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#Justice

# justice - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

This man got a 13-year prison sentence for pouring paint over a statue

Turkish man Murat Vural had been given the sentence after pouring paint over statues of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey.

# justice - 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 - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Prison officers say they’re told to “cover their arses”

The Inspector of Prisons has criticised the lack of accountability among prison officers.

# justice - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Who is Breifne O’Brien? Corkman, charlatan, Celtic Tiger conman…

Find out more about the man who encapsulated the Celtic Tiger with his fall from grace.

# justice - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Two men jailed over family dog being set on fire Justice This post contains images

Two men jailed over family dog being set on fire

The owners of the dog, Cody, said they found the past two years very stressful.

# justice - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law sentenced to life in prison

Abu Ghaith was the highest-ranking al-Qaida figure to face trial on US soil since the attacks.

# justice - Monday 22 September, 2014

Sex trafficking victims ‘in danger of abuse in Direct Provision’

That’s according to agencies who have contacted the Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald.

# justice - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Minister: ‘GSOC should publish report, but members shouldn’t resign’

Frances Fitzgerald says she has confidence in the commissioners.

# justice - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

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…

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