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#criminal justice

# criminal-justice - Monday 29 April, 2019

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

The law enables Ireland to ratify the Istanbul Convention.

# criminal-justice - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Almost all women in Irish prisons are there for committing petty crime

95% of women in jail are committed for crimes such as shoplifting, failure to pay fines or handling stolen goods.

# criminal-justice - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Trump holds meeting with Kim Kardashian days away from historic summit with North Korea leader

Kardashian was expected to meet aide Jared Kushner but in the end she met with President Donald Trump.

# criminal-justice - Thursday 25 January, 2018

The 'sexy' side of criminal law - fixing wrongful convictions, and why people confess to crimes they didn't commit

Living your life after 20 years spent outside society for a crime you didn’t commit is no joke says president of the Innocence Project of Iowa Brian Farrell.

# criminal-justice - Saturday 21 February, 2015

Leo: Some people told me to shut up and keep my head down

The Fine Gael national conference has been talking crime and the economic recovery this morning.

# criminal-justice - Friday 10 October, 2014

Sexual assault patients could have more time to keep biological evidence

It is planned that biological evidence could be kept for up to a year.

# criminal-justice - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Big increase in number of women being sent to jail

The number of women being sent to jail has increased by one third in the last three years, while the number of men being imprisoned has levelled off.

# criminal-justice - Monday 15 July, 2013

Lisa McInerney: So St Pat's is to close - but that's just the first step

Report after report has documented the problems with St Patrick’s Institution – but now we need to actually deal with young offenders in a meaningful way.

# criminal-justice - Sunday 7 July, 2013

"There's going to be riots" when St Patrick's inmates move to new prison

A senior prison officer has warned that rival gangs will battle for dominance when the young offenders are moved to an adult prison.

# criminal-justice - Monday 10 June, 2013

Victim devastated as man who raped her when she was 14 ‘walks free’

A man was a given a suspended sentence last week after being found guilty of raping his wife’s sister when she was 14.

# criminal-justice - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Nine murders committed by people released on bail

Figures released by the Department of Justice show 16,812 crimes were committed by those on bail in 2012.

# criminal-justice - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Department insists public will be safeguarded from sex offenders

Concerns have been raised that the Spent Convictions Bill will allow some people who have committed sexual offences to have their criminal record wiped.

# criminal-justice - Friday 4 May, 2012

New bill will allow minor criminal records to be wiped

The Spent Convictions Bill will strike out some convictions if the person has not been convicted again within a certain period.

# criminal-justice - Thursday 22 December, 2011

160 prisoners to be granted temporary release for Christmas

The majority of the prisoners come from lower security institutions.

# criminal-justice - Monday 19 December, 2011

Guess how many people have been jailed for not paying fines this year?

New figures reveal the thousands of people who have been jailed this year in Ireland for non-payment of fines.