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# helen-mcentee - Thursday 29 April, 2021

Justice Minister Helen McEntee gives birth to a baby boy
# New Arrival
# New Arrival

Justice Minister Helen McEntee gives birth to a baby boy

Apr 29th 2021, 9:08 AM 35,757 Views 54 Comments

She is the first sitting minister to give birth.

# helen-mcentee - Sunday 25 April, 2021

Over 600 'sale of sex' convictions to be expunged in effort to recognise vulnerable victims
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Over 600 'sale of sex' convictions to be expunged in effort to recognise vulnerable victims

Apr 25th 2021, 3:37 PM 44,660 Views 33 Comments

It follows on from law changes introduced in 2017.

# helen-mcentee - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Justice Gerard Hogan nominated for appointment to the Supreme Court
# Courts
# Courts

Justice Gerard Hogan nominated for appointment to the Supreme Court

Apr 20th 2021, 8:26 PM 16,496 Views 6 Comments

Five additional judges will be appointed to the High Court in a bid to clear the backlog of cases.

New laws approved to regulate private security operators employed to enforce eviction orders
# Private Security
# Private Security

New laws approved to regulate private security operators employed to enforce eviction orders

Apr 20th 2021, 6:30 AM 23,544 Views 27 Comments

The Private Security Services (Amendment) Bill 2021 has been approved by Cabinet.

# helen-mcentee - Monday 19 April, 2021

Justice Minister launches plan to help tackle white-collar crime and corruption

Justice Minister launches plan to help tackle white-collar crime and corruption

Apr 19th 2021, 6:00 AM 15,707 Views 30 Comments

McEntee said that the plan is being put in place to ensure those who engage in white-collar criminality are caught and punished.

# helen-mcentee - Friday 16 April, 2021

European Commission writes to government expressing concerns about hotel quarantine system
# Red List
# Red List

European Commission writes to government expressing concerns about hotel quarantine system

Updated Apr 16th 2021, 5:00 PM 31,090 Views 99 Comments
  • A European Commission spokesperson suggested there are other ways to protect public health.
  • Justice Minister Helen McEntee has defended legal advice over the measure, intended to prevent variants of concern.
  • The Irish Government has ten days to reply to the Commission.
New hate crime bill with tough sentences gets government approval
# Incitement To Hatred
# Incitement To Hatred

New hate crime bill with tough sentences gets government approval

Apr 16th 2021, 6:45 AM 17,979 Views 44 Comments

Minister McEntee said the constitutional rights of freedom of expression and of association will be respected in the new legislation.

# helen-mcentee - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

New guidelines aimed at reducing personal injury awards to come into effect next week
# Insurance
# Insurance

New guidelines aimed at reducing personal injury awards to come into effect next week

Apr 13th 2021, 1:20 PM 18,967 Views 34 Comments

Cabinet signed off on the new guidelines last month.

# helen-mcentee - Saturday 10 April, 2021

'Good men need to speak up': Call for GAA officials to stop giving character references in rape trials
# Kerry
# Kerry

'Good men need to speak up': Call for GAA officials to stop giving character references in rape trials

Apr 10th 2021, 12:05 AM 56,837 Views 0 Comments

Justice Minister Helen McEntee has written to the victim in the Conor Quaid trail but cannot meet her as an appeal has been lodged.

# helen-mcentee - Friday 9 April, 2021

Frontline workers among 1,200 people granted Irish citizenship since January
# Fáilte
# Fáilte

Frontline workers among 1,200 people granted Irish citizenship since January

Apr 9th 2021, 3:32 PM 29,046 Views 28 Comments

Citizenship ceremonies have been temporarily replaced by signing a declaration of loyalty.

# helen-mcentee - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Justice Minister aims to reduce waiting time for children born in Ireland to gain citizenship
# Naturalisation
# Naturalisation

Justice Minister aims to reduce waiting time for children born in Ireland to gain citizenship

Updated Mar 23rd 2021, 7:02 PM 41,243 Views 28 Comments

Currently, children born in Ireland whose parents are not Irish citizens – and haven’t met residency requirements – must live here for at least five years before they can gain citizenship.

# helen-mcentee - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Pregnancy, parenting and politics: 'It's not advisable to go on a campaign trail two weeks postpartum'
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

Pregnancy, parenting and politics: 'It's not advisable to go on a campaign trail two weeks postpartum'

Mar 14th 2021, 6:30 AM 30,630 Views 3 Comments

This week saw the government announce Justice Helen McEntee will take six months of paid maternity leave, but the conversation has already turned to bigger questions.

# helen-mcentee - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Justice Minister to take six months paid maternity leave from 30 April
# Maternity Leave
# Maternity Leave

Justice Minister to take six months paid maternity leave from 30 April

Mar 11th 2021, 1:16 PM 54,789 Views 90 Comments

Speaking in the Dáil this afternoon, the Taoiseach announced that the government would facilitate the minister’s maternity leave.

