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Opinion: Families of murder victims have a legal right to information about the case
The Victims of Crime Bill 2015 legally obliges An Garda Síochana and the Director of Public Prosecutions to keep victims (or in homicide cases, their families) informed about their cases, writes Joan Deane.
# Justice
Families of murder victims have 'met killers on the street' after not being told of release
Representatives have also said families are sometimes unclear about how long a killer will actually serve.
# Advic
'Dealing with a loved one's death is difficult, but a murder poses special problems'
Joan Deane helps people deal with the trauma of losing someone through homicide.
# Ballsbridge
'He killed my son on a public footpath with two knives - it shouldn't have been manslaughter'
The mother of Sean Nolan has spoken of her anger at the sentencing of her son’s killer.
Behaviour payments for prisoners criticised by victims of homicide group
Each prisoner is eligible for a gratuity amount that is fixed by the Minister for Justice.
# Homicide
Families of murder victims unhappy with sentencing and bail laws
Support group AdVic has called for a number of reforms, including minimum sentences for homicide.
# Justice
Families of homicide victims call for end of concurrent sentencing
“There is terrible inequality in the Irish justice system, where the rights of victims of homicide and their families constantly fall by the wayside,” say AdVIC.