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#Frances Fitzgerald

# frances-fitzgerald - Friday 9 October, 2015

188 arrests at Irish Water protests in the last year
# Operation Mizen
# Operation Mizen

188 arrests at Irish Water protests in the last year

Oct 9th 2015, 11:57 PM 17,814 Views 125 Comments

Mostly for public order offences.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Marriage Equality jumped another legal hurdle today as marriages move closer
# Referendum Wait
# Referendum Wait

Marriage Equality jumped another legal hurdle today as marriages move closer

Oct 7th 2015, 1:17 PM 7,356 Views 86 Comments

The bill will now move to the Seanad before it is enacted.

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

We only make €4k a year from each of the 139 closed Garda stations
# Crime
# Crime

We only make €4k a year from each of the 139 closed Garda stations

Sep 29th 2015, 8:02 AM 10,121 Views 46 Comments

The most recent crime statistics show burglaries are on the rise.

# frances-fitzgerald - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Could Enda really go all the way to 2021?

Could Enda really go all the way to 2021?

Sep 24th 2015, 9:15 PM 10,716 Views 113 Comments

Analysis: The Taoiseach said again this week that he intends to serve a full second term if re-elected. But is that realistic?

Farmers want prenups to protect them from 'gold diggers'
# Split Down The Middle
# Split Down The Middle

Farmers want prenups to protect them from 'gold diggers'

Sep 24th 2015, 7:05 PM 26,423 Views 60 Comments

The government is considering a new review of prenuptial agreements.

# frances-fitzgerald - Saturday 12 September, 2015

Why have Gardaí and Revenue still not destroyed nearly €500 million worth of drugs?
# Big Bust
# Big Bust

Why have Gardaí and Revenue still not destroyed nearly €500 million worth of drugs?

Sep 12th 2015, 10:00 PM 42,065 Views 105 Comments

One TD has called the situation “bizarre.”

# frances-fitzgerald - Thursday 10 September, 2015

There's a lot more gardaí on the way, but what will they be used for?
# Policing
# Policing

There's a lot more gardaí on the way, but what will they be used for?

Sep 10th 2015, 10:31 PM 14,348 Views 68 Comments

And will they go to rural areas?

Poll: Do you support Ireland's plan to take in 4,000 refugees?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support Ireland's plan to take in 4,000 refugees?

Sep 10th 2015, 9:54 AM 65,070 Views 461 Comments

Details were announced this morning.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

'One of the best': Joe Schmidt becomes an Irish citizen
# Céad Míle Fáilte
# Céad Míle Fáilte

'One of the best': Joe Schmidt becomes an Irish citizen

Sep 2nd 2015, 6:48 PM 34,665 Views 78 Comments

Richardt Strauss and Olly Hodges were also granted citizenship today.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

The Garda Commissioner has weighed in on the existence of the IRA
# Correcting The Record
# Correcting The Record

The Garda Commissioner has weighed in on the existence of the IRA

Aug 26th 2015, 11:00 PM 25,388 Views 193 Comments

Noirin O’Sullivan tonight took the unusual step of intervening in an ongoing row.

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Sinn Féin says Frances Fitzgerald may have broken rules with 'political smears'
# Kevin Mcguigan
# Kevin Mcguigan

Sinn Féin says Frances Fitzgerald may have broken rules with 'political smears'

Aug 25th 2015, 4:30 PM 20,890 Views 270 Comments

Meanwhile, the Justice Minister has asked the Garda Commissioner to liaise with the PSNI in assessing the current status of the Provisional IRA.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 24 August, 2015

Poll: Is too much being done to commemorate the 1916 Rising?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is too much being done to commemorate the 1916 Rising?

Aug 24th 2015, 9:23 AM 18,623 Views 106 Comments

A commemorative event was held in west Cork for Michael Collins yesterday.

# frances-fitzgerald - Sunday 16 August, 2015

Fine Gael's next leader, from most to least likely
# After Enda
# After Enda

Fine Gael's next leader, from most to least likely

Aug 16th 2015, 10:00 PM 33,949 Views 113 Comments

Who succeeds Enda Kenny? We rank the contenders…

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Has Enda become a lame duck Taoiseach?
# Analysis
# Analysis

Has Enda become a lame duck Taoiseach?

