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#Justice Committee

# justice-committee - This year 2022

Special committee on assisted dying expected to begin in October
# Dying With Dignity
# Dying With Dignity

Special committee on assisted dying expected to begin in October

Jul 15th 2022, 3:48 PM 9,270 Views 29 Comments

TD Gino Kenny says he hopes it is the beginning of a serious conversation around the issue.

Criminalising drug use is 'disastrous' waste of time and money, expert to tell Justice Committee
# Cannabis
# Cannabis

Criminalising drug use is 'disastrous' waste of time and money, expert to tell Justice Committee

Jul 12th 2022, 6:15 AM 15,751 Views 22 Comments

Dr Garrett McGovern believes Ireland should take a health-led approach to drugs and decriminalise personal use.

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 17,120 Views 19 Comments

Helen McEntee made her comments at the Justice Committee.

Policing Bill will 'create confusion and cause a lack of clarity' for gardaí, committee to hear
# Justice Committee
# Justice Committee

Policing Bill will 'create confusion and cause a lack of clarity' for gardaí, committee to hear

Feb 15th 2022, 6:30 AM 14,001 Views 2 Comments

Garda unions will appear before an Oireachtas committee today.

# justice-committee - Last year 2021

Justice Committee: Govt should create strategy to address premature release of info into media
# Justice Committee
# Justice Committee

Justice Committee: Govt should create strategy to address premature release of info into media

Sep 28th 2021, 10:10 PM 9,132 Views 21 Comments

The Joint Committee on Justice released its report ‘Civil Liberties during the Covid-19 Pandemic’ today.

Ireland's Covid measures consistently less restrictive than majority wanted – ESRI
# Public Opinion
# Public Opinion

Ireland's Covid measures consistently less restrictive than majority wanted – ESRI

Jun 22nd 2021, 11:29 AM 14,459 Views 64 Comments

‘Overwhelming majority’ have supported public health measures and would have preferred them to be more restrictive.

# justice-committee - All time

‘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 19,704 Views 16 Comments

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

'Treated like cattle': Justice Committee chair says 'profiteering' use of hotels for asylum seekers should end
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

'Treated like cattle': Justice Committee chair says 'profiteering' use of hotels for asylum seekers should end

Dec 12th 2019, 1:58 PM 11,081 Views 24 Comments

The Justice Committee today launched its report into Direct Provision.

Direct Provision should be 'replaced' or 'fundamentally reformed', Justice Committee concludes
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Direct Provision should be 'replaced' or 'fundamentally reformed', Justice Committee concludes

Dec 12th 2019, 12:17 PM 7,972 Views 27 Comments

The committee heard from stakeholders in relation to Direct Provision over the summer.

Drew Harris 'won't speculate' on border posts but says region will get more gardaí and armed support
# Brexit
# Brexit

Drew Harris 'won't speculate' on border posts but says region will get more gardaí and armed support

Sep 18th 2019, 11:34 AM 9,454 Views 20 Comments

The Garda Commissioner says the force is “ready” for Brexit.

Trump blocks Democrats' demand for secret Mueller material using executive privilege
# Mueller Report
# Mueller Report

Trump blocks Democrats' demand for secret Mueller material using executive privilege

May 8th 2019, 6:08 PM 13,754 Views 65 Comments

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the demands were “unlawful and reckless”.

Poll: Should reference to women's 'life within the home' in the Constitution be amended?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should reference to women's 'life within the home' in the Constitution be amended?

Dec 7th 2018, 8:52 AM 20,108 Views 55 Comments

The Justice Committee published a report on the matter yesterday.

Committee backs changes to ‘women’s place in the home' section of Constitution
# Oireachtas
# Oireachtas

Committee backs changes to ‘women’s place in the home' section of Constitution

Dec 6th 2018, 1:57 PM 6,961 Views 15 Comments

The Justice Committee published a report on the matter today.

Referendum on women’s place in the home delayed after committee vote
# Derailed
# Derailed

Referendum on women’s place in the home delayed after committee vote

Sep 5th 2018, 1:05 PM 17,548 Views 46 Comments

The Oireachtas Justice Committee has voted for pre-legislative scrutiny of the removal of the women in the home reference.

