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#Frances Fitzgerald

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Ireland has a Witness Protection Programme and we've spent €400k on it this year
# Crime
# Crime

Ireland has a Witness Protection Programme and we've spent €400k on it this year

May 19th 2015, 11:00 AM 18,379 Views 25 Comments

The protection programme was set up as gardaí tackled gangland crime.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 18 May, 2015

A new body aims to radically change An Garda Síochána
# Policing Authority
# Policing Authority

A new body aims to radically change An Garda Síochána

May 18th 2015, 11:57 AM 12,418 Views 53 Comments

“The most far reaching reform of An Garda Síochána since the foundation of the State.”

# frances-fitzgerald - Sunday 17 May, 2015

State surveillance: What the government and Gardaí don't want you to know
# Part 2
# Part 2

State surveillance: What the government and Gardaí don't want you to know

May 17th 2015, 10:01 PM 62,450 Views 82 Comments

Part Two of TheJournal.ie’s two-part series on state surveillance in Ireland.

State surveillance: How Gardaí and others can secretly monitor you
# Part 1
# Part 1

State surveillance: How Gardaí and others can secretly monitor you

May 17th 2015, 10:00 PM 119,199 Views 104 Comments

Part One of TheJournal.ie’s two-part series on state surveillance in Ireland.

Surrogacy in Ireland: Where do we stand?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Surrogacy in Ireland: Where do we stand?

May 17th 2015, 8:00 AM 21,756 Views 97 Comments

The referendum on marriage equality is only a few days away. However, other issues have been entering the debate.

# frances-fitzgerald - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Massive increase in child sex abuse material uncovered by Irish internet hotline
# Child Pornography
# Child Pornography

Massive increase in child sex abuse material uncovered by Irish internet hotline

May 14th 2015, 10:09 PM 16,896 Views 24 Comments

There were 335 confirmed cases of child pornography reported last year.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Big plan to help mortgage holders 'won't have the banks quaking in their boots'
# Veto
# Veto

Big plan to help mortgage holders 'won't have the banks quaking in their boots'

May 13th 2015, 5:48 PM 13,911 Views 91 Comments

The government has announced a raft of new measures to help people struggling to pay their mortgages.

# frances-fitzgerald - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Have you had alcohol delivered to your home? You may have broken the law
# Loophole
# Loophole

Have you had alcohol delivered to your home? You may have broken the law

May 9th 2015, 10:00 PM 67,787 Views 95 Comments

If you paid by cash upon delivery, that is.

# frances-fitzgerald - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Six stabbings in six weeks: Prisons are 'the most dangerous workplaces' in Ireland
# Behind Bars
# Behind Bars

Six stabbings in six weeks: Prisons are 'the most dangerous workplaces' in Ireland

May 7th 2015, 6:05 AM 10,242 Views 10 Comments

The Prison Officers Association annual delegate heard that there has been six stabbings in six weeks.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 4 May, 2015

TD says garda helicopter causing 'noise pollution' in Dublin at night
# Keep It Down
# Keep It Down

TD says garda helicopter causing 'noise pollution' in Dublin at night

May 4th 2015, 7:30 AM 31,283 Views 79 Comments

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said gardaí operate a noise reduction policy during night hours.

# frances-fitzgerald - Sunday 26 April, 2015

'No special honours' for soldiers, prison staff, gardaí who served during The Troubles
# Service
# Service

'No special honours' for soldiers, prison staff, gardaí who served during The Troubles

Apr 26th 2015, 6:00 PM 16,455 Views 42 Comments

One TD thinks there should be.

# frances-fitzgerald - Friday 3 April, 2015

Nearly 300 prisoners have escaped custody in the last five years
# At Large
# At Large

Nearly 300 prisoners have escaped custody in the last five years

Apr 3rd 2015, 9:23 PM 12,857 Views 17 Comments

Three who absconded this year are still at large.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

'Ramping up': 250 new gardaí will be recruited this year
# Templemore
# Templemore

'Ramping up': 250 new gardaí will be recruited this year

Apr 1st 2015, 1:15 PM 18,816 Views 75 Comments

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald made the announcement this morning at the annual conference of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI).

