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#Charlie Flanagan

# charlie-flanagan - Friday 12 April, 2019

Laws limiting the freedom of Irish visa-holders to travel home abolished

Over 40,000 people are expected to benefit from this change in legislation.

# charlie-flanagan - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

New laws to regulate private security employed to enforce eviction orders

Such operators will in future be subject to training standards and a licencing regime, if the legislation is amended.

# charlie-flanagan - Monday 8 April, 2019

'These are not victimless crimes': Justice Minister slams spate of ATM robberies

The most recent raid took place in Dungiven, Co Derry, in the early hours of Sunday morning.

# charlie-flanagan - Sunday 31 March, 2019

Finian McGrath withdraws comments over political policing after strong criticism from Cabinet colleagues

Finian McGrath withdraws comments over political policing after strong criticism from Cabinet colleagues

In an interview with the Sunday Independent, McGrath said the policing of new drink driving laws had been “really over the top”.

# charlie-flanagan - Sunday 10 March, 2019

'I don't believe Irish citizens go there on their holidays': Flanagan says State will work to bring Lisa Smith back from Syria

It emerged on Friday that the former Defence Forces member was being held in Syria.

# charlie-flanagan - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Family of murdered woman Clodagh Hawe to meet Garda Commissioner

Clodagh’s family met with Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan today.

# charlie-flanagan - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Cabinet to consider Bill to help borrowers in mortgage arrears

The Bill aims to broaden the matters a judge needs to take into account when considering repossessions.

# charlie-flanagan - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Government approves scoping inquiry into the hit-and-run death of Shane O’Farrell

In 2011, Shane O’Farrell was struck by a car driven by Zigimantas Gradzuiska.

# charlie-flanagan - Thursday 31 January, 2019

# charlie-flanagan - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Divorce referendum: Voters will be asked whether to delete 'living apart period' from Constitution

The government announced the terms of the referendum today.

# charlie-flanagan - Friday 11 January, 2019

'This should be treated as a hate crime': Concern expressed after fire at hotel earmarked as Direct Provision centre Rooskey This post contains videos

'This should be treated as a hate crime': Concern expressed after fire at hotel earmarked as Direct Provision centre

The cause of the fire is not yet known, and an investigation has been launched by gardaí.

# charlie-flanagan - Thursday 3 January, 2019

'White collar crimes will not be tolerated': Cabinet backing for new anti-money laundering laws

The new bill will give enhanced powers to the gardaí and the Criminal Assets Bureau, Minister Charlie Flanagan said.

# charlie-flanagan - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Coercive control and psychological abuse now an offence under new law

Marriage for people who are under 18 has also been repealed under the new legislation.

# charlie-flanagan - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

'New lives': Over 10,000 people became Irish citizens last year

There has been a significant increase in the number of UK applicants since 2015.

# charlie-flanagan - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

Groups who support victims of crime have been given €1.7m by the Government for 2019

The funding will be given to dozens of non-governmental organisations.

# charlie-flanagan - Sunday 23 December, 2018

'Logjam' of legislation in Dáil might require reintroduction of the controversial guillotine

The Taoiseach said he would like all Brexit legislation to be included in one big Bill.

# charlie-flanagan - Saturday 22 December, 2018

Leo Varadkar has watched the Roscommon eviction video, but says it doesn't give a 'full understanding' of events

The incident caught on video shows a property being repossessed by private security personnel.

# charlie-flanagan - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Justice minister to seek fast-tracking of blasphemy Bill

Almost 65% voted in favour of the 37th amendment to the Constitution in the blasphemy referendum.

# charlie-flanagan - Friday 23 November, 2018

Tougher rules for bookmakers under new money laundering rules

New rules targeting money laundering were announced today by the government.

# charlie-flanagan - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Alleged use of tracking devices on cars of Irish prison officers to be probed by Inspector of Prisons

Revelations that officers’ vehicles had been bugged were published today in the Irish Examiner.

# charlie-flanagan - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

CSO to carry out new national survey on sexual violence ... says it may take five years CSO

CSO to carry out new national survey on sexual violence ... says it may take five years

It’s been 16 years since the Savi – Sexual Abuse and Violence in Ireland – report, was published.

Nine in 10 people believe a person's underwear should not be discussed in a rape case

A barrister’s comments sparked outrage and led to protests last week.

# charlie-flanagan - Monday 19 November, 2018

'Which one of us was the free rape?': Rape survivor criticises concurrent sentencing Leona O’Callaghan This post contains videos

'Which one of us was the free rape?': Rape survivor criticises concurrent sentencing

Leona O’Callaghan waived her right to anonymity so her rapist could be publicly named.

# charlie-flanagan - Saturday 17 November, 2018

New national survey on sexual violence to be completed in two years

The minister said he expects the survey to begin next year, stating that it should be completed within 18 months.

'Ireland would like to help': Irish government open to asylum application from Asia Bibi

The justice minister and Tánaiste said Ireland would like to help.

# charlie-flanagan - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Justice Minister 'cannot say at this stage' if Callinan's pension will be cancelled

Charlie Flanagan said that the cancellation of Callinan’s pension is subject to legal advice.

# charlie-flanagan - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

'Nobody will be left short': Magdalene Laundry redress to be extended to survivors blocked from compensation

Lump sum and pension payments will be made to the women affected.

# charlie-flanagan - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Report of deal to keep UK in customs union post-Brexit is 'speculation', Flanagan says

Sources told the Sunday Times that Theresa May has secured concessions from Brussels.

Former HSE chief calls Simon Harris 'a frightened little boy'

The Health Minister has been defended by Charlie Flanagan, who said Tony O’Brien had “a pretty rapid fall from grace”.

# charlie-flanagan - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

New centre aims to ease trauma for children who have been sexually abused

The pilot programme will run in Galway in the new year.

# charlie-flanagan - Sunday 21 October, 2018

Questions raised over how many of 111 Garda stations without internet have been connected since July

But Fianna Fáil TD Jim O’Callaghan has questioned whether the figures can be trusted, and that he would make a complaint.

# charlie-flanagan - Thursday 18 October, 2018

Early morning DART passengers none too plussed about blasphemy change

Minister Charlie Flanagan and his Fine Gael colleagues were up early in the morning to stake out Tara St.

# charlie-flanagan - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Efforts being made to resolve illness benefit payment delays, says minister

TDs said constituents have been in touch about the delay or cessation of customer payments since the new system kicked in.

Bray school calls for halt in deportation of nine-year-old boy

More than 20,000 people have signed an online petition organised by St Cronan’s School to prevent the deportation of one of its pupils.

Justice Minister apologises to whistleblower Maurice McCabe on behalf of the State

Justice Peter Charleton found there was a “campaign of calumny” to smear Garda McCabe.

# charlie-flanagan - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Government to oppose quad bike and scrambler regulation Bill

The government said it has established its own working group to assess the issue.

Minister to amend law to allow Garda Commissioner work past the age of 60

The change will will remove any disincentive to potential candidates for vacancies that might arise at the top of the Garda organisation.

# charlie-flanagan - Monday 15 October, 2018

New immigration scheme allows 'undocumented' non-EU former students to stay in Ireland

The scheme applies to those here under student visas between January 2005 and December 2010.

# charlie-flanagan - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Minister to support 'Celine's law' proposals to prevent killers profiting from their crime

The Law Reform Commission recommended changes after the Eamonn Lillis trial.

# charlie-flanagan - Monday 1 October, 2018

Government to hold national consultation on scrapping daylight savings time

The President of the European Commission has proposed to end the changes in Europe next year.

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