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# charlie-flanagan - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Freezing of cryptocurrency used by criminals results in jump in CAB proceeds

The jump in frozen assets is due in the main to the granting of a freezing order over cryptocurrency to the value of €53 million.

# charlie-flanagan - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Fifty-five prisoners granted temporary release since start of March re-arrested

Thirty-seven of the 55 were re-arrested for allegedly committing a range of criminal offences.

# charlie-flanagan - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

Justice Minister launches review of how personal injury compensation should be calculated

The Cost of Insurance Working Group (CIWG) was established in 2016 to analyse the high costs imposed by insurance companies.

# charlie-flanagan - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Justice Minister: 'Root-and-branch' change to Direct Provision will 'ultimately lead to its abolition'

The Justice Minister made the comments on RTÉ Radio Ones’s This Week programme.

# charlie-flanagan - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Charlie Flanagan apologises to Cahersiveen locals and residents in Direct Provision centre

There have been a number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 at the centre since April.

# charlie-flanagan - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Justice Ministers remind public to 'please stay at home' over NI bank holiday weekend

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan and Northern Ireland Minister for Justice Naomi Long issued a joint statement this evening.

# charlie-flanagan - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

FF-FG framework doc for the next government is out, here's what's in it

The document will soon be given to smaller parties in a bid to convince them to join a coalition government.

New domestic violence ad campaign tells victims support is 'still here' despite the pandemic Covid-19 This post contains videos

New domestic violence ad campaign tells victims support is 'still here' despite the pandemic

The adverts depict the reality for victims of domestic abuse when their home is no longer a safe place.

# charlie-flanagan - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Explainer: What powers do these 'last resort' measures give to gardaí? And will these powers be extended?

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties has argued that these laws aren’t needed given the public’s compliance with the Covid-19 restriction measures.

# charlie-flanagan - Monday 23 March, 2020

Over 7,000 contacted about immigration applications moving online

The office is temporarily closed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

# charlie-flanagan - Friday 20 March, 2020

Covid-19 in Ireland: Immigration permissions due to expire to be automatically extended for two months

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan announced the “exceptional measure” this evening.

Covid-19: Temporary release of 200 prisoners was 'not an easy decision to make'

Charlie Flanagan says the prisoners pose no risk to the public.

# charlie-flanagan - Friday 21 February, 2020

201 new members welcomed to An Garda Síochána following attestation ceremony

28% of the gardaí that attested today are women.

# charlie-flanagan - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Last-minute reprieve for Cork students as family saved from deportation

It came after an intervention from Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan.

# charlie-flanagan - Saturday 11 January, 2020

Flanagan says law to allow gardaí disclose a partner's abusive history 'not considered necessary'

Under UK law, a member of the public can ask police to tell them if their partner may pose a risk to them.

# charlie-flanagan - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Charlie Flanagan 'shocked by nastiness and vitriol' he received over RIC commemoration

The chair of the Expert Advisory Group also described the planning as ‘a bit of a mess’.

# charlie-flanagan - Monday 6 January, 2020

Video of crowded Direct Provision room not staged, says asylum seeker group

Video footage posted on Twitter appears to show ten beds in one hotel room in Portarlington.

# charlie-flanagan - Saturday 4 January, 2020

Dept of Justice says video of cramped Direct Provision room 'appears to have been staged'

The Depart of Justice said this afternoon that no more than six people are in a room at the East End Hotel centre.

# charlie-flanagan - Monday 30 December, 2019

Justice Minister welcomes 50 Syrians at Mosney following arrival at Dublin Airport

The families have been resettled in Ireland under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme.

# charlie-flanagan - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Direct Provision expert group announced to look at ways to 'better meet needs of asylum seekers'

Among the issues the group will examine is engaging with communities where Direct Provision centres are due to open.

# charlie-flanagan - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

Charlie Flanagan asked OPW not to cull 20 Phoenix Park deer and to send them to Laois instead

The minister wanted to have the deer relocated to a 250-acre estate in Laois.

# charlie-flanagan - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Up to 2,900 refugees will be given sanctuary in Ireland over the next four years

3,151 people have arrived to Ireland through a refugee programme since 2015.

Six months pay to be offered to senior gardaí to encourage early retirement

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris will seek 30 senior Garda officers to avail of the severance package.

# charlie-flanagan - Monday 9 December, 2019

2,000 people from over 100 countries will become Irish citizens today

Such ceremonies were put on hold after a High Court ruling in July.

# charlie-flanagan - Saturday 30 November, 2019

FG TD Dara Murphy says he's been 'compliant' with Dáil rules following attendance scrutiny

Murphy has been largely absent from the Dáil as a result of a Brussels-based job in recent years.

# charlie-flanagan - Friday 29 November, 2019

'It will impact thousands': New divorce living-apart requirements to apply from 1 December

Couples will have to live apart for two of the last three years to get a divorce.

# charlie-flanagan - Monday 25 November, 2019

'I am not privy to the plot': Shane Ross doesn't anticipate 'going to war' over new speeding laws

Under the new system, drivers who speed excessively will be hit with heavier penalties.

# charlie-flanagan - Friday 22 November, 2019

Flanagan says it was 'entirely appropriate' for Verona Murphy to visit an asylum seeker reception centre

He denied that vulnerable people in the centre were exploited for the sake of a political apology.

# charlie-flanagan - Monday 18 November, 2019

Fine Gael candidate Verona Murphy issues second apology as more asylum seeker remarks emerge

It follows an apology this morning for comments she made on RTÉ yesterday.

# charlie-flanagan - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

LGBT couples stage 'kissing protest' outside Dáil to demand hate crime legislation

The government said that it was looking at legislative options to address hate crime.

# charlie-flanagan - Sunday 3 November, 2019

Anti-LGBT preacher banned from Ireland over 'abusive' views which were 'likely to stir up hatred'

Steven Anderson was the first person to be issued with an exclusion order preventing him from entering Ireland.

# charlie-flanagan - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Garda Commissioner says threatening posters against Quinn directors will be removed from lampposts

The Taoiseach said the State won’t be found wanting in ensuring that law and order prevails.

Missing persons' families will be allowed bypass a seven-year wait to declare them dead from this week

It follows the passage of the Civil Law (Presumption of Death) Act in July.

# charlie-flanagan - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Minister says Irish trucking firm registration needs 'tightening up' in light of Essex incident

The vehicle involved is owned by an Irish company, but registered in Bulgaria.

# charlie-flanagan - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Essex container tragedy: Police believe lorry and container entered UK separately People Smuggling This post contains videos

Essex container tragedy: Police believe lorry and container entered UK separately

39 people were found dead this morning in a lorry container that entered the UK.

# charlie-flanagan - Monday 21 October, 2019

Halloween campaign warns public of 'life-changing injuries' caused by fireworks

Dublin Fire Brigade’s chief fire officer has said it’s important that parents of young children know where they are and make sure they are supervised.

# charlie-flanagan - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

State paying hotels and guesthouses €462,000 per week to accommodate asylum seekers

€18 million was spent on emergency accommodation for asylum seekers in the first nine months of 2019.

# charlie-flanagan - Sunday 13 October, 2019

'It's like I'm in a prison': Fears citizenship applications are facing years-long backlogs

A High Court ruling in July has halted the processing of citizenship applications.

# charlie-flanagan - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Cabinet to discuss divorce proposals amid fears Brexit could impact recognition of UK separations

New legislation will reduce the length of time couples must be separated before divorcing.

# charlie-flanagan - Monday 7 October, 2019

€10.3 million in funding announced for migrant integration and gender equality in the workforce

English language classes and training initiatives for women are some of the projects awarded grants.

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