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# Prosecutions

This year
# road policing
'Hundreds of drug driving prosecutions' in limbo as gardaí await critical High Court case
The Journal has learned that dozens of drug driving cases have been adjourned awaiting an answer as to the validity of the garda arrests.
All time
Opinion: It was wrong to prosecute a 68-year-old Dublin woman for growing cannabis
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
'After 47 years, this is a moment': Anxious wait for families before Bloody Sunday announcement
“Putting a soldier in jail wouldn’t make me happy whatsoever,” Kevin McKinney says, whose father was shot dead in 1972.
# Prosecutions
Apologising for criminalisation of homosexuality Varadkar says 'people allowed the law to do its bashing for them'
The Dáil is offering an apology today to all the men convicted before the decriminalisation of homosexuality.
# Red Handed
Eleven 'charity shops' that weren't charities have been caught breaking the rules
Action has been taken by the Charities Regulator over the last year.
# Courts
Judge dismisses Go Safe speeding cases, calling them a 'charade' and 'embarrassing'
“I am not going to waste the court’s time with these cases,” Judge Patrick Durcan said in Killaloe yesterday.
# Your Say
Poll: Should people who refuse to co-operate with the Census be prosecuted?
There were five successful prosecutions after the 2011 survey.
# Catholic Church
Just 8 convictions came from 325 allegations of abuse against priests and brothers
This comes as part of an investigation into how the Catholic church has dealt with child abuse.
# black bags
Litterbugs are REALLY bad at paying fines
And a councillor thinks it could cause reputational damage.
# Data
Did you pay your TV licence last year? A lot of people in Kerry didn't
Due to the size of the city, Dublin topped new figures on summonses.
# intervene
At least eight people prosecuted for animal abuse so far under new cruelty law
The DSPCA reports multiple prosecutions under the new Act.
# Injections
Ten mother and baby homes carried out vaccine trials on almost 300 children - report
It is believed the trials took place between 1960 to 1976.
# Up In Smoke
Eight businesses convicted after staff smoked on premises illegally
Three premises were also convicted for selling tobacco related products to minors in the first three months of 2014.
# Animal Welfare
"They don't know what daylight is": Rescuing hens to give them a new life
You’ll want to buy free-range eggs after finding out about the lives these hens lived.
# Horsemeat
Just one prosecution being sought over horsemeat scandal
Minister Simon Coveney says he is not going to court unless he knows he can win.
# Food Safety
Two Chinese restaurants among 12 enforcement orders served last month
The Food Safety Authority closed twelve business last month under food safety legislation.
# Trafficking
New report on human trafficking highlights low number of prosecutions
The Immigrant Council of Ireland said this shows a “clear need for a fresh approach to identifying victims”.
# Labelling
Figures show scale of non-compliance with food labelling and traceability
The figures were released over the past year and also indicate how many prosecutions took place.
# Prosecutions
Shatter admits frustration, but says Anglo probe can't be rushed
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
However, about 3,312 suspects were not prosecuted by the DPP because of a lack of sufficient evidence in Garda files.
# Crime
White collar criminals will not be "protected species"
Minister vows to give gardaí and prosecutors powers to bring prosecutions more efficiently and to tackle white collar crime.