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#Frances Fitzgerald

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Government 'concerned' about jump in number of visa applications from the UK
# Brexit Fallout
# Brexit Fallout

Government 'concerned' about jump in number of visa applications from the UK

Jul 20th 2016, 2:49 PM 21,466 Views 47 Comments

Last year, 10,000 visa applications were made, in comparison to just 1,800 in 2014.

Failure by gardaí to show understanding of 'near-endless anguish' of grieving families
# Justice
# Justice

Failure by gardaí to show understanding of 'near-endless anguish' of grieving families

Jul 20th 2016, 12:09 PM 23,236 Views 31 Comments

A panel of barristers said this may be attributed to the emotional distance gardaí have to observe in order to do their jobs.

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Deliveroo launches alcohol delivery service in Ireland
# Deliver-booze
# Deliver-booze

Deliveroo launches alcohol delivery service in Ireland

Jul 19th 2016, 5:49 PM 44,855 Views 50 Comments

The service will mostly be limited to Dublin.

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

The contenders for the Fine Gael leadership, from most to least likely
# FG Heave
# FG Heave

The contenders for the Fine Gael leadership, from most to least likely

Jul 12th 2016, 5:55 PM 27,151 Views 61 Comments

He who wields the knife rarely wears the crown.

# frances-fitzgerald - Sunday 10 July, 2016

Poll: Should Enda Kenny step down as Taoiseach, and if so, when?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Enda Kenny step down as Taoiseach, and if so, when?

Jul 10th 2016, 9:47 AM 34,800 Views 99 Comments

Reports today suggest that Fine Gael backbenchers have a plan in place to oust Kenny from his position.

# frances-fitzgerald - Friday 8 July, 2016

Search begins for new officers with "tolerance and humanity" to work in Irish prisons
# Recruitment Drive
# Recruitment Drive

Search begins for new officers with "tolerance and humanity" to work in Irish prisons

Jul 8th 2016, 11:35 AM 30,316 Views 99 Comments

The first recruits are expected to enter prison service college in early 2017.

# frances-fitzgerald - Friday 24 June, 2016

"Extremism is no longer an abstract problem. It’s here" - Is Islamic terrorism a threat in Ireland?
# Radicalisation
# Radicalisation

"Extremism is no longer an abstract problem. It’s here" - Is Islamic terrorism a threat in Ireland?

Jun 24th 2016, 6:06 AM 11,468 Views 22 Comments

The Justice Department has said that it is aware of foreign fighters from Ireland who have died in the Middle East.

# frances-fitzgerald - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Woman (18) and baby found on street after failing to get emergency accommodation
# Rough Sleepers
# Rough Sleepers

Woman (18) and baby found on street after failing to get emergency accommodation

Jun 23rd 2016, 1:44 PM 42,512 Views 170 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald said homelessness is “out of control”.

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Penalty points loophole to be closed by government
# Missed Penalties
# Missed Penalties

Penalty points loophole to be closed by government

Jun 21st 2016, 9:41 PM 33,292 Views 42 Comments

The loophole has seen roughly 7,500 cases annually thrown out of court.

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Inquiry to be launched into garda handling of Shane Tuohey death
# Missing
# Missing

Inquiry to be launched into garda handling of Shane Tuohey death

Jun 14th 2016, 4:28 PM 23,106 Views 19 Comments

The 23-year-old’s death was ruled a suicide but his family believes he was assaulted the night he died.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 13 June, 2016

We asked every TD if they want Travellers recognised as an ethnic minority - here’s what they said
# Special Status
# Special Status

We asked every TD if they want Travellers recognised as an ethnic minority - here’s what they said

Jun 13th 2016, 6:05 AM 29,371 Views 54 Comments

The vast majority of those who replied are in favour.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Frances Fitzgerald says gardaí will 'go after drug dealers who flaunt their assets'
# Gangland Crime
# Gangland Crime

Frances Fitzgerald says gardaí will 'go after drug dealers who flaunt their assets'

Jun 1st 2016, 11:15 AM 11,292 Views 61 Comments

The Tánaiste also said she was “shocked” by a recent claim the then Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan met PAC chair in a car park.

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

Tough new laws will target drug dealers' cash and allow for closer electronic surveillance
# The Mini-CAB
# The Mini-CAB

Tough new laws will target drug dealers' cash and allow for closer electronic surveillance

May 31st 2016, 2:55 PM 25,503 Views 96 Comments

The threshold for seizing cash from drug dealers is to be dramatically lowered, it’s planned.

