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# Justice

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# JFT96
The victims of Hillsborough: Who were "The 96"?
Charges are to be brought against six people in relation to the deaths at the football stadium in 1989.
# Law and Order
Judges say new appointments bill is 'seriously flawed'
Senior judges have written to Leo Varadkar over the “serious implications” the legislative changes could have.
# Justice
'Soon the appointment of judges will be removed from the political arena' - Ross
The Judicial Appointments Commission will have a majority of lay people.
# Bloody Sunday
18 British soldiers being considered for prosecution over Bloody Sunday
Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service said it is likely to be some time before a decision is made.
# neil gorsuch
'Serve under our laws - not over them': Donald Trump warns new judge to behave
After his disagreements with court judges over the travel ban, President Trump is asking for obedience from Neil Gorsuch.
# fennelly report
'More cock-up than conspiracy': Shatter defends gardaí, but hits out at Kenny
The former Justice Minister said the Taoiseach and Attorney General’s actions might be “a resigning matter”.
# JFT96
'At best, delusional' - May slammed for saying she ensured justice for Hillsborough families
May was Home Secretary when fresh inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans were ordered.
# seeking justice
'I will hunt you down and find you': Meet the New York solicitor who's tackling revenge porn
Strict new laws on revenge porn are set to come into effect in Ireland.
# Jobs
Government no longer has power to promote senior gardaí as Policing Authority takes over
Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said from tomorrow the Policing Authority will assume its role to appoint senior gardaí.
# Clampdown
Revenge porn perpetrators to be jailed under new laws
Women’s Aid said in some cases ex-partners have advertised their partners on escort sites without their consent or knowledge.
# Gangland Crime
Gangland gardaí investigated over 8,000 lines of inquiry this year
Officers have also arrested 44 people over gangland murders since February.
# Show Me The Money
CAB returns just under €30 million to taxpayer in four years
Officers expected to have recovered millions in assets during 2016.
# follow the money
A number of vacancies at the Criminal Assets Bureau have yet to be filled
Despite controversies over the appointment of senior positions within the force, staff there have yet to be replaced.
# Exploitation
'One woman didn't even know she was in Ireland': The reality of being sold for sex
Women are trafficked across countries and continents – some having been sold by family members or friends.
# garda recruitment
800 new gardaí will be recruited next year - but who will want that job?
The first recruitment campaign since the recession saw 20,000 people apply – just 5,000 people applied in the most recent drive.
# Drugs
'The gardaí don't have a handle on it like they used to': Concern at drop in drug unit officers
In Dublin alone, numbers have dropped from 147 to 114.
# Family court
Care order extended for child whose mother tested positive for cocaine, cannabis and sedatives
The court was told the mother had been going to rehab but had fallen back in with drug use.
# Family court
DPP prevents media from reporting on a childcare case for the first time
An application by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for an extension to an order prohibiting reporting was granted yesterday.
# Justice
Failure by gardaí to show understanding of 'near-endless anguish' of grieving families
A panel of barristers said this may be attributed to the emotional distance gardaí have to observe in order to do their jobs.
# London
Man who fled to the US after beating father-of-two to death 19 years ago sentenced to life
The victim was attacked with a machete, a meat cleaver and a baseball bat in London.
# America
Serial's Adnan Syed could be free later this year after retrial decision
There might not be enough evidence for a new trial, his campaigner says.
# fugitive killer
Leader of notoriously ruthless mafia syndicate arrested after 20 years on the run
The operation is being hailed as a historic breakthrough in the fight against organised crime.
# on the outside
Irish prisons need to have a better plan for released inmates
A new prisons report is concerned with homelessness and re-offending among new releases.
# Missing
Inquiry to be launched into garda handling of Shane Tuohey death
The 23-year-old’s death was ruled a suicide but his family believes he was assaulted the night he died.
# Allegations
O'Higgins Report: Victims let down by serious flaws and failures in garda investigations
It blames those mistakes and errors on human behaviour and points the finger at “poorly supervised individuals”.
# evidence
Cameras worn by gardaí could help bring 'swifter, fairer justice for victims'
Garda delegates heard of the benefits UK police officers have seen since the introduction of body cameras
# Justice
A 27-year wait for justice - The Hillsborough timeline
The families finally received the verdicts they were waiting for today.
# Supreme Court
Obama asks Republicans to 'rise above the venom' after judge's unexpected death
Since Antonin Scalia’s death, White House lawyers and advisers have been scrambling to refine and vet a list of potential replacements.
# Justice
How the death of this Supreme Court judge has sparked a huge political battle
The coming months will see clashes between Republicans and Democrats as Obama tries to confirm a successor before he leaves the White House.
# a disgrace
Gardaí accuse senior management of bullying members
The AGSI says the force is being silenced.
# off limits
New laws on the way to curb the spread of pubs and off licences
Frances Fitzgerald and planning minister Paudie Coffey have agreed a proposal to grant new veto-on-development powers to city and county councils.
# pragmatic baptism
Almost half of parents would not choose a Christian school for their child if they had the option
One in five people know someone who has baptised their child just to get them into the local school.
# west meath
Six arrested in Silvestras Stoskus murder investigation
Three men and three women aged from their mid-20s to their mid-40s have been detained.
"He did society’s dirty work": Tributes paid to criminal court judge Paul Carney
Justice Carney heard some of the country’s most notorious and high-profile murder and rape cases. He has died aged 72.
# sexual violence
To my attacker: 'I want you to see I'm not defeated'
There are calls for victims to be able to meet offenders in the aftermath of sexual crimes.
# operation mizen
Paul Murphy: It's quite shocking gardaí are 'spying' on water protesters
He and his AAA colleagues have written to the Justice Minister.
# crime survey
More members of staff are stealing from their employers
The most common crime reported by businesses was burglary.
# Penneys
A woman who claimed her baby was taken from her as she breastfed has been charged by police
28-year-old Caroline Starmer has been charged with perverting the course of justice.
# Centre Court
A court for vandals and anti-social behaviour is coming to Dublin
The scheme has worked in New York.
# new conditions
Will the new 'Bail Bill' actually prevent murders, robberies and kidnappings?
The government has proposed a new ‘Bail Bill’ to change the way bail is dealt with.