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#Frances Fitzgerald

# frances-fitzgerald - Saturday 17 January, 2015

'No evidence of jihadist terror groups training in Irish mountains'
# Anti-terror Laws
# Anti-terror Laws

'No evidence of jihadist terror groups training in Irish mountains'

Jan 17th 2015, 2:57 PM 30,860 Views 150 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald has said everything is being done to protect Ireland against terror threats.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 29 December, 2014

Fitzgerald: 'We've no plans for a knife amnesty, gardaí are doing enough'
# Knife Crime
# Knife Crime

Fitzgerald: 'We've no plans for a knife amnesty, gardaí are doing enough'

Dec 29th 2014, 7:30 AM 6,026 Views 16 Comments

The move had been called for to address the rise in serious incidents of knife crime.

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Half of pubs and off-licenses targeted for underage drinking checks were in Dublin
# Test Purchases
# Test Purchases

Half of pubs and off-licenses targeted for underage drinking checks were in Dublin

Dec 23rd 2014, 7:00 AM 8,001 Views 13 Comments

Just more than 1,200 have been carried out over the past three years.

# frances-fitzgerald - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Calls for new child grooming law to ban online vigilante 'paedophile hunters'
# Sexual Offences Bill 2014
# Sexual Offences Bill 2014

Calls for new child grooming law to ban online vigilante 'paedophile hunters'

Dec 21st 2014, 7:45 AM 13,318 Views 35 Comments

A TD and child protection expert are calling for the legislation to ban vigilante ‘paedophile hunters’.

# frances-fitzgerald - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Enda Kenny wants more women...
# Binders Full Of Women
# Binders Full Of Women

Enda Kenny wants more women...

Dec 18th 2014, 4:39 PM 5,931 Views 59 Comments

… to serve in Cabinet if the government is re-elected.

'The UK respects Ireland's privacy, there is no question of any mass surveillance'
# Cables
# Cables

'The UK respects Ireland's privacy, there is no question of any mass surveillance'

Dec 18th 2014, 8:44 AM 8,698 Views 49 Comments

Documents previously showed that UK authorities had access to opitcal fibre cables that carry a range of data, from internet traffic to telephone calls.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Masked sex workers to hold candlelit vigil outside Leinster House
# Remembering The Dead
# Remembering The Dead

Masked sex workers to hold candlelit vigil outside Leinster House

Dec 17th 2014, 7:00 AM 15,521 Views 55 Comments

They will remember the deaths of seven women in Ireland who were sex workers.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 15 December, 2014

Learner drivers jailed for driving alone this year
# Shotgun
# Shotgun

Learner drivers jailed for driving alone this year

Dec 15th 2014, 6:45 AM 34,387 Views 74 Comments

Over 630 people have been fined so far in 2014.

# frances-fitzgerald - Friday 12 December, 2014

Irish bishops want "urgent action" on Direct Provision
# Asylum Seeking
# Asylum Seeking

Irish bishops want "urgent action" on Direct Provision

Dec 12th 2014, 12:07 PM 3,814 Views 39 Comments

They say people seeking asylum are left on the margins of our communities.

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Ireland has given 111 Syrians permission to live here this year
# One Hundred And Eleven Welcomes
# One Hundred And Eleven Welcomes

Ireland has given 111 Syrians permission to live here this year

Dec 9th 2014, 2:23 PM 6,101 Views 33 Comments

But rejected the applications of 197.

# frances-fitzgerald - Saturday 6 December, 2014

Surge in garda age card applications as young people switch to supermarket booze
# On A Budget
# On A Budget

Surge in garda age card applications as young people switch to supermarket booze

Dec 6th 2014, 7:30 AM 16,705 Views 35 Comments

More than 61,000 cards were issued last year.

# frances-fitzgerald - Friday 5 December, 2014

Is An Garda Síochana broken beyond repair? 'No, it can be fixed'
# Changes
# Changes

Is An Garda Síochana broken beyond repair? 'No, it can be fixed'

Dec 5th 2014, 1:14 PM 9,750 Views 41 Comments

The Minister for Justice has stressed that reforms will be put in place.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 1 December, 2014

There are currently 3,739 prisoners in Ireland - and we can't take many more
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

There are currently 3,739 prisoners in Ireland - and we can't take many more

Dec 1st 2014, 6:45 AM 6,054 Views 44 Comments

The average capacity is 91%.

