Table of Implementation (updated January 2017)

Report Title
Summary of Recommendations
Draft Legislation, if applicable, in Report
Information on Implementation
Report on Consolidation and Reform of Aspects of the Law of Evidence LRC 117-2016  Recommended reform of: hearsay rule (including business records), documentary and electronic evidence (including concerning voluminous documents) and expert evidence (including the duties and immunity of experts); and the consolidation and reform of 18 Evidence Acts (including 15 pre-1922 Evidence Acts). Draft Evidence (Consolidation and Reform) Bill contained in Report  
Report on Harmful Communications and Digital Safety LRC 116-2016  Recommended reform and consolidation of criminal law offences concerning harmful communications, including new offences of intentional online victim-shaming and online posting of intimate images without consent; reform of existing laws on threatening and intimidating communications; and establishment of Digital Safety Commissioner to oversee national digital safety standards and efficient and effective take-down procedure for harmful digital communications. Draft Harmful Communications and Digital Safety Bill contained in Report Government to engage in public consultation on recommendations in 2017
Report on Search Warrants and Bench Warrants LRC 115-2015  Recommended that over 300 laws on search warrants be replaced by a single Search Warrants Act with standard rules on applying for, issuing and executing warrants; and that search warrants should only be issued by a court. Draft Criminal Justice (Search Warrants) Bill contained in Report  
Report on Prevention of Benefit from Homicide LRC 114-2015 

Recommended amendment of Civil Liability Act 1961 to prevent person who commits murder, attempted murder or manslaughter obtaining benefit from any property of the victim, whether in the victim's estate or in any other property (including in joint tenancy, insurance or pension).

Draft Civil Liability (Amendment) (Prevention of Benefit from Homicide) Bill contained in Report  
Report on Consumer Insurance Contracts LRC 113-2015  Recommended legislation to consolidate and reform law on insurance contracts for individual consumers and SMEs, including: to replace pre-contractual duty of disclosure with duty to answer specific questions; proportionate remedies for breach; replacement of insurance warranties with provisions that identify actual risks insured; to abolish requirement for insurable interest; and to allow third parties to claim directly against insurer in specified cases.  Draft Consumer Insurance Contracts Bill contained in Report  
Report on Disclosure and Discovery in Criminal Cases LRC 112-2014 Recommended legislation to set out the scope of prosecution duty of disclosure in indictable and summary prosecutions; and for judicial resolution of claims of privilege made by prosecution or third parties. Draft Criminal Procedure (Disclosure) Bill contained in Report In part: section 33, Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015 (published September 2015); Scheme of Criminal Procedure Bill published by Government (March 2014). 
Report on Aspects of Domestic Violence LRC 111-2013
 
Recommended retaining existing rules on bail, including revoking bail, where a person is charged with breaching a domestic violence order; that current law of harassment is sufficient to deal with stalking in domestic violence cases; and that cyber-bullying will be examined separately under Fourth Programme (Project 6) Not applicable  
Report on Fourth Programme of Law Reform LRC 110-2007 Contains content of Fourth Programme of Law Reform

