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#Justice

# justice - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Justice Committee to Secretary General: We will ask you about Guerin Report

Brian Purcell will appear before the Oireachtas Justice Committee the week after next.

Family of woman murdered in Cork believe French trial will still take place

Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s family have been critical of garda handling of the murder 17 years ago and a French judge is currently assessing evidence.

# justice - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Government agrees to independent review of the Department of Justice

The Justice Minister says the department will be part of “root and branch” reform in Ireland.

# justice - Friday 9 May, 2014

Guerin report which cost Shatter job is revealed

The report recommends: The entire bail process, nine Garda investigations and the whole management of whistleblower complaints should be thoroughly probed in upcoming inquiry.

# justice - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Here's what Twitter thinks of Frances Fitzgerald's appointment

Fitzgerald is taking over Alan Shatter’s Justice and Equality brief and people seem pretty happy about it.

# justice - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Garda chief confident Adrian Donohoe's killers will be brought to justice

Speaking at the GRA conference yesterday evening, O’Sullivan said the force is determined to apprehend the people who murdered the 41-year-old father of two.

# justice - Sunday 27 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge 9 songs that were scandalously robbed of the No1 spot You're My Number One

9 songs that were scandalously robbed of the No1 spot

And the tracks that stood in their way.

# justice - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Taoiseach says three dozen allegations of garda wrongdoing have come across his desk

Enda Kenny said he has no idea if they are true or not.

# justice - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Ireland handed over 157 people on European arrest warrants in 2013

Ireland issued 69 warrants during 2013 and 40 Irish issued warrants resulted in surrenders.

# justice - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

AS IT HAPPENED: A motion of confidence in Alan Shatter passed by 95 votes to 51

Follow events from the Dáil this evening…

Justice Committee not calling anyone in on GardaGate ... yet

However, the panel of TDs and senators is seeking to have an examination of the timeline of events included in the terms of reference of the Commission of Investigation.

Monument to 222 lost Bethany children to be unveiled at ceremony

The names of children who died while at the home are due to be released in the hope people will find their relations who lived there.

New Garda Commissioner holds meeting on restoring trust in force

An Garda Síochána said the acting commissioner stressed the focus should be on carrying out the important work done by the force every day.

# justice - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Official report: Justice Dept didn’t think Callinan’s taping revelations were that important

The fact that calls were taped in garda stations since the 1980s wasn’t widely discussed by officials after the letter arrived “and certainly not in any red flag manner”.

'Motorists were wrongly fined' --- speed camera whistleblower

Alan Shatter says he’s pursuing claims detailed tonight on Prime Time with the new Garda Commissioner

Department of Justice protesters to appear in court later this month

The five were protesting what they saw as the whitewashing of the GardaGate scandal.

# justice - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Column: Pride, arrogance and the impotence of political leadership in GardaGate

This is the arrogant nature of permanent government. It gets too used to running the show and always being right, writes Aaron McKenna.

# justice - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

"Resign rather than apologise?" - The reaction to Martin Callinan stepping down

Reaction to Martin Callinan’s announcement that he was retiring has been swift.

# justice - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Here's what Alan Shatter has to say about Martin Callinan

The Minister for Justice paid tribute to Martin Callinan, who stepped down from An Garda Siochána today.

# justice - Friday 21 March, 2014

Shutting down social media and 11 other motions at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Delegates at the party’s 75th annual Ard Fheis will vote on everything from disability quotas in politics to legalising marijuana.

# justice - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Court of Criminal Appeal says eight year sentence for firearms offence was 'excessive'

Kieran Ryan was caught with a firearm but said that he did not intend to use it and was picking it up for a third party.

# justice - Thursday 13 March, 2014

From 'Mighty Mouse' to 'Church Mouse': Dara Calleary on Enda Kenny's week

The Fianna Fáil TD said the Taoiseach’s ‘army of spin doctors’ played up Frank Flannery’s resignation but stayed silent on Alan Shatter.

# justice - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everybody’s talking about the penalty points report, the airport strikes being called off and Rehab releasing more information.

Man freed from Death Row after 26 years as judge rules he was innocent

The 64-year-old was freed following new information which showed he was not present at the murder he was accused of.

# justice - Friday 7 March, 2014

Women's prison population one third over capacity

Poor living conditions and substandard visiting conditions in state’s two female prisons.

# justice - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# justice - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Wallace: 'I've heard so many people cry now, it really is heartbreaking stuff'

Since this week’s publicity surrounding the gardaí, Mick Wallace said more people have come to him with information.

# justice - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

New Court of Appeal "will be up and running by October"

The Justice Minister this evening received approval for drafting legislation allowing for the court’s establishment, and named the President Designate.

# justice - Saturday 22 February, 2014

How does Ireland extradite wanted criminals?

You’ve just pulled off the heist of a lifetime, where can you go?

# justice - Monday 17 February, 2014

Column: There's no credible alternative to an independent inquiry into GSOC allegations

Faith in our national authorities has been badly shaken – the only way to restore it is to hold an independent inquiry, says Mark Kelly.

Maple Ten developer was told Anglo "would be gone in a week" if loans-for-shares deal failed

Brian O’Farrell says he was told he would be “a friend to the bank” if he took a loan in order to buy shares in Anglo Irish Bank

# justice - Monday 10 February, 2014

Taoiseach: Details of bugging controversy should be made available for ‘public analysis’

Justice Minister Alan Shatter is meeting GSOC today following reports that a surveillance operation was used to hack into the police watchdog’s emails, wi-fi and phone systems.

Shatter calls in Garda Ombudsman as "full report" sought on phone bugging

The meeting follows reports that a surveillance operation was used to hack into the police watchdog’s emails, wi-fi and phone systems.

# justice - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

"Immediate State action" needed on Magdalene justice scheme

JFM Research made the call after the United Nations denounced the Catholic Church for allowing priests to rape children.

Roads, railways, the Banking Inquiry... and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on over at Kildare Street? Well, you asked…

# justice - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

It worked for NYC but could 'community courts' tackle small-time crime in Dublin?

These courts would deal with thefts, vandalism, drug-taking and other crimes, with the aim of doing what is best for the community and the individual involved.

# justice - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

No new inquiry into Stardust tragedy

The families of victims say that there is new evidence, but Alan Shatter says it is not enough for a new inquiry into the fire.

# justice - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Shatter: 'Legal clarity for surrogate and LGBT parents by year end'

The Minister for Justice aims to legislate for children born through surrogacy and donor material from a third party to be recognised as the child of the both members of the couple.

Oxfam, Focus and Garda Trust all benefit from €2m 'Poor Box' fund

The ‘Poor Box’ option can be used by judges for a variety of reasons, including cases where a conviction might be inappropriate or adversely affect employment.

# justice - Monday 13 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge The trailer for Game of Thrones season 4 is here! Sun And Stars

The trailer for Game of Thrones season 4 is here!

It all looks a bit… epic.