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Helen McEntee begins maternity leave with Heather Humphreys taking over justice brief
# Justice Minister
# Justice Minister

Helen McEntee begins maternity leave with Heather Humphreys taking over justice brief

Fri 6:16 PM 28,084 Views 14 Comments

Social Protection Minister Heather Humphreys will take over the justice brief until 17 December.

# helen-mcentee - This week 20th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

Government sets up group to ‘intensify’ support for Cherry Orchard
# Cherry Orchard
# Cherry Orchard

Government sets up group to ‘intensify’ support for Cherry Orchard

Thu 5:48 PM 10,647 Views 4 Comments

The area came under the spotlight in September after people cheered as a Garda patrol car was rammed.

EU Justice Commissioner to meet with Meta and Twitter during Ireland visit
# Didier Reynders
# Didier Reynders

EU Justice Commissioner to meet with Meta and Twitter during Ireland visit

Thu 10:44 AM 3,448 Views 0 Comments

The Commissioner will also meet with Justice Minister Helen McEntee and Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon.

New 'landmark' Policing Bill to radically change Irish national security apparatus
# National Security
# National Security

New 'landmark' Policing Bill to radically change Irish national security apparatus

Tue 4:51 PM 23,221 Views 18 Comments

Cleared by cabinet this morning the Policing, Security and Community Safety Bill is expected to become law next year.

# helen-mcentee - Last week 13th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

Almost half of people think allowing nightclubs to stay open until 6am is a bad idea
# Red C Poll
# Red C Poll

Almost half of people think allowing nightclubs to stay open until 6am is a bad idea

Nov 14th 2022, 12:05 AM 35,820 Views 68 Comments
  • The Cabinet approved legislation last month that would allow nightclubs to stay open until 6am. If the legislation is passed by the Oireachtas, the changes are likely to be enacted next year.
  • More than half of people think later opening hours for pubs is a good idea.

# helen-mcentee - This month November 2022

Taoiseach hopes to find solution to 'very regrettable' closure of Garda college pool to public
# Templemore
# Templemore

Taoiseach hopes to find solution to 'very regrettable' closure of Garda college pool to public

Nov 4th 2022, 6:01 PM 22,258 Views 8 Comments

Locals have told The Journal that they are no longer permitted to use the swimming pool – those affected include a Special Olympics team.

New 'street crime' Garda taskforce for Dublin to be established
# Crime
# Crime

New 'street crime' Garda taskforce for Dublin to be established

Nov 4th 2022, 1:31 PM 17,081 Views 34 Comments

It is understood the task force could include operations to target low and mid-level drug dealing.

Consultation launched on scheme to disregard historic convictions of gay and bisexual men
# LGBT
# LGBT

Consultation launched on scheme to disregard historic convictions of gay and bisexual men

Nov 4th 2022, 12:45 AM 13,740 Views 22 Comments

The criminalisation of consensual sexual acts between men remained in place until 1993.

# helen-mcentee - Last month October 2022

New laws on hate speech includes provision to protect freedom of expression, says minister
# Hate Speech
# Hate Speech

New laws on hate speech includes provision to protect freedom of expression, says minister

Oct 27th 2022, 5:32 PM 15,203 Views 121 Comments

Government has been called on to ensure new laws comply with principles of proportionality and necessity.

No Afghan refugees accepted through Admissions Programme due to 'insufficient information'
# Afghan Admission Programme
# Afghan Admission Programme

No Afghan refugees accepted through Admissions Programme due to 'insufficient information'

Oct 27th 2022, 12:05 AM 28,533 Views 13 Comments

The Department of Justice has asked for DNA testing in some instances.

Russia and Belarus removed from Short Stay Visa Waiver Scheme
# Short Stay Visa
# Short Stay Visa

Russia and Belarus removed from Short Stay Visa Waiver Scheme

Oct 25th 2022, 8:24 PM 23,386 Views 24 Comments

The scheme allows nationals of some countries to travel to Ireland from the UK without the need to obtain an Irish visa.

Drinking outside pubs and restaurants here to stay as minister plans to make it permanent
# Outdoor Dining
# Outdoor Dining

Drinking outside pubs and restaurants here to stay as minister plans to make it permanent

Oct 25th 2022, 7:53 PM 28,628 Views 26 Comments

The law that permits outdoor drinking and dining has been extended for a further six months.

Licensing changes to allow nightclubs open until 6am and pubs open until 12.30am by summer 2023
# Open All Hours
# Open All Hours

Licensing changes to allow nightclubs open until 6am and pubs open until 12.30am by summer 2023

Updated Oct 25th 2022, 2:00 PM 71,267 Views 111 Comments

While venues will be prohibited from serving alcohol after 5am, dancing will continue until closing time.

