage and Some Connected Subjects pdf html
LRC WP 1-1977   The Law Relating to the Liability of Builders, Vendors and Lessors of the Quality and Fitness of Premises pdf html