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# Justice

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# families
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.
# Courts Service
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.
# sun and stars
The trailer for Game of Thrones season 4 is here!
It all looks a bit… epic.
# America
What do half of black American men have in common by age 23?
The answer is they’ve been arrested.
# Diversion Programme
Number of children involved in crime falls for the sixth year in a row
The number of children involved in the Garda Diversion Programme fell by 563.
# Thomas Byrne
Byrne victims call on Law Society to pay compensation
The Law Society has said it has done everything it can for people who have lost money in attempting to regain control of their homes.
# Supplementary budget
Shatter needs extra €32 million for gardaí and Magdalene payments
The Justice Minister also said today that An Garda Siochána’s new recruitment campaign will begin next month.
'Instant karma' fail compilation shows people getting their comeuppance
This will restore your faith in natural justice.
# Justice
€51 million Garda payroll over-run is “bad planning” by Shatter – Fianna Fáil
Fianna Fáil’s Justice spokesperson accused the Justice Minister of failing to fund basic Garda payrolls.
# Justice
Over 2,000 people have signed a petition calling for a judge to resign
Judge Martin Nolan this week gave a suspended sentence to a man found with 7,000 indecent images of children, sparking outrage, but a legal professional called the petition “ridiculous”.
# crimes
One murder, 112 assaults allegedly by people out on bail this year
The figures show that there were also 15 harassment and related offences carried out by people out on bail.
# i want to ride my bicycle
Good Samaritan buys student new bike after spotting angry note to thief
All’s well that ends well.
# Prisons
17 prisoners declined parole review in 2012
The annual Parole Board review for 2012 was published today.
# Herman Wallace
Former Black Panther dies days after being acquitted
Herman Wallace was released on Tuesday after a judge overturned his conviction for killing a prison guard.
# No vote
Direct Democracy Ireland appeal for a no vote in Court of Appeal referendum
The political party say establishing a Court of Appeal will have ‘unintended’ consequences to the justice system.
# morto
Daughter forced to publicly hold sign as punishment for twerking
Her mammy wasn’t impressed.
# Missing
18 children reported missing every day last year
Nearly 20,000 adults have been reported missing in the last decade, with 205 remaining untraced.
# Rape
Police in India arrest fifth gang member suspected of gang-raping photographer
The crime reignited anger about women’s safety in India following a similar attack last year.
# Survivors
McGuinness calls for justice for Bethany Home survivors
The men and women, who say they were neglected while in the care of the home, met with the North’s Deputy First Minister yesterday.
# Survivors
Government condemned by symphysiotomy group for "underhand approach"
A survivors’ group says any proposals for a Magdalene-type scheme of redress would be “wholly inappropriate”, and has called on the Government to engage with its members.
# Symphysiotomy
Symphysiotomy survivors want justice for 'barbaric' acts
A protest was held outside Leinster House today as the women fight for the right to a day in court.
# goin' gorillas
VIDEO: Kids taunt gorilla, get living daylights scared out of them
If you hate kids, you’ll love this. If you love kids, you’ll still love this.
# Justice
'Slopping out' to end in Mountjoy this year
Meanwhile, Operation Acer has seen a reduction of burglaries by more than 10 per cent since its introduction.
# Las Vegas
OJ Simpson in a last-ditch effort to get new trial
Simpson is serving nine to 33 years in prison for his 2008 conviction in the armed robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room.
# tensions
Video: Shatter says TDs playing 'silly political games' over penalty points
The Minister for Justice also spoke about why he is backing a law which could see mobile phone networks shut down during the G8 summit.
# Sharia Law
Saudi Arabia beheads man convicted of killing his relative
Awad Rawili stabbed to death Jazaa Rawili, a relative, during an argument. He was executed in the northern city of Araar.
# Children's Court
Bed available at Oberstown for young boy following judge's comments
The Minister for Children was asked to appear at the Children’s Court this morning by Justice Anne Ryan.
# Gardaí
"People do not feel secure in their own homes" - FF takes aim at Shatter
“Gardaí put their lives on the line to protect our communities and deserve more”.
# Veterans
Ireland’s World War II veterans move one step closer to amnesty
Thousands of Irish servicemen were dismissed or prosecuted for fighting with the Allies during World War II.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think judicial independence is being undermined?
The Government has been accused of demolishing the judiciary “brick by brick”.
# Row
Shatter row: Judges' group outlines concerns for judiciary independence
The Association of Judges of Ireland says there are a number of current matters that have implications for judicial independence.
# Law
Alan Shatter criticises High Court judge comments on pay
A High Court judge had said the government was attacking the independence of the judiciary – but Shatter has hit back.
# Sex Abuse
Campaign to help sex abuse survivors launched
The movement has called for change and more transparency in Ireland’s justice system.
# Wanted
Ireland extradited 149 people on European Arrest Warrants last year
A new report by the Department of Justice says Ireland received a total of 313 European Arrest Warrants in 2012 for crimes including murder, rape and drug trafficking.
# criminal justice
Nine murders committed by people released on bail
Figures released by the Department of Justice show 16,812 crimes were committed by those on bail in 2012.
# prosititution
Many brothels run by foreign organised crime gangs, committee hears
A Garda Superintendent told the hearings on prostitution that there has been a “notable change” in the industry in recent years.
# Magdalenes
Justice Department got no specific legal advice on Magdalene report response
The government has come under fire for failing to provide a full apology on behalf of the State for its role in the Magdalene Laundries.
# justice system
Here's how 7,500 people went to jail for not paying fines in 2012
An average of 20 people a day were jailed for non-payment of fines last year – despite moves to reduce the figures.
# Croke Park
War of words: Gardaí hit back at Shatter over comments
The head of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors says the group was insulted by comments made by the Minister for Justice.
# Cloverhill
Report into prisoner death finds multiple mistakes were made
Shane Rogers took his own life in a cell at Cloverhill courthouse, despite being on suicide watch.