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# justice - Yesterday’s News

Frances Fitzgerald: This is very different, we’re listening to Maurice McCabe

The Justice Minister has been speaking about the fresh penalty points controversy today.

# justice - Monday 15 September, 2014

Justice Barry White says he doesn’t believe judges need training in rape cases

He retired last Thursday saying it was a “privilege to serve as a judge”.

Referendum on establishing Family Court ‘not necessary’

The former Justice minister called for a referendum but department said one isn’t needed now.

# justice - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Ireland spending €150 million a year on asylum system

One third of asylum seekers in Ireland are children and many people have been waiting more than a decade for a decision on their application.

# justice - Friday 12 September, 2014

Inspector criticises management in deaths of 24 prisoners

The deaths occurred between January 2012 and June 2014.

There were 64 cases of children being abducted from Ireland last year

There were also 45 cases of abducted children being brought here.

# justice - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

It will soon be illegal to discriminate against gay teachers

Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he will be working on the amendment in the coming months.

# justice - Monday 8 September, 2014

From white-collar criminals to murderers: Rare glimpse inside women’s prison

“You don’t expect to hear the sound of a crying baby in a prison”.

# justice - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Community service: ‘Cheaper than jail and makes society more safe’

Last year, there were 2,354 Community Service Orders made, with a total of just over 352,000 hours in lieu of a custodial sentence.

# justice - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

GSOC is getting new powers to investigate the Garda Commissioner

The new Bill extends the powers and remit of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.

# justice - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Irish teen due to stand trial in Egypt ‘losing hope’

Ibrahim Halawa was detained last year after attending a protest against the ousting of Mohamed Morsi.

# justice - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Time to spruce up your CV: The search for a new Garda Commissioner has started

A “global executive search campaign” will be undertaken as part of the open recruitment process to appoint a new commissioner.

‘The public will have a problem with Brian Purcell keeping his €200,000 salary’

Justice minister Frances Fitzgerald and Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams have been speaking about yesterday’s damning report.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

It’s Tuesday – and here’s all that you need to know as you start your day.

# justice - Monday 28 July, 2014

Secrecy has become part of Justice Dept’s DNA, damning report concludes

The report, initiated in the wake of the Guerin findings, found there was a “closed, secretive” culture in the Department.

Could Justice be split in two? The people who wrote today’s damning report reckon so…

It’s recommended Frances Fitzgerald’s Department could be split into two portfolios, one for ‘Justice’ and one for ‘Home Affairs’.

# justice - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Opinion: What does it actually take to establish an ‘independent’ policing authority?

The Justice Minister has spoken out about the need for an Independent Garda Authority – but what will it take to achieve that?

# justice - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Families cautiously optimistic after arrest of man alleged to have killed two Irish soldiers

“Growing up, we knew our Dad was tortured and murdered in the line of duty”.

# justice - Monday 14 July, 2014

UN told symphysiotomy patients were ‘operated upon wide awake and often screaming’

The Justice Minister defended the State redress scheme for survivors of symphysiotomy at a meeting of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva today.

Austerity has ‘weakened’ the human rights of Ireland’s most vulnerable

The State is appearing before a United Nations committee to hear concerns over human rights in Ireland.

# justice - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

‘It’s like an army general giving orders: You do what you’re told’ – Varadkar

The Transport Minister has been talking about the upcoming reshuffle, the Rugby World Cup and why he prefers Frances Fitzgerald to Alan Shatter.

# justice - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Primary school kids MUST be taught the dangers of cyber-bullying, Govt advised

However, the Government body set up to advise the Cabinet on the issue says that criminalising minors for cyber-bullying offences is NOT the way forward.

Government announces legislation to support Magdalene survivors

The Justice Minister also announced that lump sums totalling €12.8 million have been paid to survivors.

# justice - Friday 20 June, 2014

Garda Commissioner admits ‘listening hasn’t always been a priority’

Nóirín O’Sullivan has told a justice reform conference: “I can’t guarantee perfection on my watch, but I can give it a good try.”

# justice - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Minister: No, we don’t throw people out of asylum centres with just a sleeping bag

Campaigner Sister Stan said yesterday that children were in danger as a result of lack of oversight in direct provision centres.

# justice - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Thieves pay back restaurant owner after he shamed them on Facebook You've Been Framed

Thieves pay back restaurant owner after he shamed them on Facebook

Nobody likes being shamed on Facebook.

# justice - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Should Ireland have a firearms licensing body?

Frances Fitzgerald says that she is expecting a report on the issue soon.

# justice - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Three young men arrested over murder of Thomas Dooley have been released without charge

The body of Dooley, known locally as Toddy, was discovered with fatal injuries in Edenderry.

# justice - Monday 9 June, 2014

GSOC bugging report expected to be discussed by Cabinet tomorrow

The Cooke report was commissioned in February following reports of “unlawful surveillance”.

# justice - Friday 6 June, 2014

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Alex White thinks Enda Kenny fired the Garda Commissioner… maybe

The junior health minister reportedly told Labour members the Taoiseach acted “without as much as a phone call” to Eamon Gilmore.

# justice - Thursday 29 May, 2014

John Kerry: Snowden should “man-up” and come back to America

His comments came after Snowden said in an interview that he was he was not just a low-level contractor working for the CIA, as US officials have repeatedly said.

# justice - Monday 19 May, 2014

Eamon Gilmore: ‘I think we’ve had a bad couple of months’ Exclusive

The Tánaiste has told TheJournal.ie that the issues surrounding the gardaí have distracted the government from its agenda and explained why he’s bullish about Labour’s election prospects.

# justice - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Mary Lou’s 20-minute wonder underlines the need for top official to explain Gardagate – for his own sake

Department of Justice Secretary General Brian Purcell is at the centre of several controversies, but the biggest questions concern the events leading up to the departure of Martin Callinan in March.

# justice - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Justice Committee to Secretary General: We will ask you about Guerin Report

Brian Purcell will appear before the Oireachtas Justice Committee the week after next.

Family of woman murdered in Cork believe French trial will still take place

Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s family have been critical of garda handling of the murder 17 years ago and a French judge is currently assessing evidence.

# justice - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Government agrees to independent review of the Department of Justice

The Justice Minister says the department will be part of “root and branch” reform in Ireland.

# justice - Friday 9 May, 2014

Guerin report which cost Shatter job is revealed

The report recommends: The entire bail process, nine Garda investigations and the whole management of whistleblower complaints should be thoroughly probed in upcoming inquiry.

From The Score ‘Living with Hillsborough is like living with any unresolved issue — it eats away’ Tragedy

‘Living with Hillsborough is like living with any unresolved issue — it eats away’

Professor Phil Scraton spoke yesterday about the continuing impact of the tragedy on victims’ families.

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