# helen-mcentee - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Cabinet approves implementation of new guidelines aimed at reducing personal injury awards
# Injury Claims
# Injury Claims

Cabinet approves implementation of new guidelines aimed at reducing personal injury awards

Updated Mar 9th 2021, 6:10 PM 32,336 Views 34 Comments

Justice Minister Helen McEntee intends for the guidelines to take effect next month.

# helen-mcentee - Monday 8 March, 2021

Gardaí investigate bomb scare at home of Justice Minister Helen McEntee
# Bomb Threat
# Bomb Threat

Gardaí investigate bomb scare at home of Justice Minister Helen McEntee

Mar 8th 2021, 4:29 PM 72,700 Views 44 Comments

McEntee is pregnant with her first child and is due in May

Taoiseach says government is committed to facilitating McEntee's maternity leave and not have her resign
# Maternity Issue
# Maternity Issue

Taoiseach says government is committed to facilitating McEntee's maternity leave and not have her resign

Updated Mar 8th 2021, 3:42 PM 43,831 Views 91 Comments

A Green Party councillor said today the lack of maternity leave is a “serious obstacle” for female politicians.

# helen-mcentee - Sunday 7 March, 2021

Public won't be thankful if new minister appointed to replace McEntee during maternity leave, Nora Owen says
# Maternity Leave
# Maternity Leave

Public won't be thankful if new minister appointed to replace McEntee during maternity leave, Nora Owen says

Mar 7th 2021, 1:22 PM 41,782 Views 59 Comments

Justice Minister Helen McEntee will become the first Cabinet minister to give birth while in office.

# helen-mcentee - Friday 5 March, 2021

Bill to allow child murder victims to be named could be made law by end of March, McEntee says
# Legislation
# Legislation

Bill to allow child murder victims to be named could be made law by end of March, McEntee says

Mar 5th 2021, 6:23 PM 11,077 Views 12 Comments

The Bill has passed through all stages of the Seanad.

# helen-mcentee - Thursday 4 March, 2021

Call for lockdown protest guidelines after violence at Dublin demonstration
# Civil Liberties
# Civil Liberties

Call for lockdown protest guidelines after violence at Dublin demonstration

Mar 4th 2021, 4:25 PM 31,984 Views 69 Comments

A group says the guidelines could address issues including the size of demonstrations and wearing face coverings.

# helen-mcentee - Sunday 28 February, 2021

Anti-lockdown protest highlights need to combat misinformation online, says minister
# Social Media
# Social Media

Anti-lockdown protest highlights need to combat misinformation online, says minister

Feb 28th 2021, 6:43 PM 38,976 Views 177 Comments

“The problem is that a lot of this information is put up very quickly, a lot of this information is hidden.”

# helen-mcentee - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Dr Linda Mulligan appointed chief State Pathologist
# State Pathologist
# State Pathologist

Dr Linda Mulligan appointed chief State Pathologist

Feb 25th 2021, 12:43 PM 35,233 Views 21 Comments

Dr Mulligan had served as acting chief State Pathologist following Professor Marie Cassidy’s retirement in 2018.

# helen-mcentee - Monday 22 February, 2021

Poll: Is it a good idea to extend pub and club opening hours?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is it a good idea to extend pub and club opening hours?

Feb 22nd 2021, 10:29 AM 69,683 Views 93 Comments

The justice minister has said some of the current rules are decades old and need to be modernised.

Plans for reducing the cost of legal actions and regularisation scheme for undocumented persons announced
# Justice Plan
# Justice Plan

Plans for reducing the cost of legal actions and regularisation scheme for undocumented persons announced

Feb 22nd 2021, 8:48 AM 15,899 Views 26 Comments

The Justice Plan 2021 has over 200 actions which the minister said should be implemented in the next 12 months.

# helen-mcentee - Sunday 21 February, 2021

Longer opening hours for nightclubs and changes to alcohol licensing under plan by Justice Minister
# Nightlife
# Nightlife

Longer opening hours for nightclubs and changes to alcohol licensing under plan by Justice Minister

Feb 21st 2021, 2:45 PM 72,392 Views 143 Comments

Minister Helen McEntee is set to unveil the plans later this week.

# helen-mcentee - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Review ordered into Special Criminal Court laws used in dissident republican and gangland criminal trials
# Offences Against The State Act
# Offences Against The State Act

Review ordered into Special Criminal Court laws used in dissident republican and gangland criminal trials

Feb 16th 2021, 6:46 PM 13,507 Views 14 Comments

Former Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan had previoulsy committed to the review of the laws.

# helen-mcentee - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Bill to allow child murder victims to be named will be tabled next week
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

Bill to allow child murder victims to be named will be tabled next week

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 5:40 PM 16,795 Views 13 Comments

A Court of Appeal ruling has considerably changed certain long-standing practices with regards to reports of child murders.

