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#Department of Justice

# department-of-justice - Monday 15 May, 2017

Decriminalisation of people with intellectual disabilities having sex welcomed

Instead, the status of a ‘protected person’ will be created for people who can’t give consent.

# department-of-justice - Sunday 26 March, 2017

Ireland has spent €430 million on criminal legal aid in the past eight years

€53 million was spent on providing free legal aid to people facing criminal charges last year alone.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Number of people granted Irish citizenship in 2015 almost half that of 2012 peak

Only 13,500 naturalisation certificates were issued to non-Irish nationals in 2015.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Investigation to begin into treatment of garda whistleblowers' claims

A report compiled by retired Judge Iarfhlaith O’Neil will be published in a redacted format.

# department-of-justice - Monday 6 February, 2017

'Until you've stood in those shoes, you can't understand' - how free legal aid works in Ireland

Legal aid is a hot-topic issue here in the wake of David Drumm’s successful application for same last week.

# department-of-justice - Saturday 4 February, 2017

US State Department reverses visa ban after judge halted Trump's order

The Department of Justice now intends to file for an emergency stay of this order.

# department-of-justice - Friday 27 January, 2017

Direct Provision centre shut over 'safety fears' was paid €12.7 million by the State

Repeated requests for essential maintenance to be carried out had been ignored by the centre, according to the government.

# department-of-justice - Monday 16 January, 2017

'They can be in bed next to their partner, gambling away the rent'

It’s four years since new gambling legislation was put in train – and experts say it can’t come soon enough.

# department-of-justice - Saturday 14 January, 2017

When Syria comes to Roscommon: 'We can't run to Mass, then say 'you're not welcome''

A disused four-star hotel in the Co Roscommon town is to be turned into an integration centre for (mostly Syrian) refugees.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Watchdog to probe how FBI handled Clinton email investigation

Democrats have said actions by FBI Director James Comey helped Donald Trump win the election.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

New campaign asks: 'If you witnessed domestic violence, what would you do?'

Around 300,000 men and women in Ireland have been victims of severe abuse by a partner – 70% of people say it’s a common problem in Ireland.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Inquiry to be launched into garda handling of Shane Tuohey death

The 23-year-old’s death was ruled a suicide but his family believes he was assaulted the night he died.

# department-of-justice - Monday 30 November, 2015

Here’s how repeat offenders causing ‘havoc’ are going to be tackled

Gardaí, the Irish Prison Service, and the Probation Service are joining forces on the initiative.

# department-of-justice - Friday 13 November, 2015

Gardaí investigating how child sex abuse allegations were leaked to press

This relates to a story earlier in the week about allegations of sexual assault against a former minister.

# department-of-justice - Monday 9 November, 2015

Non-smoking prisoners should be kept apart from smokers, report into death of inmate says

Non-smoking prisoners should be kept apart from smokers, report into death of inmate says

The report said the cause of the man’s death was most likely a cardiac arrest induced from blunt force trauma to the head and body.

# department-of-justice - Friday 16 October, 2015

Massive new Garda headquarters set for Galway

Building of the new facility is expected to take two years to build.

# department-of-justice - Sunday 16 August, 2015

French police set to return to Cork to question Du Plantier witnesses

The Department of Justice has said that it remains “fully committed to meeting its international obligations to mutual assistance.”

# department-of-justice - Friday 31 July, 2015

A rally calling for Walli Ullah Safi’s immediate release from Cloverhill has been held in Dublin

The 21-year-old Afghan migrant had his face slashed and his arm broken when he was taken hostage by other inmates.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Frances Fitzgerald’s new crime bill: What’s in it – and what will it mean for victims?

Planned new laws would give victims the right to information about their cases…

# department-of-justice - Thursday 2 July, 2015

“Enough is enough”: Stardust campaigners holding sit-in over tragic deaths

They are looking for a new investigation into the nightclub blaze.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

40 people have left Ireland for Islamic State areas

At least three have died in conflicts.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 4 June, 2015

From The42 Jack Warner threatens to implicate Sepp Blatter and Fifa Development

Jack Warner threatens to implicate Sepp Blatter and Fifa

The indicted former official has unleashed a startling attack on the governing body.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

‘Bureaucracy and ineptitude’ leaves Irish-speaking family facing deportation

Zoe Ware is an “exemplary student” at a Gaelscoil in Kerry, and a competitive sean nós singer. But that probably won’t save her…

# department-of-justice - Sunday 31 May, 2015

Almost 200 people have lost their homes to bankruptcy in just over a year

Prior to January 2014, only 10 family homes or Principal Private Residences were surrendered.

# department-of-justice - Sunday 5 April, 2015

From Business ETC Dozens of investors get Irish residency for pumping money into the economy Migrants

Dozens of investors get Irish residency for pumping money into the economy

As many as 400 jobs have been created as a result of the Immigrant Investor Programme.

# department-of-justice - Friday 6 March, 2015

Here’s how many crimes were committed by people on bail last year

Figures show some 10,600 crimes were committed last year by offenders on bail.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Daft.ie asked to remove ‘no rent allowance’ filter from property listings

It followed a request from Government,

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Will David Drumm be extradited from the US to face charges in Ireland?

A request to US authorities has been reportedly made today.

# department-of-justice - Friday 19 December, 2014

Here’s where some of the money from dormant accounts will go in 2015

There’s roughly €3 million up for grabs.

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

Who should be allowed to own a gun in Ireland? It's under discussion

This follows a report by a working group of An Garda Síochána and the Department of Justice.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Why does no one want to run the Department of Justice?

The post of secretary general in Frances Fitzgerald’s department is being readvertised.

State of the Nation: How will Simon Coveney appease ‘very angry’ beef farmers?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# 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.

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