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# 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 8,291 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 19,007 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 13,572 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 27,808 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 9,988 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 18,146 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 97,479 Views 104 Comments

The minister announced her pregnancy on social media this morning.

# helen-mcentee - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Gardaí to get access to suspects' phones as part of plan to tackle white-collar crime and corruption
# Hamilton Report
# Hamilton Report

Gardaí to get access to suspects' phones as part of plan to tackle white-collar crime and corruption

Updated Dec 3rd 2020, 2:48 PM 42,115 Views 57 Comments

A review had also recommended that the Ethics Acts be strengthened to address instances where breaches come to light after Oireachtas members have left office.

# helen-mcentee - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Image-based abuse: Being in a relationship with victim 'will be aggravating factor in sentencing'
# Revenge Porn
# Revenge Porn

Image-based abuse: Being in a relationship with victim 'will be aggravating factor in sentencing'

Dec 1st 2020, 6:22 PM 14,582 Views 17 Comments

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

# helen-mcentee - Thursday 26 November, 2020

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

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

Updated Nov 26th 2020, 8:33 PM 41,322 Views 70 Comments

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
# Helen McEntee
# Helen McEntee

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

Nov 26th 2020, 8:41 AM 20,142 Views 32 Comments

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
# Woulfe At The Door
# Woulfe At The Door

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

Nov 25th 2020, 2:19 PM 18,791 Views 33 Comments

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
# Consent
# Consent

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

Nov 24th 2020, 1:51 PM 14,737 Views 11 Comments

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
# Sexual Abuse
# Sexual Abuse

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

Nov 23rd 2020, 5:14 PM 36,386 Views 35 Comments

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
# Helen McEntee
# Helen McEntee

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

Nov 20th 2020, 10:37 PM 37,545 Views 76 Comments

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'
# Abuse
# Abuse

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

Updated Nov 20th 2020, 6:00 PM 37,616 Views 0 Comments

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
# Helen McEntee
# Helen McEntee

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

Nov 19th 2020, 10:03 PM 26,098 Views 29 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

Updated Nov 17th 2020, 6:00 PM 69,415 Views 130 Comments

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
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

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

Nov 14th 2020, 8:00 AM 12,262 Views 5 Comments

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
# Court
# Court

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

Oct 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 8,648 Views 1 Comment

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?
# New Penalties
# New Penalties

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

Oct 21st 2020, 5:33 PM 47,477 Views 64 Comments

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
# Justice Minister
# Justice Minister

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

Oct 10th 2020, 7:15 AM 27,973 Views 28 Comments

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
# Brexit
# Brexit

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

Oct 6th 2020, 8:15 PM 19,685 Views 16 Comments

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
# Galway
# Galway

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

Sep 30th 2020, 11:47 AM 20,554 Views 29 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Sep 17th 2020, 9:13 AM 41,452 Views 123 Comments

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
# FRONTLINE WORKERS
# FRONTLINE WORKERS

Covid-19 forces socially distanced celebrations for National Services Day

Updated Sep 5th 2020, 4:00 PM 36,890 Views 43 Comments

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'
# U-turn
# U-turn

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

Aug 28th 2020, 9:05 PM 46,364 Views 49 Comments

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
# Justice Minister
# Justice Minister

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

Updated Aug 24th 2020, 10:55 AM 63,212 Views 119 Comments

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
# Prisoners
# Prisoners

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

Aug 21st 2020, 6:15 AM 26,981 Views 36 Comments

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
# Frozen Assets
# Frozen Assets

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

Aug 13th 2020, 8:22 PM 37,240 Views 40 Comments

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
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Around 80 human trafficking investigations underway in Ireland

Jul 30th 2020, 11:15 AM 29,273 Views 22 Comments

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
# Policing
# Policing

Number of garda inspectors to be increased to 500

Jul 29th 2020, 2:33 PM 19,110 Views 17 Comments

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
# Céad Míle Fáilte
# Céad Míle Fáilte

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

Jul 10th 2020, 3:07 PM 28,732 Views 48 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 10th 2020, 1:00 PM 6,980 Views 15 Comments

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
# Crime Stats
# Crime Stats

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

Jul 8th 2020, 9:44 PM 15,152 Views 59 Comments

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
# Burgh Quay
# Burgh Quay

Tens of thousands of immigration renewals can now be done online

Jul 7th 2020, 1:04 PM 16,133 Views 5 Comments

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
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

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

Jun 29th 2020, 10:42 PM 15,240 Views 30 Comments

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
# New Lineup
# New Lineup

In full: These are your new Cabinet ministers

Jun 27th 2020, 6:56 PM 236,681 Views 245 Comments

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
# Brexit
# Brexit

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

Jun 12th 2020, 7:38 AM 10,795 Views 17 Comments

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?
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Feb 11th 2020, 6:10 AM 26,248 Views 20 Comments

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