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Definitely no re-investigation into mysterious death of Fr Niall Molloy
# No Further Evidence
# No Further Evidence

Definitely no re-investigation into mysterious death of Fr Niall Molloy

Mar 31st 2015, 5:48 PM 12,306 Views 33 Comments

The decision was backed by Minister Frances Fitzgerald.

# frances-fitzgerald - Friday 27 March, 2015

Anti-Deportation Ireland: ALL members of asylum reform group should resign
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Anti-Deportation Ireland: ALL members of asylum reform group should resign

Mar 27th 2015, 1:06 PM 15,015 Views 85 Comments

Sue Conlan says the group has not been fully consulted on new legislation.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

More than 700 tourists were mugged last year
# No Míle Fáilte
# No Míle Fáilte

More than 700 tourists were mugged last year

Mar 25th 2015, 5:35 PM 13,768 Views 63 Comments

Niall Collins asked Frances Fitzgerald to take a walk with him in Dublin city centre to see how common crime is.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 23 March, 2015

Fine Gael kick-starts its election preparations this week and Dublin will be VERY interesting
# Capital Punishment
# Capital Punishment

Fine Gael kick-starts its election preparations this week and Dublin will be VERY interesting

Mar 23rd 2015, 1:45 PM 23,154 Views 123 Comments

Selection conventions begin this week with lots to look out for in the capital alone.

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

New law will allow people to pay fines in installments - and avoid jail
# Slammer
# Slammer

New law will allow people to pay fines in installments - and avoid jail

Mar 17th 2015, 7:30 AM 12,016 Views 38 Comments

The Courts Service is also outsourcing the collection of fines.

# frances-fitzgerald - Saturday 7 March, 2015

What are 'bait bikes' and would they help catch thieves?
# Gotcha
# Gotcha

What are 'bait bikes' and would they help catch thieves?

Mar 7th 2015, 8:15 PM 32,401 Views 49 Comments

Like Freddie Mercury, we all just want to ride our bicycles.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

'Luas security guards have better stab vests than prison officers'
# Strike Looming
# Strike Looming

'Luas security guards have better stab vests than prison officers'

Mar 4th 2015, 7:49 PM 13,052 Views 29 Comments

A ballot on industrial action will take place next week.

Minister: Speed vans aren't about making money, honest
# Saving Lives
# Saving Lives

Minister: Speed vans aren't about making money, honest

Mar 4th 2015, 12:37 PM 12,041 Views 53 Comments

Dara Murphy denied the cameras are strategically located in areas where speed limits increase.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 2 March, 2015

Protecting yourself with pepper spray is illegal and that's not changing
# Self-defence
# Self-defence

Protecting yourself with pepper spray is illegal and that's not changing

Mar 2nd 2015, 6:55 AM 64,910 Views 145 Comments

The minister says protecting citizens is the job of the gardai.

# frances-fitzgerald - Sunday 1 March, 2015

Where have you seen these political faces before?
# The Scenic Route
# The Scenic Route

Where have you seen these political faces before?

Mar 1st 2015, 6:15 PM 19,057 Views 39 Comments

They all have one place in common besides the Dáil.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Snapshots: Here's what four years in government does to you...
# Then And Now
# Then And Now

Snapshots: Here's what four years in government does to you...

Feb 25th 2015, 10:11 AM 20,546 Views 61 Comments

It’s exactly four years since the last general election so how do some of our ministers look now compared to 2011?

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 23 February, 2015

86 people died in Irish prisons over the past 10 years
# Depression
# Depression

86 people died in Irish prisons over the past 10 years

Feb 23rd 2015, 11:30 AM 11,047 Views 20 Comments

There have been calls for specialised suicide prevention programmes in prisons.

# frances-fitzgerald - Saturday 21 February, 2015

Leo: Some people told me to shut up and keep my head down
# Loose Lips Leo
# Loose Lips Leo

Leo: Some people told me to shut up and keep my head down

Feb 21st 2015, 3:05 PM 32,754 Views 152 Comments

The Fine Gael national conference has been talking crime and the economic recovery this morning.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Derek Brockwell: Search for 'violent, hardened criminal' continues, as Minister orders full report
# Manhunt
# Manhunt

Derek Brockwell: Search for 'violent, hardened criminal' continues, as Minister orders full report

Feb 18th 2015, 12:40 PM 30,063 Views 122 Comments

The two prison officers stabbed by Brockwell as he made his escape are said to be recovering well in hospital.