# frances-fitzgerald - Thursday 26 May, 2016

Drug dealers in local areas will be targeted by a new 'mini-CAB' - Minister
# Gangland
# Gangland

Drug dealers in local areas will be targeted by a new 'mini-CAB' - Minister

May 26th 2016, 1:24 PM 21,031 Views 47 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald says new legislation may be needed to give it greater powers.

# frances-fitzgerald - Thursday 19 May, 2016

Calls for inquest to be held into Ireland's longest-running missing person case
# Mary Boyle
# Mary Boyle

Calls for inquest to be held into Ireland's longest-running missing person case

May 19th 2016, 6:02 AM 30,094 Views 0 Comments

Mary Boyle (6) disappeared while visiting her grandparents in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal on 18 March 1977.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

The Garda Commissioner, the transcripts, the tape and the unanswered questions
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

The Garda Commissioner, the transcripts, the tape and the unanswered questions

May 18th 2016, 10:10 AM 24,880 Views 93 Comments

Garda Nóirín O’Sullivan and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald had a difficult night.

# frances-fitzgerald - Thursday 12 May, 2016

Paschal Donohoe says there will be a referendum on abortion in the coming years
# Abortion Stance
# Abortion Stance

Paschal Donohoe says there will be a referendum on abortion in the coming years

May 12th 2016, 4:30 PM 13,451 Views 159 Comments

The new Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform said it was his personal view the issue would be put to the people.

# frances-fitzgerald - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Minister vows to crackdown on "evil and sinister" Kinahan-Hutch gangs
# Dublin Feud
# Dublin Feud

Minister vows to crackdown on "evil and sinister" Kinahan-Hutch gangs

May 5th 2016, 11:55 AM 15,533 Views 69 Comments

Minister Frances Fitzgerald said tagging some criminals will be permitted under new legislation.

# frances-fitzgerald - Friday 8 April, 2016

France has criminalised the purchase of sex - what happened to Ireland's sex laws?
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

France has criminalised the purchase of sex - what happened to Ireland's sex laws?

Apr 8th 2016, 6:05 AM 22,411 Views 75 Comments

The legislation was not enacted before the previous Dáil was dissolved.

# frances-fitzgerald - Saturday 2 April, 2016

Ireland is nowhere near close to settling its share of Syrian refugees
# Migration Crisis
# Migration Crisis

Ireland is nowhere near close to settling its share of Syrian refugees

Apr 2nd 2016, 8:15 AM 21,838 Views 160 Comments

Ireland has pledged to take in 4,000 people by the end of next year and so far about 500 have been accepted.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

Over half of fines for failing to display L-plates not paid
# Breaking The Rules
# Breaking The Rules

Over half of fines for failing to display L-plates not paid

Mar 23rd 2016, 7:41 PM 21,151 Views 59 Comments

More than 2,500 fines issued to learner drivers caught without a qualified driver were also unpaid.

# frances-fitzgerald - Saturday 27 February, 2016

'It's no surprise there are shootings on our streets. There is a gaping hole in gangland intelligence'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'It's no surprise there are shootings on our streets. There is a gaping hole in gangland intelligence'

Feb 27th 2016, 8:00 AM 80 Views 20 Comments

Retired garda Trevor Laffan writes that the Commissioner of An Garda Siochana and Minister for Justice have shown little leadership.

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

"The uniform no longer gives protection" - Gardaí call for more firepower amid gang feud
# Fighting Crime
# Fighting Crime

"The uniform no longer gives protection" - Gardaí call for more firepower amid gang feud

Feb 9th 2016, 8:29 AM 23,695 Views 122 Comments

GRA’s Dermot O’Brien says that the force ‘doesn’t have the resources’.

Jimmy Guerin: Criminals are more dangerous and more cocky than ever before
# Gangland
# Gangland

Jimmy Guerin: Criminals are more dangerous and more cocky than ever before

Feb 9th 2016, 1:00 AM 24,902 Views 33 Comments

Guerin, brother to murdered journalist Veronica, said there was a “knot” in his stomach when he heard of last night’s shooting of Eddie Hutch Snr.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

So few TDs showed up to the Dáil this morning that they couldn't even start
# Empty Seats
# Empty Seats

So few TDs showed up to the Dáil this morning that they couldn't even start

Jan 27th 2016, 11:48 AM 30,573 Views 86 Comments

Seems politicians have other things on their minds…

# frances-fitzgerald - Friday 22 January, 2016

The pubs definitely won't be open on Good Friday, but it's high time this changed
# Opinion
# Opinion

The pubs definitely won't be open on Good Friday, but it's high time this changed

Jan 22nd 2016, 8:00 AM 844 Views 131 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald said she would not be changing the law this year to open pubs on Good Friday. Dale McDermott says it’s time.

