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# Justice

All time
# strong words
John Kerry: Snowden should "man-up" and come back to America
His comments came after Snowden said in an interview that he was he was not just a low-level contractor working for the CIA, as US officials have repeatedly said.
# Bit of bother
Eamon Gilmore: 'I think we’ve had a bad couple of months'
The Tánaiste has told that the issues surrounding the gardaí have distracted the government from its agenda and explained why he’s bullish about Labour’s election prospects.
# Analysis
Mary Lou's 20-minute wonder underlines the need for top official to explain Gardagate - for his own sake
Department of Justice Secretary General Brian Purcell is at the centre of several controversies, but the biggest questions concern the events leading up to the departure of Martin Callinan in March.
# Brian Purcell
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.
# Justice
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.
# Guerin Report
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.
# garda whistleblowers
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.
# Reaction
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
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.
# you're my number one
9 songs that were scandalously robbed of the No1 spot
And the tracks that stood in their way.
# Gardagate
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.
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.
A motion of confidence in Alan Shatter passed by 95 votes to 51
Follow events from the Dáil this evening…
# no probe
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.
# resting place
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.
# garda morale
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.
# no red flags
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”.
# fixed charges
'Motorists were wrongly fined' --- speed camera whistleblower
Alan Shatter says he’s pursuing claims detailed tonight on Prime Time with the new Garda Commissioner
# whitewash
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.
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.
# gone
"Resign rather than apologise?" - The reaction to Martin Callinan stepping down
Reaction to Martin Callinan’s announcement that he was retiring has been swift.
# gone
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.
# going through the motions
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.
# Limerick
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.
# Whistleblowers
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.
# News Fix
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.
# Justice
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.
# Overcrowding
Women's prison population one third over capacity
Poor living conditions and substandard visiting conditions in state’s two female prisons.
# Gardaí
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
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.
# On the Lam
How does Ireland extradite wanted criminals?
You’ve just pulled off the heist of a lifetime, where can you go?
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.
# Anglo Trial
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
# Garda Ombudsman
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.
# Hacking
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.
# holy see report
"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.
# Oireachtas agenda
Roads, railways, the Banking Inquiry... and everything else happening in Leinster House today
What’s going on over at Kildare Street? Well, you asked…
# street justice
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.
# Stardust fire
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.