Will new family law impact same-sex marriage vote?
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Will new family law impact same-sex marriage vote?

Feb 18th 2015, 11:55 AM 11,226 Views 462 Comments

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

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

What goes on in Ireland's jails? Prison culture to be put under the microscope
# Prison Life
# Prison Life

What goes on in Ireland's jails? Prison culture to be put under the microscope

Feb 17th 2015, 12:40 PM 12,246 Views 16 Comments

The training and continuous development of prison staff is one aspect that will be reviewed in a major new audit.

# frances-fitzgerald - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Here's how many unmarked Garda cars are on our roads
# Traffic Corps
# Traffic Corps

Here's how many unmarked Garda cars are on our roads

Feb 15th 2015, 8:30 AM 37,190 Views 83 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald revealed the figures in the Dáil.

# frances-fitzgerald - Friday 13 February, 2015

Thousands of Irish people banned from driving - but they could still be on the roads
# Dangerous Drivers
# Dangerous Drivers

Thousands of Irish people banned from driving - but they could still be on the roads

Feb 13th 2015, 6:30 AM 21,547 Views 30 Comments

Figures show most of the disqualified drivers haven’t given back their licences.

# frances-fitzgerald - Saturday 31 January, 2015

Should sports arenas have 'no alcohol' areas so kids aren't sharing stands with drunks?
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Should sports arenas have 'no alcohol' areas so kids aren't sharing stands with drunks?

Jan 31st 2015, 4:00 PM 10,632 Views 52 Comments

TD Róisín Shortall has questioned how appropriate is is for children to be in what can be heavy drinking atmospheres at matches.

The government is looking in to blocking mobile phone signals in prisons
# Prison Cell-Phone
# Prison Cell-Phone

The government is looking in to blocking mobile phone signals in prisons

Jan 31st 2015, 1:24 PM 12,609 Views 96 Comments

That’s after 728 were confiscated last year.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

'Disturbing allegations' of garda failures in case of Polish woman's alleged rape
# Anna Bubula
# Anna Bubula

'Disturbing allegations' of garda failures in case of Polish woman's alleged rape

Jan 28th 2015, 9:42 PM 22,970 Views 39 Comments

An investigation into potential failures is now taking place.

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

'We want to make sure that the public can have confidence in us'
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

'We want to make sure that the public can have confidence in us'

Jan 27th 2015, 6:10 PM 14,077 Views 89 Comments

A report found 114 penalty point cancellations required further investigation.

The number of people applying for asylum in Ireland last year more than doubled
# Ireland
# Ireland

The number of people applying for asylum in Ireland last year more than doubled

Jan 27th 2015, 3:25 PM 16,974 Views 117 Comments

The Department of Justice said this was a reversal of recent trends.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 26 January, 2015

Citizenship and visa applications reach all time high
# Céad Míle Fáilte
# Céad Míle Fáilte

Citizenship and visa applications reach all time high

Jan 26th 2015, 5:37 PM 18,134 Views 220 Comments

Some 172,000 new applications were received in 2014.

# frances-fitzgerald - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Here's how much was spent on criminal legal aid in 2014
# Courts
# Courts

Here's how much was spent on criminal legal aid in 2014

Jan 25th 2015, 8:00 AM 10,976 Views 25 Comments

The expenditure has reduced by about €10 million in the last six years.

# frances-fitzgerald - Friday 23 January, 2015

'Ireland is great ... it has never tried to invade or enslave another country'
# New Citizens
# New Citizens

'Ireland is great ... it has never tried to invade or enslave another country'

Jan 23rd 2015, 3:29 PM 32,165 Views 265 Comments

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald was speaking about the country’s merits at a citizenship ceremony today.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Here's the wording you'll be voting on in same-sex marriage referendum
# Equality
# Equality

Here's the wording you'll be voting on in same-sex marriage referendum

Jan 21st 2015, 11:00 PM 48,653 Views 297 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald said she hopes there will be “a constructive and respectful debate” on the issue.