 
Not applicable Government approved Fourth Programme on 8 October 2013 in accordance with Law Reform Commission Act 1975 
Report on Sexual Offences and Capacity to Consent LRC 109-2013 Recommended repeal and replacement of section 5 of Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 1993 concerning sexual offences involving persons whose capacity to consent is at issue or who do not have capacity to consent Draft Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Capacity to Consent) Bill contained in Report Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015 (published September 2015); Department of Justice and Equality published Discussion Paper on Sexual Offences against Vulnerable Persons (2014)
Report on Mandatory Sentences LRC 108-2013 Recommended that: a Judicial Council should develop sentencing guidance or guidelines, building on the Irish Sentencing Information System (ISIS); that in murder cases the mandatory life sentence should be retained and that the sentencing judge should be allowed to recommend a specific minimum term; and that the current presumptive minimum sentences for certain drugs and firearms offences should be repealed Draft legislative text on recommendation of specific minimum term in murder cases, and list of provisions to be repealed, contained in Report Incorporated into Report on Strategic Review of Penal Policy (Department of Justice and Equality, 2014)
Report on Jury Service LRC 107-2013 Recommended legislation to allow non-Irish citizens be qualified for jury service; that existing blanket excusal from jury service of many professionals should be repealed; that up to three extra jurors be selected for trials likely to be longer than three months; and that research on juries be carried out Draft Juries Bill in Report In part (additional jurors in lengthy trials): Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2013, section 23.  Remainder of Report: Government Legislation Programme Autumn Session 2015: Juries Bill to be published (Section C).
Report on Civil Law Aspects of Missing Persons LRC 106-2013 Recommended enactment of legislation to allow for immediate protection of financial interests of missing persons; and to allow for application for declaration of presumed death to a coroner (where death virtually certain) or the Circuit Court (where death highly probable) Draft Civil Law (Missing Persons) Bill in Report Under consideration: Dáil Éireann Debates, 6 February 2013, Written Answer No. 32 (Minister for Justice and Equality)
Report on Legal Aspects of Professional Home Care LRC 105-2011 Recommended statutory regulation of professional home care services by Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Draft Health (Professional Home Care) Bill in Report Under consideration: Dáil Éireann Debates, 27 March 2012, Written Answer No.584 (Minister of State at the Department of Health)
Report on Limitation of Actions LRC 104-2011 Recommended "core limitation" law for most commonly-litigated civil claims (contract and tort); basic limitation period of 2 years (based on discoverability); ultimate (long-stop) limitation period of 15 years; discretion to extend long-stop in exceptional circumstances. Draft Limitations Bill in Report  
Report on Children and the Law: Medical Treatment LRC 103-2011 Recommended that 16 and 17 year olds be presumed competent to consent to and refuse health care medical treatment; under 16s not presumed competent but maturity test to apply to determine issue. Draft Health (Children and Consent to Health Care Treatment) Bill in Report  
Report on Legislation Directory LRC 102-2010 Set out Commission’s progress on maintaining and updating Legislation Directory, including existing and planned enhancements to content and XML-based authoring tool; and set out the Second Programme of Statute Law Restatement 2011-2012.  Not applicable Commission will continue to update Legislation Directory and enhance its content; and to prepare Revised Acts
Report on Legal Aspects of Family Relationships LRC 101-2010 Recommended: new terms “parental responsibility”, “day-to-day care” and “contact” should replace terms guardianship, custody and access currently used in Guardianship of Infants Act 1964; mothers and fathers (including non-marital fathers) should have automatic joint parental responsibility for their children; legislation should facilitate extension of parental responsibility to civil partners and step-parents. Draft Children and Parental Responsibility Bill in Report Children and Family Relationships Act 2015, Part 4
Report on Personal Debt Management and Debt Enforcement LRC 100-2010 Recommended: non-judicial debt settlement system for personal debt; establishment of Debt Settlement Office to oversee proposed system; reform of judicial bankruptcy legislation; regulation of debt collection undertakings. Draft Personal Insolvency Bill and draft Heads of Bill to amend Bankruptcy Act 1988 in Report Personal Insolvency Act 2012; Civil Debt (Procedures) Act 2015
Report on Inchoate Offences LRC 99-2010 Recommended that inchoate offences (incitement, conspiracy and attempt) be placed on statutory footing replacing common law inchoate offences. Recommended detailed reforms for each inchoate offence, including that the fault (culpability) element of the offences "track" the substantive criminal offences to which they relate.   Draft Criminal Law (Inchoate Offences) Bill in Report Incorporated into Programme of Work of Criminal Law Codification Advisory Committee: see www.criminalcode.ie
Report on Alternative Dispute Resolution: Mediation and Conciliation LRC 98-2010 Recommended statutory framework for mediation and conciliation, including key principles namely: they are voluntary processes; the parties control them; confidentiality of the processes is required; and their quality must be assured by clearly stated standards.  Draft Mediation and Conciliation Bill in Report Scheme of Mediation Bill published by Government (April 2012).  Government Legislation Programme Autumn Session 2015: Mediation Bill to be published (Section B)
Report on Consolidation and Reform of the Courts Acts LRC 97-2010 Recommended that over 240 existing Courts Acts should be consolidated into a single Courts (Consolidation and Reform) Act, together with reforms. Reforms include: courts having general duty to engage in judicial case management in civil proceedings; single procedure to bring summary criminal cases; and statutory rules of Court must be drafted using plain language. Draft Courts (Consolidation and Reform) Bill in Report Government Legislation Programme Autumn Session 2015: Courts (Consolidation and Reform) Bill to be published (Section C)
Interim Report on Personal Debt Management and Debt Enforcement LRC 96-2010 Contains 14-Point Action Plan of Initiatives Agreed by Commission with Working Group on Personal Debt Draft Rules of Court on Pre-Action Protocol for Personal Debt Claims in Report 14- Point Action Plan in Report to be implemented by specified Working Group members; Part 7 of Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011 (amendments to Bankruptcy Act 1988); Personal Insolvency Act 2012
Report on Defences in Criminal Law LRC 95-2009 Recommended that defences of legitimate defence (self-defence), provocation and duress be reformed and placed on statutory footing; defence of necessity should develop on a case-by-case basis. Draft Criminal Law (Defences) Bill in Report In part (legitimate defence in dwelling): Criminal Justice (Defence and the Dwelling) Act 2011
Report on Bioethics: Advance Care Directives LRC 94-2009

