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#Helen McEntee

# helen-mcentee - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Varadkar says he spoke with other leaders before telling McEntee ‘Woulfe would make a good judge’

Helen McEntee took questions today on the ongoing controversy around Seamus Woulfe’s appointment.

Justice minister to face Dáil questions on Woulfe Supreme Court appointment today

It comes following a heated row between the government and the opposition.

# helen-mcentee - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Justice minister agrees to appear before the Dáil to answer questions on Woulfe appointment

Micheal Martin says the Oireachtas Business Committee should meet to discuss the matter.

# helen-mcentee - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

McEntee wants image-based abuse to be illegal by the end of the year

People could face up to seven years in prison if they publish intimate images without consent.

# helen-mcentee - Monday 23 November, 2020

Sharing intimate images with intent to harm could carry seven year prison sentence

The new offences deal with the non-consensual distribution of intimate images.

# helen-mcentee - Friday 20 November, 2020

Justice Minister insists she had enough experience to recommend appointment of Seamus Woulfe

The minister confirmed this evening that the former Attorney General’s name was the only one she put forward

McEntee says anyone who shares intimate images without consent 'will face serious criminal sanctions'

The justice minister said the recent sharing of images without consent has angered her and she will bring in “tough new laws”.

# helen-mcentee - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Justice Minister agrees to take Séamus Woulfe questions as PQs, but no Dáil debate

The opposition has rejected this offer as “laughable” and “circling the wagons”.

# helen-mcentee - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Health minister says large crowds drinking alcohol outside has 'taken off at scale' the last number of days

Cabinet abandoned plans to introduce fines for drinking takeaway pints outside today.

# helen-mcentee - Saturday 14 November, 2020

Operation Faoiseamh continues as 14% rise in domestic abuse incidents reported since last year

From March to November this year, a total of 22,540 incidents were reported – representing a 14% increase.

# helen-mcentee - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Judges, lawyers, and gardaí to get specialist training to better support victims of sexual violence

A review into the legal protections offered to complainants in sexual assault cases was carried out following the high-profile Belfast rape trial in 2018.

# helen-mcentee - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Explainer: What are the new Garda powers and what fines can be given?

The fines will not come into effect for another week or two.

# helen-mcentee - Saturday 10 October, 2020

There have been 8 deaths in prison custody to date this year, and 100 deaths in 10 years

The figures to 1 October this year are down on the 15 deaths that occurred in Irish prisons last year.

# helen-mcentee - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

‘Very challenging situation’ for Ireland if UK breaches international law, McEntee says

The Justice Minister said there will be ‘shock and surprise’ if the UK backs out of NI Protocol.

# helen-mcentee - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Gardaí don't need extra resources to cope with house parties, says justice minister

Helen McEntee was speaking following scenes of large gatherings in Galway.

# helen-mcentee - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Government will 'act on' any NPHET recommendations for Dublin before weekend, Helen McEntee says

Dublin has seen a considerable increase in Covid-19 cases in recent weeks.

# helen-mcentee - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Covid-19 forces socially distanced celebrations for National Services Day

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee will lay a wreath at a ceremony in Dublin.

# helen-mcentee - Friday 28 August, 2020

Cabinet agrees gardaí entering homes to shut down house parties would be an 'extreme measure'

Government has u-turned on the idea of sending officers into peoples’ homes to break up gatherings.

# helen-mcentee - Monday 24 August, 2020

Minister tells asylum appeals tribunal to 'act urgently' after member addressed Dublin anti-mask rally

Minister Helen McEntee has asked the chair of IPAT to prepare a report after Una McGurk addressed the anti-mask rally.

# helen-mcentee - Friday 21 August, 2020

51 inmates in Irish prisons still 'slopping out' despite government pledge to end practice by this year

The total figure is a decrease from 465 people in January 2014.

# helen-mcentee - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Irish government to return €5.5m in funds misappropriated by former Nigerian leader

The government said the funds were frozen in a Dublin-based bank account.

# helen-mcentee - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Around 80 human trafficking investigations underway in Ireland

Justice Minster Helen McEntee revealed the latest figure on World Day against Trafficking in Persons.

# helen-mcentee - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Number of garda inspectors to be increased to 500

The move was announced by Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee last night.

# helen-mcentee - Friday 10 July, 2020

Married couples among 21 people who became Ireland's newest citizens in online ceremony

Today’s pilot online ceremony is one of the first of its kind in Europe.

Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must

Lawyer Paul Tweed says it’s ‘absurd’ for such companies to claim they are ‘merely a platform, not a publisher’.

# helen-mcentee - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Less than half of people in Ireland have confidence in justice system, CSO figures show

The Central Statistics Office published the results of its most recent Crime and Victimisation survey today.

# helen-mcentee - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Tens of thousands of immigration renewals can now be done online

The Department of Justice is seeking to reduce footfall at the Registration Office.

# helen-mcentee - Monday 29 June, 2020

Seanad votes to continue serious organised crime trials to be heard without a jury for another year

New Justice Minister Helen McEntee addressed senators today on why the legislation should be extended.

# helen-mcentee - Saturday 27 June, 2020

In full: These are your new Cabinet ministers

The new ministerial lineup has been confirmed.

# helen-mcentee - Friday 12 June, 2020

McEntee says NI protocol is 'vague and lacking in detail on customs' as deadline looms

The Brexit transition period is due to end on 31 December.

# helen-mcentee - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

The 1% issue: Did Ireland's Brexit team get a bounce in votes?

Despite being a junior minister, Helen McEntee has earned a significant international profile due to Brexit talks.

# helen-mcentee - Monday 10 February, 2020

How FG tried and failed to keep two outgoing ministers in one constituency

Doherty’s party colleague Helen McEntee was re-elected.

# helen-mcentee - Monday 27 January, 2020

Brexit withdrawal agreement would not have been reached without help from Ireland, says Barnier

Michel Barnier met with Varadkar and Helen McEntee this morning in government buildings.

# helen-mcentee - Sunday 26 January, 2020

'Brexit is only at half-time': McEntee says negotiating trade deal will be 'very difficult'

The UK is set to leave the EU at the end of January.

# helen-mcentee - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

# helen-mcentee - Friday 13 December, 2019

Varadkar says UK and EU will negotiate 'a mighty new economic partnership'

The Taoiseach has congratulated Boris Johnson after the outcome of the UK election.

# helen-mcentee - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Will no-deal Brexit mean border checks in Ireland? Juncker's answer is simple: Yes

“The British have to tell us exactly the architectural nature of this border,” the European Commission president told Sky News, “I don’t like it, a hard border.”

# helen-mcentee - Monday 26 August, 2019

Brexit won't affect how you send letters, but your consumer rights for UK purchases may change

Minister of State Helen McEntee was in Portlaoise Mail Centre today to monitor preparations.

# helen-mcentee - Thursday 20 December, 2018

'A lot of questions to be answered': Reaction over government's no-deal Brexit plan

The Irish government yesterday published its preparations thus far for a no-deal Brexit.

# helen-mcentee - Sunday 25 March, 2018

David Davis: Irish border can be solved by 'a whole load of new technology'

“You can’t just say we haven’t done it anywhere else: we haven’t attempted to do it anywhere else,” the Brexit negotiator said.

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