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# 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.

# department-of-justice - Friday 9 May, 2014

So what’s in the chapters of the Guerin Report that led to Alan Shatter resigning?

The Guerin report notes that Alan Shatter did what Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan sugested, “without that advice being questioned or analysed”.

# department-of-justice - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Alan Shatter ‘disturbed by leaking of inaccurate information’ in data protection case

The Sunday Independent reported today that the Data Protection Commissioner will find that the Minister broke the law.

# department-of-justice - Friday 2 May, 2014

Shatter: Gardaí don’t collect data on people based on race or because they’re travellers

Though gardaí are often under pressure to make quick decisions, Shatter said any kind of discriminatory profiling is totally unacceptable.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Death of Gary Douch, killed in Mountjoy, was “avoidable and should not have happened”

A report into Douch’s death was published today and outlined systemic failures in the management of the man who killed him.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Five appear in court charged over throwing paint at Department of Justice

The incident occurred in March, with the five saying they were protesting the ‘whitewashing’ of the GardaGate scandal.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Dáil hears that Martin Callinan was Shatter’s ‘scapegoat’

The timeline of the events of the past two weeks was scrutinised in the Dáil again today.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Department of Justice protesters to appear in court later this month

The five were protesting what they saw as the whitewashing of the GardaGate scandal.

# department-of-justice - Monday 31 March, 2014

Photos: Four arrests after protesters throw paint at the Department of Justice

Protesters said they were highlighting ‘whitewashing’ by Alan Shatter.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Shatter officials deny telling Callinan that he could not withdraw ‘disgusting’ remark

The Department of Justice has responded to claims that ex-Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan’s withdrawal of the infamous ‘disgusting’ remark was delayed on the advice of Alan Shatter’s officials.

The PAC wants information on the systems gardaí used to record phone calls

The chairman of the Public Accounts Committee has said the committee is likely to seek information from the gardaí and the Department of Justice on the systems used to record calls in and out of garda stations.

Taoiseach: Garda recordings could have an impact on findings of tribunals

Enda Kenny has revealed fresh concerns about the recordings in and out of garda stations.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Noonan ‘assumes’ officials didn’t think they were under pressure to inform Shatter of Callinan letter

The Minister for Finance said the government were “not happy” with the situation.

# department-of-justice - Friday 14 March, 2014

Over €3m ‘down the drain’ after ‘comedy of errors’ on new pathology office

Nearly €2 million was spent on consultancy during the construction of the new facilities that were only partially built before being demolished last year, the Public Accounts Committee heard yesterday.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Magdalene women share nearly €9m in compensation – but still waiting on healthcare

Around 250 women have accepted offers of compensation from a fund set up in the wake of the McAleese report into the Magdalene Laundries, the Public Accounts Committee heard today.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Department of Justice “dropped the ball” on Rehab audit

It was revealed today that the group requested a meeting to discuss the findings, but did not receive a reply.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Alan Shatter says none of Micheál Martin’s claims are true, denies misleading Dáil

The Minister for Justice has been giving his side of the controversy around allegations from a garda whistleblower in the Dáil this morning.

# department-of-justice - Friday 21 February, 2014

Here’s what we know about the cases in the garda whistleblower files

The government has said alleged garda misconduct in these cases will be looked into.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know today as we head towards the weekend.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Courts ‘poor box’ to be scrapped in favour ‘more transparent’ reparations fund

The poor box has been in existence since before the foundation of the State.

# department-of-justice - Monday 3 February, 2014

Stardust families will release ‘new pages’ from review of evidence

The original inquiry into the 1981 fire that killed 48 people in Dublin found that it was caused by probable arson.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Report on repossessions wants changes, but no legislative reform

An expert group on repossessions found that case management standards of different lenders varies greatly, “with some operating at sub-optimal level”.

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