Recommended legislative framework for advance care directives involving refusal of medical treatment, to form part of mental capacity law

Draft Mental Capacity (Advance Care Directives) Bill in Report

Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015
Report on Civil Liability of Good Samaritans and Volunteers LRC 93-2009 Recommended civil liability of Good Samaritans and volunteers be limited to circumstances of gross negligence; that liability of volunteer undertakings take account of their benefit to community Draft Civil Liability (Good Samaritans and Volunteers) Bill in Report Part 3 of Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011
Report on Trust Law: General Proposals LRC 92-2008 Recommended reform of law on duties and powers of trustees, including replacement of Trustee Act 1893 with consolidated and reformed Act Draft Trustee Bill in Report Government Legislation Programme Autumn Session 2015: Trusts Bill to be published (Section C)
Report on Statute Law Restatement LRC 91-2008 Set out First Programme of Statute Law Restatement 2008-2009 (administrative consolidation of over 40 Acts) First Programme of Statute Law Restatement 2008-2009 in Report Revised Acts published on Commission website
Report on Multi-Unit Developments LRC 90-2008 Recommended reform to protect rights and interests of parties, including reform of law on owners' management companies Draft Multi-Unit Developments Bill in Report Multi-Unit Developments Act 2011 
Report on Aspects of Intercountry Adoption Law LRC 89-2008 Reiterated recommendation in LRC 58-1998 to implement Hague Convention; recommended amendment of Child Care Act 1991 concerning post-adoption services  Recommended amending section 6 of Child Care Act 1991 to include post-adoption counselling for intercountry adoption  Adoption Act 2010 
Report on Privity of Contract and Third Party Rights LRC 88-2008  Recommended reform of contractual privity rules, allowing rights for third parties envisaged in the contract  Draft Contract Law (Privity of Contract and Third Party Rights) Bill in Report   
Report on Homicide: Murder and Involuntary Manslaughter LRC 87-2008  Recommended statutory codification of mental elements of murder and involuntary manslaughter (and related offences)  Draft Homicide Bill in Report  Incorporated into Programme of Work of Criminal Law Codification Advisory Committee: see www.criminalcode.ie 
Programme of Law Reform 2008-2014 LRC 86-2007 Contains content of Third Programme of Law Reform 2008-2014    Government approved Third Programme on 12 December 2007 in accordance with Law Reform Commission Act 1975 
Report on General Law of Landlord and Tenant LRC 85-2007 Recommended consolidating Landlord and Tenant Acts, including Deasy's Act 1860 and Landlord and Tenants Acts 1980 to 1984  Draft Landlord and Tenant Bill in Report Scheme of Landlord and Tenant Law Reform Bill published by Department of Justice and Equality (April 2011).  Government Legislation Programme Autumn Session 2015: Landlord and Tenant Law Reform Bill to be published (section B)
Report on Spent Convictions LRC 84-2007 Recommended some offences should be regarded as spent for certain purposes, including employment  Draft Spent Convictions Bill in Report Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act 2016
Report on Vulnerable Adults and the Law LRC 83-2006 Recommended general mental capacity law, including general presumption of capacity of those over 18; to allow informal decision-making for adults who lack capacity; and replacement of Wards of Court with Office of Public Guardian and Guardianship Board Draft Mental Capacity Bill in Report 

Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015

Report on Rights and Duties of Cohabitants LRC 82-2006  Recommended reform to allow cohabitant agreements, to confer certain entitlements on cohabitants and allow application to court for relief for certain qualified cohabitants Draft Cohabitation Bill in Report  Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 (Part 15 deals with Cohabitants)
Report on Prosecution Appeals and Pre-Trial Hearings LRC 81-2006 Approved "without prejudice" appeal for prosecution in trials on indictment in Criminal Justice Act 2006 (recommended in Consultation Paper); recommended non-statutory interim reform of pre-trial procedures  Not applicable (recommended "without prejudice" prosecution appeal introduced in Criminal Justice Act 2006) Criminal Justice Act 2006 ss.21 to 24 
Report on Charitable Trusts and Legal Structures for Charities LRC 80-2006 Recommended reform of duties of charity trustees and new legal structure for charities, Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) Draft Charities (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) Bill in Report  Charities Act 2009 (in part: duties of charity trustees) 
Report on eConveyancing: Modelling of the Irish Conveyancing System LRC 79-2006  Recommended establishing eConveyancing Group to set out roadmap and recommendation to Government  Not applicable eConveyancing Steering Group established
Report on the Establishment of a DNA Database LRC 78-2005  Recommended limited DNA Database, including: retaining DNA profiles of convicted persons only Draft Criminal Justice (DNA Database) Bill in Report  Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014
Report on Corporate Killing LRC 77-2005 Recommended offence of corporate killing and associated individual offence Draft Corporate Manslaughter Bill in Report Regulatory Impact Analysis to be published by Department of Justice and Equality
Report on Multi-Party Litigation LRC 76-2005 Recommended Multi-Party Litigation procedure in Rules of Court Draft Rules of the Superior Courts (Multi-Party Actions) and draft Civil Legal Aid (Amendment) Bill in Report   
Report on the Court Poor Box: Probation of Offenders LRC 75-2005 Recommended replacement of court poor box and updating of Probation of Offenders Act 1907  Draft Probation of Offenders Bill in Report Scheme of Criminal Justice (Community Sanctions) Bill published by Department of Justice and Equality (February 2014) 
Report on Reform and Modernisation of Land Law and Conveyancing Law LRC 74-2005 Recommended reform and modernisation of over 150 pre-1922 Acts on land law and conveyancing law Draft Land and Conveyancing Bill in Report Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009
Report on Public Inquiries including Tribunals of Inquiry LRC 73-2005 Recommended consolidating and reforming Tribunals of Inquiry (Evidence) Acts 1921 to 2004 Draft Tribunals of Inquiry Bill in Report Tribunals of Inquiry Bill 2005 awaiting Report Stage in Dáil (September 2015)
Report on a Fiscal Prosecutor and a Revenue Court LRC 72-2004 Recommended changes to Taxes Acts (appeals process from Revenue penalties: reform of Appeals Commissioners processed; threshold for publication of tax defaulters) Draft Taxes (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill in Report  Finance (Tax Appeals Bill 2015  (published July 2015)
Finance Act 2005 (threshold for publication of tax defaulters); Finance (No. 2) Act 2008
(appeals process from Revenue penalties);
Report on Judicial Review Procedure LRC 71-2004 Recommended changes to Rules of court on judicial review; Illegal Immigrants (Trafficking) Act 2000 and making of various Practice Directions Draft amended Order 84 of Rules of the Superior Courts and draft amended section 5 of Illegal Immigrants (Trafficking) Act 2000 in Report In part: Planning and Development (Strategic Infrastructure) Act 2006, s.13; Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2010, s.32; Rules of the Superior Courts (Judicial Review) 2011 (SI No. 691 of 2011)
Report on Land Law and Conveyancing Law: (7) Positive Covenants over Freehold Land and Other Proposals LRC 70-2003 Various recommendations for reform  Incorporated into draft Bill in Report on Reform and Modernisation of Land Law and Conveyancing Law LRC 74-2005 Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009
Report on Penalties for Minor Offences LRC 69-2003 Recommended limit to imprisonment power of District Court; to allow amount of fine to be tailored to means of individual offender; to increase maximum fine for corporate bodies to 3 times that for individuals Draft legislative provisions in Report  Fines Act 2010; limit to imprisonment power of District Court implemented administratively by parliamentary counsel
Report on the Deductibility of Collateral Benefits from Awards of Damages LRC 68-2002 Recommended reform of statutory rules on what can be deducted from compensation awards Draft legislative provision in Report Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004, s.27; Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005, ss. 96 and 286; Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2013, ss.13 and 14 
Report on Title by Adverse Possession of Land LRC 67-2002 Recommended clarifying scope of title of person in adverse possession and statutory conveyance of title Draft Title by Adverse Possession Bill in Report  Postponed in view of ECtHR decision in Pye (Oxford) case (2007) 

