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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# section 99 problems

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Emergency legislation on the way after suspended sentence confusion
Tonight, the Department of Justice confirmed that emergency legislation is needed and will be brought before the Dáil next week.
Man who mugged student freed from custody amid suspended sentence law confusion
Officials at the Department of Justice are discussing the ramifications of the ruling with the Attorney General.
Dáil can act "very quickly" to fix Section 99 problems, minister insists
It follows a High Court ruling yesterday concerning the law governing suspended sentences.
Irish law around suspended sentences ruled unconstitutional
It means emergency legislation will likely be required.