'Is it non-compliance, or just lack of capacity?' - Policing Authority unsure of competence of Garda management
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

'Is it non-compliance, or just lack of capacity?' - Policing Authority unsure of competence of Garda management

Sep 27th 2017, 10:16 AM 11,517 Views 23 Comments

Chairperson of the Policing Authority Josephine Feehily was in front of the Oireachtas Justice Committee this morning.

Clare Daly asks Commissioner why she was brought to court over driving offence
# Scandals
# Scandals

Clare Daly asks Commissioner why she was brought to court over driving offence

Mar 30th 2017, 11:23 AM 64,743 Views 135 Comments

More than 14,000 people were summoned to court erroneously.

Nóirin O'Sullivan calls country's top officers to garda HQ and urges them to support her
# Rallying Support
# Rallying Support

Nóirin O'Sullivan calls country's top officers to garda HQ and urges them to support her

Mar 30th 2017, 6:01 AM 14,037 Views 37 Comments

The Commissioner will address the Oireachtas today.

Undocumented in Ireland: "We're the very same as the Irish undocumented in the US"
# Proposals
# Proposals

Undocumented in Ireland: "We're the very same as the Irish undocumented in the US"

Nov 16th 2016, 10:51 AM 18,022 Views 132 Comments

Almost 90% of undocumented people living in Ireland are employed and 1 in 3 have been in the same job for five years.

Carrying drugs for personal use is illegal. But politicians are looking at changing that
# Relaxation
# Relaxation

Carrying drugs for personal use is illegal. But politicians are looking at changing that

Jul 4th 2015, 9:30 AM 15,515 Views 61 Comments

The Portuguese approach could be considered here.

What can Ireland learn from a country that decriminalised drugs?
# Portugal Here We Come
# Portugal Here We Come

What can Ireland learn from a country that decriminalised drugs?

Jun 3rd 2015, 3:24 PM 23,905 Views 72 Comments

TDs are off to Portugal to find out.

TD says road sign he showed justice committee MIGHT have been from the UK
# Bullet Holes
# Bullet Holes

TD says road sign he showed justice committee MIGHT have been from the UK

Mar 26th 2015, 4:07 PM 17,239 Views 77 Comments

Finian McGrath says he has plenty of photos of signs that are “definitely” Irish.

"Frustrating" that Garda Commissioner didn't say if the Provisional IRA still exists
# Crime
# Crime

"Frustrating" that Garda Commissioner didn't say if the Provisional IRA still exists

Mar 25th 2015, 4:24 PM 14,828 Views 40 Comments

Nóirín O’Sullivan appeared before the Justice Committee today.

'Kids are selling drugs because gardaí are busy at water protests'
# Gone Back In Time
# Gone Back In Time

'Kids are selling drugs because gardaí are busy at water protests'

Feb 18th 2015, 9:35 PM 28,246 Views 89 Comments

Drug dealing in Dublin has been described as “absolutely horrendous”

Garda PULSE system "not fit for purpose" and should be scrapped
# Does Not Compute
# Does Not Compute

Garda PULSE system "not fit for purpose" and should be scrapped

Jan 15th 2015, 8:47 AM 20,353 Views 53 Comments

The Garda Inspectorate has also recommended scrapping the Pulse system.

Restaurant owners say they're not targeting homeless with begging survey
# Bad Timing
# Bad Timing

Restaurant owners say they're not targeting homeless with begging survey

Dec 3rd 2014, 12:31 PM 8,149 Views 24 Comments

The Restaurants Association said homelessness and aggressive begging are two separate issues.

Confirmed: It's going to be illegal to purchase the services of a sex worker
# Outlawed
# Outlawed

Confirmed: It's going to be illegal to purchase the services of a sex worker

Nov 25th 2014, 6:15 PM 35,124 Views 173 Comments

The age of consent is also to remain at 17.

'The abuse we suffered due to our skin colour is being airbrushed from Irish history'
# Industrial Abuse
# Industrial Abuse

'The abuse we suffered due to our skin colour is being airbrushed from Irish history'

Oct 22nd 2014, 10:45 PM 28,414 Views 45 Comments

Mixed Race Irish is asking for the Government to recognise the abuse they suffered in State-run institutions.

