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#Department of Justice

# department-of-justice - This month November 2022

Consultation launched on scheme to disregard historic convictions of gay and bisexual men
# LGBT
# LGBT

Consultation launched on scheme to disregard historic convictions of gay and bisexual men

Nov 4th 2022, 12:45 AM 13,740 Views 22 Comments

The criminalisation of consensual sexual acts between men remained in place until 1993.

# department-of-justice - Last month October 2022

No Afghan refugees accepted through Admissions Programme due to 'insufficient information'
# Afghan Admission Programme
# Afghan Admission Programme

No Afghan refugees accepted through Admissions Programme due to 'insufficient information'

Oct 27th 2022, 12:05 AM 28,533 Views 13 Comments

The Department of Justice has asked for DNA testing in some instances.

# department-of-justice - This year 2022

All recommendations from report on cancelled 999 calls will be implemented, says McEntee
# Helen McEntee
# Helen McEntee

All recommendations from report on cancelled 999 calls will be implemented, says McEntee

Sep 30th 2022, 8:50 AM 8,592 Views 10 Comments

The report found that there were issues where call takers did not properly assess the vulnerability of some callers.

Ireland's 'onerous' Afghan refugee programme has zero decisions in year since Taliban takeover
# Department Of Justice
# Department Of Justice

Ireland's 'onerous' Afghan refugee programme has zero decisions in year since Taliban takeover

Aug 18th 2022, 12:05 AM 18,364 Views 21 Comments
  • The scheme was designed to help Afghans travel to Ireland to stay with family members who are already living in the State.
  • Humanitarian workers say those waiting to hear about applications feel left behind.
  • The Department of Justice said decisions will be issued “in the coming months”.
Stronger laws on determining consent in rape cases agreed by Cabinet
# Consent
# Consent

Stronger laws on determining consent in rape cases agreed by Cabinet

Updated Jul 27th 2022, 2:06 PM 22,391 Views 56 Comments

McEntee is currently seeking approval to publish a general scheme of the bill and then begin drafting the proposed legislation.

McEntee says planned new hate crime laws will carry more severe penalties
# Hate Crimes
# Hate Crimes

McEntee says planned new hate crime laws will carry more severe penalties

Jul 13th 2022, 4:01 PM 8,364 Views 24 Comments

The new Incitement to Hatred and Hate Crime Bill is planned for the autumn

Ukraine refugees to be allowed register at regional immigration hubs under new law
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Ukraine refugees to be allowed register at regional immigration hubs under new law

Jun 9th 2022, 11:41 AM 11,949 Views 7 Comments

The new legislation will remove the current requirement to travel to Dublin.

Warning of scammers impersonating women on Instagram and posting links to pornography
# Scam Accounts
# Scam Accounts

Warning of scammers impersonating women on Instagram and posting links to pornography

Apr 19th 2022, 12:05 AM 31,315 Views 17 Comments
  • Three women tell their stories of how this happened to them
  • The harmful phenomenon is so under-researched that it doesn't have an official name, but it's been happening on Instagram for several years
  • "At the start I thought it was a joke, but then it started to follow my family members," one woman told Jamie McCarron
McEntee says diversity will be a focus of new process for appointing judges
# Judicial Appointments
# Judicial Appointments

McEntee says diversity will be a focus of new process for appointing judges

Mar 31st 2022, 11:56 AM 12,136 Views 38 Comments

The new Bill was approved by Cabinet earlier this week and will be published shortly.

High Court president's comments on judge shortage were 'most unfortunate', senior official said
# Courts
# Courts

High Court president's comments on judge shortage were 'most unfortunate', senior official said

Mar 1st 2022, 6:00 AM 19,616 Views 8 Comments

There was an “implicit criticism” of the government and Áras an Uachtaráin in the comments, senior officials noted.

McEntee confirms opening date for long-term undocumented scheme
# Undocumented
# Undocumented

McEntee confirms opening date for long-term undocumented scheme

Jan 13th 2022, 6:30 AM 38,777 Views 39 Comments

The new scheme will see undocumented migrants get a chance to apply for citizenship.

# department-of-justice - Last year 2021

Temporary residence to be offered to 500 Afghans under new admissions programme
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Temporary residence to be offered to 500 Afghans under new admissions programme

Dec 14th 2021, 7:43 AM 19,406 Views 64 Comments

Priority for the scheme will go to the most vulnerable, like the elderly, women, girls and people with disabilities.

