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# dermot-ahern - Sunday 23 September, 2018

Explainer: What is the upcoming blasphemy referendum about?
# 37th Amendment
# 37th Amendment

Explainer: What is the upcoming blasphemy referendum about?

Sep 23rd 2018, 7:30 AM 42,678 Views 34 Comments

Nearly one in three voters are unsure how they’ll vote in the referendum on 26 October.

# dermot-ahern - Monday 16 July, 2018

Garda who suffered PTSD after shotgun was fired at him awarded €250,000 in compensation
# State Compensation
# State Compensation

Garda who suffered PTSD after shotgun was fired at him awarded €250,000 in compensation

Jul 16th 2018, 4:50 PM 19,503 Views 0 Comments

The now-retired Garda was later awarded the Scott Medal for bravery

# dermot-ahern - Monday 8 May, 2017

Simon Harris says Ireland's blasphemy laws are 'silly' and 'embarrassing'
# The Meaning Of Life
# The Meaning Of Life

Simon Harris says Ireland's blasphemy laws are 'silly' and 'embarrassing'

May 8th 2017, 12:25 PM 28,565 Views 156 Comments

It’s been suggested by experts that our current blasphemy laws are ‘unenforceable’.

# dermot-ahern - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Revealed: Labour voted against extending Special Criminal Court's powers in 2009
# Before Government
# Before Government

Revealed: Labour voted against extending Special Criminal Court's powers in 2009

Feb 10th 2016, 5:18 PM 17,566 Views 91 Comments

Legislation to extend the powers of the non-jury court to deal with cases involving organised crime was opposed at final stages by Joan Burton and her party.

# dermot-ahern - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

WATCH: Brian Cowen explains THAT infamous bailout denial
# Shaking Heads
# Shaking Heads

WATCH: Brian Cowen explains THAT infamous bailout denial

Jul 8th 2015, 9:30 PM 10,548 Views 21 Comments

The shaking heads of Dermot Ahern and Noel Dempsey became synonymous with the bailout in 2010.

# dermot-ahern - 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 5,403 Views 13 Comments

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

# dermot-ahern - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Mahon Tribunal timeline: From whistleblower to digouts
# Mahon
# Mahon

Mahon Tribunal timeline: From whistleblower to digouts

Jul 31st 2013, 11:28 AM 10,072 Views 20 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know to get to grips with the planning and permission tribunal of inquiry, which published its final chapter this morning.

# dermot-ahern - Monday 8 April, 2013

US saw 'a dollop of complacency' in Irish efforts to pursue alleged terrorists
# Dermot Ahern
# Dermot Ahern

US saw 'a dollop of complacency' in Irish efforts to pursue alleged terrorists

Apr 8th 2013, 8:35 PM 14,583 Views 58 Comments

The latest Wikileaks cables highlight American concerns.

# dermot-ahern - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

TD claims Ireland is becoming a 'safe haven for convicted sex offenders'
# Sexual Offences
# Sexual Offences

TD claims Ireland is becoming a 'safe haven for convicted sex offenders'

Mar 19th 2013, 2:55 PM 7,752 Views 25 Comments

Denis Naughten takes issue with laws that don’t require sex offenders to register with Gardaí immediately upon arrival here.

# dermot-ahern - Sunday 17 June, 2012

Explainer: Why have just seven ASBOs been issued in Ireland in five years?
# ASBOs
# ASBOs

Explainer: Why have just seven ASBOs been issued in Ireland in five years?

Jun 17th 2012, 8:00 AM 8,361 Views 9 Comments

While thousands were issued in the UK in the years before they were overhauled recently, the use of Anti-Social Behaviour Orders in Ireland has been minuscule. So are they working and do we still need them? TheJournal.ie investigates…

# dermot-ahern - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

In full: what former ministers get after the government's new levy
# Pensions
# Pensions

In full: what former ministers get after the government's new levy

Nov 30th 2011, 10:08 AM 7,128 Views 47 Comments

We’ve gone through the list of ministerial pensions to see precisely how each living former minister is hit by the various levies.

# dermot-ahern - Thursday 28 July, 2011

Independent review recommends scaling down Thornton Hall plans
# Thornton Hall
# Thornton Hall

Independent review recommends scaling down Thornton Hall plans

Jul 28th 2011, 12:40 PM 1,101 Views 4 Comments

Alan Shatter says the government accepts, in principle, the recommendations to build only a 300-cell facility.

# dermot-ahern - Tuesday 22 March, 2011

The new government's first legislation... the old government's policy
# Community Service
# Community Service

The new government's first legislation... the old government's policy

Mar 22nd 2011, 8:10 AM 808 Views 0 Comments

The new government’s first legislation, to go before the Dáil tomorrow, advances policies laid down by the last cabinet.

