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#Department of Justice

# department-of-justice - Friday 17 October, 2014

Sex workers ‘fear for their safety’ if clients are criminalised

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said she is “examining” legislation that would criminalise buying sex.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

# department-of-justice - Monday 6 October, 2014

Ireland’s judges are struggling to ‘maintain services to which people have a right’

Ireland has the lowest number of judges per capita in Europe.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Here’s how much it would cost to put 500 more gardaí on the beat

The cost of recruiting between 100 and 500 extra gardaí has been outlined by Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald.

# department-of-justice - Saturday 20 September, 2014

New laws will see asylum seekers spend less time in Direct Provision

The heads of the new legislation will be brought to Cabinet within a matter of weeks.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

McCabe had ‘constructive’ penalty points meeting but still feels ‘not accepted’ in force

McCabe will spend the rest of the week in Dublin outlining the new allegations that gardaí have been cancelling penalty points since new regulations came in.

# department-of-justice - Monday 15 September, 2014

Referendum on establishing Family Court ‘not necessary’

The former Justice minister called for a referendum but department said one isn’t needed now.

# department-of-justice - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Ireland spending €150 million a year on asylum system

One third of asylum seekers in Ireland are children and many people have been waiting more than a decade for a decision on their application.

# department-of-justice - Friday 12 September, 2014

There were 64 cases of children being abducted from Ireland last year

There were also 45 cases of abducted children being brought here.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Direct Provision food protest ends with hope for improved conditions

The residents had began refusing supplies from the centre last week.

# department-of-justice - Friday 22 August, 2014

Dept of Justice provided visas for asylum seekers travelling for abortion

HSE says that while it has no authority to assist asylum seekers in travelling abroad for an abortion, it has provided financial support for travel and care.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Retired judge says victims are being ‘further victimised’ by ‘guards investigating guards’

Gillian Hussey is a director of the National Crime Victims Helpline.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Ireland will take in a small number of families fleeing the violence in Iraq

As much as €500,000 in emergency funding will also be provided to organisations working in the area.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 31 July, 2014

European court rules against Irish murderers fighting life sentences

The ruling relates to a case brought forward by two men serving life sentences for murder.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Time to spruce up your CV: The search for a new Garda Commissioner has started

A “global executive search campaign” will be undertaken as part of the open recruitment process to appoint a new commissioner.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

It’s Tuesday – and here’s all that you need to know as you start your day.

# department-of-justice - Monday 28 July, 2014

After refusing to back him for 80 days, Frances Fitzgerald now needs a new secretary general

The Justice Minister has accepted a request from Brian Purcell to be reassigned in the wake of a damning report.

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

80 days in and we still don’t know if Frances Fitzgerald has confidence in her top civil servant

The Minister for Justice is expected to publish a report into the running of her department very shortly.

# department-of-justice - Saturday 28 June, 2014

Discrimination against LGBT teachers to end under amended law

Labour Senator Ivana Bacik says she is “delighted” that on Dublin Pride day the Government will move on her bill.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 19 June, 2014

‘Ignoring’ the system gives speeders an 86% chance of avoiding punishment

John O’Brien, the former head of the Garda Traffic Corps, told the PAC that GSOC failed to act on foot of a report he carried out on the penalty points system in 2008.

# department-of-justice - Monday 16 June, 2014

New visa to let Chinese and Indian tourists travel freely between Ireland and UK

The current system means these tourists need two visas if they want to leave here for Northern Ireland or Britain but that will all change this autumn.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Garda whistleblower has ‘very constructive’ meeting with Fitzgerald

Wilson said he and the Justice 4 All group outlined a number of serious allegations and the minister said she would now look at mechanisms needed to address these concerns.

Poll: Should Ireland bring in a DNA database for criminals? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland bring in a DNA database for criminals?

The DNA of the most serious criminals will be kept on a database under a new law. But is it a good idea? Or a step too far for civil liberties?

# department-of-justice - Saturday 7 June, 2014

“Every effort is being made” to keep garda budget under control

Reports this morning suggest that a supplementary budget will be sought due to a €70m shortfall.

# department-of-justice - Friday 6 June, 2014

Taoiseach’s office has GSOC bugging report but he hasn’t seen it yet

The Taoiseach is not likely to see the report until Monday as he is currently on a trade mission in California.

From Business ETC Here’s how much the wind up of IBRC has cost us so far Counting The Cost

Here’s how much the wind up of IBRC has cost us so far

The details of costs to the State are contained in a report by liquidator KPMG published today

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about the Labour Party, the bodies of 800 babies in Tuam and a review of the Justice Department.

Six outside experts appointed to conduct review of Department of Justice

The findings of the review are expected to determine if Brian Purcell will remain as the secretary-general at the Department.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Brian Purcell appears before the Justice Committee, but refuses to answer questions about Callinan

Members of the committee slammed his lack of cooperation as “farcical”.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Stardust families hopeful Minister Fitzgerald will address calls for new investigation

The families described the handling of the incident as an “open political sore”.

# department-of-justice - Monday 19 May, 2014

Eamon Gilmore: ‘I think we’ve had a bad couple of months’ Exclusive

The Tánaiste has told TheJournal.ie that the issues surrounding the gardaí have distracted the government from its agenda and explained why he’s bullish about Labour’s election prospects.

# department-of-justice - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Mary Lou’s 20-minute wonder underlines the need for top official to explain Gardagate – for his own sake

Department of Justice Secretary General Brian Purcell is at the centre of several controversies, but the biggest questions concern the events leading up to the departure of Martin Callinan in March.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

“Micromanaging gardaí” is not something the Justice Department should do – former ministerial advisor

Richard Moore, who worked with former Minsiter Dermot Ahern, has questioned how the Department handles complaints.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Politicians are not allowed to talk to people seeking asylum in Ireland

Thousands of people in asylum centres are allowed to vote – but they’re not allowed to hear from politicians in the run up to the local elections.

Government agrees to independent review of the Department of Justice

The Justice Minister says the department will be part of “root and branch” reform in Ireland.

Frances Fitzgerald still can’t say if she has confidence in her most senior civil servant

The Justice Minister will await the outcome of an independent review into her new department before deciding on Brian Purcell who today said he will answer questions about the findings of the Guerin report before TDs and Senators.

Stardust families call on Secretary General to resign

The families also are aggrieved with the Tánaiste over a meeting they had with him.

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