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# department-of-justice - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Justice Department hit with €27,000 levy by Dublin City Council for vacant site it is trying to transfer to the council
# Kilmainham Road
# Kilmainham Road

Justice Department hit with €27,000 levy by Dublin City Council for vacant site it is trying to transfer to the council

Jun 18th 2019, 6:05 AM 19,003 Views 13 Comments

The site at 51A Old Kilmainham Road, Dublin 8, has been vacant for a number of years.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 13 June, 2019

State offers 'unreserved apology' for burying asylum seeker without telling friends
# SYLVA TUKULA
# SYLVA TUKULA

State offers 'unreserved apology' for burying asylum seeker without telling friends

Jun 13th 2019, 7:53 AM 18,517 Views 27 Comments

Sylva Tukula died at the Great Western House Direct Provision centre in Galway in August 2018.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 6 June, 2019

'An insensitivity at the heart of the State': Decision to bury woman who died in Direct Provision without telling friends criticised
# SYLVA TUKULA
# SYLVA TUKULA

'An insensitivity at the heart of the State': Decision to bury woman who died in Direct Provision without telling friends criticised

Jun 6th 2019, 3:04 PM 17,777 Views 42 Comments

Sylva Tukula died in Galway in August 2018.

# department-of-justice - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Department of Justice sounded warning over plans to almost double allowance for asylum seekers living in direct provision
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

Department of Justice sounded warning over plans to almost double allowance for asylum seekers living in direct provision

May 26th 2019, 12:05 AM 24,609 Views 25 Comments

Officials said changes to allow residents of asylum centres to work had created “most generous” system in EU.

# department-of-justice - Monday 6 May, 2019

Fears over legal challenge 'disrupting' asylum seekers led to Direct Provision centre being scrapped
# Rooskey
# Rooskey

Fears over legal challenge 'disrupting' asylum seekers led to Direct Provision centre being scrapped

May 6th 2019, 12:05 AM 17,209 Views 0 Comments

The proposal was affected by a number of legal and planning issues, as well as suspected arson attacks.

# department-of-justice - Sunday 5 May, 2019

'He has no one to talk to': Concerns raised around potential lack of schooling for 86 children of asylum seekers
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

'He has no one to talk to': Concerns raised around potential lack of schooling for 86 children of asylum seekers

May 5th 2019, 12:05 AM 18,312 Views 14 Comments

There are currently over 500 people asylum seekers living in emergency accommodation.

# department-of-justice - Sunday 31 March, 2019

Emergency accommodation: Over 500 asylum seekers now living in hotels and B and Bs across Ireland
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Emergency accommodation: Over 500 asylum seekers now living in hotels and B and Bs across Ireland

Mar 31st 2019, 12:58 PM 24,678 Views 100 Comments

“The current reliance on private contractors is clearly not working,” migrant rights centre Nasc has said.

# department-of-justice - Monday 25 March, 2019

'Farmers wouldn't keep cows in this': Complaints over mould, leaks at Dublin Direct Provision centre
# Watergate House
# Watergate House

'Farmers wouldn't keep cows in this': Complaints over mould, leaks at Dublin Direct Provision centre

Mar 25th 2019, 12:05 AM 26,842 Views 47 Comments

The centre accommodated around 50 asylum seekers before it closed last June.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Waterford locals defy anti-immigrant protesters by applauding meeting to welcome Syrian refugees
# Lismore
# Lismore

Waterford locals defy anti-immigrant protesters by applauding meeting to welcome Syrian refugees

Mar 5th 2019, 2:48 PM 32,876 Views 115 Comments

A meeting of the Lismore Welcome Project was interrupted last night.

# department-of-justice - Friday 15 February, 2019

'Mind-boggling': Department can't say whether payments to firm were for surveillance of prison staff
# Prison Service
# Prison Service

'Mind-boggling': Department can't say whether payments to firm were for surveillance of prison staff

Feb 15th 2019, 6:20 AM 17,139 Views 19 Comments

The prison service paid two private security companies over a two-year period.

# department-of-justice - Monday 11 February, 2019

Just one maximum compensation payout in Magdalene scheme since expansion
# Department Of Justice
# Department Of Justice

Just one maximum compensation payout in Magdalene scheme since expansion

Feb 11th 2019, 12:05 AM 13,252 Views 12 Comments

The government has compensated nine Magdalene women out of 87 who have applied since the scheme was widened last year.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Commissioner says there's no plan to move 600 gardaí to border - but what WILL happen?
# Brexit
# Brexit

Commissioner says there's no plan to move 600 gardaí to border - but what WILL happen?

