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# frances-fitzgerald - Yesterday’s News

Inquiry may be launched into case of child abuser Bill Kenneally

The former national basketball coach is serving a 14-year sentence for abusing teenage boys in Waterford in the 1980s.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

The State is spending millions on the wages of gardaí who have been suspended

“The tax payer should not have to fund any more than is necessary,” said a GRA spokesperson.

# frances-fitzgerald - Saturday 15 April, 2017

Your choice for next Taoiseach? Leo and Simon both ahead of Micheál Martin

A new Claire Byrne Live/Amárach Poll for TheJournal.ie makes interesting reading for Fine Gael members.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Fianna Fáil might join forces with Labour for motion of no confidence in Garda management

The party said it cannot express confidence in Garda Commissioner Noírín O’Sullivan.

# frances-fitzgerald - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Underage teens are getting drunk by sucking on vodka-laced oranges, claims TD

Deputy Anne Rabbitte says she’s seen it happen outside teenage discos.

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Frances Fitzgerald claims she only found out about scale of garda scandal after press conference

There have been tense exchanges in the chamber this evening.

Child offenders will no longer be detained in adult prisons

Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone will sign a ministerial order as early as this week ending the practice.

'We have confidence in the Commissioner': Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil divided over garda scandal

Sinn Féin has called a no-confidence motion in Nóirín O’Sullivan to be voted on next week in the Dáil.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 27 March, 2017

'An historic day': It is now illegal to buy sex in Ireland

Not everyone is happy with the new legislation.

# frances-fitzgerald - Friday 24 March, 2017

'No one believes An Garda Síochana': Calls for shake-up to garda management

The Policing Authority is to examine the full facts of how and why two massive garda admin errors occurred.

# frances-fitzgerald - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Fancy wearing the blue? The Garda Reserve is taking on 300 more recruits

It’s part of a plan to increase the size of both the reserve and regular garda forces.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Women on State boards on the rise as 'talent bank' boosts numbers

A target of 40% female representation has been set for State boards.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 6 March, 2017

Simon Harris rules himself out but Frances Fitzgerald gearing up for Fine Gael leadership battle

The Minister for Health has put an end to speculation about his future.

# frances-fitzgerald - Sunday 26 February, 2017

FactCheck: Are there really 8,500 social housing units currently being built?

Part One of FactCheck’s two-part series on high-profile disputes over social housing, this week.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

5 serious questions for the government that Dáil 'clarifications' did not clarify

Enda Kenny, Frances Fitzgerald and Katherine Zappone said they were going to clear up any remaining confusion last night. Here’s how that went.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 13 February, 2017

Tusla to appear before Dáil committee next week as McCabe controversy rumbles on

The main players have been having their say on the ongoing scandal.

Prisoner parenting course aims to prevent mothers and fathers from reoffending

Evidence shows that fathers who have positive relationships with their children are six times less likely to reoffend.

# frances-fitzgerald - Sunday 12 February, 2017

'Thanks for calling Katherine' - Frances Fitzgerald has torrid time of it explaining her role in Tusla saga

The Minister insists she had no knowledge of Tusla’s involvement in the Maurice McCabe saga before last Thursday’s Prime Time broadcast.

# frances-fitzgerald - Friday 10 February, 2017

As it happened: Political turmoil over the Maurice McCabe whistleblowing smears

Pressure is increasing on government ministers and Tusla over who knew what about the Maurice McCabe story.

# frances-fitzgerald - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Tánaiste: 'Garda Commissioner is entitled to our full support and confidence'

The Taoiseach is in Warsaw today, so Fitzgerald is in the driving seat.

Government wants 1% of civil service to be made up of immigrants in new integration strategy

Other measures include English language training programmes and community grants.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

FactCheck: Are there really fewer people on hospital trolleys this year?

The Tánaiste made the claim amid ongoing debate about wait times in Irish healthcare.

Garda whistleblower report will not be published in full

The former High Court judge was tasked with reviewing the situation after two protected disclosures were made to Frances Fitzgerald by gardaí in last October.

# frances-fitzgerald - Friday 3 February, 2017

Government bill would end exemptions that allow child marriage

The bill needs to be approved by the Oireachtas before it’s enacted.

# frances-fitzgerald - Saturday 28 January, 2017

New garda rules encourage speaking up as 'harassment of whistleblowers continues'

Minister Frances Fitzgerald still has not published a report into allegations of a campaign to discredit a whistleblower.

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Raping someone when they are asleep will now be explicitly illegal

Cabinet has approved a proposal by Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald to provide a definition of sexual consent.

# frances-fitzgerald - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Government no longer has power to promote senior gardaí as Policing Authority takes over

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said from tomorrow the Policing Authority will assume its role to appoint senior gardaí.

NWCI criticises €1m campaign against domestic violence, but minister says it's backed by research

The National Women’s Council has criticised the focus on the domestic violence campaign being on the bystander.

Revenge porn perpetrators to be jailed under new laws

Women’s Aid said in some cases ex-partners have advertised their partners on escort sites without their consent or knowledge.

# frances-fitzgerald - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Victims will be able to seek review if a suspect is not prosecuted

Frances Fitzgerald said this bill will “introduce, for the first time, statutory rights for victims of crime”.

Self exclusion and age checks - new legislation to curb gambling habits in Irish children

Alan Shatter’s Gambling Control Bill looks likely to finally see the light of day in 2017.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

After nine-year wait, Ireland to strengthen rights of people with a disability

A bill has been approved by Government which will enable ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

CAB returns just under €30 million to taxpayer in four years

Officers expected to have recovered millions in assets during 2016.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Fitzgerald must find €25m from her department for Garda pay deal

The other €25 million is to come from other departments under a process of “burden-sharing”.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 12 December, 2016

'I wanted to sweep them up and bring them home': Ministers meet refugees in Greece

Zappone said she wants Ireland to take as many unaccompanied minors from the camps as we can.

# frances-fitzgerald - Sunday 11 December, 2016

Tánaiste and Children's Minister to visit migrant camps in Greece

Greece and Italy have been the first point of entry for most of the more than one million migrants since 2015.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Tánaiste seeks legal advice on Garda whistleblowers report

A former High Court judge was tasked with reviewing the situation after two protected disclosures were made to Frances Fitzgerald by gardaí in October.

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

Shane Ross offers a weak apology for saying judges live a 'charmed life'

He went on to say “I know it’s very difficult to change things… They’re very powerful people who don’t like things being moved”.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 28 November, 2016

Nearly €36 million in court fines unpaid in last four years IOU

Nearly €36 million in court fines unpaid in last four years

6,616 people have been committed to prison thus far in 2016 for non-payment of fines.

# frances-fitzgerald - Sunday 27 November, 2016

A number of vacancies at the Criminal Assets Bureau have yet to be filled

Despite controversies over the appointment of senior positions within the force, staff there have yet to be replaced.

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