'Revolving door': Traveller women imprisoned for minor offences such as driving without tax
# Tough Start
# Tough Start

'Revolving door': Traveller women imprisoned for minor offences such as driving without tax

Oct 22nd 2021, 12:05 AM 49,510 Views 0 Comments
  • Noteworthy and The Journal examine the impact of the justice system on Travellers, with a focus on children
  • Reporters Michelle Hennessy and Maria Delaney found young Travellers detainee numbers jumped last year
  • Children who spoke to the investigation team said they felt fear and anxiety around interactions with gardaí
Stardust funding row to be resolved in coming days
# Stardust
# Stardust

Stardust funding row to be resolved in coming days

Oct 13th 2021, 5:40 PM 6,455 Views 0 Comments

A pre-inquest hearing was told that, while the issue is not entirely finalised, an agreement is expected soon.

Majority of victims’ families could be excluded from Stardust inquest, TD warns
# Third Inquest
# Third Inquest

Majority of victims’ families could be excluded from Stardust inquest, TD warns

Sep 22nd 2021, 7:08 PM 8,545 Views 1 Comment

Labour’s Aodhan Ó Ríordáin cited a row over promised free legal aid.

Calls for urgent resolution to legal fees impasse for Stardust families
# Stardust Fire
# Stardust Fire

Calls for urgent resolution to legal fees impasse for Stardust families

Sep 16th 2021, 4:38 PM 5,079 Views 0 Comments

Campaigners said this morning that the Department Of Justice has reneged on its “past promises” to pay for work undertaken by their legal representatives.

Garda promotions to be handled by Public Appointments Service under new regulations
# New Rules
# New Rules

Garda promotions to be handled by Public Appointments Service under new regulations

Jul 19th 2021, 11:27 AM 20,253 Views 22 Comments

Promotions to the ranks of sergeant and inspector had previously been managed internally.

Criticism as international students told to enroll in a course to extend their visas
# Student Visas
# Student Visas

Criticism as international students told to enroll in a course to extend their visas

Apr 30th 2021, 7:07 PM 19,191 Views 34 Comments

The Department of Justice has said that they will take a pragmatic approach to the situation.

Frontline workers among 1,200 people granted Irish citizenship since January
# Fáilte
# Fáilte

Frontline workers among 1,200 people granted Irish citizenship since January

Apr 9th 2021, 3:32 PM 29,309 Views 28 Comments

Citizenship ceremonies have been temporarily replaced by signing a declaration of loyalty.

Non-EU doctors call for all frontline workers' citizenship applications to be fasttracked
# Covid-19 Pandemic
# Covid-19 Pandemic

Non-EU doctors call for all frontline workers' citizenship applications to be fasttracked

Apr 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 23,198 Views 40 Comments

Doctors have written to all TDs and senators asking for their citizenship to be fasttracked as a gesture for their work during the pandemic.

Justice Minister aims to reduce waiting time for children born in Ireland to gain citizenship
# Naturalisation
# Naturalisation

Justice Minister aims to reduce waiting time for children born in Ireland to gain citizenship

Updated Mar 23rd 2021, 7:02 PM 41,700 Views 28 Comments

Currently, children born in Ireland whose parents are not Irish citizens – and haven’t met residency requirements – must live here for at least five years before they can gain citizenship.

€2.2 million spent on deporting people from Ireland in last three years
# Asylum
# Asylum

€2.2 million spent on deporting people from Ireland in last three years

Mar 15th 2021, 6:30 AM 22,645 Views 32 Comments

Figures from the Department of Justice show 601 people were deported between 2018 and 2020.

Justice Department says it can't fast-track healthcare workers' citizenship applications
# Application Backlog
# Application Backlog

Justice Department says it can't fast-track healthcare workers' citizenship applications

Mar 13th 2021, 10:30 AM 23,016 Views 38 Comments

The Department said it can’t fast-track the healthcare workers’ applications specifically, as it doesn’t segregate applicants by their work.

Stardust: Government urged to solve legal aid logjam that is delaying start of inquests
# Stardust Fire
# Stardust Fire

Stardust: Government urged to solve legal aid logjam that is delaying start of inquests

Feb 16th 2021, 12:05 AM 10,265 Views 14 Comments

Opposition parties have urged the Taoiseach and the government to prevent any further delay right after the 40th anniversary of the disaster.

Waiting time for asylum seekers to seek permission to work reduced by three months
# Protection
# Protection

Waiting time for asylum seekers to seek permission to work reduced by three months

Jan 28th 2021, 2:16 PM 11,307 Views 20 Comments

Asylum seekers will need to wait six months instead of nine before they can apply for permission to work in Ireland.

Over 100 breaches of PCR test rule at Dublin Airport recorded under new rules
# Travel
# Travel

Over 100 breaches of PCR test rule at Dublin Airport recorded under new rules

Jan 28th 2021, 12:05 AM 66,984 Views 89 Comments

The Department of Justice said the breaches were a mixture of people failing to provide a test result and others providing a test result from beyond the 72-hour limit.