Jan 24th 2019, 2:58 PM 13,180 Views 16 Comments

There is concern as the March deadline approaches that hundreds of gardaí will be transferred last-minute in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Ireland to accept migrants from Malta following EU deal to relocate almost 300 people
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Ireland to accept migrants from Malta following EU deal to relocate almost 300 people

Jan 9th 2019, 6:11 PM 23,835 Views 139 Comments

49 migrants stranded at sea for weeks arrived in Malta today following the deal.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

Groups who support victims of crime have been given €1.7m by the Government for 2019
# Funding
# Funding

Groups who support victims of crime have been given €1.7m by the Government for 2019

Dec 26th 2018, 3:03 PM 5,505 Views 5 Comments

The funding will be given to dozens of non-governmental organisations.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Alleged use of tracking devices on cars of Irish prison officers to be probed by Inspector of Prisons
# Bugged
# Bugged

Alleged use of tracking devices on cars of Irish prison officers to be probed by Inspector of Prisons

Nov 22nd 2018, 2:20 PM 14,240 Views 0 Comments

Revelations that officers’ vehicles had been bugged were published today in the Irish Examiner.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Staff at Direct Provision centre to be retrained after a mother was refused food for her sick child
# Child Welfare
# Child Welfare

Staff at Direct Provision centre to be retrained after a mother was refused food for her sick child

Nov 1st 2018, 8:23 PM 28,631 Views 78 Comments

The contractor said it will also ensure that tea, coffee and snacks are available on a 24/7 basis.

# department-of-justice - Monday 22 October, 2018

Thousands sign petition asking Justice Minister to stop deportation of student facing threat of torture
# Shepherd Machaya
# Shepherd Machaya

Thousands sign petition asking Justice Minister to stop deportation of student facing threat of torture

Oct 22nd 2018, 10:27 PM 28,094 Views 83 Comments

Shepherd Machaya could be deported within days after his permission to remain in Ireland expired on 21 October.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Nurse who returned to Pakistan under threat of deportation was told the next day that asylum status is under review
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Nurse who returned to Pakistan under threat of deportation was told the next day that asylum status is under review

Updated Aug 29th 2018, 6:41 PM 45,467 Views 60 Comments

Vicky Khokhar spent three years in a direct provision centre and during that time volunteered five days a week at a local nursing home.

# department-of-justice - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Flanagan calls for Magdalen survivors of 'adjoining institutions' to contact government over redress
# Long Time Coming
# Long Time Coming

Flanagan calls for Magdalen survivors of 'adjoining institutions' to contact government over redress

Jul 8th 2018, 6:00 AM 7,302 Views 8 Comments

Previously, women who had worked in a laundry but not actually lived there had been denied state compensation.

# department-of-justice - Saturday 2 June, 2018

Magdalene reparations will finally be paid to those who lived in the forgotten institutions
# At Last
# At Last

Magdalene reparations will finally be paid to those who lived in the forgotten institutions

Jun 2nd 2018, 1:38 PM 26,009 Views 54 Comments

Previously, women who had worked in laundries not covered by the Magdalene Restorative Justice scheme had been denied compensation.

# department-of-justice - Saturday 26 May, 2018

Here are the top 10 countries outside Europe that requested visas to Ireland
# Department Of Justice
# Department Of Justice

Here are the top 10 countries outside Europe that requested visas to Ireland

May 26th 2018, 11:00 AM 30,732 Views 88 Comments

Most people with permission to remain in the State are working or studying, according to the Department of Justice.

# department-of-justice - Sunday 20 May, 2018

Trump demands review into claim FBI spy infiltrated his presidential campaign
# Surveillance
# Surveillance

Trump demands review into claim FBI spy infiltrated his presidential campaign

May 20th 2018, 8:14 PM 13,893 Views 33 Comments

The US President tweeted his intentions today.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Alan Kelly says his questions about the Department of Justice are going unanswered
# Unanswered Questions
# Unanswered Questions

Alan Kelly says his questions about the Department of Justice are going unanswered

May 8th 2018, 6:10 AM 12,872 Views 26 Comments

The Labour TD said the refusal to answer his ‘legitimate’ questions is ‘undemocratic’.

# department-of-justice - Saturday 14 April, 2018

Waterford's new €25.9m courthouse opened this week - take a look
# Order In The Court
# Order In The Court

Waterford's new €25.9m courthouse opened this week - take a look

Apr 14th 2018, 8:30 AM 18,758 Views 33 Comments

It’s the fifth courthouse to be opened recently as part of a multi-million government programme.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Dept of Justice had 'shortcomings' but 'did not deliberately conceal' emails from Disclosures Tribunal
# Independent Report
# Independent Report

Dept of Justice had 'shortcomings' but 'did not deliberately conceal' emails from Disclosures Tribunal

Mar 27th 2018, 10:01 PM 9,544 Views 0 Comments

An independent report in how it handled materials given to the Tribunal was published this evening.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Single refugees in Ballaghaderreen are relying on housing offers from the Irish public
# Integration
# Integration

Single refugees in Ballaghaderreen are relying on housing offers from the Irish public

Mar 14th 2018, 6:05 AM 24,134 Views 53 Comments

The Department of Justice said due to the shortage of social housing the decision has been taken to only resettle people outside of high demand areas.