New laws would allow gardaí to show photos of sex offenders to school principals
# Sex Offenders
# Sex Offenders

New laws would allow gardaí to show photos of sex offenders to school principals

Oct 6th 2022, 2:00 PM 10,716 Views 14 Comments

Helen McEntee said that she wanted to have “the strongest law possible” around monitoring sex offenders.

The Justice Minister wants to know why ASBOs are used more in some areas than in others
# Anti-social Behaviour Orders
# Anti-social Behaviour Orders

The Justice Minister wants to know why ASBOs are used more in some areas than in others

Oct 4th 2022, 2:05 PM 16,224 Views 42 Comments

McEntee asked Harris to undertake a review of the legislation around Asbos.

Legislation allowing for complaints about a judge's conduct comes into effect
# Judicial Misconduct
# Judicial Misconduct

Legislation allowing for complaints about a judge's conduct comes into effect

Oct 3rd 2022, 10:16 AM 15,820 Views 15 Comments

It’s the first time in the history of the State that complaints can be made by members of the public.

# helen-mcentee - This year 2022

All recommendations from report on cancelled 999 calls will be implemented, says McEntee
# Helen McEntee
# Helen McEntee

All recommendations from report on cancelled 999 calls will be implemented, says McEntee

Sep 30th 2022, 8:50 AM 8,592 Views 10 Comments

The report found that there were issues where call takers did not properly assess the vulnerability of some callers.

Murders and burglaries down from pre-pandemic levels
# Crime
# Crime

Murders and burglaries down from pre-pandemic levels

Sep 26th 2022, 10:30 PM 8,174 Views 10 Comments

However there has been a 5.6% increase in reported sexual offences since last year.

Taoiseach to engage with ministers on the issue of police on public transport
# Safe Public Transport
# Safe Public Transport

Taoiseach to engage with ministers on the issue of police on public transport

Sep 15th 2022, 11:40 AM 7,118 Views 8 Comments

Micheál Martin says public transport must be safe and affordable.

Judges to be able to set minimum life sentences as changes to Ireland's penal system announced
# Penal Reform
# Penal Reform

Judges to be able to set minimum life sentences as changes to Ireland's penal system announced

Aug 31st 2022, 12:51 PM 13,730 Views 27 Comments

The plan is to keep non-violent offenders out of prison to reduce overcrowding.

Gardaí take part in parade to mark 100th anniversary of policing handover
# Anniversary
# Anniversary

Gardaí take part in parade to mark 100th anniversary of policing handover

Aug 27th 2022, 2:02 PM 19,533 Views 7 Comments

The Civic Guard, formed by Michael Collins and the Irish Government in 1922, was later renamed An Garda Síochána.

Closure of Navan A&E is 'built into' HSE's 'fresh look' review, say local TDs
# Navan Hospital
# Navan Hospital

Closure of Navan A&E is 'built into' HSE's 'fresh look' review, say local TDs

Aug 17th 2022, 12:05 AM 16,580 Views 8 Comments
  • A review group tasked to give a fresh look at the planned closure of the emergency department will be completed in "a few weeks".
  • Health Minister Stephen Donnelly asked the HSE to carry out a review of capacity levels in light of a number of concerns being raised.
  • However, opposition TDs have hit out against the wording of the terms of reference in which the review group is operating.
More 24-hour Dublin buses to be rolled out in autumn
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

More 24-hour Dublin buses to be rolled out in autumn

Aug 9th 2022, 6:00 AM 27,000 Views 21 Comments

Increase in late-night services across the public transport network is being kept under review, Dept of Transport tells The Journal.

Pledge that new nightclub closing times will mean expanded late-night public transport
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

Pledge that new nightclub closing times will mean expanded late-night public transport

Aug 5th 2022, 6:15 AM 29,258 Views 36 Comments

Justice Minister Helen McEntee says a taskforce is examining the expansion of late-night public transport for when nightclubs get the green light to stay open later.

Stalkers face 10 years in prison as tough new domestic violence laws to be rolled out
# New Laws
# New Laws

Stalkers face 10 years in prison as tough new domestic violence laws to be rolled out

Updated Aug 4th 2022, 5:24 PM 20,671 Views 23 Comments

The maximum sentence for assault causing harm is also being doubled to 10 years.

Lessons must be learned from death of Mountjoy prisoner, says McEntee
# Mountjoy Death
# Mountjoy Death

Lessons must be learned from death of Mountjoy prisoner, says McEntee

Aug 4th 2022, 5:22 PM 14,270 Views 0 Comments

Robert O’Connor (34) died in hospital yesterday following an assault by a group of other inmates.

Stronger laws on determining consent in rape cases agreed by Cabinet
# Consent
# Consent

Stronger laws on determining consent in rape cases agreed by Cabinet

Updated Jul 27th 2022, 2:06 PM 22,391 Views 56 Comments

McEntee is currently seeking approval to publish a general scheme of the bill and then begin drafting the proposed legislation.

