# department-of-justice - Yesterday’s News
The post of secretary general in Frances Fitzgerald’s department is being readvertised.
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# department-of-justice - Friday 17 October, 2014
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 has the lowest number of judges per capita in Europe.
# department-of-justice - Tuesday 30 September, 2014
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
The heads of the new legislation will be brought to Cabinet within a matter of weeks.
# department-of-justice - Tuesday 16 September, 2014
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
The Department handled 8% of all parliamentary questions.
The former Justice minister called for a referendum but department said one isn’t needed now.
# department-of-justice - Saturday 13 September, 2014
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 also 45 cases of abducted children being brought here.
# department-of-justice - Tuesday 9 September, 2014
The residents had began refusing supplies from the centre last week.
# department-of-justice - Friday 22 August, 2014
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
Gillian Hussey is a director of the National Crime Victims Helpline.
# department-of-justice - Wednesday 13 August, 2014
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
The ruling relates to a case brought forward by two men serving life sentences for murder.
Analysis: He hasn’t gone away you know…
# department-of-justice - Tuesday 29 July, 2014
A “global executive search campaign” will be undertaken as part of the open recruitment process to appoint a new commissioner.
It’s Tuesday – and here’s all that you need to know as you start your day.
# department-of-justice - Monday 28 July, 2014
The Justice Minister has accepted a request from Brian Purcell to be reassigned in the wake of a damning report.
5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Reports this morning suggest that a supplementary budget will be sought due to a €70m shortfall.
# department-of-justice - Friday 6 June, 2014
The Taoiseach is not likely to see the report until Monday as he is currently on a trade mission in California.
The details of costs to the State are contained in a report by liquidator KPMG published today
# department-of-justice - Tuesday 3 June, 2014
Everyone’s talking about the Labour Party, the bodies of 800 babies in Tuam and a review of the Justice Department.
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
Members of the committee slammed his lack of cooperation as “farcical”.
# department-of-justice - Wednesday 21 May, 2014
The families described the handling of the incident as an “open political sore”.
# department-of-justice - Monday 19 May, 2014
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
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
Richard Moore, who worked with former Minsiter Dermot Ahern, has questioned how the Department handles complaints.
# department-of-justice - Tuesday 13 May, 2014
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.
The Justice Minister says the department will be part of “root and branch” reform in Ireland.