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# justice-minister - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Pregnancy, parenting and politics: 'It's not advisable to go on a campaign trail two weeks postpartum'
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

Pregnancy, parenting and politics: 'It's not advisable to go on a campaign trail two weeks postpartum'

Mar 14th 2021, 6:30 AM 30,593 Views 3 Comments

This week saw the government announce Justice Helen McEntee will take six months of paid maternity leave, but the conversation has already turned to bigger questions.

# justice-minister - Monday 8 March, 2021

Gardaí investigate bomb scare at home of Justice Minister Helen McEntee
# Bomb Threat
# Bomb Threat

Gardaí investigate bomb scare at home of Justice Minister Helen McEntee

Mar 8th 2021, 4:29 PM 72,688 Views 44 Comments

McEntee is pregnant with her first child and is due in May

# justice-minister - Friday 15 January, 2021

Justice Minister plans to take maternity leave after having her baby
# New Baby
# New Baby

Justice Minister plans to take maternity leave after having her baby

Jan 15th 2021, 12:19 PM 39,153 Views 88 Comments

There are no legal provisions for TDs to take parental leave.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

Mother of young woman who took her own life after online abuse meets with Justice Minister
# Coco's Law
# Coco's Law

Mother of young woman who took her own life after online abuse meets with Justice Minister

Dec 9th 2020, 9:45 PM 35,958 Views 7 Comments

Jackie Fox released a statement this evening following the meeting.

# justice-minister - 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 14,515 Views 17 Comments

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

# justice-minister - 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 41,282 Views 70 Comments

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

# justice-minister - 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 18,772 Views 33 Comments

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

# justice-minister - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

TDs round on Taoiseach and government over Seamus Woulfe questions 'charade'
# Woulfe At The Door
# Woulfe At The Door

TDs round on Taoiseach and government over Seamus Woulfe questions 'charade'

Updated Nov 24th 2020, 6:28 PM 34,534 Views 42 Comments

Justice Minister Helen McEntee also defended the government’s stance.

# justice-minister - 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 26,078 Views 29 Comments

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

# justice-minister - 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 27,588 Views 28 Comments

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

# justice-minister - 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 19,672 Views 16 Comments

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

# justice-minister - 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 63,108 Views 119 Comments

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

# justice-minister - 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 29,222 Views 22 Comments

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

# justice-minister - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Justice Minister: 'Root-and-branch' change to Direct Provision will 'ultimately lead to its abolition'
# Charlie Flanagan
# Charlie Flanagan

Justice Minister: 'Root-and-branch' change to Direct Provision will 'ultimately lead to its abolition'

Jun 7th 2020, 1:48 PM 18,642 Views 66 Comments

The Justice Minister made the comments on RTÉ Radio Ones’s This Week programme.

# justice-minister - Saturday 4 January, 2020

Dept of Justice says video of cramped Direct Provision room 'appears to have been staged'
# Justice Minister
# Justice Minister

Dept of Justice says video of cramped Direct Provision room 'appears to have been staged'

Updated Jan 4th 2020, 4:42 PM 43,709 Views 82 Comments

The Depart of Justice said this afternoon that no more than six people are in a room at the East End Hotel centre.

# justice-minister - Sunday 13 October, 2019

'It's like I'm in a prison': Fears citizenship applications are facing years-long backlogs
# Chaos
# Chaos

'It's like I'm in a prison': Fears citizenship applications are facing years-long backlogs

Oct 13th 2019, 7:30 AM 35,086 Views 165 Comments

A High Court ruling in July has halted the processing of citizenship applications.