# frances-fitzgerald - Saturday 29 November, 2014

'You need a humour bypass': Here are the winners and losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'You need a humour bypass': Here are the winners and losers from the political week

Nov 29th 2014, 7:15 PM 11,341 Views 48 Comments

In a week that saw a new Garda Commissioner, a big fat ‘no’ from the ECB and some serious eye-rolling.

# frances-fitzgerald - Friday 28 November, 2014

Calls for new law to 'call child pornography what it is' - child abuse
# Language In The Law
# Language In The Law

Calls for new law to 'call child pornography what it is' - child abuse

Nov 28th 2014, 4:42 PM 7,665 Views 16 Comments

“It’s time to get tough with these people.”

# frances-fitzgerald - Thursday 27 November, 2014

New law means electronic tagging for some sex offenders
# Milestone
# Milestone

New law means electronic tagging for some sex offenders

Nov 27th 2014, 5:50 PM 9,344 Views 42 Comments

There has been a wide welcome for new offences against child grooming and buying sex.

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Minister, mother, and TD on why young women need to see more female leaders
# Gender Balance
# Gender Balance

Minister, mother, and TD on why young women need to see more female leaders

Nov 25th 2014, 4:00 PM 8,188 Views 28 Comments

The Minister for Justice said that women often feel they have more to prove.

Nóirín O'Sullivan is the new Garda Commissioner
# Top Guard
# Top Guard

Nóirín O'Sullivan is the new Garda Commissioner

Nov 25th 2014, 2:50 PM 13,301 Views 62 Comments

The interim commissioner has now been made permanent following a government decision today.

"We need women, young women in particular, to realise how powerful they can be"
# Gender Balance
# Gender Balance

"We need women, young women in particular, to realise how powerful they can be"

Nov 25th 2014, 7:15 AM 6,590 Views 38 Comments

Gender imbalance isn’t good for society or business, Minister Aodhan Ó Riordáin says.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 24 November, 2014

Gardaí given names of 'more than 30 IRA abusers'
# Maíria Cahill Case
# Maíria Cahill Case

Gardaí given names of 'more than 30 IRA abusers'

Nov 24th 2014, 8:20 PM 11,184 Views 0 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald said a cross-border inquiry was being considered.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Gardaí currently have 113,500 arrests waiting to be carried out
# Long Arm Of The Law
# Long Arm Of The Law

Gardaí currently have 113,500 arrests waiting to be carried out

Nov 19th 2014, 6:45 AM 9,432 Views 26 Comments

The Justice Minister says she accepts that this is unacceptable but adds that most are for minor offences.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 17 November, 2014

Are prisoners being freed temporarily to relieve overcrowding?
# Irish Prisons
# Irish Prisons

Are prisoners being freed temporarily to relieve overcrowding?

Nov 17th 2014, 3:00 PM 6,616 Views 25 Comments

Fianna Fáil believes that temporary release is being used to ease overcrowding in some prisons.

Frances Fitzgerald: Gardaí are not heavy-handed at water protests
# Joan Burton
# Joan Burton

Frances Fitzgerald: Gardaí are not heavy-handed at water protests

Nov 17th 2014, 11:05 AM 29,261 Views 290 Comments

Tánaiste Joan Burton was trapped in her car by anti-water charge protesters for almost three hours on Saturday.

# frances-fitzgerald - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Here's how many prisoners were given temporary release since 2009 ... and never came back
# At Large
# At Large

Here's how many prisoners were given temporary release since 2009 ... and never came back

Nov 15th 2014, 7:15 AM 16,523 Views 30 Comments

Many are still deemed “unlawfully at large from custody”.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Gerry Adams's gunpoint comments 'a barely concealed threat to the modern media'
# Shinner Dinner
# Shinner Dinner

Gerry Adams's gunpoint comments 'a barely concealed threat to the modern media'

Nov 12th 2014, 3:43 PM 31,018 Views 305 Comments

The Sinn Féin president will not withdraw remarks made at a fundraising dinner in New York last week.

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Secretary General on tax dossier: 'No effort would have been made to suppress information'
# Dossier
# Dossier

Secretary General on tax dossier: 'No effort would have been made to suppress information'

Nov 11th 2014, 10:30 PM 19,854 Views 0 Comments

Enda Kenny addressed the latest claims in the Dáil this afternoon.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 10 November, 2014

O'Sullivan: 'No more Garda stations will be closed down'
# Milestone
# Milestone

O'Sullivan: 'No more Garda stations will be closed down'

Nov 10th 2014, 5:26 PM 6,401 Views 20 Comments

Minister Frances Fitzgerald said the Garda Inspectorate report into serious crime investigations will be a ‘road map’ for the future.

