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# department-of-justice - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

State of the Nation: How will Simon Coveney appease 'very angry' beef farmers?
# Dáil Talk
# Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: How will Simon Coveney appease 'very angry' beef farmers?

Oct 29th 2014, 9:00 AM 4,284 Views 17 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# department-of-justice - Friday 17 October, 2014

Sex workers 'fear for their safety' if clients are criminalised
# Nordic Model
# Nordic Model

Sex workers 'fear for their safety' if clients are criminalised

Oct 17th 2014, 9:56 PM 18,796 Views 55 Comments

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said she is “examining” legislation that would criminalise buying sex.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

The Department of Justice says the President doesn't need permission to visit asylum seekers
# No Go
# No Go

The Department of Justice says the President doesn't need permission to visit asylum seekers

Oct 7th 2014, 11:00 AM 6,712 Views 24 Comments

He’s going to, anyway.

# department-of-justice - Monday 6 October, 2014

Ireland's judges are struggling to 'maintain services to which people have a right'
# Chief Justice
# Chief Justice

Ireland's judges are struggling to 'maintain services to which people have a right'

Oct 6th 2014, 2:33 PM 9,224 Views 37 Comments

Ireland has the lowest number of judges per capita in Europe.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Here's how much it would cost to put 500 more gardaí on the beat
# More Guards
# More Guards

Here's how much it would cost to put 500 more gardaí on the beat

Sep 30th 2014, 7:15 AM 11,727 Views 42 Comments

The cost of recruiting between 100 and 500 extra gardaí has been outlined by Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald.

# department-of-justice - Saturday 20 September, 2014

New laws will see asylum seekers spend less time in Direct Provision
# A Better Way
# A Better Way

New laws will see asylum seekers spend less time in Direct Provision

Sep 20th 2014, 3:20 PM 8,007 Views 110 Comments

The heads of the new legislation will be brought to Cabinet within a matter of weeks.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

McCabe had 'constructive' penalty points meeting but still feels 'not accepted' in force
# Whistleblower
# Whistleblower

McCabe had 'constructive' penalty points meeting but still feels 'not accepted' in force

Sep 16th 2014, 6:10 AM 8,053 Views 48 Comments

McCabe will spend the rest of the week in Dublin outlining the new allegations that gardaí have been cancelling penalty points since new regulations came in.

# department-of-justice - Monday 15 September, 2014

€320 million spent, 4,161 parliamentary questions and 166,000 new visas application: 2013 in the Department of Justice
# Justice For All
# Justice For All

€320 million spent, 4,161 parliamentary questions and 166,000 new visas application: 2013 in the Department of Justice

Sep 15th 2014, 7:54 PM 5,280 Views 12 Comments

The Department handled 8% of all parliamentary questions.

Referendum on establishing Family Court 'not necessary'
# Courts
# Courts

Referendum on establishing Family Court 'not necessary'

Sep 15th 2014, 6:45 AM 5,090 Views 18 Comments

The former Justice minister called for a referendum but department said one isn’t needed now.

# department-of-justice - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Ireland spending €150 million a year on asylum system
# Justice
# Justice

Ireland spending €150 million a year on asylum system

Sep 13th 2014, 4:39 PM 14,366 Views 147 Comments

One third of asylum seekers in Ireland are children and many people have been waiting more than a decade for a decision on their application.

# department-of-justice - Friday 12 September, 2014

There were 64 cases of children being abducted from Ireland last year
# Abduction
# Abduction

There were 64 cases of children being abducted from Ireland last year

Sep 12th 2014, 4:14 PM 17,554 Views 11 Comments

There were also 45 cases of abducted children being brought here.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Direct Provision food protest ends with hope for improved conditions
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Direct Provision food protest ends with hope for improved conditions

Sep 9th 2014, 10:49 AM 6,306 Views 94 Comments

The residents had began refusing supplies from the centre last week.

