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#Charlie Flanagan

# charlie-flanagan - Sunday 11 March, 2018

No plans to legalise pepper spray or tasers in Ireland

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said it isn’t possible to police rural Ireland the same way as Dublin.

# charlie-flanagan - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Wallace tells minister: 'It's not possible for brewery visitors to drink as much craft beer as commercial beer'

The bill aims to allow craft brewers sell their beer to visitors on their premises.

# charlie-flanagan - Friday 2 February, 2018

Justice Minister is 'extremely concerned' at reports that homicides weren't properly investigated

The gardaí said that they have evidence to back up their claims.

# charlie-flanagan - Saturday 27 January, 2018

Kinahan Hutch feud coincides with huge need for armed Garda prisoner escorts to courts

Last year, there were 740 requests by the Prison Service for an armed Garda escort for prisoner transfers to courts here.

# charlie-flanagan - Friday 5 January, 2018

Minister to take no further action after claims Direct Provision residents were 'denied Christmas celebrations'

A Justice Department spokesperson said that it had received the report from centre.

# charlie-flanagan - Thursday 28 December, 2017

We should have a new Garda Commissioner by summer 2018

Nóirín O’Sullivan announced her retirement from the Gardaí in September following months of calls for her resignation.

# charlie-flanagan - Friday 15 December, 2017

'We fulfilled our commitments': Justice Minister says no grounds for further Stardust investigation

A total of 48 people died and 214 were injured in the Stardust tragedy.

# charlie-flanagan - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Dublin residents terrorised by joyriding and cars set on fire outside their homes

Tommy Broughan told the Minister for Justice that it has been “hugely distressing” for people in his constituency.

# charlie-flanagan - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

'It's not good enough': Deirdre Jacob's father slams lack of progress in missing person cases

Michael Jacob gave an impromptu speech at the end of today’s ceremony to mark National Missing Persons Day.

# charlie-flanagan - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Charlie Flanagan apologises to Taoiseach and Dáil for giving 'inaccurate' information

He said that he was “shocked” and “bitterly disappointed” by the events of recent weeks.

# charlie-flanagan - Monday 27 November, 2017

46 people who fled Ireland last year were extradited to face questioning over serious crimes

Gardaí issued a number of warrants for those wanted for questioning over the Hutch/Kinahan feud.

# charlie-flanagan - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Ireland's corruption laws date back to Victorian times, but are now getting an overhaul

The new laws will provide for unlimited fines, and jail sentences of up to 10 years if found guilty of corruption.

# charlie-flanagan - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Minister: 'I will not have my good name and reputation traduced by deputy Alan Kelly'

There was a heated exchange in the Dáil today where Charlie Flanagan told TD Alan Kelly to desist from engaging in a smear campaign.

# charlie-flanagan - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

530 refugees to to be reunited with family members who are already living in Ireland

The Justice Minister also announced an increase in the number of new refugees to be resettled in Ireland over the next two years.

# charlie-flanagan - Monday 13 November, 2017

'What are they hiding from?': Pressure on government on what it knew about McCabe smear plans

The government has said that it is up to the Disclosures Tribunal to answer this question.

# charlie-flanagan - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Some western counties have nearly twice as many gardaí on the streets as those in Leinster - but why?

The spread of gardaí around the country displays a clear imbalance according to new figures.

# charlie-flanagan - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

'People in council estates won't put down their address on job applications for fear of discrimination'

Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan said he had heard many stories of people hiding where they are from.

# charlie-flanagan - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Ireland's 'unfit' corporate watchdog is about to get a major overhaul

The ODCE was roundly criticised for its role in the collapse of the case against Sean FitzPatrick.

# charlie-flanagan - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Taoiseach asks ministers to examine if Irish statistics on sexual violence need updating

There have been calls for the SAVI report, commissioned 15 years ago, to be updated.

# charlie-flanagan - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Stopped welfare payments and getting a passport abroad - the Irish haven't been shy complaining about the PSC

A great deal of ire has been directed at the government over the rollout of the card.

# charlie-flanagan - Sunday 8 October, 2017

No one has taken up the offer of free CCTV cameras from the government

To boost crime prevention, the Partnership of Government commits to supporting investment in CCTV at key locations along the road network and in urban centres.

# charlie-flanagan - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Those in Direct Provision will be allowed to work, Minister confirms

Each person living in Direct Provision receives an allowance of €21 a week.

# charlie-flanagan - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Gardaí will soon have to ask a judge if they want to access your data

A report was commissioned last year after the accessing of journalists’ records.

# charlie-flanagan - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Minister warned it would be a 'serious mistake' to rush into appointing a new commissioner

The Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland wrote to Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan.

# charlie-flanagan - Friday 15 September, 2017

Ireland to accept 330 extra refugees next year

The country has now pledged to take in 600 refugees in 2018.

# charlie-flanagan - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Acting Garda Commissioner Dónall Ó Cualáin won't apply for the job

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan announced she was retiring on Sunday.

# charlie-flanagan - Saturday 5 August, 2017

'No plans to ban night-time shooting' for hunters and predator control

A suggested curfew was met with strong opposition from some rural groups.

# charlie-flanagan - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Criminal Assets Bureau returned over €3.8 million to the State last year

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said over €1.4 million returned under proceeds of crime laws.

# charlie-flanagan - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Varadkar willing to consider 'different approach' to secure Ibrahim Halawa's freedom

Halawa has spent almost four years in jail without trial.

# charlie-flanagan - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Charlie Flanagan says attack in Ireland is 'unlikely' and gardaí are 'fully in control of situation'

Leo Varadkar, meanwhile, said the fact the London attack came so soon after the Manchester bombing “only adds to the horror”.

# charlie-flanagan - Thursday 18 May, 2017

One dead and 22 injured as car ploughs into pedestrians at Times Square

Charlie Flanagan has expressed Ireland’s “solidarity with the people of New York at this time”.

# charlie-flanagan - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Charlie Flanagan 'disappointed' witnesses fail to appear at Ibrahim Halawa hearing

Now aged 21, Halawa has spent almost four years in jail.

# charlie-flanagan - Friday 12 May, 2017

Tony Blair says language of Good Friday Agreement will have to be amended due to Brexit

Blair said a hard border between the countries would be a disaster.

# charlie-flanagan - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Government: 'We raised concerns on status of women with Saudi Arabia'

“Ireland has a long-standing and proud record in the area of women’s rights and children’s rights,” Minister Flanagan said.

# charlie-flanagan - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Mary Lou McDonald says the State needs to get maternity hospital site 'by any means'

The controversy over the proposed National Maternity Hospital is continuing.

# charlie-flanagan - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Ibrahim Halawa's trial delayed for 22nd time

Concerns have been raised about his health.

# charlie-flanagan - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

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Snap election to be held in UK on 8 June

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said the election is a chance for the UK “to avoid a disastrous hard Brexit”.

# charlie-flanagan - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Ibrahim Halawa's trial judge is considering releasing him on medical grounds

The trial was delayed for the 21st time today.

# charlie-flanagan - Monday 3 April, 2017

Doctor recommends Ibrahim Halawa be released from prison for 'further medical assessments'

Enda Kenny has petitioned the President of Egypt again on the case of Ibrahim Halawa.

# charlie-flanagan - Saturday 1 April, 2017

Passport Office costs rise by €4.3m following Brexit vote

Almost 65,000 people in Britain applied for an Irish passport last year, a 42% jump.