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Fitzgerald and O'Sullivan poring over report into serious crime investigations
# Crime
# Crime

Fitzgerald and O'Sullivan poring over report into serious crime investigations

Nov 4th 2014, 4:25 PM 6,389 Views 9 Comments

The report examines how gardaí dealt with serious crimes over the last number of years.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Why does no one want to run the Department of Justice?
# Poisoned Chalice
# Poisoned Chalice

Why does no one want to run the Department of Justice?

Oct 29th 2014, 6:27 PM 10,220 Views 28 Comments

The post of secretary general in Frances Fitzgerald’s department is being readvertised.

'On Saturday morning, some parent will be very sorry that their child played with fireworks'
# Warning
# Warning

'On Saturday morning, some parent will be very sorry that their child played with fireworks'

Oct 29th 2014, 1:54 PM 6,539 Views 20 Comments

Two government ministers are warning against illegal firework use this Halloween.

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Attacks on emergency services 'utterly unacceptable', but protective laws won't be improved
# Halloween
# Halloween

Attacks on emergency services 'utterly unacceptable', but protective laws won't be improved

Oct 28th 2014, 7:00 AM 10,461 Views 37 Comments

The Justice Minister has said that current legislation is sufficient.

# frances-fitzgerald - Friday 24 October, 2014

Frances Fitzgerald isn't as much craic as Alan Shatter when it comes to being 'Minister for Time'
# Ah Here
# Ah Here

Frances Fitzgerald isn't as much craic as Alan Shatter when it comes to being 'Minister for Time'

Oct 24th 2014, 3:02 PM 13,016 Views 20 Comments

The campaign to bring back Shatter begins…

# frances-fitzgerald - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Would a 'track my crime' system help victims trust garda investigations?
# Online Checkup
# Online Checkup

Would a 'track my crime' system help victims trust garda investigations?

Oct 23rd 2014, 3:44 PM 9,075 Views 47 Comments

The system is in place in the UK and could come here.

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Frances Fitzgerald: It's 'regrettable' that no TDs showed up to discuss Garda reform Bill
# Gsoc
# Gsoc

Frances Fitzgerald: It's 'regrettable' that no TDs showed up to discuss Garda reform Bill

Oct 21st 2014, 8:05 PM 17,584 Views 50 Comments

The new Bill gives greater powers to GSOC.

# frances-fitzgerald - Friday 17 October, 2014

Sex workers 'fear for their safety' if clients are criminalised
# Nordic Model
# Nordic Model

Sex workers 'fear for their safety' if clients are criminalised

Oct 17th 2014, 9:56 PM 18,796 Views 55 Comments

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said she is “examining” legislation that would criminalise buying sex.

# frances-fitzgerald - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Should domestic violence be treated more seriously than public assault?
# Justice Committee
# Justice Committee

Should domestic violence be treated more seriously than public assault?

Oct 16th 2014, 11:58 AM 4,276 Views 17 Comments

The Oireachtas Justice Committee thinks so.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Asylum working group criticised for including only one (former) asylum-seeker
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Asylum working group criticised for including only one (former) asylum-seeker

Oct 15th 2014, 2:46 PM 7,419 Views 146 Comments

“It’s not a fair share, but it’s a step in the right direction.”

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Home repossession: Families locked out of court "like criminals"
# Waterford
# Waterford

Home repossession: Families locked out of court "like criminals"

Oct 14th 2014, 7:05 PM 9,204 Views 12 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald would beg to differ.

200 more gardaí on the way (and money for new cars too)
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

200 more gardaí on the way (and money for new cars too)

Oct 14th 2014, 5:34 PM 4,665 Views 17 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald says it’s a “breakthrough” budget for her department. Recruitment is set to begin in the next few weeks.

# frances-fitzgerald - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Fitzgerald: 'We need to confront deficiencies and bad practices in An Garda Síochána'
# Reform
# Reform

Fitzgerald: 'We need to confront deficiencies and bad practices in An Garda Síochána'

Oct 11th 2014, 2:10 PM 7,011 Views 30 Comments

New reforms are on the way, with many to be enacted in this Oireachtas term.