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#Department of Justice

# department-of-justice - Thursday 29 August, 2019

Government to spend €65 million on new Direct Provision centres in four counties

The Department of Justice & Equality has struggled to open new centres since 2018.

# department-of-justice - Friday 9 August, 2019

The Justice Minister was asked to limit free legal aid for repeat offenders. Here's why that won't happen

Tipperary County Council passed a motion in March requesting that the Minister for Justice consider it.

# department-of-justice - Sunday 4 August, 2019

'A gross violation': Asylum seekers say post is being opened without consent

Residents in Direct Provision centres have claimed the practice is commonplace.

# department-of-justice - Friday 19 July, 2019

Ireland trying to make arrangements to bring Lisa Smith home

The Dundalk woman and her young daughter are currently in Syria.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Justice Department hit with €27,000 levy by Dublin City Council for vacant site it is trying to transfer to the council

The site at 51A Old Kilmainham Road, Dublin 8, has been vacant for a number of years.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 13 June, 2019

State offers 'unreserved apology' for burying asylum seeker without telling friends

Sylva Tukula died at the Great Western House Direct Provision centre in Galway in August 2018.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 6 June, 2019

# department-of-justice - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Department of Justice sounded warning over plans to almost double allowance for asylum seekers living in direct provision

Officials said changes to allow residents of asylum centres to work had created “most generous” system in EU.

# department-of-justice - Monday 6 May, 2019

Fears over legal challenge 'disrupting' asylum seekers led to Direct Provision centre being scrapped

The proposal was affected by a number of legal and planning issues, as well as suspected arson attacks.

# department-of-justice - Sunday 5 May, 2019

'He has no one to talk to': Concerns raised around potential lack of schooling for 86 children of asylum seekers

There are currently over 500 people asylum seekers living in emergency accommodation.

# department-of-justice - Sunday 31 March, 2019

Emergency accommodation: Over 500 asylum seekers now living in hotels and B and Bs across Ireland

“The current reliance on private contractors is clearly not working,” migrant rights centre Nasc has said.

# department-of-justice - Monday 25 March, 2019

'Farmers wouldn't keep cows in this': Complaints over mould, leaks at Dublin Direct Provision centre

The centre accommodated around 50 asylum seekers before it closed last June.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Waterford locals defy anti-immigrant protesters by applauding meeting to welcome Syrian refugees

A meeting of the Lismore Welcome Project was interrupted last night.

# department-of-justice - Friday 15 February, 2019

'Mind-boggling': Department can't say whether payments to firm were for surveillance of prison staff

The prison service paid two private security companies over a two-year period.

# department-of-justice - Monday 11 February, 2019

Just one maximum compensation payout in Magdalene scheme since expansion Exclusive

The government has compensated nine Magdalene women out of 87 who have applied since the scheme was widened last year.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Commissioner says there's no plan to move 600 gardaí to border - but what WILL happen?

There is concern as the March deadline approaches that hundreds of gardaí will be transferred last-minute in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Ireland to accept migrants from Malta following EU deal to relocate almost 300 people

49 migrants stranded at sea for weeks arrived in Malta today following the deal.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

Groups who support victims of crime have been given €1.7m by the Government for 2019

The funding will be given to dozens of non-governmental organisations.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Alleged use of tracking devices on cars of Irish prison officers to be probed by Inspector of Prisons

Revelations that officers’ vehicles had been bugged were published today in the Irish Examiner.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Staff at Direct Provision centre to be retrained after a mother was refused food for her sick child

The contractor said it will also ensure that tea, coffee and snacks are available on a 24/7 basis.

# department-of-justice - Monday 22 October, 2018

Thousands sign petition asking Justice Minister to stop deportation of student facing threat of torture

Shepherd Machaya could be deported within days after his permission to remain in Ireland expired on 21 October.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Nurse who returned to Pakistan under threat of deportation was told the next day that asylum status is under review

Vicky Khokhar spent three years in a direct provision centre and during that time volunteered five days a week at a local nursing home.

# department-of-justice - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Flanagan calls for Magdalen survivors of 'adjoining institutions' to contact government over redress

Previously, women who had worked in a laundry but not actually lived there had been denied state compensation.

# department-of-justice - Saturday 2 June, 2018

Magdalene reparations will finally be paid to those who lived in the forgotten institutions

Previously, women who had worked in laundries not covered by the Magdalene Restorative Justice scheme had been denied compensation.

# department-of-justice - Saturday 26 May, 2018

Here are the top 10 countries outside Europe that requested visas to Ireland

Most people with permission to remain in the State are working or studying, according to the Department of Justice.

# department-of-justice - Sunday 20 May, 2018

Trump demands review into claim FBI spy infiltrated his presidential campaign

The US President tweeted his intentions today.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Alan Kelly says his questions about the Department of Justice are going unanswered

The Labour TD said the refusal to answer his ‘legitimate’ questions is ‘undemocratic’.

# department-of-justice - Saturday 14 April, 2018

Waterford's new €25.9m courthouse opened this week - take a look

It’s the fifth courthouse to be opened recently as part of a multi-million government programme.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Dept of Justice had 'shortcomings' but 'did not deliberately conceal' emails from Disclosures Tribunal

An independent report in how it handled materials given to the Tribunal was published this evening.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Single refugees in Ballaghaderreen are relying on housing offers from the Irish public

The Department of Justice said due to the shortage of social housing the decision has been taken to only resettle people outside of high demand areas.

# department-of-justice - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Asylum seekers in Ireland can finally work, but it doesn't look like they're allowed drive to that work

There is a lack of clarity as to whether or not asylum seekers in Ireland are legally allowed to obtain a driving licence.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Giving the unborn full rights would have consequences 'with reverberations', Supreme Court hears

A landmark Supreme Court appeal hearing is under way which is expected to have crucial ramifications for the pending referendum on the Eighth Amendment.

# department-of-justice - Sunday 18 February, 2018

The government wants to exempt itself from the EU's new hardcore data protection rules - but why?

A new Data Protection Act has to be in place before the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes live in May – but the Irish state seems in no mood to align itself with Europe on the issue.

# department-of-justice - Monday 29 January, 2018

It would 'not have been in public interest' if O'Sullivan stepped down after O'Higgins report

A former senior civil servant from the Department of Justice was among those giving evidence today.

# department-of-justice - Friday 12 January, 2018

Tribunal told abuse allegation used at O'Higgins Commission to 'embarrass' Maurice McCabe

It’s day 42 of the Disclosures Tribunal.

# department-of-justice - Saturday 30 December, 2017

'My stupid mandatory but not compulsory line' - Regina Doherty on the rocky road of ministerial life

From the Public Services Card to initiating a Garda investigation over Twitter abuse, it’s been an eventful six months for the Meath TD.

# department-of-justice - 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.

# department-of-justice - Monday 25 December, 2017

The Disclosures Tribunal cost the State €87,000 a month this year

These expenses only cover administrative and legal costs for the tribunal’s own team as third-party costs have not been paid out yet.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Change of plans: Barrister to head up review into Justice Department's email trawl

Concerns had been raised with the Taoiseach about the secretary-general of his own department carrying out the review.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Acting Commissioner writes to minister about 'concerns' with Garda tribunal office

Labour’s Alan Kelly called the unit a “filter system that gardaí don’t have confidence in”.

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