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#Department of Justice

# department-of-justice - Friday 12 January, 2018

Tribunal told abuse allegation used at O'Higgins Commission to 'embarrass' Maurice McCabe

It’s day 42 of the Disclosures Tribunal.

# department-of-justice - Saturday 30 December, 2017

'My stupid mandatory but not compulsory line' - Regina Doherty on the rocky road of ministerial life

From the Public Services Card to initiating a Garda investigation over Twitter abuse, it’s been an eventful six months for the Meath TD.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 28 December, 2017

We should have a new Garda Commissioner by summer 2018

Nóirín O’Sullivan announced her retirement from the Gardaí in September following months of calls for her resignation.

# department-of-justice - Monday 25 December, 2017

The Disclosures Tribunal cost the State €87,000 a month this year

These expenses only cover administrative and legal costs for the tribunal’s own team as third-party costs have not been paid out yet.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Change of plans: Barrister to head up review into Justice Department's email trawl

Concerns had been raised with the Taoiseach about the secretary-general of his own department carrying out the review.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Acting Commissioner writes to minister about 'concerns' with Garda tribunal office

Labour’s Alan Kelly called the unit a “filter system that gardaí don’t have confidence in”.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

'I believe it is necessary': Frances Fitzgerald resigns as Tánaiste following whistleblower email controversy

Opposition politicians had been calling for her to resign over the legal strategy used against Sgt Maurice McCabe.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Objections by Department of Justice to Magdalen redress investigation 'disingenuous' - Ombudsman

The Ombudsman has been harshly critical of the Department of Justice in his report published this morning.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Asylum seekers may only be allowed to work in certain jobs

In May, the Supreme Court said the ban on asylum seekers working was unconstitutional.

# department-of-justice - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Some western counties have nearly twice as many gardaí on the streets as those in Leinster - but why?

The spread of gardaí around the country displays a clear imbalance according to new figures.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

'An inhumane action': Eviction orders issued to asylum seekers in direct provision

Nasc says that those issued with eviction orders will become “homeless and destitute”.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

FactFind: Why on earth hasn't Ireland ratified the UN's Convention on Disabilities?

It’s 10 years since Ireland signed the Convention. A decade on, the Republic stands as the only EU country which is yet to ratify it.

# department-of-justice - Sunday 3 September, 2017

No records to back up Donald Trump's claims that Obama wiretapped him

The FBI and Department of Justice have concluded that Donald Trump lied when he made the claims.

# department-of-justice - Friday 4 August, 2017

'Hero' British hacker arrested in US on charges of creating software to attack banks

Marcus Hutchins had previously been hailed as a hero for thwarting the ‘WannaCry’ ransomware onslaught on countries worldwide in May 2017.

# department-of-justice - Monday 31 July, 2017

'Austerity cost lives': Drink driving convictions in Ireland fell MASSIVELY in the last 10 years

The yearly rate has fallen by nearly 9,000 in fact. And counties with a lot of road deaths are not necessarily those with the most convictions.

# department-of-justice - Friday 28 July, 2017

Government defends lack of information on people who died in direct provision

Over the past 10 years, 44 people have died in direct provision.

# department-of-justice - Sunday 25 June, 2017

European Arrest Warrants issued for a number of on-the-run Kinahan cartel members

A number of leading members of the cartel are running scared.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

# department-of-justice - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Over 4,000 borrowers flock to voucher scheme in bid to save their homes

Figures released to TheJournal.ie demonstrate the “massive” scale of the mortgage arrears problem, according to one expert.

# 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.

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