# justice-minister - Monday 23 September, 2019

'I don't want to see these people on our streets': Charlie Flanagan admits 'crisis' in asylum seeker accommodation
# Oughterard
# Oughterard

'I don't want to see these people on our streets': Charlie Flanagan admits 'crisis' in asylum seeker accommodation

Sep 23rd 2019, 10:49 PM 28,098 Views 91 Comments

The Justice Minister says over 1,300 asylum seekers are currently in emergency accommodation.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Minister says 'porn block' law needs to be considered, but says privacy issues also a concern
# Age Verification
# Age Verification

Minister says 'porn block' law needs to be considered, but says privacy issues also a concern

Updated May 22nd 2019, 4:19 PM 18,509 Views 57 Comments

Credit card details could be used to verify a person is over 18 under the new UK rules.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Ireland set to make revenge porn and 'upskirting' illegal under new legislation
# Outlawed
# Outlawed

Ireland set to make revenge porn and 'upskirting' illegal under new legislation

May 1st 2019, 6:10 AM 31,884 Views 22 Comments

It will also be an offence to send obscene messages using any form of online communications.

# justice-minister - Monday 1 October, 2018

Government to hold national consultation on scrapping daylight savings time
# Seasonal Time Change
# Seasonal Time Change

Government to hold national consultation on scrapping daylight savings time

Oct 1st 2018, 8:14 PM 21,284 Views 57 Comments

The President of the European Commission has proposed to end the changes in Europe next year.

# justice-minister - Monday 30 July, 2018

Garda and ex-Tipperary hurler who was seriously injured after assault awarded €1.16 million
# Damages
# Damages

Garda and ex-Tipperary hurler who was seriously injured after assault awarded €1.16 million

Updated Jul 30th 2018, 5:45 PM 40,527 Views 0 Comments

Justice Bernard Barton had earlier awarded the 44-year-old €175,000 general damages.

# justice-minister - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Courts Service of Ireland reduces shares in Big Tobacco, but still holds €4.5m worth in stocks
# Divestment
# Divestment

Courts Service of Ireland reduces shares in Big Tobacco, but still holds €4.5m worth in stocks

Jul 29th 2018, 7:00 AM 12,271 Views 19 Comments

Critics state the Courts Services continued investment in the tobacco industry flies in the face of the government’s Tobacco Free Ireland vision.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

'Matter of grave concern': Justice Minister on Garda submachine gun found in Dublin city centre by passerby
# Investigation
# Investigation

'Matter of grave concern': Justice Minister on Garda submachine gun found in Dublin city centre by passerby

Jul 11th 2018, 11:22 AM 21,813 Views 94 Comments

The gun was handed in to Store Street garda station yesterday by a member of the public.

# justice-minister - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Government won't support Fianna Fáil's calls for public inquiry into death of cyclist Shane O'Farrell
# Investgation
# Investgation

Government won't support Fianna Fáil's calls for public inquiry into death of cyclist Shane O'Farrell

Jun 12th 2018, 8:48 PM 25,732 Views 20 Comments

Shane O’Farrell was cycling home in 2011 when he was struck by a car driven by a man who was on bail for a number of offences.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Supreme Court: Minister's decision left two Mauritian families in 'Catch 22' situation
# Deportation
# Deportation

Supreme Court: Minister's decision left two Mauritian families in 'Catch 22' situation

Apr 25th 2018, 12:05 AM 22,858 Views 60 Comments

Both students had been studying and working the country for 11 years and were directed to leave after a policy change.

# justice-minister - Sunday 11 March, 2018

No plans to legalise pepper spray or tasers in Ireland
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

No plans to legalise pepper spray or tasers in Ireland

Mar 11th 2018, 4:00 PM 20,568 Views 48 Comments

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said it isn’t possible to police rural Ireland the same way as Dublin.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Minister warned it would be a 'serious mistake' to rush into appointing a new commissioner
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Minister warned it would be a 'serious mistake' to rush into appointing a new commissioner

Sep 27th 2017, 7:40 AM 6,347 Views 25 Comments

The Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland wrote to Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Garda whistleblower report will not be published in full
# Inquiry
# Inquiry

Garda whistleblower report will not be published in full

Feb 8th 2017, 6:25 AM 8,752 Views 39 Comments

The former High Court judge was tasked with reviewing the situation after two protected disclosures were made to Frances Fitzgerald by gardaí in last October.

