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#Criminal Law

# criminal-law - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Opinion: Laws that criminalise sex buyers are making life more dangerous for sex workers

How long more can our government ignore the growing body of evidence that shows that their policies are endangering to the physical and mental health of sex workers, writes Kate McGrew.

# criminal-law - Sunday 13 January, 2019

Lynn Ruane: People with a criminal record for minor offences deserve a second chance

Convictions for minor offences can hold people back from accessing employment and education long after they have completed their rehabilitation, writes Lynn Ruane.

# criminal-law - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Opinion: Should judges hand down concurrent sentences in rape cases?

‘It is essential, for victims of crime and for society in general, that coherent sentencing policy is developed’, writes Ivana Bacik.

# criminal-law - Monday 1 October, 2018

'It can make a massive difference to cases': Legal experts question garda cannabis plant valuation

Gardaí apply a general valuation of €800 to each plant – experts claims this is at odds with international best practice.

# criminal-law - Sunday 18 September, 2016

FactCheck: Would a new government bill really decriminalise sex workers?

FactCheck referees a dispute over a controversial new law.

# criminal-law - Thursday 12 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge Jay Z's "99 Problems" broken down by law professor Jay Z

Jay Z's "99 Problems" broken down by law professor

The law professor uses the song to illustrate the legal dos and don’ts of drug smuggling.

# criminal-law - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

Prostitution programme 'showed the appalling abuse of women' - Taoiseach

Enda Kenny told the Dáil today that the government intends to introduce legislation to clamp down on the prostitution industry in Ireland.

# criminal-law - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Over 100 cases affected as Shatter questions legality of lawyers' strike

The Minister for Justice Alan Shatter described the actions of criminal law barristers and solicitors today as “absolutely extraordinary”.

# criminal-law - Sunday 4 December, 2011

Shatter hopes lawyers will call off 'extraordinary' strike action

Criminal law solicitors and barristers are expected to strike on Thursday over cuts to the Criminal Legal Aid scheme.

# criminal-law - Thursday 28 April, 2011

A NIGERIAN WOMAN is due in court this morning charged with keeping a brothel, after being arrested earlier this month in connection with the charges, RTÉ News reports. The woman, 35, had been kept in custody pending her deportation, but the DPP had directed that she be charged in connection with the keeping of a brothel. Gardaí had been searching for her for some time, RTÉ added.