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#Frances Fitzgerald

# frances-fitzgerald - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Tánaiste: 'Garda Commissioner is entitled to our full support and confidence'
Live Feb 9th 2017, 12:34 PM

Tánaiste: 'Garda Commissioner is entitled to our full support and confidence'

Government wants 1% of civil service to be made up of immigrants in new integration strategy
# Integration
# Integration

Government wants 1% of civil service to be made up of immigrants in new integration strategy

Feb 9th 2017, 7:51 AM 17,290 Views 183 Comments

Other measures include English language training programmes and community grants.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

FactCheck: Are there really fewer people on hospital trolleys this year?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Are there really fewer people on hospital trolleys this year?

Feb 8th 2017, 8:00 PM 11,824 Views 48 Comments

The Tánaiste made the claim amid ongoing debate about wait times in Irish healthcare.

Garda whistleblower report will not be published in full
# Inquiry
# Inquiry

Garda whistleblower report will not be published in full

Feb 8th 2017, 6:25 AM 8,765 Views 37 Comments

The former High Court judge was tasked with reviewing the situation after two protected disclosures were made to Frances Fitzgerald by gardaí in last October.

# frances-fitzgerald - Friday 3 February, 2017

Government bill would end exemptions that allow child marriage
# Domestic Violence Bill
# Domestic Violence Bill

Government bill would end exemptions that allow child marriage

Feb 3rd 2017, 5:34 PM 16,666 Views 23 Comments

The bill needs to be approved by the Oireachtas before it’s enacted.

# frances-fitzgerald - Saturday 28 January, 2017

New garda rules encourage speaking up as 'harassment of whistleblowers continues'
# Blow The Whistle
# Blow The Whistle

New garda rules encourage speaking up as 'harassment of whistleblowers continues'

Jan 28th 2017, 8:15 AM 9,006 Views 15 Comments

Minister Frances Fitzgerald still has not published a report into allegations of a campaign to discredit a whistleblower.

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Raping someone when they are asleep will now be explicitly illegal
# New Laws
# New Laws

Raping someone when they are asleep will now be explicitly illegal

Jan 24th 2017, 7:26 PM 25,467 Views 123 Comments

Cabinet has approved a proposal by Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald to provide a definition of sexual consent.

# frances-fitzgerald - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Government no longer has power to promote senior gardaí as Policing Authority takes over
# Jobs
# Jobs

Government no longer has power to promote senior gardaí as Policing Authority takes over

Dec 31st 2016, 4:08 PM 10,805 Views 41 Comments

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said from tomorrow the Policing Authority will assume its role to appoint senior gardaí.

NWCI criticises €1m campaign against domestic violence, but minister says it's backed by research
# What Would You Do
# What Would You Do

NWCI criticises €1m campaign against domestic violence, but minister says it's backed by research

Dec 31st 2016, 2:49 PM 16,910 Views 38 Comments

The National Women’s Council has criticised the focus on the domestic violence campaign being on the bystander.

Revenge porn perpetrators to be jailed under new laws
# Clampdown
# Clampdown

Revenge porn perpetrators to be jailed under new laws

Dec 31st 2016, 10:25 AM 16,681 Views 74 Comments

Women’s Aid said in some cases ex-partners have advertised their partners on escort sites without their consent or knowledge.

# frances-fitzgerald - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Victims will be able to seek review if a suspect is not prosecuted
# Victims' Rights
# Victims' Rights

Victims will be able to seek review if a suspect is not prosecuted

Dec 29th 2016, 2:07 PM 7,822 Views 13 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald said this bill will “introduce, for the first time, statutory rights for victims of crime”.

Self exclusion and age checks - new legislation to curb gambling habits in Irish children
# Bookie Ban
# Bookie Ban

Self exclusion and age checks - new legislation to curb gambling habits in Irish children

Dec 29th 2016, 7:00 AM 8,656 Views 21 Comments

Alan Shatter’s Gambling Control Bill looks likely to finally see the light of day in 2017.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

After nine-year wait, Ireland to strengthen rights of people with a disability
# Moving Forward
# Moving Forward

After nine-year wait, Ireland to strengthen rights of people with a disability

Dec 21st 2016, 11:03 AM 8,863 Views 7 Comments

A bill has been approved by Government which will enable ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

CAB returns just under €30 million to taxpayer in four years
# Show Me The Money
# Show Me The Money

CAB returns just under €30 million to taxpayer in four years

Dec 20th 2016, 10:39 AM 10,947 Views 25 Comments

Officers expected to have recovered millions in assets during 2016.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Fitzgerald must find €25m from her department for Garda pay deal
# Wages
# Wages

Fitzgerald must find €25m from her department for Garda pay deal

Dec 14th 2016, 6:12 AM 5,471 Views 28 Comments

The other €25 million is to come from other departments under a process of “burden-sharing”.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 12 December, 2016

'I wanted to sweep them up and bring them home': Ministers meet refugees in Greece
# Asylum
# Asylum

'I wanted to sweep them up and bring them home': Ministers meet refugees in Greece

Dec 12th 2016, 9:57 AM 16,347 Views 164 Comments

Zappone said she wants Ireland to take as many unaccompanied minors from the camps as we can.