Report on the Acquisition of Easements by Prescription and Profits à Prendre LRC 66-2002

Recommended new statutory scheme and repeal of Prescription Act 1832  Incorporated into draft Bill in Report on Reform and Modernisation of Land Law and Conveyancing Law LRC 74-2005 Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009 
Report on the Indexation of Fines: A Review of Developments LRC 65-2002  Recommended implementating indexation of "fines" system in Report on Indexation of Fines LRC 37-1991: see below Draft legislative provisions contained in Reports on Indexation of Fines LRC 37-1991: see below Fines Act 2010
Report on the Statutes of Limitations: Claims in Contract and Tort in Respect of Latent Damage (Other than Personal Injury) LRC 64-2001  Recommended that limitation period should begin when person first know or should have known of relevant factors Draft Statute of Limitations (Amendment) Bill in Report Incorporated into Third Programme of Law Reform 2008-2014 (Project 4: see LRC 104-2011)
Report on the Variation of Trusts LRC 63- 2000 Recommended courts should have power to vary terms of trusts Draft Variation of Trusts Bill in Report Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009 
Report on the Rule against Perpetuities and Cognate Rules LRC 62-2000 Recommended abolition of rule against perpetuities and rule against accumulations Draft Perpetuities Bill in Report  Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009 
Report on Statutory Drafting and Interpretation: Plain Language and the Law LRC 61-2000 Recommended use of plain language in drafting legislation, updated interpretation of older legislation, purposive approach to interpreting legislation Draft legislative provisions in Report Interpretation Act 2005 
Report on Aggravated, Exemplary and Restitutionary Damages LRC 60-2000 Recommended primarily judicial development of the law on aggravated, exemplary and restitutionary damages: limited statutory reform Draft legislative provisions in Report   
Report on Gazumping LRC 59-1999 Recommended gazumping should be dealt with by way of information to consumers Did not recommend legislation  Approved in Report of Auctioneering/Estate Agency Review Group (2005) (implemented in Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011)
Report on the Hague Convention of Prosecution of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Inter-country Adoption LRC 58-1998 Recommended State ratification of 1993 Hague Convention Not applicable  Adoption Act 2010
Report on Privacy: Surveillance and the Interpretation of Communications LRC 57-1998 Recommended various legislative protections for privacy in connection with surveillance Draft Privacy and Surveillance Bill in Report  In part: Criminal Justice (Surveillance) Act 2009Privacy Bill 2006 at Second Stage in Seanad, September 2015
Report on Land Law and Conveyancing Law: (6) Further General Proposals Including the Execution of Deeds LRC 56-1998 Recommended words of limitation not required for creation or transfer of interest in freehold registered land Incorporated into draft Bill in Report on Reform and Modernisation of Land Law and Conveyancing Law LRC 74-2005 Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009  
Report on UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects LRC 55-1997 Recommended State should ratify UNIDROIT Convention  Not applicable   
Report on Personal Injuries: Periodic Payments and Structured Settlements LRC 54-1996 Recommended provisional awards and structured settlements in civil compensation claims  Draft legislative provisions in this Report Government Legislation Programme Autumn 2015 (Section B): Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill to be published to implement related Report of Working Group on Payments for Catastrophic Injuries (2010)
Report on Sentencing LRC 53-1996 Recommended non-statutory sentencing guidelines; statutory discretion to reduce sentence where guilty plea entered Recommended limited legislative reforms; primarily recommended non-legislative reform  Criminal Justice Act 1999, s.29 (discretion of court to reduce sentence where guilty plea entered)
Report on Family Courts LRC 52- 1996 Various recommendations on family law and its administration    In part: Children Act 1997, s.28 (appointment of guardian for litigation); Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004, s.40 (reform of in camera rule) 
