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Justice Minister praises 'brave and selfless work' of gardaí in Memorial Day address
# Garda Memorial Day
# Garda Memorial Day

Justice Minister praises 'brave and selfless work' of gardaí in Memorial Day address

19 hours ago 11,522 Views 4 Comments

This year’s event coincides with the Centenary Year of An Garda Síochána.

# helen-mcentee - Wednesday 18 May, 2022

Green Party suspends two TDs who supported Sinn Féin motion on public ownership of NMH
# National Maternity Hospital
# National Maternity Hospital

Green Party suspends two TDs who supported Sinn Féin motion on public ownership of NMH

Updated Wed 10:45 PM 77,958 Views 100 Comments

Losing the two TDs reduces the the government’s majority to just one vote.

Justice Minister launches new guide for GPs to help support domestic violence victims
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Justice Minister launches new guide for GPs to help support domestic violence victims

Wed 2:28 PM 6,902 Views 3 Comments

The guide was officially unveiled by the Irish College of General Practitioners today.

# helen-mcentee - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

Sen. Lynn Boylan accuses government of 'cold-heartedness' with Stardust inquest venue change
# Stardust Inquest
# Stardust Inquest

Sen. Lynn Boylan accuses government of 'cold-heartedness' with Stardust inquest venue change

May 10th 2022, 9:43 PM 13,233 Views 23 Comments

‘The families are tired, upset and at the end of their tethers. They cannot take much more,’ said Boylan.

# helen-mcentee - Monday 9 May, 2022

Plans to disregard historic convictions of gay men have raised 'range of complex issues'
# Report
# Report

Plans to disregard historic convictions of gay men have raised 'range of complex issues'

May 9th 2022, 11:56 AM 10,981 Views 20 Comments

A working group examining the issue has said it has proven difficult to estimate how many people might be eligible to have their past offences disregarded.

# helen-mcentee - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

New Garda premises to open on O'Connell Street in Dublin to tackle anti-social behaviour
# Crime
# Crime

New Garda premises to open on O'Connell Street in Dublin to tackle anti-social behaviour

Apr 27th 2022, 9:10 PM 38,953 Views 39 Comments

Operation Spire and Operation Citizen will be run out of the new Garda premises on O’Connell Street.

Prison officers call for pay rise as prison service to break away from Department of Justice
# POA
# POA

Prison officers call for pay rise as prison service to break away from Department of Justice

Apr 27th 2022, 7:01 AM 17,987 Views 7 Comments

The Prison Officers’ Association (POA) began their annual conference in Sligo last night.

Minister to explore offering sex crime victims photo of offender on jail release
# Justice Committee
# Justice Committee

Minister to explore offering sex crime victims photo of offender on jail release

Apr 27th 2022, 6:47 AM 17,064 Views 19 Comments

Helen McEntee made her comments at the Justice Committee.

# helen-mcentee - Friday 22 April, 2022

Government considering monthly €400 payment for households who host Ukrainian refugees
# Ukrainian Refugees
# Ukrainian Refugees

Government considering monthly €400 payment for households who host Ukrainian refugees

Apr 22nd 2022, 10:26 AM 26,754 Views 54 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that Ireland is examining new options for housing Ukrainian refugees.

# helen-mcentee - Thursday 21 April, 2022

Stalking and non-fatal strangulation to become standalone criminal offences in Ireland
# Stalking
# Stalking

Stalking and non-fatal strangulation to become standalone criminal offences in Ireland

Apr 21st 2022, 3:55 PM 13,997 Views 12 Comments

Justice Minister Helen McEntee said she hopes legislation will be passed by autumn at the latest.

# helen-mcentee - Monday 11 April, 2022

Minister McEntee: Gardaí will not have their 'hands tied' by Dwyer judgement
# Agsi
# Agsi

Minister McEntee: Gardaí will not have their 'hands tied' by Dwyer judgement

Apr 11th 2022, 7:05 PM 19,871 Views 0 Comments

Minister for Justice was speaking at the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors conference in Killarney.

Gardaí link with German authorities to develop specialist war crime questionnaire for Ukrainian refugees
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Gardaí link with German authorities to develop specialist war crime questionnaire for Ukrainian refugees

Apr 11th 2022, 6:46 PM 12,995 Views 1 Comment

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee spoke at the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors conference in Killarney today.

