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# Charlie Flanagan

Last week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# Defence committee
Flanagan: TDs 'frustrated' by slow pace of Irish defence action plan implementation
The comments were made during a hearing with Julie Sinnamon, chair of an independent oversight group tasked with overseeing change management.
This year
# Russian Embassy
Russian embassy's 'chilling' comments on Finbar Cafferkey death slammed by TDs
The embassy said statements by the Tánaiste could be seen as encouraging Irish people to fight in Ukraine, which would make Ireland a ‘direct participant of the conflict’.
Last year
# Ukraine
Gardaí should gather evidence of Russia's war crimes by interviewing refugees, says Flanagan
The former justice minister has written to the Garda Commissioner asking for the the gardaí to take statements.
All time
# budget 2022
Former ministers raise concerns with Varadkar about Budget spending promises
Former minister Charlie Flanagan said there is a need for caution with public money.
# judicial appointments
Flanagan told Chief Justice in February that Supreme Court vacancy was a matter for the next government
Correspondence relating to the matter has been released under a Freedom of Information request.
# Criminal Assets
Freezing of cryptocurrency used by criminals results in jump in CAB proceeds
The jump in frozen assets is due in the main to the granting of a freezing order over cryptocurrency to the value of €53 million.
# Covid-19
Fifty-five prisoners granted temporary release since start of March re-arrested
Thirty-seven of the 55 were re-arrested for allegedly committing a range of criminal offences.
# personal injury
Justice Minister launches review of how personal injury compensation should be calculated
The Cost of Insurance Working Group (CIWG) was established in 2016 to analyse the high costs imposed by insurance companies.
# Charlie Flanagan
Justice Minister: 'Root-and-branch' change to Direct Provision will 'ultimately lead to its abolition'
The Justice Minister made the comments on RTÉ Radio Ones’s This Week programme.
# Coronavirus
Charlie Flanagan apologises to Cahersiveen locals and residents in Direct Provision centre
There have been a number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 at the centre since April.
# Bank Holiday
Justice Ministers remind public to 'please stay at home' over NI bank holiday weekend
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan and Northern Ireland Minister for Justice Naomi Long issued a joint statement this evening.
# government formation
FF-FG framework doc for the next government is out, here's what's in it
The document will soon be given to smaller parties in a bid to convince them to join a coalition government.
# Covid-19
New domestic violence ad campaign tells victims support is 'still here' despite the pandemic
The adverts depict the reality for victims of domestic abuse when their home is no longer a safe place.
# Coronavirus
Explainer: What powers do these 'last resort' measures give to gardaí? And will these powers be extended?
The Irish Council for Civil Liberties has argued that these laws aren’t needed given the public’s compliance with the Covid-19 restriction measures.
# Coronavirus
Over 7,000 contacted about immigration applications moving online
The office is temporarily closed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
# Visas
Covid-19 in Ireland: Immigration permissions due to expire to be automatically extended for two months
Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan announced the “exceptional measure” this evening.
# Charlie Flanagan
Covid-19: Temporary release of 200 prisoners was 'not an easy decision to make'
Charlie Flanagan says the prisoners pose no risk to the public.
# new recruits
201 new members welcomed to An Garda Síochána following attestation ceremony
28% of the gardaí that attested today are women.
# direct provision
Last-minute reprieve for Cork students as family saved from deportation
It came after an intervention from Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan.
# Domestic Abuse
Flanagan says law to allow gardaí disclose a partner's abusive history 'not considered necessary'
Under UK law, a member of the public can ask police to tell them if their partner may pose a risk to them.
# Backlash
Charlie Flanagan 'shocked by nastiness and vitriol' he received over RIC commemoration
The chair of the Expert Advisory Group also described the planning as ‘a bit of a mess’.
# Masi
Video of crowded Direct Provision room not staged, says asylum seeker group
Video footage posted on Twitter appears to show ten beds in one hotel room in Portarlington.
# Justice Minister
Dept of Justice says video of cramped Direct Provision room 'appears to have been staged'
The Depart of Justice said this afternoon that no more than six people are in a room at the East End Hotel centre.
# Refugees
Justice Minister welcomes 50 Syrians at Mosney following arrival at Dublin Airport
The families have been resettled in Ireland under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme.
# justice department
Direct Provision expert group announced to look at ways to 'better meet needs of asylum seekers'
Among the issues the group will examine is engaging with communities where Direct Provision centres are due to open.
# Charlie Flanagan
Charlie Flanagan asked OPW not to cull 20 Phoenix Park deer and to send them to Laois instead
The minister wanted to have the deer relocated to a 250-acre estate in Laois.
# resettling
Up to 2,900 refugees will be given sanctuary in Ireland over the next four years
3,151 people have arrived to Ireland through a refugee programme since 2015.
# before 60
Six months pay to be offered to senior gardaí to encourage early retirement
Garda Commissioner Drew Harris will seek 30 senior Garda officers to avail of the severance package.
# Céad Míle Fáilte
2,000 people from over 100 countries will become Irish citizens today
Such ceremonies were put on hold after a High Court ruling in July.
# new statement
FG TD Dara Murphy says he's been 'compliant' with Dáil rules following attendance scrutiny
Murphy has been largely absent from the Dáil as a result of a Brussels-based job in recent years.
# two years
'It will impact thousands': New divorce living-apart requirements to apply from 1 December
Couples will have to live apart for two of the last three years to get a divorce.
# graduated speeding
'I am not privy to the plot': Shane Ross doesn't anticipate 'going to war' over new speeding laws
Under the new system, drivers who speed excessively will be hit with heavier penalties.
# Wexford by-election
Flanagan says it was 'entirely appropriate' for Verona Murphy to visit an asylum seeker reception centre
He denied that vulnerable people in the centre were exploited for the sake of a political apology.
# Wexford
Fine Gael candidate Verona Murphy issues second apology as more asylum seeker remarks emerge
It follows an apology this morning for comments she made on RTÉ yesterday.
# Shift the hate away
LGBT couples stage 'kissing protest' outside Dáil to demand hate crime legislation
The government said that it was looking at legislative options to address hate crime.
# Steven Anderson
Anti-LGBT preacher banned from Ireland over 'abusive' views which were 'likely to stir up hatred'
Steven Anderson was the first person to be issued with an exclusion order preventing him from entering Ireland.
# border crime
Garda Commissioner says threatening posters against Quinn directors will be removed from lampposts
The Taoiseach said the State won’t be found wanting in ensuring that law and order prevails.
# New Law
Missing persons' families will be allowed bypass a seven-year wait to declare them dead from this week
It follows the passage of the Civil Law (Presumption of Death) Act in July.
# Essex
Minister says Irish trucking firm registration needs 'tightening up' in light of Essex incident
The vehicle involved is owned by an Irish company, but registered in Bulgaria.
# people smuggling
Essex container tragedy: Police believe lorry and container entered UK separately
39 people were found dead this morning in a lorry container that entered the UK.