Report on Intoxication LRC 51-1995 Recommended that intoxication not a general defence in criminal law  Draft legislative provisions in Report  Incorporated into Programme of Work of Criminal Law Codification Advisory Committee: see www.criminalcode.ie  
An Examination of the Law of Bail LRC 50-1995 Commission not requested to make specific proposals for reform Not applicable Bail Act 1997 
Report on the Interests on Vendor and Purchaser in Land during the Period Between Contract and Completion LRC 49-1995 Recommended beneficial ownership should in general transfer on making of contract Incorporated into draft Bill in Report on Reform and Modernisation of Land Law and Conveyancing Law LRC 74-2005  Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009 
Report on Hague Convention Abolishing Requirement of Legalisation of Foreign Publlic Documents LRC 48-1995 Recommended State should ratify 1961 Hague Convention Not applicable Courts (No.1) (Proof of Foreign Diplomatic, Consular and Public Documents) 1999 (SI No.3 of 1999); Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008, s.50
Report on Contempt of Court LRC 47- 1994 Recommended statutory codification and reform of contempt of court law  Draft legislative provisions in Report  Incorporated into Fourth Programme of Law Reform (Project 4)
Report on Occupier's Liability LRC 46-1994 Recommended reform of common law rules and legislative regulation  Draft legislative provisions in Report Occupiers' Liability Act 1995 
Report on Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person LRC 45-1994 Recommended reform of common law and statutory rules on non-fatal offences, including repeal of most of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861  Draft legislative provisions in Report Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997 
Report on Land Law and Conveyancing Law: (5) Further General Proposals LRC 44-1992  Various recommendations for reform of landlord and tenant law Draft legislative provisions in Report  Landlord and Tenant (Amendment) Act 1994; Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008, s.47
Report on the Law Relating to Dishonesty LRC 43-1992  Recommended reform of common law and statutory rules  Draft legislative provisions in Report  Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act 2001 
Report on United Nations Vienna Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods LRC 42-1992 Recommended State should ratify Vienna Convention Not applicable  Approved in Report of Sales Law Review Group (2011); Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation published Draft Scheme of Consumer Rights Bill (May 2015); Government Legislation Programme Autumn 2015 (Section C): Consumer Rights Bill to be published
Report on the Crime of Libel LRC 41 - 1991 Recommended reform of common law and statutory rules Draft legislative provisions in Report  Defamation Act 2009 
Report on Land Law and Conveyancing Law: (4) Service of Completion Notices LRC 40-1991 Various recommendations for reform  Incorporated into draft Bill in Report on Reform and Modernisation of Land Law and Conveyancing Law LRC 74-2005 Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009  
Report on Land Law and Conveyancing Law: (3) The Passing of Risk from Vendor to Purchaser LRC 39-1991 Various recommendations for reform Incorporated into draft Bill in Report on Reform and Modernisation of Land Law and Conveyancing Law LRC 74-2005 Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009
Report on the Civil Law of Defamation LRC 38-1991 Recommended reform of common law and statutory rules on defamation  Draft legislative provisions in Report Defamation Act 2009 
Report on Indexation of Fines LRC 37-1991 Recommended introduction of indexation of fines system  Draft legislative provisions in Report  Fines Act 2010 
Report on the Hague Convention on Succession to the Estates of Deceased Persons LRC 36-1991  Recommended State should ratify Hague Convention  Not applicable  
Report on Confiscation of the Proceeds of Crime LRC 35-1991 Recommended introducing of restraint orders, and international co-operation regarding confiscation orders Draft legislative provisions in Report Criminal Justice Act 1994; Proceeds of Crime Act 1996; Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Act 2005
Report on Oaths and Affirmations LRC 34-1990 Various recommendations for reform, including replacement of Oaths Act 1888  Draft legislative provisions, including form of oath, in Report 

Implemented in part: Children Act 1997 ; incorporated into Third Programme of Law Reform (Projects 7, 8 and 11) 