Online domestic violence training, rosters and pay all key issues at garda conference
# Agsi
# Agsi

Online domestic violence training, rosters and pay all key issues at garda conference

Apr 11th 2022, 11:13 AM 10,231 Views 0 Comments

The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors begin their annual conference today in Killarney, Co Kerry.

# helen-mcentee - Thursday 31 March, 2022

McEntee says diversity will be a focus of new process for appointing judges
# Judicial Appointments
# Judicial Appointments

McEntee says diversity will be a focus of new process for appointing judges

Mar 31st 2022, 11:56 AM 12,041 Views 38 Comments

The new Bill was approved by Cabinet earlier this week and will be published shortly.

# helen-mcentee - Monday 28 March, 2022

Judges to be given power to set minimum sentences for murder cases
# Justice Plan 2022
# Justice Plan 2022

Judges to be given power to set minimum sentences for murder cases

Mar 28th 2022, 7:45 AM 20,362 Views 37 Comments

The proposal is contained in an annual Justice plan by the Government.

# helen-mcentee - Wednesday 23 March, 2022

Justice Minister tests positive for Covid-19 as Health Minister isolates with flu-like symptoms
# Covid In Cabinet
# Covid In Cabinet

Justice Minister tests positive for Covid-19 as Health Minister isolates with flu-like symptoms

Mar 23rd 2022, 12:06 PM 25,654 Views 18 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin tested positive for Covid-19 in Washington last week.

# helen-mcentee - Thursday 17 March, 2022

Three new centres to support Ukrainian refugees to open in Dublin, Cork and Limerick
# Ukrainian Refugees
# Ukrainian Refugees

Three new centres to support Ukrainian refugees to open in Dublin, Cork and Limerick

Mar 17th 2022, 8:58 AM 23,919 Views 11 Comments

Almost 7,300 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Ireland since the war broke out last month.

# helen-mcentee - Thursday 3 March, 2022

McEntee says Ireland 'will not be found wanting' when helping people fleeing Ukraine
# Refugees
# Refugees

McEntee says Ireland 'will not be found wanting' when helping people fleeing Ukraine

Updated Mar 3rd 2022, 1:00 PM 10,650 Views 12 Comments

Under a new proposal, those escaping the conflict will be given a residence permit in EU countries.

# helen-mcentee - Friday 25 February, 2022

Visa requirements between Ukraine and Ireland lifted with immediate effect
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Visa requirements between Ukraine and Ireland lifted with immediate effect

Feb 25th 2022, 12:54 PM 16,199 Views 12 Comments

The new measure will apply as an emergency measure to all Ukrainians travelling to Ireland.

# helen-mcentee - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

Justice Minister to examine changes to jury selection process ahead of the Stardust inquest
# Stardust Inquest
# Stardust Inquest

Justice Minister to examine changes to jury selection process ahead of the Stardust inquest

Feb 23rd 2022, 10:10 PM 15,736 Views 0 Comments

Currently, jurors for inquests are selected byGardaí, which is a concern for the Stardust campaigners.

# helen-mcentee - Wednesday 16 February, 2022

Review of domestic violence refuges highlights geographical gaps and inadequate provision
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Review of domestic violence refuges highlights geographical gaps and inadequate provision

Updated Feb 16th 2022, 1:24 PM 16,762 Views 20 Comments

Minister Helen McEntee has committed to a womens’ refuge expansion.

# helen-mcentee - Tuesday 8 February, 2022

Justice Minister vows to deliver more than 400 domestic violence refuge beds
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Justice Minister vows to deliver more than 400 domestic violence refuge beds

Feb 8th 2022, 10:43 AM 8,327 Views 27 Comments

Helen McEntee also offered to open refuge spaces in nine counties currently without such services.

# helen-mcentee - Friday 21 January, 2022

Special Oireachtas committee on international surrogacy to be established
# Surrogacy
# Surrogacy

Special Oireachtas committee on international surrogacy to be established

Jan 21st 2022, 10:08 AM 5,572 Views 3 Comments

The committee is expected to report with recommendations within three months of its establishment.

