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# criminal justice

This year
Explainer: Why are Irish criminal barristers going on strike for the first time ever?
The Bar of Ireland is leading a withdrawal of services for the first time ever, but some barrister’s feel it isn’t going far enoug
Restorative justice referrals decreased last year despite Government promise to build capacity
A report by
Lauren Boland
Restorative justice is a process that facilitates dialogue between victims and offenders.
All time
Ireland is failing to meet its obligations regarding hate crime, report says
The report was written as an alternative to previous hate crime reports submitted to the United Nations.
Irish citizens who commit serious offences abroad will be open to prosecution from today
The law enables Ireland to ratify the Istanbul Convention.
Almost all women in Irish prisons are there for committing petty crime
95% of women in jail are committed for crimes such as shoplifting, failure to pay fines or handling stolen goods.
Trump holds meeting with Kim Kardashian days away from historic summit with North Korea leader
Kardashian was expected to meet aide Jared Kushner but in the end she met with President Donald Trump.
The 'sexy' side of criminal law - fixing wrongful convictions, and why people confess to crimes they didn't commit
Living your life after 20 years spent outside society for a crime you didn’t commit is no joke says president of the Innocence Project of Iowa Brian Farrell.
Leo: Some people told me to shut up and keep my head down
The Fine Gael national conference has been talking crime and the economic recovery this morning.
Sexual assault patients could have more time to keep biological evidence
It is planned that biological evidence could be kept for up to a year.
Big increase in number of women being sent to jail
The number of women being sent to jail has increased by one third in the last three years, while the number of men being imprisoned has levelled off.
Lisa McInerney: So St Pat's is to close - but that's just the first step
Report after report has documented the problems with St Patrick’s Institution – but now we need to actually deal with young offenders in a meaningful way.
"There's going to be riots" when St Patrick's inmates move to new prison
A senior prison officer has warned that rival gangs will battle for dominance when the young offenders are moved to an adult prison.
Victim devastated as man who raped her when she was 14 ‘walks free’
A man was a given a suspended sentence last week after being found guilty of raping his wife’s sister when she was 14.
Nine murders committed by people released on bail
Figures released by the Department of Justice show 16,812 crimes were committed by those on bail in 2012.
Department insists public will be safeguarded from sex offenders
Concerns have been raised that the Spent Convictions Bill will allow some people who have committed sexual offences to have their criminal record wiped.
New bill will allow minor criminal records to be wiped
The Spent Convictions Bill will strike out some convictions if the person has not been convicted again within a certain period.
160 prisoners to be granted temporary release for Christmas
The majority of the prisoners come from lower security institutions.
Guess how many people have been jailed for not paying fines this year?
New figures reveal the thousands of people who have been jailed this year in Ireland for non-payment of fines.