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# Justice

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# Stung
Teenager jailed after gardaí catch him by using the 'Find my iPhone' app
Witnesses say he was ‘dancing’ on the victim’s head as another man shouted ‘kill him, kill him’.
# in da club
2,500 people officially became Irish today
Three citizenship ceremonies were held in Dublin earlier today.
# New Rules
Frances Fitzgerald's new crime bill: What's in it - and what will it mean for victims?
Planned new laws would give victims the right to information about their cases…
# Justice
Erin Brockovich tells Berkeley families it's her "duty" to offer them assistance
“No words from me or anybody else can ease their pain.”
# Penalty Points
Penalty point dodgers who fail to produce a driving licence in court could face prosecution
A report recently highlighted the problem of non-endorsement of driving licences with penalty points.
# justice is served
We're spending €135m on new courthouses to help cut waiting lists
Is your area going to get an upgraded building?
# Inquiry
Family of garda who took his own life do not want GSOC involved in investigation into his death
The family of Sgt Michael Galvin are said to be traumatised and angry at how GSOC carried out its investigation.
# sherlock id
No more being a private investigator just for fun - you now need a licence
Or else you could face jail time.
# Behind Bars
Six stabbings in six weeks: Prisons are 'the most dangerous workplaces' in Ireland
The Prison Officers Association annual delegate heard that there has been six stabbings in six weeks.
# Service
'No special honours' for soldiers, prison staff, gardaí who served during The Troubles
One TD thinks there should be.
# Tragedy
'The real cost of Hillsborough is not quantifiable'
The anniversary of the 1989 stadium tragedy takes place today.
# say please
The Prison Service made 166 requests for armed escorts last year
… and the gardaí turned most of them down. And no one seems to know why.
# Domestic Violence
'I could still feel the punches to my head as I ran up the road with my son'
Ireland’s legal system is failing women “at every level” according to new research.
# direct provision
Anti-Deportation Ireland: ALL members of asylum reform group should resign
Sue Conlan says the group has not been fully consulted on new legislation.
# no míle fáilte
More than 700 tourists were mugged last year
Niall Collins asked Frances Fitzgerald to take a walk with him in Dublin city centre to see how common crime is.
# strike looming
'Luas security guards have better stab vests than prison officers'
A ballot on industrial action will take place next week.
# Society
'Members of Travelling community too young to drink, drive or smoke crossing border to get married'
Labour Senator James Heffernan said he knew of girls aged as young as 12 who knew whom they would be marrying.
# On the beat
Fancy being the gardaí's second-in-command?
The job comes with a nice salary too.
# Alcohol
Should sports arenas have 'no alcohol' areas so kids aren't sharing stands with drunks?
TD Róisín Shortall has questioned how appropriate is is for children to be in what can be heavy drinking atmospheres at matches.
# So Many Tears
Fiona Doyle: There are women out there who facilitate the rape and abuse of their children
Fiona revealed today that her life story is being made into a film.
# Court
Graham Dwyer trial will not begin until Thursday
Members of the jury were warned yesterday that details will be difficult for the squeamish.
# Justice
Has the Government "pared back" what was promised to Magdalene survivors?
A number of organisations have called on the government to implement all of the recommendations in the Quirke report.
# Vroom vroom
370 new cars and vans are on their way to the gardaí
Hyundais, Fords and Fiats top the shopping list.
# Justice
How many died in Magdalene laundries? Survivors at odds with Government on the figures
Justice for Magdalenes is preparing a critique on the McAleese report into the Magdalene laundries.
# sexual offences bill 2014
Calls for new child grooming law to ban online vigilante 'paedophile hunters'
A TD and child protection expert are calling for the legislation to ban vigilante ‘paedophile hunters’.
# victim support
Here's where some of the money from dormant accounts will go in 2015
There’s roughly €3 million up for grabs.
# free at last
Moment man exonerated after 27 years in prison will bring a tear to your eye
Kwame Ajamu was wrongly convicted of murder in 1975.
# Mexico
This charred bone fragment helped prove a missing student was killed
43 students were slaughtered by a police-backed gang, in a case that has shocked Mexico.
# lady justice
The number of female judges has hit a record high
Exactly one third of judges in the country are women.
# another way
"Justice should heal" - Voices of sexual crime victims and perpetrators should be heard
UCD research argues for the benefit of restorative justice.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you welcome the appointment of Nóirín O'Sullivan as Garda Commissioner?
There were mixed views on the news yesterday – how do you feel about it?
# Justice
An Irish athlete is being awarded a European bronze medal almost 6 years after the race
Róisin McGettigan is being moved up to third in the 1500m indoor final from 2009.
# Irish Prisons
Are prisoners being freed temporarily to relieve overcrowding?
Fianna Fáil believes that temporary release is being used to ease overcrowding in some prisons.
# at large
Here's how many prisoners were given temporary release since 2009 ... and never came back
Many are still deemed “unlawfully at large from custody”.
# Malawi
Rough justice: In prison in one of the poorest places on earth
As part of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund, Clare Herbert travels to visit Malawi’s prisons.
# Justice
Here are the newly appointed Court of Appeal judges who start work next week
Chief Justice, Justice Susan Denham said the court will help with delays in the system.
# the minister says
Extra gardaí will help in fight against "real and persistent" dissident threat
Frances Fitzgerald said that extra funding for the force would help put groups “out of business”.
# Turkey
This man got a 13-year prison sentence for pouring paint over a statue
Turkish man Murat Vural had been given the sentence after pouring paint over statues of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey.
# Underage Sex
Age of consent should stay at 17 but two year leeway suggested
That’s according to a report from the Oireachtas Justice Committee published yesterday.
# Inspector of Prisons
Prison officers say they're told to "cover their arses"
The Inspector of Prisons has criticised the lack of accountability among prison officers.