# department-of-justice - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Asylum seekers in Ireland can finally work, but it doesn't look like they're allowed drive to that work
# Off The Road
# Off The Road

Asylum seekers in Ireland can finally work, but it doesn't look like they're allowed drive to that work

Mar 10th 2018, 12:05 AM 42,259 Views 119 Comments

There is a lack of clarity as to whether or not asylum seekers in Ireland are legally allowed to obtain a driving licence.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Giving the unborn full rights would have consequences 'with reverberations', Supreme Court hears
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

Giving the unborn full rights would have consequences 'with reverberations', Supreme Court hears

Feb 21st 2018, 4:27 PM 24,081 Views 0 Comments

A landmark Supreme Court appeal hearing is under way which is expected to have crucial ramifications for the pending referendum on the Eighth Amendment.

# department-of-justice - Sunday 18 February, 2018

The government wants to exempt itself from the EU's new hardcore data protection rules - but why?
# Trouble Brewing
# Trouble Brewing

The government wants to exempt itself from the EU's new hardcore data protection rules - but why?

Feb 18th 2018, 12:05 AM 35,467 Views 54 Comments

A new Data Protection Act has to be in place before the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes live in May – but the Irish state seems in no mood to align itself with Europe on the issue.

# department-of-justice - Monday 29 January, 2018

It would 'not have been in public interest' if O'Sullivan stepped down after O'Higgins report
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

It would 'not have been in public interest' if O'Sullivan stepped down after O'Higgins report

Jan 29th 2018, 10:10 PM 13,799 Views 0 Comments

A former senior civil servant from the Department of Justice was among those giving evidence today.

# department-of-justice - Friday 12 January, 2018

Tribunal told abuse allegation used at O'Higgins Commission to 'embarrass' Maurice McCabe
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

Tribunal told abuse allegation used at O'Higgins Commission to 'embarrass' Maurice McCabe

Jan 12th 2018, 10:45 PM 26,129 Views 0 Comments

It’s day 42 of the Disclosures Tribunal.

# department-of-justice - Saturday 30 December, 2017

'My stupid mandatory but not compulsory line' - Regina Doherty on the rocky road of ministerial life
# Interview
# Interview

'My stupid mandatory but not compulsory line' - Regina Doherty on the rocky road of ministerial life

Dec 30th 2017, 6:15 AM 17,697 Views 44 Comments

From the Public Services Card to initiating a Garda investigation over Twitter abuse, it’s been an eventful six months for the Meath TD.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 28 December, 2017

We should have a new Garda Commissioner by summer 2018
# Reform
# Reform

We should have a new Garda Commissioner by summer 2018

Dec 28th 2017, 3:28 PM 10,628 Views 31 Comments

Nóirín O’Sullivan announced her retirement from the Gardaí in September following months of calls for her resignation.

# department-of-justice - Monday 25 December, 2017

The Disclosures Tribunal cost the State €87,000 a month this year
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

The Disclosures Tribunal cost the State €87,000 a month this year

Dec 25th 2017, 6:00 AM 4,987 Views 13 Comments

These expenses only cover administrative and legal costs for the tribunal’s own team as third-party costs have not been paid out yet.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Change of plans: Barrister to head up review into Justice Department's email trawl
# Dig Deep
# Dig Deep

Change of plans: Barrister to head up review into Justice Department's email trawl

Dec 12th 2017, 3:32 PM 11,824 Views 17 Comments

Concerns had been raised with the Taoiseach about the secretary-general of his own department carrying out the review.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Acting Commissioner writes to minister about 'concerns' with Garda tribunal office
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

Acting Commissioner writes to minister about 'concerns' with Garda tribunal office

Nov 30th 2017, 10:38 PM 14,212 Views 12 Comments

Labour’s Alan Kelly called the unit a “filter system that gardaí don’t have confidence in”.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

'I believe it is necessary': Frances Fitzgerald resigns as Tánaiste following whistleblower email controversy
# Slanaiste
# Slanaiste

'I believe it is necessary': Frances Fitzgerald resigns as Tánaiste following whistleblower email controversy

Nov 28th 2017, 3:50 PM 122,363 Views 293 Comments

Opposition politicians had been calling for her to resign over the legal strategy used against Sgt Maurice McCabe.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Objections by Department of Justice to Magdalen redress investigation 'disingenuous' - Ombudsman
# Opportunity Lost
# Opportunity Lost

Objections by Department of Justice to Magdalen redress investigation 'disingenuous' - Ombudsman

Nov 23rd 2017, 11:30 AM 13,764 Views 21 Comments

The Ombudsman has been harshly critical of the Department of Justice in his report published this morning.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Asylum seekers may only be allowed to work in certain jobs
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Asylum seekers may only be allowed to work in certain jobs

Nov 21st 2017, 10:10 PM 24,039 Views 113 Comments

In May, the Supreme Court said the ban on asylum seekers working was unconstitutional.

# department-of-justice - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Some western counties have nearly twice as many gardaí on the streets as those in Leinster - but why?
# Blue Lines
# Blue Lines

Some western counties have nearly twice as many gardaí on the streets as those in Leinster - but why?

Nov 12th 2017, 4:00 PM 24,854 Views 44 Comments

The spread of gardaí around the country displays a clear imbalance according to new figures.