# dermot-ahern - Thursday 20 January, 2011

Backbenchers could still plan coup to oust Cowen
# FF Heave
# FF Heave

Backbenchers could still plan coup to oust Cowen

Jan 20th 2011, 4:12 PM 2,281 Views 0 Comments

Fianna Fáil backbenchers aren’t happy about how the cabinet crisis was managed – and the knives could still be out.

Cowen's new cabinet and election date: his statement in full
# GE11
# GE11

Cowen's new cabinet and election date: his statement in full

Jan 20th 2011, 2:13 PM 1,073 Views 0 Comments

The full text of Brian Cowen’s full statement to the Dáil, announcing his restructured cabinet and the date of the election.

Cabinet reshuffle expected as sixth minister quits
# Cabinet Reshuffle
# Cabinet Reshuffle

Cabinet reshuffle expected as sixth minister quits

Jan 20th 2011, 10:05 AM 1,722 Views 0 Comments

Batt O’Keeffe joins Mary Harney, Noel Dempsy, Dermot Ahern and Tony Killeen in announcing his departure from the cabinet.

Don't bother with reshuffle, call an election - opposition
# Reshuffle
# Reshuffle

Don't bother with reshuffle, call an election - opposition

Jan 20th 2011, 8:29 AM 351 Views 0 Comments

The opposition parties say the latest developments around the cabinet table are a sign an election should be called.

# dermot-ahern - Tuesday 18 January, 2011

Cowen set for victory after Lenihan shows hand
# Brian Cowen
# Brian Cowen

Cowen set for victory after Lenihan shows hand

Jan 18th 2011, 1:20 PM 687 Views 0 Comments

Brian Lenihan confirms he’ll vote for Brian Cowen in today’s vote – all but assuring the Taoiseach’s success in today’s vote.

# dermot-ahern - Wednesday 29 December, 2010

Government approves preparation of "corporate manslaughter" bill
# New Bill
# New Bill

Government approves preparation of "corporate manslaughter" bill

Dec 29th 2010, 12:34 PM 502 Views 0 Comments

Bill paves the way for the introduction of criminal liability over workplace deaths and deaths arising from faulty products and services.

# dermot-ahern - Thursday 23 December, 2010

134 prisoners to be granted Christmas release
# Christmas Release
# Christmas Release

134 prisoners to be granted Christmas release

Dec 23rd 2010, 6:00 PM 362 Views 0 Comments

The Department of Justice announces that 134 inmates will be granted varying periods of temporary release.

Ahern signs order to enable civil partnerships
# Civil Partnerships
# Civil Partnerships

Ahern signs order to enable civil partnerships

Dec 23rd 2010, 3:28 PM 675 Views 0 Comments

The Commencement Order is signed to bring the Civil Partnership Act into law as of January 1 next year.

# dermot-ahern - Friday 17 December, 2010

Ahern suspected US carried prisoners through Shannon: WikiLeaks
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

Ahern suspected US carried prisoners through Shannon: WikiLeaks

Dec 17th 2010, 11:06 AM 905 Views 0 Comments

Dermot Ahern suspected there had been at least three rendition flights through Shannon, but took America’s word for it – even though he feared paying “a severe political price”.

Ireland suspected Shannon had carried prisoners: the WikiLeak in full
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

Ireland suspected Shannon had carried prisoners: the WikiLeak in full

Dec 17th 2010, 11:05 AM 485 Views 0 Comments

The full text of the leaked document suggesting Ireland believed Shannon Airport had been used to transfer prisoners of war.

# dermot-ahern - Thursday 16 December, 2010

DPP to receive bank file within 24 hours
# Anglo
# Anglo

DPP to receive bank file within 24 hours

Dec 16th 2010, 7:32 PM 270 Views 0 Comments

Two major files are to be sent to the DPP following an investigation into alleged financial irregularities involving banks.

# dermot-ahern - Tuesday 14 December, 2010

Government names Deputy as new Garda Commissioner
# Garda
# Garda

Government names Deputy as new Garda Commissioner

Dec 14th 2010, 4:30 PM 853 Views 0 Comments

Martin Callinan – currently the Deputy Garda Commissioner – will take over from Fachtna Murphy after Christmas.

# dermot-ahern - Sunday 12 December, 2010

DPP set to receive major file on Anglo chiefs
# Anglo
# Anglo

DPP set to receive major file on Anglo chiefs

Dec 12th 2010, 3:33 PM 362 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí are finalising the first major file to be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions on the management of Anglo.

