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#Minister For Justice

# minister-for-justice - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Mother banned from identifying murdered son (11) calls on minister to change law on naming children killed in criminal circumstances
# Court Ruling
# Court Ruling

Mother banned from identifying murdered son (11) calls on minister to change law on naming children killed in criminal circumstances

Jan 31st 2021, 7:25 PM 50,744 Views 0 Comments

“I’m proud of my son, I want to be able to tell the world about him.”

# minister-for-justice - Sunday 27 December, 2020

Domestic abuse supports still available during latest sets of Covid restrictions
# Level 5
# Level 5

Domestic abuse supports still available during latest sets of Covid restrictions

Dec 27th 2020, 1:51 PM 8,283 Views 7 Comments

Domestic abuse can be something other than physical: it can mean you’re isolated from friends or control is taken over your personal items.

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Analysis: Unrelenting pressure from a unified opposition kept the Woulfe affair firmly in the spotlight
# Politics
# Politics

Analysis: Unrelenting pressure from a unified opposition kept the Woulfe affair firmly in the spotlight

Nov 26th 2020, 7:27 PM 17,556 Views 12 Comments

The opposition has been like a dog with a bone on the issue.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Gardaí don't need extra resources to cope with house parties, says justice minister
# Galway
# Galway

Gardaí don't need extra resources to cope with house parties, says justice minister

Sep 30th 2020, 11:47 AM 20,548 Views 29 Comments

Helen McEntee was speaking following scenes of large gatherings in Galway.

# minister-for-justice - Friday 11 September, 2020

Calls for use of 149-year-old 'lunatic' legislation in cases involving Wards of Court to end
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Calls for use of 149-year-old 'lunatic' legislation in cases involving Wards of Court to end

Sep 11th 2020, 12:59 PM 28,268 Views 16 Comments

14 NGOs have asked the government to commence the 2015 Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Charlie Flanagan apologises to Cahersiveen locals and residents in Direct Provision centre
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Charlie Flanagan apologises to Cahersiveen locals and residents in Direct Provision centre

Updated May 20th 2020, 10:33 AM 29,632 Views 79 Comments

There have been a number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 at the centre since April.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Up to 2,900 refugees will be given sanctuary in Ireland over the next four years
# Resettling
# Resettling

Up to 2,900 refugees will be given sanctuary in Ireland over the next four years

Dec 17th 2019, 3:11 PM 24,444 Views 186 Comments

3,151 people have arrived to Ireland through a refugee programme since 2015.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Supreme Court rejects appeal by man deported for alleged links to Isis
# Courts
# Courts

Supreme Court rejects appeal by man deported for alleged links to Isis

Jul 24th 2019, 6:20 AM 11,390 Views 0 Comments

The court heard that one of the man’s sons was killed fighting in the Syria.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Justice minister takes case against farmer allegedly trespassing on State lands formerly earmarked for 'super prison'
# Thornton Hall
# Thornton Hall

Justice minister takes case against farmer allegedly trespassing on State lands formerly earmarked for 'super prison'

Jul 9th 2019, 6:20 AM 30,087 Views 0 Comments

The Minister has brought proceedings against James Scully, from Kilreesk Lane, St Margarets, Co Dublin.

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 30 May, 2019

'I was constantly being vilified': Alan Shatter speaks of 'years of upset and difficulty' since resignation
# Frenzy And Betrayal
# Frenzy And Betrayal

'I was constantly being vilified': Alan Shatter speaks of 'years of upset and difficulty' since resignation

May 30th 2019, 12:10 PM 16,201 Views 50 Comments

The former justice minister resigned over a garda whistleblower controversy in 2014.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 29 April, 2019

Irish citizens who commit serious offences abroad will be open to prosecution from today
# Criminal Justice
# Criminal Justice

Irish citizens who commit serious offences abroad will be open to prosecution from today

Apr 29th 2019, 7:18 AM 21,019 Views 23 Comments

The law enables Ireland to ratify the Istanbul Convention.

# minister-for-justice - Sunday 21 April, 2019

Ministers condemn march by republican group in Dublin as 'sickening' and 'disturbing'
# O'Connell Street
# O'Connell Street

Ministers condemn march by republican group in Dublin as 'sickening' and 'disturbing'

Apr 21st 2019, 2:02 PM 55,978 Views 0 Comments

The group was criticised for marching down O’Connell Street on Saturday.

# minister-for-justice - Friday 12 April, 2019

Laws limiting the freedom of Irish visa-holders to travel home abolished
# Travel
# Travel

Laws limiting the freedom of Irish visa-holders to travel home abolished

Apr 12th 2019, 3:46 PM 23,278 Views 17 Comments

Over 40,000 people are expected to benefit from this change in legislation.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

Groups who support victims of crime have been given €1.7m by the Government for 2019
# Funding
# Funding

Groups who support victims of crime have been given €1.7m by the Government for 2019

Dec 26th 2018, 3:03 PM 5,503 Views 5 Comments

The funding will be given to dozens of non-governmental organisations.

