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# Law and Order

This year
Richard Belzer - comedian and Law & Order: SVU star - dies aged 78
Belzer died on Sunday at his home in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, southern France, his friend Bill Scheft said.
All time
# Law and Order
US officials investigating 'bribery scheme' involving donations in return for presidential pardons
The scheme was allegedly directed at unnamed ‘senior White House officials’.
# Law and Order
Almost all women in Irish prisons are there for committing petty crime
95% of women in jail are committed for crimes such as shoplifting, failure to pay fines or handling stolen goods.
# Shemozzle
Ulster U20 semi-final marred by ugly post-match scenes as mass brawl erupts
For the love of God, won’t somebody think of the children?
# Law and Order
'Dog's dinner' judges Bill is going to be passed by summer, says Ross
When passed, the law will ensure there is a “fair system of how judges are appointed”, said Shane Ross.
# Law and Order
Whatever is happening to that 'dog's dinner' of a Bill?
Ministers signed off on 50 proposed amendments to the Judicial Appointments Bill today.
# Law and Order
Judges say new appointments bill is 'seriously flawed'
Senior judges have written to Leo Varadkar over the “serious implications” the legislative changes could have.
# Law and Order
Garda reps say martial law was threatened - Taoiseach says it was never contemplated
The GRA’s officer board claimed they were told there was “an immediate and viable threat to the security of the State”.
# Rock Bottom
Shock of Gibraltar: Rodgers' Celtic go down to minnows in Champions League tie
Police officer Lee Casciaro’s strike just after half-time proved to be the match winner for the Lincoln Red Imps.
# Child Abuse
Kazakhstan to chemically castrate paedophiles
The move comes after a spike in child rapes.
# Law and Order
Fergus McFadden cited for alleged stamp on former team-mate Nathan White
The winger could miss out on Leinster’s trip to face Ospreys next weekend if found guilty.
Die Hard actor and former Senator Fred Thompson dies aged 73
The 6ft 6in former lawyer also starred in Cape Fear and In The Line of Fire.
# Law and Order
A world first: There are now more female than male solicitors in Ireland
Just 92 years ago, the first woman solicitor was admitted to the profession.
# Law and Order
Public order offences down in Dublin as gardaí target drunks and 'aggressive begging'
Justice Minister said figures for the first nine months of this year show drunkenness is down significantly in the two main city centre divisions.
# Guerin Report
"It’s very easy to have an establishment view." Minister wants open competition for top Garda job
Frances Fitzgerald also says she will “take lessons” from the criticisms of her predecessor Alan Shatter.
# court dismissed
Two-week suspension means Tom Court may have played his last game for Ulster
The Ulster prop will be banned for Ulster’s upcoming Pro12 semi-final
# Law and Order
Rival coaches in agreement, dangerous tackle punishments need a serious review
‘Why does the penalty vary on how a player falls?’ Asked a bewildered Mark Anscombe last night.
# Gardaí
More gardaí on duty at certain times under roster changes
Changes to the An Garda Síochána’s roster and working time arrangements have been agreed and implemented, the Garda commissioner said this evening.
# swear jar
US town to fine people $20 for swearing in public
It’s £$%^&* crazy.
# Explainer
Explainer: How can ministers sign laws without Dáil approval?
How come some laws – like the ‘Irish SOPA’ – can be signed into law without being passed through the Oireachtas? We explain.
# In Numbers
Prime numbers: the week in stats
Earthquakes! Earnings! Petitions! Racehorses! Healthy cities?! Our weekly numerical guide to the events of the last seven days.
# Law and Order
Cabinet approves plans to scrap up to 3,000 old and obsolete laws
A Bill being prepared by Brendan Howlin will repeal thousands of obsolete laws which were passed before Irish independence.
# Cuffed
Rory feels the long arm of the law – and Skypes Boston cop’s sister back in Dublin
One Dublin resident took an unexpected video call from a certain US Open-winning someone on Monday.