# Helen McEntee

23rd February 2024
New sexual violence agency opens today with plans to double refuge spaces across the country
This week
18th February 2024 - 24th February 2024
Garda reserve rules to be updated ahead of campaign launch to recruit 1,000 new hires
Last week
11th February 2024 - 24th February 2024
'Campaign of arson' on properties linked to asylum seekers is 'unprecedented', says Tánaiste
Helen McEntee: New measures to speed up asylum applications designed to stop misuse of system
This month
February 2024
Govt dismisses recommendation to alter Garda role for prosecuting court cases
Donnelly to tell Cabinet probability of introduction and spread of measles in Ireland is high
There have been increasing numbers of measles cases notified in Europe since the beginning of 2023.
MMR vaccine uptake in Ireland is currently below the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended target uptake.
The HSE is exploring developing a proposal for an MMR catch-up programme in Leaving Cert pupils.
It may also expand to college students.
Still no sign of review into sex work law - over three years after it was due to be published
Last month
January 2024
FactFind: What is a ‘safe country of origin’ and how many asylum seekers come from one?
Algeria and Botswana to be added to 'safe countries' list from today
McEntee: Border controls 'crackdown' as Government to consider adding to safe country list
Proceeds of crime law to be strengthened to keep assets out of the reach of criminals
McEntee says decision not to place male asylum seekers in Mayo and Carlow wasn't due to protests
Child support could be collected by Revenue or social welfare deductions under system overhaul
McEntee confirms resignation of judge Gerard O'Brien following sexual assault conviction
New statutory agency dedicated to tackling domestic violence established from today
Last year
'Truly horrific': Correspondence to Justice Minister called for her to resign after Dublin riots
Taoiseach and ministers 'deeply disturbed' by fire at Galway hotel earmarked for asylum seekers
“There is no justification for violence, arson or vandalism in our Republic. Ever,” Leo Varadkar said.
The former Ross Lake Hotel had been contracted to welcome 70 international protection applicants
Recent days have seen the site become the subject of protests against its use as emergency accommodation
Roderic O'Gorman called on politicians to condemn "fear mongering" around asylum seekers
McEntee receives Cabinet approval for draft legislation for facial recognition technology
Explainer: What will facial recognition technology mean for policing in Ireland
McEntee says it is ‘difficult’ to change priorities for gardaí without request
McEntee to tell Committee Dublin riots were exploitation of appalling incident to 'simply wreak havoc'
'Justice not served' by maximum two-year sentence for causing death by careless driving
Recruitment age for gardaí to rise from 35 to 50 from next month after Cabinet sign off
Government clashes with McDonald over claim it did not contact school after stabbing
Justice Minister Helen McEntee survives confidence motion after heated debate
X responds to Justice Minister's claim that it did not engage with gardaí during Dublin riot
Government confident it has numbers to win confidence motion in Justice Minister Helen McEntee
Green Party leader would 'prefer' to stay at COP28 but 'democracy comes first' for Dáil vote
Taoiseach criticises 'divisive' McEntee no confidence vote and believes it 'can only fail'
FF cllr at centre of controversy over 'shot in head' comments says they were not about rioters
Drivers urged to slow down this Christmas as minister says no family wants to get that knock on the door
McEntee seeks meeting with X over posts that 'fuelled' Dublin riots
Legislation to provide gardaí with body-worn cameras passes
Twitter did not engage with gardaí when asked to take down 'vile' posts, Justice Minister says
Commissioner tells TDs he cares about job 'too much' to consider resigning
Garda Commissioner faces questions from TDs after Dublin Riots
Justice Minister seeks to reassure parents of Parnell Square school and says gardaí are present
Tánaiste says McEntee will have full backing of all Fianna Fáil TDs if no confidence vote called
Ministers have pledged their full support for Justice Minister Helen McEntee amid threats of a motion of confidence next week
Sinn Féin's Mary Lou McDonald says McEntee's position is untenable.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar aks people to stop connecting migration with crime, saying 'it's not right'.
Doherty says Sinn Féin will 'consider option' of no confidence motion if Helen McEntee does not resign
McEntee has ordered officials to beef up facial recognition laws in response to Dublin riot