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Alleged use of tracking devices on cars of Irish prison officers to be probed by Inspector of Prisons
# Bugged
# Bugged

Alleged use of tracking devices on cars of Irish prison officers to be probed by Inspector of Prisons

Nov 22nd 2018, 2:20 PM 14,239 Views 0 Comments

Revelations that officers’ vehicles had been bugged were published today in the Irish Examiner.

# minister-for-justice - Friday 2 November, 2018

'I’ve been kidnapped. I’m going to be killed': A phone call no father ever wants to receive
# Courts
# Courts

'I’ve been kidnapped. I’m going to be killed': A phone call no father ever wants to receive

Nov 2nd 2018, 6:30 AM 27,236 Views 19 Comments

Mr Justice White said there is a collective sense of shame that somebody visiting Ireland had suffered in such a vile way.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

'I'm still angry': Survivors to discuss how Magdalene Laundries should be remembered
# Áras An Uachtaráin
# Áras An Uachtaráin

'I'm still angry': Survivors to discuss how Magdalene Laundries should be remembered

Jun 5th 2018, 2:40 PM 15,883 Views 59 Comments

“I was taken in by the nuns at 15 – I hadn’t even kissed a boy”: Elizabeth Coppin told RTÉ about her experience in a Cork Laundry.

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Dublin residents terrorised by joyriding and cars set on fire outside their homes
# Anti-social Behaviour
# Anti-social Behaviour

Dublin residents terrorised by joyriding and cars set on fire outside their homes

Dec 14th 2017, 10:45 PM 40,921 Views 78 Comments

Tommy Broughan told the Minister for Justice that it has been “hugely distressing” for people in his constituency.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Charlie Flanagan apologises to Taoiseach and Dáil for giving 'inaccurate' information
# Minister For Justice
# Minister For Justice

Charlie Flanagan apologises to Taoiseach and Dáil for giving 'inaccurate' information

Nov 28th 2017, 7:41 PM 28,712 Views 208 Comments

He said that he was “shocked” and “bitterly disappointed” by the events of recent weeks.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 2 October, 2017

Minister refuses to revoke deportation order for man with links to Islamic terrorism
# Courts
# Courts

Minister refuses to revoke deportation order for man with links to Islamic terrorism

Oct 2nd 2017, 6:06 PM 15,953 Views 0 Comments

The Supreme Court had ordered the Minister for Justice to reconsider the decision not to revoke the man’s deportation order.

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 28 September, 2017

Acting Garda Commissioner says he has 'no authority' to release report into reopening of Stepaside Garda Station
# Public Accounts Committee
# Public Accounts Committee

Acting Garda Commissioner says he has 'no authority' to release report into reopening of Stepaside Garda Station

Sep 28th 2017, 10:35 AM 14,650 Views 30 Comments

Dónall Ó Cualáin was up in front of the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee this morning.

# minister-for-justice - Friday 18 August, 2017

Woman facing deportation was forced by her 'violent and abusive' husband to have abortion, court hears
# High Court
# High Court

Woman facing deportation was forced by her 'violent and abusive' husband to have abortion, court hears

Aug 18th 2017, 2:42 PM 22,266 Views 0 Comments

The woman is seeking leave to challenge the legality of a decision refusing her permission to remain in Ireland.

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Supreme Court blocks State from deporting Algerian man linked to terrorism
# Minister For Justice
# Minister For Justice

Supreme Court blocks State from deporting Algerian man linked to terrorism

Jul 27th 2017, 6:32 PM 19,296 Views 99 Comments

The judge said it was not clear why the Minister for Justice concluded that the man was not at risk of being tortured if deported.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Minister for Justice is 'insulting Irish courts' in Ian Bailey extradition case, lawyers say
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

Minister for Justice is 'insulting Irish courts' in Ian Bailey extradition case, lawyers say

May 31st 2017, 1:55 PM 13,151 Views 0 Comments

French authorities are seeking the extradition of Bailey to face charges relating to the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

# minister-for-justice - Saturday 20 May, 2017

Minister took 6 months to respond to allegations that gardaí entrapped people through informants
# Protected Disclosure
# Protected Disclosure

Minister took 6 months to respond to allegations that gardaí entrapped people through informants

May 20th 2017, 12:01 AM 17,533 Views 25 Comments

Sinn Fein TD made a series of allegations of wrongdoing by gardaí in a protected disclosure to Frances Fitzgerald.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 17 October, 2016

'One woman didn't even know she was in Ireland': The reality of being sold for sex
# Exploitation
# Exploitation

'One woman didn't even know she was in Ireland': The reality of being sold for sex

Oct 17th 2016, 7:30 PM 23,175 Views 30 Comments

Women are trafficked across countries and continents – some having been sold by family members or friends.

