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# frances-fitzgerald - Friday 15 September, 2017

Taoiseach not sure public would back Citizens' Assembly's stance on abortion

The Assembly said terminations should be allowed without restriction up to the 12th week of pregnancy.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 31 July, 2017

125 jobs to be created in Waterford by eye health company

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar opened an €85 million extension to Bausch and Lomb in Waterford this morning.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 3 July, 2017

Courts Service of Ireland still holds €6 million worth of shares in tobacco companies Exclusive

The Charities Regulator sold off its shares this year.

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Ireland is one step closer to lifting the Good Friday alcohol ban No Booze This post contains a poll

Ireland is one step closer to lifting the Good Friday alcohol ban

Cabinet approved a number of amendments to a private members bill which would lift the ban.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

'The man who raped me went on to attack multiple women': Calls for harsher sentences for serial rapists

A new Bill to impose tougher sentencing passed First Stage in the Dáil earlier this afternoon.

Minister for Justice is 'insulting Irish courts' in Ian Bailey extradition case, lawyers say

French authorities are seeking the extradition of Bailey to face charges relating to the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

# frances-fitzgerald - Saturday 20 May, 2017

Minister took 6 months to respond to allegations that gardaí entrapped people through informants

Sinn Fein TD made a series of allegations of wrongdoing by gardaí in a protected disclosure to Frances Fitzgerald.

# frances-fitzgerald - Thursday 18 May, 2017

'If she ran, we'd hit her with that every day': Fitzgerald's leadership bid ends before it started

The Justice Minister confirmed this morning it was “not the right” decision for her.

Richard Bruton rules himself out as Fine Gael leader - and will back Leo Varadkar

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald announced she wouldn’t be running earlier this morning.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Tánaiste says firing Nóirín O'Sullivan would be like Trump sacking Comey

“If this was being said about any other person there would be outrage about it,” Frances Fitzgerald said.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 15 May, 2017

Sinn Féin calls for Justice Minister to answer questions about alleged political phone tapping

The Sunday Independent’s Niall O’Connor exclusively reported yesterday that a politician’s election activist had their phone bugged.

# frances-fitzgerald - Sunday 14 May, 2017

Fianna Fáil want the Commissioner to step down over garda scandals

Fianna Fáil want the Commissioner to step down over garda scandals

Jim O’Callaghan has said he is also losing confidence in the Justice Minister.

# frances-fitzgerald - Thursday 27 April, 2017

'It is a relentless war': Tánaiste wants to weaken the power of gang leaders in prisons

Frances Fitzgerald has said resources must be in place to tackle gangland’s grip on Irish society.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

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.

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