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# Justice

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Department of Justice will be 'divided' but it will remain under one minister
The department will be internally split into two divisions with seperate deputy secretaries.
Crisis averted as Frances Fitzgerald resigns from Cabinet
The Tánaiste confirmed her resignation at Cabinet today. Here’s how the events played out.
Inquest brought 'justice and answers' for newborn baby boy's death
A verdict of medical misadventure was given at the inquest into the death of baby Stevie Cullivan.
'I was misled': Eamon Dunphy defends visiting Tom Humphries in psychiatric hospital
Dunphy’s comments on the Tonight Show last night sparked criticism, as he said Humphries was given “just about the right sentence”.
Prisoners want to be able to use Skype to contact their families
Overcrowding, nutrition, healthcare and access to mental health services remain as issues for prisons in Ireland.
Couple affected by tracker mortgage scandal suffered stroke and nervous breakdown
A number of customers affected by the error shared stories today of the hardship it caused.
Minister warned it would be a 'serious mistake' to rush into appointing a new commissioner
The Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland wrote to Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan.
Someone should be held accountable for false breath tests - but not yet, says government
A report found that there was a 71% gap between the breath test figures recorded on Pulse, and the actual tests carried out.
Families of murder victims have 'met killers on the street' after not being told of release
Representatives have also said families are sometimes unclear about how long a killer will actually serve.
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.
Judges say new appointments bill is 'seriously flawed'
Senior judges have written to Leo Varadkar over the “serious implications” the legislative changes could have.
'Soon the appointment of judges will be removed from the political arena' - Ross
The Judicial Appointments Commission will have a majority of lay people.
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.
'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.
'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”.
'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.
'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.
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.
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 gardaí investigated over 8,000 lines of inquiry this year
Officers have also arrested 44 people over gangland murders since February.
CAB returns just under €30 million to taxpayer in four years
Officers expected to have recovered millions in assets during 2016.
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.
'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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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
A 27-year wait for justice - The Hillsborough timeline
The families finally received the verdicts they were waiting for today.
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.
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.
Gardaí accuse senior management of bullying members
The AGSI says the force is being silenced.
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.