# department-of-justice - All time

'I'm not sure my friends can afford it': International students face hike in health insurance costs
# Squeezed Students
# Squeezed Students

'I'm not sure my friends can afford it': International students face hike in health insurance costs

Oct 10th 2020, 12:10 AM 25,944 Views 11 Comments

There has been no clarity from immigration authorities about when rules will be enforced.

Irish government to return €5.5m in funds misappropriated by former Nigerian leader
# Frozen Assets
# Frozen Assets

Irish government to return €5.5m in funds misappropriated by former Nigerian leader

Aug 13th 2020, 8:22 PM 37,258 Views 40 Comments

The government said the funds were frozen in a Dublin-based bank account.

'These orders have us heartbroken': Protest planned against deportation of Athlone students
# Deportation
# Deportation

'These orders have us heartbroken': Protest planned against deportation of Athlone students

Aug 11th 2020, 4:36 PM 36,642 Views 40 Comments

The couple live in a direct provision centre in Athlone.

'Mould, fire hazards and damp' identified at Direct Provision centres as new Minister aims for independent inspections
# INspections
# INspections

'Mould, fire hazards and damp' identified at Direct Provision centres as new Minister aims for independent inspections

Jul 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 17,635 Views 54 Comments

No inspections of centres have taken place since late March due to Covid-19.

'Our friend was badly let down by the State': Calls for transparency around deaths in Direct Provision one year after Sylva Tukula's burial
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

'Our friend was badly let down by the State': Calls for transparency around deaths in Direct Provision one year after Sylva Tukula's burial

Jul 3rd 2020, 6:05 AM 13,985 Views 25 Comments

The CSO is aiming to collect data on Direct Provision deaths but the Justice Department says it has no role in collecting this.

Department asks Direct Provision centre owners to prove living conditions allegations are 'clearly false'
# Department Of Justice
# Department Of Justice

Department asks Direct Provision centre owners to prove living conditions allegations are 'clearly false'

Jun 19th 2020, 12:05 AM 38,630 Views 85 Comments

“IPAS is more concerned about protecting their reputation and the reputations of private contractors,” said Nasc CEO Fiona Finn.

New domestic violence ad campaign tells victims support is 'still here' despite the pandemic
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

Apr 15th 2020, 7:33 AM 16,887 Views 6 Comments

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

Major jump in number of people deported from Ireland in 2019
# Deportation
# Deportation

Major jump in number of people deported from Ireland in 2019

Mar 9th 2020, 6:00 AM 43,819 Views 22 Comments

In 2019, 293 people were deported from Ireland.

'Since I got the letter, it's just silence': Citizenship delays now a 'disincentive' for doctors to stay in Ireland
# Retention Crisis
# Retention Crisis

'Since I got the letter, it's just silence': Citizenship delays now a 'disincentive' for doctors to stay in Ireland

Mar 9th 2020, 12:05 AM 63,753 Views 30 Comments

One doctor described the stress of applying for citizenship and work permits, and the toll it has taken on his personal life.

'We don't want to create an 'us and them' scenario': Tullamore councillors to discuss planned Direct Provision centre
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

'We don't want to create an 'us and them' scenario': Tullamore councillors to discuss planned Direct Provision centre

Feb 19th 2020, 3:01 PM 14,169 Views 37 Comments

“It’s a fait accompli, I would prefer if there had been more consultation,” one councillor said.

Direct provision centre to accommodate up to 168 asylum seekers in Offaly from early March
# Tullamore
# Tullamore

Direct provision centre to accommodate up to 168 asylum seekers in Offaly from early March

Feb 18th 2020, 10:19 PM 29,301 Views 60 Comments

The premises was offered to the Department via the recent public procurement competition for the Midlands region.

Justice Department tried to soothe 'nonsense' RIC commemoration concerns
# Department Of Justice
# Department Of Justice

Justice Department tried to soothe 'nonsense' RIC commemoration concerns

Feb 11th 2020, 6:00 AM 19,569 Views 10 Comments

Internal records show how controversy started to build from 2 January – three days before the Clare mayor announced his boycott.

Department of Justice considering extending visa status of Chinese people in Ireland over coronavirus
# Visa
# Visa

Department of Justice considering extending visa status of Chinese people in Ireland over coronavirus

Jan 31st 2020, 2:52 PM 26,930 Views 31 Comments

There has been two confirmed cases of the novel virus in the UK.

Only 192 garda stations have received an increase in staffing levels since 2015
# Staffing Levels
# Staffing Levels

Only 192 garda stations have received an increase in staffing levels since 2015

Jan 24th 2020, 6:05 AM 10,813 Views 15 Comments

The number of gardaí in two-thirds of stations has remained static or fallen since the lifting of the recruitment embargo in 2014.

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