Aug 12th 2015, 9:15 PM 15,962 Views 103 Comments

Analysis: Having been forced to clarify matters at the weekend, has the Taoiseach damaged his political prospects?

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

'Serious stress and trauma': Are cash-for-gold shops causing burglaries?
# Crime
# Crime

'Serious stress and trauma': Are cash-for-gold shops causing burglaries?

Aug 5th 2015, 11:55 AM 15,059 Views 41 Comments

The government is under pressure to regulate the sector.

# frances-fitzgerald - Friday 24 July, 2015

Getting a barring order against a violent partner is about to get easier
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Getting a barring order against a violent partner is about to get easier

Jul 24th 2015, 10:27 PM 14,088 Views 49 Comments

An emergency order can last for eight days and a barring order for up to three years.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

'A mockery of the justice system': There are almost 116k outstanding warrants
# Pulse Backlog
# Pulse Backlog

'A mockery of the justice system': There are almost 116k outstanding warrants

Jul 22nd 2015, 11:35 AM 15,802 Views 52 Comments

Many relate to non-payment of fines.

# frances-fitzgerald - Friday 17 July, 2015

2,500 people officially became Irish today
# In Da Club
# In Da Club

2,500 people officially became Irish today

Jul 17th 2015, 3:01 PM 25,689 Views 218 Comments

Three citizenship ceremonies were held in Dublin earlier today.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Frances Fitzgerald's new crime bill: What's in it - and what will it mean for victims?
# New Rules
# New Rules

Frances Fitzgerald's new crime bill: What's in it - and what will it mean for victims?

Jul 15th 2015, 12:30 PM 7,220 Views 25 Comments

Planned new laws would give victims the right to information about their cases…

# frances-fitzgerald - Saturday 11 July, 2015

More people have applied for asylum this year than in the entire of 2014
# Virtually Full
# Virtually Full

More people have applied for asylum this year than in the entire of 2014

Jul 11th 2015, 7:15 AM 8,240 Views 64 Comments

The Direct Provision system is now “virtually full” according to justice minister Frances Fitzgerald.

# frances-fitzgerald - Friday 10 July, 2015

Dozens of children moved around Ireland for sexual exploitation
# Grooming
# Grooming

Dozens of children moved around Ireland for sexual exploitation

Jul 10th 2015, 1:49 PM 24,649 Views 38 Comments

A new bill wants people who groom children to face 14 years in jail.

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Sinn Féin wants to stop €4,000 charges on police community events
# Unfair
# Unfair

Sinn Féin wants to stop €4,000 charges on police community events

Jul 7th 2015, 8:12 PM 12,659 Views 67 Comments

“Such groups often have to fundraise to make such events happen and to require them to pay for the work of the gardaí on top of this is unfair.”

# frances-fitzgerald - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Ireland's next Taoiseach, ranked from most to least likely
# Crystal Ball
# Crystal Ball

Ireland's next Taoiseach, ranked from most to least likely

Jul 5th 2015, 10:00 PM 71,552 Views 200 Comments

Enda Kenny is in the hotseat now, but how likely is that to be the case after the next election.

Mick Wallace won't go to gardaí with Nama info... just yet
# Project Eagle
# Project Eagle

Mick Wallace won't go to gardaí with Nama info... just yet

Jul 5th 2015, 9:15 PM 26,230 Views 0 Comments

The Wexford TD is calling for an independent investigation into concerns surrounding Nama’s Northern Ireland property deal.

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Here's what needs to be done to help asylum seekers in Ireland
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Here's what needs to be done to help asylum seekers in Ireland

Jun 30th 2015, 6:21 PM 14,351 Views 103 Comments

A new report has called for the Direct Provision system to be overhauled.

There's been a rise in burglary, sexual offences and threats of murder this year
# Irish Crime
# Irish Crime

There's been a rise in burglary, sexual offences and threats of murder this year

Jun 30th 2015, 1:34 PM 9,516 Views 23 Comments

The force is piloting a new incident recording process to ensure reported crimes are recorded consistently.