# frances-fitzgerald - Sunday 11 December, 2016

Tánaiste and Children's Minister to visit migrant camps in Greece
# Migrant Camps
# Migrant Camps

Tánaiste and Children's Minister to visit migrant camps in Greece

Dec 11th 2016, 7:00 AM 4,784 Views 70 Comments

Greece and Italy have been the first point of entry for most of the more than one million migrants since 2015.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Tánaiste seeks legal advice on Garda whistleblowers report
# Protected Disclosures
# Protected Disclosures

Tánaiste seeks legal advice on Garda whistleblowers report

Dec 7th 2016, 9:55 PM 12,066 Views 29 Comments

A former High Court judge was tasked with reviewing the situation after two protected disclosures were made to Frances Fitzgerald by gardaí in October.

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

Shane Ross offers a weak apology for saying judges live a 'charmed life'
# Colourful Language
# Colourful Language

Shane Ross offers a weak apology for saying judges live a 'charmed life'

Dec 6th 2016, 6:16 PM 12,134 Views 35 Comments

He went on to say “I know it’s very difficult to change things… They’re very powerful people who don’t like things being moved”.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 28 November, 2016

Nearly €36 million in court fines unpaid in last four years
# IOU
# IOU

Nearly €36 million in court fines unpaid in last four years

Nov 28th 2016, 6:00 AM 6,446 Views 12 Comments

6,616 people have been committed to prison thus far in 2016 for non-payment of fines.

# frances-fitzgerald - Sunday 27 November, 2016

A number of vacancies at the Criminal Assets Bureau have yet to be filled
# Follow The Money
# Follow The Money

A number of vacancies at the Criminal Assets Bureau have yet to be filled

Nov 27th 2016, 7:15 AM 13,494 Views 8 Comments

Despite controversies over the appointment of senior positions within the force, staff there have yet to be replaced.

# frances-fitzgerald - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Tánaiste leads tributes following death of Judge Michael Reilly
# Inspector Of Prisons
# Inspector Of Prisons

Tánaiste leads tributes following death of Judge Michael Reilly

Nov 26th 2016, 4:08 PM 17,099 Views 6 Comments

The Inspector of Prisons died earlier today.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

New campaign asks: 'If you witnessed domestic violence, what would you do?'
# Bystanders
# Bystanders

New campaign asks: 'If you witnessed domestic violence, what would you do?'

Nov 16th 2016, 3:19 PM 17,998 Views 33 Comments

Around 300,000 men and women in Ireland have been victims of severe abuse by a partner – 70% of people say it’s a common problem in Ireland.

# frances-fitzgerald - Sunday 13 November, 2016

Sinn Féin TD makes protected disclosure over alleged garda malpractice
# Allegations
# Allegations

Sinn Féin TD makes protected disclosure over alleged garda malpractice

Nov 13th 2016, 3:10 PM 21,035 Views 48 Comments

Martin Kenny has previously made statements around alleged malpractice in his constituency.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

'I don't want to see that happen': Risk of row backs on garda resources without Lansdowne, says minister
# Public Pay
# Public Pay

'I don't want to see that happen': Risk of row backs on garda resources without Lansdowne, says minister

Nov 9th 2016, 6:20 AM 7,525 Views 7 Comments

Minister Paschal Donohoe is holding the line that the Lansdowne Road Agreement is the only show in town.

# frances-fitzgerald - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Female garda numbers have gone way up in the past decade
# PQ
# PQ

Female garda numbers have gone way up in the past decade

Nov 5th 2016, 6:15 AM 10,038 Views 4 Comments

New figures show the number of female gardaí is at 3,370.

# frances-fitzgerald - Saturday 29 October, 2016

There are 167 garda stations with no access to the Pulse system
# 404 Error
# 404 Error

There are 167 garda stations with no access to the Pulse system

Oct 29th 2016, 1:33 PM 13,046 Views 19 Comments

The Tánaiste said the force’s new modernisation and renewal programme includes the enhancement of rural access to the network.

