The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 was signed by The President in December 2015. The object of the Act is to establish a modern framework to support decision making by vulnerable adults who have difficulty making decisions without assistance. Vulnerable adults may experience difficulties around decision making because of intellectual disability, acquired head injury or old age. The act overhauls capacity legislation which has been in place since the 19th century
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REBUILDING IRELAND HOMELOAN SCHEME Tipperary County Council is lending to first time buyers. This is through the government's 'Rebuilding Ireland Homeloan Scheme. All local authorities across the country are lending to first time buyers. For more information - http://rebuildingirelandhomeloan.ie ELIGIBILITY To be eligible applicants must inter alia: Be aged between 18 years and 70 years. If it is a sole applicant his or her gross earnings for the previous tax year must be un
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On the 22nd February 2018, a guide was launched by the Victims’ Rights Alliance and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, to try and open up discussions about new and innovative ways to help protect victims from difficulties they may face in the courtroom, which may have long-term effects on the mental health of the aforementioned victim. Maria McDonald BL, a member of the Victims’ Right Alliance, cited the example of countries such as Am