# minister-for-justice - Friday 4 September, 2015

Poll: Would you take a refugee family into your home?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you take a refugee family into your home?

Sep 4th 2015, 6:30 PM 41,620 Views 286 Comments

An EU plan for migrant resettlement is set to be announced next week.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Frances Fitzgerald's new crime bill: What's in it - and what will it mean for victims?
# New Rules
# New Rules

Frances Fitzgerald's new crime bill: What's in it - and what will it mean for victims?

Jul 15th 2015, 12:30 PM 7,220 Views 25 Comments

Planned new laws would give victims the right to information about their cases…

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Massive increase in child sex abuse material uncovered by Irish internet hotline
# Child Pornography
# Child Pornography

Massive increase in child sex abuse material uncovered by Irish internet hotline

May 14th 2015, 10:09 PM 16,894 Views 24 Comments

There were 335 confirmed cases of child pornography reported last year.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Definitely no re-investigation into mysterious death of Fr Niall Molloy
# No Further Evidence
# No Further Evidence

Definitely no re-investigation into mysterious death of Fr Niall Molloy

Mar 31st 2015, 5:48 PM 12,305 Views 33 Comments

The decision was backed by Minister Frances Fitzgerald.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

'We want to make sure that the public can have confidence in us'
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

'We want to make sure that the public can have confidence in us'

Jan 27th 2015, 6:10 PM 14,074 Views 89 Comments

A report found 114 penalty point cancellations required further investigation.

The number of people applying for asylum in Ireland last year more than doubled
# Ireland
# Ireland

The number of people applying for asylum in Ireland last year more than doubled

Jan 27th 2015, 3:25 PM 16,954 Views 117 Comments

The Department of Justice said this was a reversal of recent trends.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 29 December, 2014

Fitzgerald: 'We've no plans for a knife amnesty, gardaí are doing enough'
# Knife Crime
# Knife Crime

Fitzgerald: 'We've no plans for a knife amnesty, gardaí are doing enough'

Dec 29th 2014, 7:30 AM 6,026 Views 16 Comments

The move had been called for to address the rise in serious incidents of knife crime.

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 18 December, 2014

'The UK respects Ireland's privacy, there is no question of any mass surveillance'
# Cables
# Cables

'The UK respects Ireland's privacy, there is no question of any mass surveillance'

Dec 18th 2014, 8:44 AM 8,695 Views 49 Comments

Documents previously showed that UK authorities had access to opitcal fibre cables that carry a range of data, from internet traffic to telephone calls.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Masked sex workers to hold candlelit vigil outside Leinster House
# Remembering The Dead
# Remembering The Dead

Masked sex workers to hold candlelit vigil outside Leinster House

Dec 17th 2014, 7:00 AM 15,518 Views 55 Comments

They will remember the deaths of seven women in Ireland who were sex workers.

# minister-for-justice - Friday 5 December, 2014

Is An Garda Síochana broken beyond repair? 'No, it can be fixed'
# Changes
# Changes

Is An Garda Síochana broken beyond repair? 'No, it can be fixed'

Dec 5th 2014, 1:14 PM 9,750 Views 41 Comments

The Minister for Justice has stressed that reforms will be put in place.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Attacks on emergency services 'utterly unacceptable', but protective laws won't be improved
# Halloween
# Halloween

Attacks on emergency services 'utterly unacceptable', but protective laws won't be improved

Oct 28th 2014, 7:00 AM 10,455 Views 37 Comments

The Justice Minister has said that current legislation is sufficient.

# minister-for-justice - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Plans to clampdown on abuse of anti-anxiety drugs ready 'within months'
# Street Dealing
# Street Dealing

Plans to clampdown on abuse of anti-anxiety drugs ready 'within months'

Oct 5th 2014, 7:00 AM 13,068 Views 40 Comments

There are concerns over the growing quantity of these drugs being illegally sold.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Gardaí have been 'incalculably' damaged by delay in investigation of 'garda misconduct'
# GRA
# GRA

Gardaí have been 'incalculably' damaged by delay in investigation of 'garda misconduct'

Sep 17th 2014, 8:38 AM 7,394 Views 72 Comments

The GRA’s General Secretary said that gardaí at the centre of the allegations need to have their say.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 15 September, 2014

The new garda recruits will need to "win the trust" of the Irish public
# BA In Applied Policing
# BA In Applied Policing

The new garda recruits will need to "win the trust" of the Irish public

Sep 15th 2014, 2:08 PM 16,336 Views 50 Comments

The Justice Minister addressed the new recruits this afternoon at the Garda College in Templemore.

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