Visa-free travel for some refugees suspended over fears of 'abuse' of system - Ukrainians not affected
# Europe
# Europe

Visa-free travel for some refugees suspended over fears of 'abuse' of system - Ukrainians not affected

Jul 18th 2022, 6:46 PM 49,711 Views 0 Comments

The Government made the announcement this evening amid a shortage of accommodation for refugees.

McEntee says planned new hate crime laws will carry more severe penalties
# Hate Crimes
# Hate Crimes

McEntee says planned new hate crime laws will carry more severe penalties

Jul 13th 2022, 4:01 PM 8,364 Views 24 Comments

The new Incitement to Hatred and Hate Crime Bill is planned for the autumn

Justice Minister in favour of higher rate of tax for convicted drug dealers
# Helen McEntee
# Helen McEntee

Justice Minister in favour of higher rate of tax for convicted drug dealers

Jul 8th 2022, 7:27 PM 36,192 Views 22 Comments

While changes to the tax system for criminals is not presently being considered, Helen McEntee said the idea “wouldn’t be a bad thing”.

110 gardaí on suspension including 17 for 'sexual offences'
# Suspended
# Suspended

110 gardaí on suspension including 17 for 'sexual offences'

Jul 7th 2022, 5:38 PM 19,696 Views 0 Comments

Twenty three gardaí have been suspended so far this year.

Garda liaison officer to be appointed to UAE as part of latest crackdown on Kinahan gang
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

Garda liaison officer to be appointed to UAE as part of latest crackdown on Kinahan gang

Jul 6th 2022, 1:32 PM 14,838 Views 0 Comments

The move is the latest in a wave of international action against the Kinahan cartel.

Stardust inquests to have independent jury following passing of legislation in the Dáil
# Stardust
# Stardust

Stardust inquests to have independent jury following passing of legislation in the Dáil

Jul 1st 2022, 12:26 PM 5,336 Views 5 Comments

Jurors are currently selected for inquests by Gardaí, but campaigners had raised concerns about this due to the force’s involvement in the inquest.

Secondary school curriculum to be updated to address issues like domestic violence and consent
# Zero Tolerance
# Zero Tolerance

Secondary school curriculum to be updated to address issues like domestic violence and consent

Jun 28th 2022, 7:22 PM 13,881 Views 24 Comments

Education Minister Norma Foley said that education has a “very significant” role to play in the new Zero Tolerance strategy.

Assault causing harm sentence to double from 5 to 10 years under new domestic violence strategy
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Assault causing harm sentence to double from 5 to 10 years under new domestic violence strategy

Jun 28th 2022, 6:20 AM 11,749 Views 25 Comments

Justice Minister Helen McEntee will today seek Cabinet approval for the five-year plan and the €363 million package to underpin it.

Government to oppose SF motion on emergency department closure at Navan Hospital
# Meath
# Meath

Government to oppose SF motion on emergency department closure at Navan Hospital

Updated Jun 21st 2022, 7:58 PM 30,089 Views 36 Comments

A Government countermotion has been tabled as health and justice minister seek clarity from HSE.

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee expecting second child
# Baby On Board
# Baby On Board

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee expecting second child

Jun 21st 2022, 7:10 AM 31,501 Views 38 Comments

Last year, McEntee became the first sitting Cabinet minister in the history of the Irish State to give birth while in office.

First in-person citizenship ceremonies in over two years take place in Kerry
# Céad Míle Fáilte
# Céad Míle Fáilte

First in-person citizenship ceremonies in over two years take place in Kerry

Updated Jun 20th 2022, 2:42 PM 39,608 Views 23 Comments

950 people were conferred with Irish citizenship at two ceremonies at the Gleneagle INEC Arena in Killarney.

On-call GP service 'majorly concerned' over plans to require referrals for patients to Navan
# Cardiac Care
# Cardiac Care

On-call GP service 'majorly concerned' over plans to require referrals for patients to Navan

Jun 18th 2022, 12:10 AM 18,586 Views 10 Comments
  • Out-of-hours GPs raise serious concerns about unnecessary delays for stroke or cardiac patients, reports Christina Finn
  • NEDOC says no negotiations have taken place with the HSE over their involvement in pre-hospital assessments.
  • Meath TDs are extremely annoyed that the HSE did not consult with GPs in the area.
Justice Minister to amend legislation to allow an independent jury selection for Stardust inquest
# Stardust Inquest
# Stardust Inquest

Justice Minister to amend legislation to allow an independent jury selection for Stardust inquest

Jun 9th 2022, 10:19 PM 10,451 Views 15 Comments

McEntee received approval from Cabinet to draft legislative amendments for the inquest today.

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