# helen-mcentee - Thursday 13 January, 2022

Stardust families hold protest outside Department of Justice over inquest venue issues
# Stardust Inquest
# Stardust Inquest

Stardust families hold protest outside Department of Justice over inquest venue issues

Jan 13th 2022, 8:30 PM 12,811 Views 14 Comments

The lease on the current venue, the RDS, is set to expire in February, before any of the hearings have taken place.

McEntee confirms opening date for long-term undocumented scheme
# Undocumented
# Undocumented

McEntee confirms opening date for long-term undocumented scheme

Jan 13th 2022, 6:30 AM 38,575 Views 40 Comments

The new scheme will see undocumented migrants get a chance to apply for citizenship.

# helen-mcentee - Thursday 23 December, 2021

Justice Minister says 'stark' findings shows one in 20 have had intimate images shared online
# Intimate Images
# Intimate Images

Justice Minister says 'stark' findings shows one in 20 have had intimate images shared online

Updated Dec 23rd 2021, 12:01 PM 32,677 Views 17 Comments

One in ten people under the age of 37 across the country have had intimate images of themselves been shared online.

# helen-mcentee - Thursday 16 December, 2021

President Higgins set to sign posthumous pardon for man executed in 1895
# John Twiss
# John Twiss

President Higgins set to sign posthumous pardon for man executed in 1895

Dec 16th 2021, 6:30 AM 17,819 Views 15 Comments

The pardon will be the fifth Presidential pardon since 1937 and the third posthumous pardon.

# helen-mcentee - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

Temporary residence to be offered to 500 Afghans under new admissions programme
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Temporary residence to be offered to 500 Afghans under new admissions programme

Dec 14th 2021, 7:43 AM 19,316 Views 64 Comments

Priority for the scheme will go to the most vulnerable, like the elderly, women, girls and people with disabilities.

# helen-mcentee - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

Man executed after being found guilty of 1894 murder to receive posthumous pardon
# John Twiss
# John Twiss

Man executed after being found guilty of 1894 murder to receive posthumous pardon

Nov 30th 2021, 10:52 PM 51,514 Views 30 Comments

An expert report found that John Twiss was wrongfully convicted for the murder of John Donovan.

# helen-mcentee - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Minister to tell rank-and-file gardaí she will strengthen their mental health supports
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Minister to tell rank-and-file gardaí she will strengthen their mental health supports

Nov 23rd 2021, 8:18 AM 11,199 Views 19 Comments

Helen McEntee will address the annual delegate conference of the Garda Representative Association today.

# helen-mcentee - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Justice Minister McEntee says she sometimes feels 'unsafe' as a politician
# Helen McEntee
# Helen McEntee

Justice Minister McEntee says she sometimes feels 'unsafe' as a politician

Nov 9th 2021, 6:00 AM 26,681 Views 41 Comments

The Minister said she would support examining legislation to deal with protests outside politicians’ homes.

# helen-mcentee - Monday 8 November, 2021

The Minister for Justice has sought to quell opposition to proposed powers for garda watchdog
# Agsi
# Agsi

The Minister for Justice has sought to quell opposition to proposed powers for garda watchdog

Nov 8th 2021, 7:38 PM 21,696 Views 23 Comments

The new Bill has already drawn criticism from Commissioner Drew Harris who declared some of it unconstitutional.

Garda sergeants and inspectors set to make 'stinging attack' on new policing legislation
# Agsi
# Agsi

Garda sergeants and inspectors set to make 'stinging attack' on new policing legislation

Nov 8th 2021, 7:00 AM 22,840 Views 25 Comments

The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors are set to hold their first conference since 2019.

# helen-mcentee - Monday 1 November, 2021

Helen McEntee returns as Justice Minister today after six months maternity leave
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

Helen McEntee returns as Justice Minister today after six months maternity leave

Updated Nov 1st 2021, 12:48 PM 54,494 Views 49 Comments

McEntee gave birth to a boy in April, becoming the first woman to have a baby while serving in Cabinet.

# 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 35,856 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 45,134 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 16,616 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 23,868 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 15,790 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 31,166 Views 108 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.
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