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#Charlie Flanagan

# charlie-flanagan - Sunday 13 October, 2019

'It's like I'm in a prison': Fears citizenship applications are facing years-long backlogs

A High Court ruling in July has halted the processing of citizenship applications.

# charlie-flanagan - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Cabinet to discuss divorce proposals amid fears Brexit could impact recognition of UK separations

New legislation will reduce the length of time couples must be separated before divorcing.

# charlie-flanagan - Monday 7 October, 2019

€10.3 million in funding announced for migrant integration and gender equality in the workforce

English language classes and training initiatives for women are some of the projects awarded grants.

# charlie-flanagan - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Flanagan said there is 'no threat' to local communities from Direct Provision

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan was speaking to RTÉ One’s The Week in Politics this afternoon.

# charlie-flanagan - Monday 23 September, 2019

'I don't want to see these people on our streets': Charlie Flanagan admits 'crisis' in asylum seeker accommodation

The Justice Minister says over 1,300 asylum seekers are currently in emergency accommodation.

# charlie-flanagan - Friday 20 September, 2019

Irish prison strategy aims to tackle threat of drones but overcrowding remains major challenge

The Justice Minister launched the Irish Prison Service Strategic Plan 2019-2022 yesterday.

# charlie-flanagan - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Justice Minister Flanagan 'very disappointed' over comments made at Galway direct provision centre meeting

Locals expressed their frustration at a meeting in Oughterard yesterday evening.

# charlie-flanagan - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Pakistani man granted injunction against deportation order weeks before his wedding

The man did not appear in court as he was signing on at the Garda National Immigration Bureau.

# charlie-flanagan - Monday 19 August, 2019

New process will make it easier for non-European partners of Irish citizens to work here

Partners of Irish citizens can now apply for permission to reside in the country before they travel to Ireland.

# charlie-flanagan - Monday 29 July, 2019

Over 8,000 international students to benefit from new online immigration renewal system

The new system will be made available to students in the Dublin area, who were previously required to present in person at Burgh Quay.

# charlie-flanagan - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Evidence to suggest tracking device was placed on private car of prison officer, report finds

The report was carried out by the Inspector of Prisons.

Four more weeks of unpaid parental leave available from September

This will increase the unpaid parental leave from 18 weeks to 22 weeks from 1 September 2019.

# charlie-flanagan - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Irish government wants to oppose the EU's proposal to end seasonal clock changes

It is understood that during the discussions at working groups the UK has opposed the proposal.

# charlie-flanagan - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan to seek Cabinet approval for new divorce bill

The minister is also expected to ask Cabinet to approve the publication of the Blasphemy BIll 2019.

# charlie-flanagan - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

New law allows families to declare missing people dead, ending 'limbo' period

Relatives will no longer have to wait seven years to deal with estates.

# charlie-flanagan - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

New law will pave the way for gardaí to wear body cams

Front-line gardaí have been calling for the roll out of equipment like body cameras and tasers.

# charlie-flanagan - Monday 24 June, 2019

More people coming forward to gardaí as reporting of sex offences increases by over 54% CSO

More people coming forward to gardaí as reporting of sex offences increases by over 54%

That’s according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

# charlie-flanagan - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Taoiseach says government will review UK's new 'porn block' law to see if it could work in Ireland

Leo Varadkar confirmed that legislation to set up the office of a Digital Safety Commissioner is on the way.

# charlie-flanagan - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Justice Minister to 'apologise in person' to Majella Moynihan in the coming days

Moynihan almost lost her job because she had pre-marital sex with another garda and gave birth to a child outside marriage.

# charlie-flanagan - Monday 17 June, 2019

'If it ever happens again you're sacked' - Majella Moynihan says she was used as an example to other female gardaí

The former garda said she felt pressured by the force into giving her baby David up for adoption.

# charlie-flanagan - Friday 7 June, 2019

New Garda recruits set to be stationed in areas hardest hit by gang violence

A total of 55 Garda have been assigned to the Coolock and Blanchardstown areas.

# charlie-flanagan - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

'Forget about the bling, this is an operation for losers': Justice Minister warns of gangland crime dangers

Charlie Flanagan urged the community to work with the gardaí to tackle crime during a visit to Coolock in north Dublin this morning.

# charlie-flanagan - Monday 3 June, 2019

Ministers considering alternative approaches to dealing with drug possession for personal use

A working group was set up last year to consider issues such as the possession of drugs for personal use, and to review other jurisdictions’ drug laws.

# charlie-flanagan - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

FactCheck: No, 'child marriages' will not be recognised in Ireland following the divorce referendum

A claim circulating on social media said that the divorce referendum could mean child brides are recognised in Ireland.

# charlie-flanagan - Saturday 25 May, 2019

No dedicated Transport Police yet as Minister says extra garda cash 'undoubtedly' benefits transport policing

Unions and the opposition have called for a dedicated transport police.

# charlie-flanagan - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Minister says 'porn block' law needs to be considered, but says privacy issues also a concern

Credit card details could be used to verify a person is over 18 under the new UK rules.

# charlie-flanagan - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Lyra McKee murder and parcel bomb plot given as reasons for two special 'Omagh laws' being renewed again

Dissident republican threat and gangland crime are to be given as reasons for two special laws being renewed.

# charlie-flanagan - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Family members of victims to be consulted on how Ireland can introduce domestic homicide reviews

Pressure has been mounting to introduce the reviews after the murder of Clodagh Hawe and her three children.

# charlie-flanagan - Thursday 9 May, 2019

The government just launched this major campaign to tackle 'disturbingly' high levels of harassment

Last year, 3,182 sex crimes were recorded by gardaí.

# charlie-flanagan - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Drew Harris says that extra gardaí to tackle Drogheda gang violence are not 'a flash in the pan'

There have been 74 feud incidents since June last year and in the last week there have been five petrol bomb attacks.

# charlie-flanagan - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Ireland set to make revenge porn and 'upskirting' illegal under new legislation

It will also be an offence to send obscene messages using any form of online communications.

# charlie-flanagan - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Justice Minister rejects claim he's been 'negligent', says gardaí have 'record resources'

Flanagan said he will be meeting with the Garda Commissioner later today about the situation with feuding gangs in Drogheda.

# charlie-flanagan - Monday 29 April, 2019

2,400 people from 90 countries will become Ireland's newest citizens today

Those gathering will receive their Certificate of Naturalisation by post in the coming days.

Irish citizens who commit serious offences abroad will be open to prosecution from today

The law enables Ireland to ratify the Istanbul Convention.

# charlie-flanagan - Sunday 21 April, 2019

Ministers condemn march by republican group in Dublin as 'sickening' and 'disturbing'

The group was criticised for marching down O’Connell Street on Saturday.

# charlie-flanagan - Saturday 20 April, 2019

Finian McGrath claims he was 'thrown under the bus' by other ministers over drink-driving remarks

He previously claimed the new laws were being implemented unfairly.

# 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”.

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