Age of consent should stay at 17 but two year leeway suggested
# Underage Sex
# Underage Sex

Age of consent should stay at 17 but two year leeway suggested

Oct 17th 2014, 12:36 PM 17,697 Views 47 Comments

That’s according to a report from the Oireachtas Justice Committee published yesterday.

Should domestic violence be treated more seriously than public assault?
# Justice Committee
# Justice Committee

Should domestic violence be treated more seriously than public assault?

Oct 16th 2014, 11:58 AM 4,304 Views 17 Comments

The Oireachtas Justice Committee thinks so.

Justice committee calls for single Garda Ombudsman
# An Garda Síochána
# An Garda Síochána

Justice committee calls for single Garda Ombudsman

Oct 3rd 2014, 9:48 PM 7,084 Views 19 Comments

It also recommends reform of the complaints process, Garda training and formation of the Garda Authority.

Has gangland crime affected you or your community?
# Gangland Crime
# Gangland Crime

Has gangland crime affected you or your community?

Jul 28th 2014, 3:08 PM 8,792 Views 22 Comments

The Justice Committee is seeking submissions for its report on the impact of gangland crime on people across Ireland.

'One suicide within prison is too many'
# Rehabilitation
# Rehabilitation

'One suicide within prison is too many'

Jun 19th 2014, 7:30 AM 5,705 Views 27 Comments

The Irish Institute of Naturopathic Medicine is calling on the government to support its pilot programme to help reduce suicide in prisons.

What can TDs do to prevent suicide in prisons?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

What can TDs do to prevent suicide in prisons?

Jun 18th 2014, 9:00 AM 3,276 Views 8 Comments

The Justice Committee will discuss this and other issues today.

'I told her to ring Maurice McCabe': John Wilson shook hands with the Garda Commissioner today
# Whistleblower
# Whistleblower

'I told her to ring Maurice McCabe': John Wilson shook hands with the Garda Commissioner today

May 28th 2014, 10:46 PM 22,842 Views 55 Comments

Noirín O’Sullivan shook hands and chatted with whistleblower and former garda John Wilson outside Leinster House today.

Brian Purcell appears before the Justice Committee, but refuses to answer questions about Callinan
# None The Wiser
# None The Wiser

Brian Purcell appears before the Justice Committee, but refuses to answer questions about Callinan

May 28th 2014, 7:40 PM 9,463 Views 49 Comments

Members of the committee slammed his lack of cooperation as “farcical”.

Acting Garda Commissioner denies the force has not supported Maurice McCabe
# Justice Committee
# Justice Committee

Acting Garda Commissioner denies the force has not supported Maurice McCabe

May 28th 2014, 4:20 PM 8,886 Views 28 Comments

Finian McGrath questioned Nóirín O’Sullivan’s assertion that senior gardaí were in contact with the whistleblower “on a daily basis”.

Gardaí claim GSOC tells them: 'Accept this, it's no biggie... you just have to suck it up'
# Justice Committee
# Justice Committee

Gardaí claim GSOC tells them: 'Accept this, it's no biggie... you just have to suck it up'

May 14th 2014, 4:33 PM 10,495 Views 21 Comments

John Redmond, chair of the AGSI, said gardaí sometimes had to apologise to complainants even if they weren’t in the wrong.

Guards being able to investigate guards is 'questionable' - GSOC chief
# Justice Committee
# Justice Committee

Guards being able to investigate guards is 'questionable' - GSOC chief

May 14th 2014, 11:32 AM 5,871 Views 43 Comments

Simon O’Brien said that the organisation’s remit should be “fundamentally reset” so it can “actively seek resolutions to issues and provide feedback to gardaí to bring about change”.

Justice Committee says Ireland should recognise Travellers as ethnic group
# Recognition
# Recognition

Justice Committee says Ireland should recognise Travellers as ethnic group

Apr 17th 2014, 2:35 PM 12,031 Views 108 Comments

A report from the committee said the Taoiseach and Justice Minister should confirm this recognition and commence dialogue with representative groups about new legislation.

Justice Committee not calling anyone in on GardaGate ... yet
# No Probe
# No Probe

Justice Committee not calling anyone in on GardaGate ... yet

Apr 2nd 2014, 6:57 PM 3,691 Views 7 Comments

However, the panel of TDs and senators is seeking to have an examination of the timeline of events included in the terms of reference of the Commission of Investigation.

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