# justice-minister - Friday 13 May, 2016

Alan Shatter says he was spat at and abused following his resignation
# O'Higgins Report
# O'Higgins Report

Alan Shatter says he was spat at and abused following his resignation

May 13th 2016, 12:00 PM 13,926 Views 94 Comments

He said it was “reasonable” to ask the Taoiseach and his former colleagues to correct the Dáil record.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Former justice minister Michael McDowell and ex-union boss David Begg to run for Seanad
# Back In The Game
# Back In The Game

Former justice minister Michael McDowell and ex-union boss David Begg to run for Seanad

Mar 2nd 2016, 10:27 PM 16,273 Views 112 Comments

Both of the high-profile names will be seeking election to the National University of Ireland panel.

# justice-minister - Monday 15 June, 2015

Garda chief to look into claims of embezzlement by gardaí in Romanian property deal
# Fax Machines
# Fax Machines

Garda chief to look into claims of embezzlement by gardaí in Romanian property deal

Jun 15th 2015, 1:02 PM 12,541 Views 46 Comments

The Justice Minister had made the request in response to matters raised by Clare Daly TD.

# justice-minister - Sunday 31 May, 2015

Almost 200 people have lost their homes to bankruptcy in just over a year
# Hard Times
# Hard Times

Almost 200 people have lost their homes to bankruptcy in just over a year

May 31st 2015, 2:40 PM 10,774 Views 48 Comments

Prior to January 2014, only 10 family homes or Principal Private Residences were surrendered.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Cork gardaí working in stations infested with rats
# Rat Trap
# Rat Trap

Cork gardaí working in stations infested with rats

May 27th 2015, 6:05 AM 16,648 Views 42 Comments

The Justice Minister was recently asked about the health and safety issues at Glanmire and Macroom stations.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Alan Shatter has lost his bid to quash aspects of the Guerin report
# High Court
# High Court

Alan Shatter has lost his bid to quash aspects of the Guerin report

May 20th 2015, 12:12 PM 9,419 Views 59 Comments

The former Justice Minister resigned from his cabinet position last May.

# justice-minister - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Ireland has a Witness Protection Programme and we've spent €400k on it this year
# Crime
# Crime

Ireland has a Witness Protection Programme and we've spent €400k on it this year

May 19th 2015, 11:00 AM 18,303 Views 25 Comments

The protection programme was set up as gardaí tackled gangland crime.

# justice-minister - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Definitely no re-investigation into mysterious death of Fr Niall Molloy
# No Further Evidence
# No Further Evidence

Definitely no re-investigation into mysterious death of Fr Niall Molloy

Mar 31st 2015, 5:48 PM 12,043 Views 33 Comments

The decision was backed by Minister Frances Fitzgerald.

# justice-minister - Friday 16 January, 2015

Are the people who run the country laughing at this woman being attacked by her brolly?
# Wipe That Smirk
# Wipe That Smirk

Are the people who run the country laughing at this woman being attacked by her brolly?

Jan 16th 2015, 9:10 AM 18,292 Views 46 Comments

We think so…

# justice-minister - Thursday 16 October, 2014

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 4,269 Views 17 Comments

The Oireachtas Justice Committee thinks so.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Stardust campaigner wants to meet Justice Minister - after saying she 'wouldn't darken her door'
# Deep Discussion
# Deep Discussion

Stardust campaigner wants to meet Justice Minister - after saying she 'wouldn't darken her door'

Jul 16th 2014, 10:03 AM 7,587 Views 8 Comments

Geraldine Foy is a researcher for Stardust campaigners and has been in contact with Minister Frances Fitzgerald’s department.

# justice-minister - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

'Scandalous': One TD does not want gardaí at water meter protests
# Response Times
# Response Times

'Scandalous': One TD does not want gardaí at water meter protests

Jun 24th 2014, 3:34 PM 12,754 Views 116 Comments

Joe Higgins said that their presence at peaceful protests could lead to slower response times to other crimes.

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