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#Justice Committee

# justice-committee - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

'Is it non-compliance, or just lack of capacity?' - Policing Authority unsure of competence of Garda management

Chairperson of the Policing Authority Josephine Feehily was in front of the Oireachtas Justice Committee this morning.

# justice-committee - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Clare Daly asks Commissioner why she was brought to court over driving offence

More than 14,000 people were summoned to court erroneously.

Nóirin O'Sullivan calls country's top officers to garda HQ and urges them to support her

The Commissioner will address the Oireachtas today.

# justice-committee - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Undocumented in Ireland: "We're the very same as the Irish undocumented in the US"

Almost 90% of undocumented people living in Ireland are employed and 1 in 3 have been in the same job for five years.

# justice-committee - Saturday 4 July, 2015

Carrying drugs for personal use is illegal. But politicians are looking at changing that

The Portuguese approach could be considered here.

# justice-committee - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

What can Ireland learn from a country that decriminalised drugs?

TDs are off to Portugal to find out.

# justice-committee - Thursday 26 March, 2015

TD says road sign he showed justice committee MIGHT have been from the UK

Finian McGrath says he has plenty of photos of signs that are “definitely” Irish.

# justice-committee - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

"Frustrating" that Garda Commissioner didn't say if the Provisional IRA still exists

Nóirín O’Sullivan appeared before the Justice Committee today.

# justice-committee - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

'Kids are selling drugs because gardaí are busy at water protests'

Drug dealing in Dublin has been described as “absolutely horrendous”

# justice-committee - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Garda PULSE system “not fit for purpose” and should be scrapped

The Garda Inspectorate has also recommended scrapping the Pulse system.

# justice-committee - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Restaurant owners say they're not targeting homeless with begging survey

The Restaurants Association said homelessness and aggressive begging are two separate issues.

# justice-committee - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Confirmed: It’s going to be illegal to purchase the services of a sex worker

The age of consent is also to remain at 17.

# justice-committee - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

'The abuse we suffered due to our skin colour is being airbrushed from Irish history'

Mixed Race Irish is asking for the Government to recognise the abuse they suffered in State-run institutions.

# justice-committee - Friday 17 October, 2014

Age of consent should stay at 17 but two year leeway suggested

That’s according to a report from the Oireachtas Justice Committee published yesterday.

# justice-committee - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Should domestic violence be treated more seriously than public assault?

The Oireachtas Justice Committee thinks so.

# justice-committee - Friday 3 October, 2014

Justice committee calls for single Garda Ombudsman

It also recommends reform of the complaints process, Garda training and formation of the Garda Authority.

# justice-committee - Monday 28 July, 2014

Has gangland crime affected you or your community?

The Justice Committee is seeking submissions for its report on the impact of gangland crime on people across Ireland.

# justice-committee - Thursday 19 June, 2014

'One suicide within prison is too many'

The Irish Institute of Naturopathic Medicine is calling on the government to support its pilot programme to help reduce suicide in prisons.

# justice-committee - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

What can TDs do to prevent suicide in prisons?

The Justice Committee will discuss this and other issues today.

# justice-committee - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

‘I told her to ring Maurice McCabe’: John Wilson shook hands with the Garda Commissioner today

Noirín O’Sullivan shook hands and chatted with whistleblower and former garda John Wilson outside Leinster House today.

Brian Purcell appears before the Justice Committee, but refuses to answer questions about Callinan

Members of the committee slammed his lack of cooperation as “farcical”.

Acting Garda Commissioner denies the force has not supported Maurice McCabe

Finian McGrath questioned Nóirín O’Sullivan’s assertion that senior gardaí were in contact with the whistleblower “on a daily basis”.

# justice-committee - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Gardaí claim GSOC tells them: 'Accept this, it's no biggie... you just have to suck it up'

John Redmond, chair of the AGSI, said gardaí sometimes had to apologise to complainants even if they weren’t in the wrong.

Guards being able to investigate guards is 'questionable' - GSOC chief

Simon O’Brien said that the organisation’s remit should be “fundamentally reset” so it can “actively seek resolutions to issues and provide feedback to gardaí to bring about change”.

# justice-committee - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Justice Committee says Ireland should recognise Travellers as ethnic group

A report from the committee said the Taoiseach and Justice Minister should confirm this recognition and commence dialogue with representative groups about new legislation.

# justice-committee - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Justice Committee not calling anyone in on GardaGate ... yet

However, the panel of TDs and senators is seeking to have an examination of the timeline of events included in the terms of reference of the Commission of Investigation.

# justice-committee - Friday 9 August, 2013

Domestic violence victims ‘trapped’ by immigration laws

Victims are often afraid to report abuse because they fear it will impact on their immigration status.

# justice-committee - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

Former sex workers to speak to Justice committee on prostitution laws

The news comes days after former ‘Belle de Jour’ escort Brooke Magnanti expressed her concerns about the fact no sex workers to date had spoken to the committee.

# justice-committee - Friday 11 January, 2013

Justice Committee at Stormont grills Marie Stopes representatives

The committee asked representatives if they located the clinic across from a train station to encourage women from the Republic to travel there for abortions.

# justice-committee - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Barnardos highlights problem of ‘loverboys’ in child prostitution

June Tinsely of Barnardos said young men who act as boyfriends to teenage girls coerce them into having sex with other men.

# justice-committee - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Dáil committee to discuss Irish prostitution legislation

The Justice committee is to meet with a number of groups tomorrow to hear their opinions on prostitution and law in Ireland.

# justice-committee - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Survivors of symphysiotomy take next step in search for justice

The group of women will discuss their proposed draft bill to amend the statute of limitations in relation to the pelvic operations at an Oireachtas committee hearing today.