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#Prosecutions

# prosecutions - Last year 2021

Opinion: It was wrong to prosecute a 68-year-old Dublin woman for growing cannabis
# DPP
# DPP

Opinion: It was wrong to prosecute a 68-year-old Dublin woman for growing cannabis

Jul 30th 2021, 7:00 AM 26,786 Views 49 Comments

Dr Cian Ó Concubhair and Dr Ian Marder say the DPP and Gardaí need a more common-sense approach in their application of certain drug laws.

# prosecutions - All time

'After 47 years, this is a moment': Anxious wait for families before Bloody Sunday announcement
# Prosecutions
# Prosecutions

'After 47 years, this is a moment': Anxious wait for families before Bloody Sunday announcement

Mar 14th 2019, 12:05 AM 13,261 Views 14 Comments

“Putting a soldier in jail wouldn’t make me happy whatsoever,” Kevin McKinney says, whose father was shot dead in 1972.

Apologising for criminalisation of homosexuality Varadkar says 'people allowed the law to do its bashing for them'
# Prosecutions
# Prosecutions

Apologising for criminalisation of homosexuality Varadkar says 'people allowed the law to do its bashing for them'

Jun 19th 2018, 6:00 PM 17,932 Views 139 Comments

The Dáil is offering an apology today to all the men convicted before the decriminalisation of homosexuality.

Eleven 'charity shops' that weren't charities have been caught breaking the rules
# Red Handed
# Red Handed

Eleven 'charity shops' that weren't charities have been caught breaking the rules

Sep 24th 2017, 4:55 PM 78,877 Views 25 Comments

Action has been taken by the Charities Regulator over the last year.

Judge dismisses Go Safe speeding cases, calling them a 'charade' and 'embarrassing'
# Courts
# Courts

Judge dismisses Go Safe speeding cases, calling them a 'charade' and 'embarrassing'

Apr 5th 2017, 6:15 AM 70,892 Views 52 Comments

“I am not going to waste the court’s time with these cases,” Judge Patrick Durcan said in Killaloe yesterday.

Poll: Should people who refuse to co-operate with the Census be prosecuted?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should people who refuse to co-operate with the Census be prosecuted?

Jul 16th 2016, 10:49 AM 27,597 Views 119 Comments

There were five successful prosecutions after the 2011 survey.

Just 8 convictions came from 325 allegations of abuse against priests and brothers
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Just 8 convictions came from 325 allegations of abuse against priests and brothers

Sep 9th 2015, 9:05 PM 17,566 Views 61 Comments

This comes as part of an investigation into how the Catholic church has dealt with child abuse.

Litterbugs are REALLY bad at paying fines
# Black Bags
# Black Bags

Litterbugs are REALLY bad at paying fines

Apr 17th 2015, 1:54 PM 9,087 Views 25 Comments

And a councillor thinks it could cause reputational damage.

Did you pay your TV licence last year? A lot of people in Kerry didn't
# Data
# Data

Did you pay your TV licence last year? A lot of people in Kerry didn't

Jan 17th 2015, 1:22 PM 27,034 Views 77 Comments

Due to the size of the city, Dublin topped new figures on summonses.

At least eight people prosecuted for animal abuse so far under new cruelty law
# Intervene
# Intervene

At least eight people prosecuted for animal abuse so far under new cruelty law

Dec 12th 2014, 7:30 AM 6,097 Views 12 Comments

The DSPCA reports multiple prosecutions under the new Act.

Ten mother and baby homes carried out vaccine trials on almost 300 children - report
# Injections
# Injections

Ten mother and baby homes carried out vaccine trials on almost 300 children - report

Jun 9th 2014, 9:30 PM 37,915 Views 184 Comments

It is believed the trials took place between 1960 to 1976.

Eight businesses convicted after staff smoked on premises illegally
# Up In Smoke
# Up In Smoke

Eight businesses convicted after staff smoked on premises illegally

Jun 4th 2014, 12:47 PM 15,343 Views 15 Comments

Three premises were also convicted for selling tobacco related products to minors in the first three months of 2014.

"They don't know what daylight is": Rescuing hens to give them a new life
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

"They don't know what daylight is": Rescuing hens to give them a new life

Mar 17th 2014, 8:45 AM 20,686 Views 36 Comments

You’ll want to buy free-range eggs after finding out about the lives these hens lived.

Just one prosecution being sought over horsemeat scandal
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

Just one prosecution being sought over horsemeat scandal

Jul 16th 2013, 7:59 AM 5,693 Views 28 Comments

Minister Simon Coveney says he is not going to court unless he knows he can win.

Two Chinese restaurants among 12 enforcement orders served last month
# Food Safety
# Food Safety

Two Chinese restaurants among 12 enforcement orders served last month

Mar 6th 2013, 11:56 AM 26,755 Views 29 Comments

The Food Safety Authority closed twelve business last month under food safety legislation.

New report on human trafficking highlights low number of prosecutions
# Trafficking
# Trafficking

New report on human trafficking highlights low number of prosecutions

Feb 26th 2013, 6:01 PM 3,828 Views 9 Comments

The Immigrant Council of Ireland said this shows a “clear need for a fresh approach to identifying victims”.

Figures show scale of non-compliance with food labelling and traceability
# Labelling
# Labelling

Figures show scale of non-compliance with food labelling and traceability

Feb 6th 2013, 2:22 PM 5,866 Views 10 Comments

The figures were released over the past year and also indicate how many prosecutions took place.

Shatter admits frustration, but says Anglo probe can't be rushed
# Prosecutions
# Prosecutions

Shatter admits frustration, but says Anglo probe can't be rushed

Apr 8th 2012, 12:41 PM 2,823 Views 69 Comments

The minister for justice responds to criticism from Pat Rabbitte in today’s Sunday Independent, saying full investigations need time.

DPP prosecuted in more than 60 per cent of cases last year
# DPP
# DPP

DPP prosecuted in more than 60 per cent of cases last year

Nov 1st 2011, 6:41 PM 915 Views 6 Comments

However, about 3,312 suspects were not prosecuted by the DPP because of a lack of sufficient evidence in Garda files.

White collar criminals will not be "protected species"
# Crime
# Crime

White collar criminals will not be "protected species"

May 19th 2011, 3:52 PM 448 Views 0 Comments

Minister vows to give gardaí and prosecutors powers to bring prosecutions more efficiently and to tackle white collar crime.