# helen-mcentee - Monday 1 February, 2021

Justice Minister resolves to change ruling that prevents naming child victims after their death
# Children's Act
# Children's Act

Justice Minister resolves to change ruling that prevents naming child victims after their death

Feb 1st 2021, 8:05 PM 12,962 Views 0 Comments

The ruling, which was given in October, means that children who are killed cannot be identified.

# helen-mcentee - Monday 18 January, 2021

Temporary process set up for granting citizenship during pandemic
# Citizens
# Citizens

Temporary process set up for granting citizenship during pandemic

Jan 18th 2021, 8:17 AM 27,330 Views 46 Comments

4,000 people awaiting citizenship will be able to finish the process by the end of March.

# helen-mcentee - Friday 15 January, 2021

Justice Minister plans to take maternity leave after having her baby
# New Baby
# New Baby

Justice Minister plans to take maternity leave after having her baby

Jan 15th 2021, 12:19 PM 39,184 Views 88 Comments

There are no legal provisions for TDs to take parental leave.

# helen-mcentee - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Justice Minister Helen McEntee tests positive for Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Justice Minister Helen McEntee tests positive for Covid-19

Jan 6th 2021, 11:24 AM 36,708 Views 21 Comments

The minister confirmed the news on Twitter.

# helen-mcentee - Thursday 31 December, 2020

George Nkencho's family ask people not to share video of fatal shooting
# Gsoc
# Gsoc

George Nkencho's family ask people not to share video of fatal shooting

Updated Dec 31st 2020, 9:58 AM 97,067 Views 0 Comments

Justice Minister Helen McEntee has said the shooting of George Nkencho by gardaí is “extremely traumatic for everybody involved”.

People must 'look at their plans' and reduce contacts as Ireland battles third wave, Holohan says
# New Year's Eve
# New Year's Eve

People must 'look at their plans' and reduce contacts as Ireland battles third wave, Holohan says

Dec 31st 2020, 9:01 AM 32,831 Views 135 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan said the current levels of transmission of Covid-19 are “simply unsustainable”.

# helen-mcentee - Monday 28 December, 2020

Referendum may be needed to allow maternity leave for politicians, Taoiseach says
# Maternity Leave
# Maternity Leave

Referendum may be needed to allow maternity leave for politicians, Taoiseach says

Dec 28th 2020, 9:21 AM 28,717 Views 84 Comments

Many legal experts, however, believe that more practical solutions can be found.

# helen-mcentee - Sunday 27 December, 2020

Domestic abuse supports still available during latest sets of Covid restrictions
# Level 5
# Level 5

Domestic abuse supports still available during latest sets of Covid restrictions

Dec 27th 2020, 1:51 PM 8,282 Views 7 Comments

Domestic abuse can be something other than physical: it can mean you’re isolated from friends or control is taken over your personal items.

# helen-mcentee - Saturday 19 December, 2020

Helen McEntee: Coco’s Law will give gardaí tools to prosecute those who share intimate images without consent
# Opinion
# Opinion

Helen McEntee: Coco’s Law will give gardaí tools to prosecute those who share intimate images without consent

Dec 19th 2020, 9:59 AM 18,746 Views 17 Comments

The passing of Coco’s Law will prevent the sharing of intimate images without consent – regardless of the motivation for doing so.

# helen-mcentee - Friday 18 December, 2020

New laws criminalising the distribution of intimate images without consent approved by Oireachtas
# Coco's Law
# Coco's Law

New laws criminalising the distribution of intimate images without consent approved by Oireachtas

Dec 18th 2020, 8:04 PM 13,384 Views 8 Comments

It comes after a sustained campaign from Jackie Fox, whose daughter Nicola died by suicide following a period of prolonged abuse online.

# helen-mcentee - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Sharing hate speech online to become criminal offence but there will be protections for freedom of speech
# Social Media
# Social Media

Sharing hate speech online to become criminal offence but there will be protections for freedom of speech

Dec 17th 2020, 11:08 AM 27,477 Views 118 Comments

Justice Minister Helen McEntee aims to bring forward new legislation by Easter 2021.

# helen-mcentee - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

McEntee says new process for appointing judges will be 'streamlined and transparent'
# Judicial Appointments
# Judicial Appointments

McEntee says new process for appointing judges will be 'streamlined and transparent'

Dec 15th 2020, 1:33 PM 9,876 Views 33 Comments

A nine-person panel to select judges has been proposed by the Justice Minister.

# helen-mcentee - Friday 11 December, 2020

Dog theft crackdown as more severe punishments could be on the way
# Pet Theft
# Pet Theft

Dog theft crackdown as more severe punishments could be on the way

Dec 11th 2020, 2:11 PM 15,815 Views 31 Comments

An action plan which will tackle dog theft and animal welfare will be published in the coming weeks.

# helen-mcentee - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Justice Minister Helen McEntee announces she is pregnant
# Baby On Board
# Baby On Board

Justice Minister Helen McEntee announces she is pregnant

Dec 5th 2020, 12:34 PM 97,397 Views 104 Comments

The minister announced her pregnancy on social media this morning.

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