# frances-fitzgerald - Thursday 21 January, 2016

Frances Fitzgerald says the battle against burglaries is being won
# Fighting Crime
# Fighting Crime

Frances Fitzgerald says the battle against burglaries is being won

Jan 21st 2016, 11:39 AM 8,315 Views 40 Comments

They won’t be wiped though, she says.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Plan to combat domestic violence will 'make Ireland a safer place for women and men'
# Sexual Assault
# Sexual Assault

Plan to combat domestic violence will 'make Ireland a safer place for women and men'

Jan 20th 2016, 6:00 PM 14,312 Views 38 Comments

There’ll be extra training for gardaí and a nationwide awareness campaign.

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

There's going to be a review into the law allowing Gsoc to access journalists' phone records
# Explainer
# Explainer

There's going to be a review into the law allowing Gsoc to access journalists' phone records

Jan 19th 2016, 6:25 PM 11,930 Views 53 Comments

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said that it was of fundamental importance that journalists be able to carry out their work unhindered.

# frances-fitzgerald - Friday 8 January, 2016

New laws on the way to curb the spread of pubs and off licences
# Off Limits
# Off Limits

New laws on the way to curb the spread of pubs and off licences

Jan 8th 2016, 3:00 PM 21,387 Views 59 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald and planning minister Paudie Coffey have agreed a proposal to grant new veto-on-development powers to city and county councils.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

Why is the world's 29th richest person funding a campaign by Irish sex workers?
# George Soros
# George Soros

Why is the world's 29th richest person funding a campaign by Irish sex workers?

Dec 23rd 2015, 6:10 AM 25,839 Views 44 Comments

Billionaire investor and activist George Soros is backing the Sex Workers Alliance Ireland.

# frances-fitzgerald - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Almost half of parents would not choose a Christian school for their child if they had the option
# Pragmatic Baptism
# Pragmatic Baptism

Almost half of parents would not choose a Christian school for their child if they had the option

Dec 10th 2015, 3:05 PM 24,913 Views 281 Comments

One in five people know someone who has baptised their child just to get them into the local school.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 7 December, 2015

Half of sex offenders to be released this year have undergone no treatment
# Sex Offenders
# Sex Offenders

Half of sex offenders to be released this year have undergone no treatment

Dec 7th 2015, 9:21 AM 6,277 Views 21 Comments

The figures were revealed via a parliamentary question by independent TD Denis Naughten.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 30 November, 2015

Ireland's terror risk: Where does the country rank on the terror alert scale?
# Threat Level Midnight
# Threat Level Midnight

Ireland's terror risk: Where does the country rank on the terror alert scale?

Nov 30th 2015, 6:01 AM 39,957 Views 85 Comments

In short, we don’t actually use one.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Here is how many prisoners got early release in 2014
# Parole
# Parole

Here is how many prisoners got early release in 2014

Nov 25th 2015, 7:48 PM 8,776 Views 20 Comments

The largest group of prisoners invited forward for parole had committed murder.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 23 November, 2015

The Justice Minister doesn't know how many gardaí speak Arabic
# Terror Threat
# Terror Threat

The Justice Minister doesn't know how many gardaí speak Arabic

Nov 23rd 2015, 3:48 PM 17,359 Views 125 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald says that “terrorism is terrorism” and that the gardaí have experience from The Troubles.

# frances-fitzgerald - Friday 13 November, 2015

New DNA database will 'close the net' on serial offenders
# Burglaries
# Burglaries

New DNA database will 'close the net' on serial offenders

Nov 13th 2015, 3:35 PM 8,792 Views 26 Comments

It’s hoped the system will help find missing people and deal with an increase in burglaries.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

It is about to become much easier to go bankrupt in Ireland
# Skint Eastwood
# Skint Eastwood

It is about to become much easier to go bankrupt in Ireland

Nov 11th 2015, 5:37 PM 14,938 Views 30 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that he supports the move to reduce the length of time an individual is bankrupt for.

# frances-fitzgerald - Friday 16 October, 2015

Massive new Garda headquarters set for Galway
# New Digs
# New Digs

Massive new Garda headquarters set for Galway

Oct 16th 2015, 5:05 PM 27,222 Views 63 Comments

Building of the new facility is expected to take two years to build.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 12 October, 2015

What is political policing and is Paul Murphy being watched?
# Operation Mizen
# Operation Mizen

What is political policing and is Paul Murphy being watched?

Oct 12th 2015, 6:50 AM 15,148 Views 103 Comments

The Anti-Austerity Alliance has been at the centre of several controversies since Murphy was elected to the Dáil last year.