# dermot-ahern - Wednesday 1 December, 2010

Government targeted US-Shannon flights to dampen election criticism - WikiLeaks
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

Government targeted US-Shannon flights to dampen election criticism - WikiLeaks

Dec 1st 2010, 11:35 AM 2,902 Views 0 Comments

The US government considered a civil case against five Irish anti-war protestors, according to the first WikiLeaks document on Ireland.

The first Irish WikiLeak: the full contents
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

The first Irish WikiLeak: the full contents

Dec 1st 2010, 11:34 AM 2,102 Views 0 Comments

The full transcript of the leaked memo written by ambassador James C Kenny on the US attitude to flights at Shannon.

# dermot-ahern - Tuesday 30 November, 2010

Justice minister Ahern to retire at next election
# Dáil Éireann
# Dáil Éireann

Justice minister Ahern to retire at next election

Nov 30th 2010, 10:08 AM 540 Views 0 Comments

The Louth TD will step down having succumbed to a “painful medical condition”, after serving for 24 years.

# dermot-ahern - Wednesday 10 November, 2010

Push for community service sentences to save €17m
# Do The Time
# Do The Time

Push for community service sentences to save €17m

Nov 10th 2010, 9:38 AM 126 Views 0 Comments

The government is pushing for more community service sentences to be given out over jail time in the hope of saving the public purse millions.

# dermot-ahern - Friday 29 October, 2010

Garda Commissioner says "major investigation" into Anglo underway
# Anglo
# Anglo

Garda Commissioner says "major investigation" into Anglo underway

Oct 29th 2010, 1:57 PM 301 Views 0 Comments

Minister Ahern says he’s aware of public outrage over Anglo, and a team of 40 is working to produce a file for the DPP.

# dermot-ahern - Tuesday 26 October, 2010

NAMA denies capping developers salaries at €200k
# BaNAMA Republic
# BaNAMA Republic

NAMA denies capping developers salaries at €200k

Oct 26th 2010, 9:34 AM 265 Views 0 Comments

Indebted developers could be earning even more – but have to shoulder big budget cuts.

# dermot-ahern - Thursday 7 October, 2010

Ahern admits Garda file was photocopied in Reads
# Photocopying
# Photocopying

Ahern admits Garda file was photocopied in Reads

Oct 7th 2010, 7:18 PM 662 Views 0 Comments

The Minister for Justice admits that a file on an alleged criminal gang was brought to a shop for photocopying.

# dermot-ahern - Tuesday 14 September, 2010

“It’s well known that the Taoiseach suffers from congestion sometimes”
# Boozy Brian?
# Boozy Brian?

“It’s well known that the Taoiseach suffers from congestion sometimes”

Sep 14th 2010, 12:31 PM 590 Views 0 Comments

Fianna Fáil ministers rally around the ‘hoarse’ and ‘congested’ Taoiseach after his controversial Morning Ireland interview.

# dermot-ahern - Friday 3 September, 2010

Shatter leaves Ahern’s ‘ATM tax’ idea in smithereens
# Tiger Kidnappings
# Tiger Kidnappings

Shatter leaves Ahern’s ‘ATM tax’ idea in smithereens

Sep 3rd 2010, 4:37 PM 307 Views 0 Comments

Fine Gael’s justice spokesman ridicules the justice minister’s idea of a “kidnapper’s tax” for ATM withdrawals.

# dermot-ahern - Thursday 2 September, 2010

Irish concerns block Israel data sharing deal
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Irish concerns block Israel data sharing deal

Sep 2nd 2010, 1:47 PM 199 Views 0 Comments

EU stops proposed agreement which would grant Israel access to data on EU citizens.

# dermot-ahern - Saturday 7 August, 2010

90% more people going to prison for unpaid fines
# Prison
# Prison

90% more people going to prison for unpaid fines

Aug 7th 2010, 12:34 PM 480 Views 0 Comments

Penal reform group says Irish prison crisis “out of control”.

# dermot-ahern - Thursday 22 July, 2010

Gardaí target 15 criminal gangs
# Gangland
# Gangland

Gardaí target 15 criminal gangs

Jul 22nd 2010, 10:07 PM 247 Views 0 Comments

Garda Commissioner blames “small core of ruthless killers” for recent gangland killings.

Decision to cut support funding "difficult" - Ahern
# No Support
# No Support

Decision to cut support funding "difficult" - Ahern

Jul 22nd 2010, 8:05 PM 269 Views 0 Comments

Group ‘Justice for the Forgotten’ could soon cease to exist.

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