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# Justice

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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.
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”.
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.
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.
Prison officers say they're told to "cover their arses"
The Inspector of Prisons has criticised the lack of accountability among prison officers.
Who is Breifne O'Brien? Corkman, charlatan, Celtic Tiger conman...
Find out more about the man who encapsulated the Celtic Tiger with his fall from grace.
Two men jailed over family dog being set on fire
The owners of the dog, Cody, said they found the past two years very stressful.
Osama Bin Laden's son-in-law sentenced to life in prison
Abu Ghaith was the highest-ranking al-Qaida figure to face trial on US soil since the attacks.
Swords, Balbriggan, Tallaght and Dún Laoghaire - You're keeping your courthouses
A plan to close them has been shelved.
Sex trafficking victims 'in danger of abuse in Direct Provision'
That’s according to agencies who have contacted the Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald.
Minister: 'GSOC should publish report, but members shouldn't resign'
Frances Fitzgerald says she has confidence in the commissioners.
Frances Fitzgerald: This is very different, we're listening to Maurice McCabe
The Justice Minister has been speaking about the fresh penalty points controversy today.
Justice Barry White says he doesn't believe judges need training in rape cases
He retired last Thursday saying it was a “privilege to serve as a judge”.
€320 million spent, 4,161 parliamentary questions and 166,000 new visas application: 2013 in the Department of Justice
The Department handled 8% of all parliamentary questions.
Referendum on establishing Family Court 'not necessary'
The former Justice minister called for a referendum but department said one isn’t needed now.
Ireland spending €150 million a year on asylum system
One third of asylum seekers in Ireland are children and many people have been waiting more than a decade for a decision on their application.
Inspector criticises management in deaths of 24 prisoners
The deaths occurred between January 2012 and June 2014.
There were 64 cases of children being abducted from Ireland last year
There were also 45 cases of abducted children being brought here.
It will soon be illegal to discriminate against gay teachers
Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he will be working on the amendment in the coming months.
From white-collar criminals to murderers: Rare glimpse inside women's prison
“You don’t expect to hear the sound of a crying baby in a prison”.
Community service: 'Cheaper than jail and makes society more safe'
Last year, there were 2,354 Community Service Orders made, with a total of just over 352,000 hours in lieu of a custodial sentence.
GSOC is getting new powers to investigate the Garda Commissioner
The new Bill extends the powers and remit of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.
Irish teen due to stand trial in Egypt 'losing hope'
Ibrahim Halawa was detained last year after attending a protest against the ousting of Mohamed Morsi.
Time to spruce up your CV: The search for a new Garda Commissioner has started
A “global executive search campaign” will be undertaken as part of the open recruitment process to appoint a new commissioner.
'The public will have a problem with Brian Purcell keeping his €200,000 salary'
Justice minister Frances Fitzgerald and Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams have been speaking about yesterday’s damning report.
Secrecy has become part of Justice Dept's DNA, damning report concludes
The report, initiated in the wake of the Guerin findings, found there was a “closed, secretive” culture in the Department.
Could Justice be split in two? The people who wrote today's damning report reckon so...
It’s recommended Frances Fitzgerald’s Department could be split into two portfolios, one for ‘Justice’ and one for ‘Home Affairs’.
Opinion: What does it actually take to establish an 'independent' policing authority?
The Justice Minister has spoken out about the need for an Independent Garda Authority – but what will it take to achieve that?
Families cautiously optimistic after arrest of man alleged to have killed two Irish soldiers
“Growing up, we knew our Dad was tortured and murdered in the line of duty”.
UN told symphysiotomy patients were 'operated upon wide awake and often screaming'
The Justice Minister defended the State redress scheme for survivors of symphysiotomy at a meeting of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva today.
Austerity has 'weakened' the human rights of Ireland's most vulnerable
The State is appearing before a United Nations committee to hear concerns over human rights in Ireland.
'It's like an army general giving orders: You do what you're told' - Varadkar
The Transport Minister has been talking about the upcoming reshuffle, the Rugby World Cup and why he prefers Frances Fitzgerald to Alan Shatter.
Primary school kids MUST be taught the dangers of cyber-bullying, Govt advised
However, the Government body set up to advise the Cabinet on the issue says that criminalising minors for cyber-bullying offences is NOT the way forward.
Government announces legislation to support Magdalene survivors
The Justice Minister also announced that lump sums totalling €12.8 million have been paid to survivors.
Garda Commissioner admits 'listening hasn't always been a priority'
Nóirín O’Sullivan has told a justice reform conference: “I can’t guarantee perfection on my watch, but I can give it a good try.”
Minister: No, we don't throw people out of asylum centres with just a sleeping bag
Campaigner Sister Stan said yesterday that children were in danger as a result of lack of oversight in direct provision centres.
Thieves pay back restaurant owner after he shamed them on Facebook
Nobody likes being shamed on Facebook.
Should Ireland have a firearms licensing body?
Frances Fitzgerald says that she is expecting a report on the issue soon.
Three young men arrested over murder of Thomas Dooley have been released without charge
The body of Dooley, known locally as Toddy, was discovered with fatal injuries in Edenderry.