Report on Sexual Offences against the Mentally Handicapped LRC 33-1990  Various recommendations on sexual offences with person whose capacity may be limited; consent of DPP required to take proceedings  Draft legislative provisions in Report  Implemented in part: Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 1993; Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1997  (see also LRC 109-2013)
Report on Child Sexual Abuse LRC 32-1990  Various recommendations: mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse; immunity for those who report child abuse in good faith; care orders; barring orders; offences of child sexual abuse; consenting and non-consenting sexual offences with children (same-sex and opposite sex); video-recording evidence  Draft legislative provisions in this Report Child Care Act 1991; Criminal Evidence Act 1992; Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 1993; Domestic Violence Act 1996; Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1997; Protection for Persons Reporting Child Abuse Act 1998; Criminal Justice (Withholding Information on Crimes against Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012
Report on Land Law and Conveyancing: (2) Enduring Powers of Attorney LRC 31-1989  Recommendations on characteristics, registration and scope of power of attorney Draft legislative provisions in Report Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015, Part 7; replacing Powers of Attorney Act 1996
Report on Land Law and Conveyancing: (1) General Proposals LRC 30-1989 Recommended substituting 5 years for 3 years for a new tenancy Draft legislative provisions in Report  Landlord and Tenant (Amendment Act) 1994 
Report on the Recognition of Foreign Decrees LRC 29-1989 Recommended validity of foreign adoptions made in place of habitual residence of the adopters  Draft legislative provisions in Report  Adoption Act 2010; replacing Adoption Act 1991
Report on Debt Collection: (2) Retention of Title LRC 28-1988 Recommended amendments to Sale of Goods Act 1893 concerning retention of title clauses in sale of goods contracts Draft Sale of Goods (Amendment) Bill in Report   
Report on Debt Collection: (1) The Law Relating to Sheriffs LRC 27-1988  Various recommendations on powers of sheriffs, including abolishing power of sheriffs to seize leasehold land  Draft legislative provisions in Report Implemented in part: Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009, s.130; incorporated into Report on Consolidation and Reform of the Courts Acts LRC 97-2010
Report on Malicious Damage LRC 26-1988 Various recommendations including abolishing common law offence of arson and making of compensation orders  Draft Criminal Damage Bill in Report Criminal Damage Act 1991: Criminal Justice Act 1993
Report on the Rule Against Hearsay in Civil Cases LRC 25-1988 Various recommendations for reform of common law hearsay rules in civil cases Draft Hearsay in Civil Proceedings Bill in Report 

Implemented in part: Children Act 1997.

Incorporated into Third Programme of Law Reform (Project 8)

Report on Rape and Allied Offences LRC 24-1988 Recommended amending Criminal Law (Rape) Act 1981 to widen definition of rape; and abolishing marital exemption Draft Criminal Law (Rape) (Amendment) Bill in Report Criminal Law (Rape) (Amendment) Act 1990; Criminal Justice Act 1993
Report on Receiving Stolen Property LRC 23-1987 Recommended new offence of handling stolen goods: see also Report on the Law Relating to Dishonesty LRC 43-1992, above; and recommended business records inclusionary exception to hearsay rule Draft Criminal Justice Bill in Report Larceny Act 1990; Criminal Evidence Act 1992; Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act 2001 
Report on the Hague Convention on Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters LRC 22-1987 Recommended State should ratify Convention  Not applicable

Rules of the Superior Courts (No.3) 1994; District Court Rules 1997 (previously: District Court (Service Abroad of Documents in Civil and Commercial Matters) Rules 1994)

Report on the Statute of Limitations: Claims in Respect of Latent Personal Injuries LRC 21-1987 Recommended limitation period should begin to run from the date of knowledge of certain facts Draft Statute of Limitations (Amendment) Bill in Report Statute of Limitations (Amendment) Act 1991
Report on Jurisdiction in Proceedings for Nullity of Marriage, Recognition of Foreign Nullity Decrees and the Hague Convention LRC 20-1985 Recommended specific rules on jurisdiction and that State should ratify Convention Draft legislative provisions in Report  Family Law Act 1995
Report on Private International Law Aspects of Capacity to Marry and choice of Law in Proceedings for Nullity of Marriage LRC 19-1985 Various recommendations concerning recognition of foreign annulment Draft legislative provisions in Report   
Report on the Liability in Tort of Mentally Disabled Persons LRC 18-1985  Various recommendations concerning extent of liability in tort  Draft legislative provisions in Report   
Report on the Liability in Tort of Minors and the Liability of Parents for Damage Caused by Minors LRC 17-1985 Various recommendations concerning extent of liability in tort  Draft legislative provisions in Report   
Report on the Hague Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters LRC 16-1985 Recommended State should ratify Convention Not applicable   
Report on Minors' Contracts LRC 15-1985 Various recommendations concerning extent of liability in contract law Draft Legislative provisions in Report