# frances-fitzgerald - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Criminal Assets Bureau returned €185,000 in dole overpayments to the State in 2015
# Call A Cab
# Call A Cab

Criminal Assets Bureau returned €185,000 in dole overpayments to the State in 2015

Oct 27th 2016, 10:08 PM 20,232 Views 31 Comments

The bureau has published its annual report for last year.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 17 October, 2016

'One woman didn't even know she was in Ireland': The reality of being sold for sex
# Exploitation
# Exploitation

'One woman didn't even know she was in Ireland': The reality of being sold for sex

Oct 17th 2016, 7:30 PM 23,175 Views 30 Comments

Women are trafficked across countries and continents – some having been sold by family members or friends.

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

800 new gardaí will be recruited next year - but who will want that job?
# Garda Recruitment
# Garda Recruitment

800 new gardaí will be recruited next year - but who will want that job?

Oct 11th 2016, 10:00 PM 30,607 Views 70 Comments

The first recruitment campaign since the recession saw 20,000 people apply – just 5,000 people applied in the most recent drive.

# frances-fitzgerald - Friday 7 October, 2016

High Court judge to investigate allegations of wrongdoing related to whistleblower disclosures
# Inquiry
# Inquiry

High Court judge to investigate allegations of wrongdoing related to whistleblower disclosures

Oct 7th 2016, 6:55 PM 9,244 Views 29 Comments

The inquiry will look into allegations of “wrongdoing” concerning recent disclosures.

# frances-fitzgerald - Thursday 6 October, 2016

Angry exchanges: Justice Minister faces questions as gardaí controversies mount up
Live Oct 6th 2016, 12:04 PM

Angry exchanges: Justice Minister faces questions as gardaí controversies mount up

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Tánaiste reviewing reports about whistleblower "character assassination attack" by senior gardaí
# Protected Disclosure
# Protected Disclosure

Tánaiste reviewing reports about whistleblower "character assassination attack" by senior gardaí

Oct 4th 2016, 6:38 PM 11,658 Views 45 Comments

It had been eported today that a statement was made under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 3 October, 2016

Romeo and Juliet laws could be introduced in Ireland
# Consensual
# Consensual

Romeo and Juliet laws could be introduced in Ireland

Oct 3rd 2016, 7:00 PM 49,280 Views 25 Comments

The law would prevent a sexual act that occurred between individuals who are just a couple of years apart in age being considered a criminal offence.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 19 September, 2016

'We're determined to face them down': Tánaiste discusses gang violence with NYPD commissioner
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

'We're determined to face them down': Tánaiste discusses gang violence with NYPD commissioner

Sep 19th 2016, 7:38 PM 13,620 Views 49 Comments

Fitzgerald attended the inauguration of the new police commissioner today.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 12 September, 2016

'Too many women have had their futures robbed' - Minister urges bystanders to act over domestic violence
# Six-year Campaign
# Six-year Campaign

'Too many women have had their futures robbed' - Minister urges bystanders to act over domestic violence

Sep 12th 2016, 6:05 AM 15,387 Views 88 Comments

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald secured Cabinet funding for the campaign, although her department was unable to give any details as to the cost when asked by TheJournal.ie.

# frances-fitzgerald - Thursday 4 August, 2016

Tánaiste expects more than 4,000 people will be refused entry to Ireland this year
# Denied
# Denied

Tánaiste expects more than 4,000 people will be refused entry to Ireland this year

Aug 4th 2016, 8:33 AM 17,158 Views 71 Comments

Already this year more than 2,000 people have been refused leave to land in Ireland.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 1 August, 2016

Enda Kenny has quelled the fire for now, but leader hopefuls are putting their best foot forward
# Leadership Battle
# Leadership Battle

Enda Kenny has quelled the fire for now, but leader hopefuls are putting their best foot forward

Aug 1st 2016, 7:30 AM 11,242 Views 53 Comments

The minute the Taoiseach spoke openly about heading off into the Castlebar sunset, it opened up the conversation about who will take over.

# frances-fitzgerald - Sunday 31 July, 2016

FactCheck: Is Frances Fitzgerald right about Ireland's financial gain from the EU?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Frances Fitzgerald right about Ireland's financial gain from the EU?

Jul 31st 2016, 10:00 PM 36,832 Views 140 Comments

Big numbers, big claims – FactCheck is here to find out what’s what.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 25 July, 2016

Vulture funds using charitable status for tax avoidance being investigated
# Legal Loophole
# Legal Loophole

Vulture funds using charitable status for tax avoidance being investigated

Jul 25th 2016, 9:46 AM 16,601 Views 51 Comments

Some vulture funds are using a tax loophole to pay as little as €250 in tax in Ireland.