# department-of-justice - Friday 22 August, 2014

Dept of Justice provided visas for asylum seekers travelling for abortion
# Visas
# Visas

Dept of Justice provided visas for asylum seekers travelling for abortion

Aug 22nd 2014, 4:52 PM 12,040 Views 84 Comments

HSE says that while it has no authority to assist asylum seekers in travelling abroad for an abortion, it has provided financial support for travel and care.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Retired judge says victims are being 'further victimised' by 'guards investigating guards’
# No Independence
# No Independence

Retired judge says victims are being 'further victimised' by 'guards investigating guards’

Aug 19th 2014, 6:45 PM 13,490 Views 28 Comments

Gillian Hussey is a director of the National Crime Victims Helpline.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Ireland will take in a small number of families fleeing the violence in Iraq
# Potential Genocide
# Potential Genocide

Ireland will take in a small number of families fleeing the violence in Iraq

Aug 13th 2014, 12:24 PM 7,046 Views 65 Comments

As much as €500,000 in emergency funding will also be provided to organisations working in the area.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 31 July, 2014

European court rules against Irish murderers fighting life sentences
# Temporary Release Programme
# Temporary Release Programme

European court rules against Irish murderers fighting life sentences

Jul 31st 2014, 2:15 PM 13,618 Views 18 Comments

The ruling relates to a case brought forward by two men serving life sentences for murder.

Here's why Alan Shatter's legal challenge could cause the government more problems
# THE NEVERENDING STORY
# THE NEVERENDING STORY

Here's why Alan Shatter's legal challenge could cause the government more problems

Jul 31st 2014, 7:45 AM 12,759 Views 38 Comments

Analysis: He hasn’t gone away you know…

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Time to spruce up your CV: The search for a new Garda Commissioner has started
# Garda Commissioner
# Garda Commissioner

Time to spruce up your CV: The search for a new Garda Commissioner has started

Jul 29th 2014, 6:29 PM 11,789 Views 38 Comments

A “global executive search campaign” will be undertaken as part of the open recruitment process to appoint a new commissioner.

# department-of-justice - Monday 28 July, 2014

After refusing to back him for 80 days, Frances Fitzgerald now needs a new secretary general
# Independent Review
# Independent Review

After refusing to back him for 80 days, Frances Fitzgerald now needs a new secretary general

Jul 28th 2014, 5:40 PM 12,538 Views 25 Comments

The Justice Minister has accepted a request from Brian Purcell to be reassigned in the wake of a damning report.

80 days in and we still don't know if Frances Fitzgerald has confidence in her top civil servant
# Brian Purcell
# Brian Purcell

80 days in and we still don't know if Frances Fitzgerald has confidence in her top civil servant

Jul 28th 2014, 9:33 AM 5,804 Views 12 Comments

The Minister for Justice is expected to publish a report into the running of her department very shortly.

# department-of-justice - Saturday 28 June, 2014

Discrimination against LGBT teachers to end under amended law
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

Discrimination against LGBT teachers to end under amended law

Jun 28th 2014, 1:13 PM 12,328 Views 56 Comments

Labour Senator Ivana Bacik says she is “delighted” that on Dublin Pride day the Government will move on her bill.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 19 June, 2014

'Ignoring' the system gives speeders an 86% chance of avoiding punishment
# It Wasn't Me
# It Wasn't Me

'Ignoring' the system gives speeders an 86% chance of avoiding punishment

Jun 19th 2014, 4:55 PM 17,118 Views 23 Comments

John O’Brien, the former head of the Garda Traffic Corps, told the PAC that GSOC failed to act on foot of a report he carried out on the penalty points system in 2008.

# department-of-justice - Monday 16 June, 2014

New visa to let Chinese and Indian tourists travel freely between Ireland and UK
# Tourism
# Tourism

New visa to let Chinese and Indian tourists travel freely between Ireland and UK

Jun 16th 2014, 6:47 PM 12,606 Views 115 Comments

The current system means these tourists need two visas if they want to leave here for Northern Ireland or Britain but that will all change this autumn.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Garda whistleblower has 'very constructive' meeting with Fitzgerald
# Allegations
# Allegations

Garda whistleblower has 'very constructive' meeting with Fitzgerald

Jun 11th 2014, 9:54 PM 8,943 Views 27 Comments

Wilson said he and the Justice 4 All group outlined a number of serious allegations and the minister said she would now look at mechanisms needed to address these concerns.

Poll: Should Ireland bring in a DNA database for criminals?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland bring in a DNA database for criminals?

Jun 11th 2014, 8:43 AM 10,705 Views 103 Comments

The DNA of the most serious criminals will be kept on a database under a new law. But is it a good idea? Or a step too far for civil liberties?