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Gardaí have finally started handing over their files on massacre of Protestants
# Kingsmill
# Kingsmill

Gardaí have finally started handing over their files on massacre of Protestants

Jun 23rd 2015, 10:00 PM 18,855 Views 73 Comments

After months of pressure, criticism, and an order from Frances Fitzgerald.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 22 June, 2015

For three years, ministers have repeatedly given the EXACT same answer to Moriarty questions
# Nothing Changes
# Nothing Changes

For three years, ministers have repeatedly given the EXACT same answer to Moriarty questions

Jun 22nd 2015, 10:00 PM 16,909 Views 38 Comments

Questions about the garda investigation into the tribunal’s findings have not disclosed much information since 2012.

Penalty point dodgers who fail to produce a driving licence in court could face prosecution
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Penalty point dodgers who fail to produce a driving licence in court could face prosecution

Jun 22nd 2015, 2:15 PM 16,007 Views 19 Comments

A report recently highlighted the problem of non-endorsement of driving licences with penalty points.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 15 June, 2015

We're spending €135m on new courthouses to help cut waiting lists
# Justice Is Served
# Justice Is Served

We're spending €135m on new courthouses to help cut waiting lists

Jun 15th 2015, 2:32 PM 9,533 Views 23 Comments

Is your area going to get an upgraded building?

# frances-fitzgerald - Saturday 13 June, 2015

Where in Ireland gets the most penalty points?
# Speed Cameras
# Speed Cameras

Where in Ireland gets the most penalty points?

Jun 13th 2015, 6:00 PM 46,044 Views 53 Comments

We’ll give you three guesses…

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

'Bureaucracy and ineptitude' leaves Irish-speaking family facing deportation
# Caught In The Crossed Wires
# Caught In The Crossed Wires

'Bureaucracy and ineptitude' leaves Irish-speaking family facing deportation

Jun 3rd 2015, 6:11 PM 64,894 Views 107 Comments

Zoe Ware is an “exemplary student” at a Gaelscoil in Kerry, and a competitive sean nós singer. But that probably won’t save her…

# frances-fitzgerald - Sunday 31 May, 2015

Almost 200 people have lost their homes to bankruptcy in just over a year
# Hard Times
# Hard Times

Almost 200 people have lost their homes to bankruptcy in just over a year

May 31st 2015, 2:40 PM 10,779 Views 48 Comments

Prior to January 2014, only 10 family homes or Principal Private Residences were surrendered.

After Averil's shock departure, how do other parties shape up in terms of women?
# Gender Quotas
# Gender Quotas

After Averil's shock departure, how do other parties shape up in terms of women?

May 31st 2015, 7:45 AM 11,322 Views 45 Comments

We spoke to all of the main parties about reaching the 30% gender quota.

# frances-fitzgerald - Thursday 28 May, 2015

No more being a private investigator just for fun - you now need a licence
# Sherlock Id
# Sherlock Id

No more being a private investigator just for fun - you now need a licence

May 28th 2015, 2:16 PM 11,482 Views 30 Comments

Or else you could face jail time.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Cork gardaí working in stations infested with rats
# Rat Trap
# Rat Trap

Cork gardaí working in stations infested with rats

May 27th 2015, 6:05 AM 16,656 Views 42 Comments

The Justice Minister was recently asked about the health and safety issues at Glanmire and Macroom stations.

# frances-fitzgerald - Friday 22 May, 2015

Magdalene survivors to get specialised health cards from next month
# Long Time Coming
# Long Time Coming

Magdalene survivors to get specialised health cards from next month

May 22nd 2015, 8:10 PM 5,586 Views 3 Comments

The women will be eligible for a range of health services from the start of July.

'Be careful what images you post online, they could be used by paedophiles'
# Grooming
# Grooming

'Be careful what images you post online, they could be used by paedophiles'

May 22nd 2015, 1:40 PM 11,950 Views 22 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald has warned young people to be particularly careful.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

New GSOC chairman will be paid €145,000 - whenever they are hired
# Vacancy
# Vacancy

New GSOC chairman will be paid €145,000 - whenever they are hired

May 20th 2015, 6:10 AM 8,690 Views 16 Comments

The former chairman’s tenure became mired in controversy over reports the office had been under surveillance.

There are 1,420 people on the Irish sex offenders register - but none of their details are public
# Being Monitored
# Being Monitored

There are 1,420 people on the Irish sex offenders register - but none of their details are public

May 20th 2015, 6:05 AM 50,221 Views 30 Comments

The Justice minister says the gardaí informs her of any breaches.