In part: approved in Report of Sales Law Review Group (2011); Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation published Draft Scheme of Consumer Rights Bill (May 2015); Government Legislation Programme Autumn 2015 (Section C): Consumer Rights Bill to be published

Report on Offences Under the Dublin Police Acts and Related Offences LRC 14-1985 Recommended reform of public order offences Draft legislative provisions in Report Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 1994
Report on Competence and Compellability of Spouses as Witnesses LRC 13-1985  Recommended that spouse or former spouse is competent to give evidence Draft Criminal Evidence Bill in Report  Criminal Evidence Act 1992
Report on Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and Some Related Matters LRC 12-1985 Recommended State should ratify Convention  Not applicable  Child Abduction and Enforcement of Custody Orders Act 1991
Report on Vagrancy and Related Offences LRC 11-1985 Recommended abolishing offence, in the Vagrancy Act 1824, of wandering abroad; recommended new offences of entering a building with intent to commit an offence; soliciting or importuning for the purposes of the commission of a sexual offence; living on the earnings of prostitution Draft legislative provisions in Report  Housing Act 1988; Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 1993; Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 1994
Report on Recognition of Foreign Divorces and Legal Separations LRC 10-1985 Recommended residence as basis for recognition in place of domicile  Draft legislative provisions in Report Domicile and Recognition of Foreign Divorces Act 1986; Family Law Act 1995 
Report on Nullity of Marriage LRC 9-1984 

Recommended reform and codification of common law rules 

Draft legislative provisions in Report  
Report on Divorce a Mensa et Thoro and Related Matters LRC 8-1983  Recommended replacing common law divorce a mensa et thoro with statutory judicial separation Draft legislative provisions in Report Judicial Separation and Family Law Reform Act 1989; Family Law Act 1995
Report on Domicile and Habitual Residence as Connecting Factors in the Conflict of Laws LRC 7-1983  Recommended abolishing domicile of dependency Draft Conflict of Laws (Habitual Residence) Bill  in Report  Domicile and Recognition of Foreign Divorces Act 1986
Report on the Restitution of Conjugal Rights, Jactitation of Marriage and Related Matters LRC 6-1983 Recommended abolishing proceedings for the restitution of conjugal rights, and of petition for jactitation of marriage Draft legislative provisions in Report  Family Law Act 1988; Family Law Act 1995
Report on the Age of Majority, the Age for Marriage and Some Connected Subjects LRC 5-1983  Recommended reducing age of majority from 21 years to 18 years; and concerning age of marriage  Draft Age of Majority Bill in Report Age of Majority Act 1985; Family Law Act 1995; Family Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1997
Report on Illegitimacy LRC 4-1982  Recommended abolishing status of illegitimacy; that the marital status of parents to have no effect on children's status; and that refusal to give a blood test in paternity proceedings should allow court to draw its own inferences  Draft legislative provisions in Report 

Status of Children Act 1987. See also LRC 101-2010, and Children and Family Relationships Act 2015, Part 4

Report on Defective Premises LRC 3-1982 Recommended statutory provision to protect purchasers from defective premises Draft Defective Premises Bill in Report Non-statutory HomeBond scheme introduced
Report on Civil Liability for Animals LRC 2-1982 Recommended reform of common law rules concerning damage caused by animals straying onto a public road; and powers of Garda Síochána  Draft Animals Bill in Report Animals Act 1985 
Report on Family Law LRC 1-1981  Recommended abolishing common law civil claim for criminal conversation and for harbouring a spouse, and abolishing civil claim for breach of  a promise to marry  Draft Family Law Bill in Report Family Law Act 1981