# department-of-justice - Saturday 7 June, 2014

"Every effort is being made" to keep garda budget under control
# Shortfall
# Shortfall

"Every effort is being made" to keep garda budget under control

Jun 7th 2014, 3:27 PM 8,732 Views 32 Comments

Reports this morning suggest that a supplementary budget will be sought due to a €70m shortfall.

# department-of-justice - Friday 6 June, 2014

Taoiseach's office has GSOC bugging report but he hasn't seen it yet
# BUGGING
# BUGGING

Taoiseach's office has GSOC bugging report but he hasn't seen it yet

Jun 6th 2014, 10:40 PM 7,906 Views 28 Comments

The Taoiseach is not likely to see the report until Monday as he is currently on a trade mission in California.

Here's how much the wind up of IBRC has cost us so far
# Counting The Cost
# Counting The Cost

Here's how much the wind up of IBRC has cost us so far

Jun 6th 2014, 3:32 PM 8,899 Views 17 Comments

The details of costs to the State are contained in a report by liquidator KPMG published today

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Jun 3rd 2014, 10:58 PM 15,842 Views 7 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the Labour Party, the bodies of 800 babies in Tuam and a review of the Justice Department.

Six outside experts appointed to conduct review of Department of Justice
# Independent Review
# Independent Review

Six outside experts appointed to conduct review of Department of Justice

Jun 3rd 2014, 10:00 PM 11,254 Views 53 Comments

The findings of the review are expected to determine if Brian Purcell will remain as the secretary-general at the Department.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Brian Purcell appears before the Justice Committee, but refuses to answer questions about Callinan
# None The Wiser
# None The Wiser

Brian Purcell appears before the Justice Committee, but refuses to answer questions about Callinan

May 28th 2014, 7:40 PM 9,427 Views 49 Comments

Members of the committee slammed his lack of cooperation as “farcical”.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Stardust families hopeful Minister Fitzgerald will address calls for new investigation
# Fire
# Fire

Stardust families hopeful Minister Fitzgerald will address calls for new investigation

May 21st 2014, 1:57 PM 4,341 Views 14 Comments

The families described the handling of the incident as an “open political sore”.

# department-of-justice - Monday 19 May, 2014

Eamon Gilmore: 'I think we’ve had a bad couple of months'
# Bit Of Bother
# Bit Of Bother

Eamon Gilmore: 'I think we’ve had a bad couple of months'

May 19th 2014, 10:56 PM 16,003 Views 105 Comments

The Tánaiste has told TheJournal.ie that the issues surrounding the gardaí have distracted the government from its agenda and explained why he’s bullish about Labour’s election prospects.

# department-of-justice - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Mary Lou's 20-minute wonder underlines the need for top official to explain Gardagate - for his own sake
# Analysis
# Analysis

Mary Lou's 20-minute wonder underlines the need for top official to explain Gardagate - for his own sake

May 17th 2014, 11:45 AM 19,179 Views 55 Comments

Department of Justice Secretary General Brian Purcell is at the centre of several controversies, but the biggest questions concern the events leading up to the departure of Martin Callinan in March.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

"Micromanaging gardaí" is not something the Justice Department should do - former ministerial advisor
# Review
# Review

"Micromanaging gardaí" is not something the Justice Department should do - former ministerial advisor

May 14th 2014, 9:31 AM 5,406 Views 13 Comments

Richard Moore, who worked with former Minsiter Dermot Ahern, has questioned how the Department handles complaints.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Politicians are not allowed to talk to people seeking asylum in Ireland
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Politicians are not allowed to talk to people seeking asylum in Ireland

May 13th 2014, 10:45 PM 18,625 Views 91 Comments

Thousands of people in asylum centres are allowed to vote – but they’re not allowed to hear from politicians in the run up to the local elections.

Government agrees to independent review of the Department of Justice
# Guerin Report
# Guerin Report

Government agrees to independent review of the Department of Justice

May 13th 2014, 10:45 PM 7,473 Views 37 Comments

The Justice Minister says the department will be part of “root and branch” reform in Ireland.

Frances Fitzgerald still can't say if she has confidence in her most senior civil servant
# Wait And See
# Wait And See

Frances Fitzgerald still can't say if she has confidence in her most senior civil servant

May 13th 2014, 6:20 PM 11,032 Views 44 Comments

The Justice Minister will await the outcome of an independent review into her new department before deciding on Brian Purcell who today said he will answer questions about the findings of the Guerin report before TDs and Senators.