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#Department of Justice

# 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”.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

'I believe it is necessary': Frances Fitzgerald resigns as Tánaiste following whistleblower email controversy

Opposition politicians had been calling for her to resign over the legal strategy used against Sgt Maurice McCabe.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Objections by Department of Justice to Magdalen redress investigation 'disingenuous' - Ombudsman

The Ombudsman has been harshly critical of the Department of Justice in his report published this morning.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Asylum seekers may only be allowed to work in certain jobs

In May, the Supreme Court said the ban on asylum seekers working was unconstitutional.

# department-of-justice - 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.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

'An inhumane action': Eviction orders issued to asylum seekers in direct provision

Nasc says that those issued with eviction orders will become “homeless and destitute”.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

FactFind: Why on earth hasn't Ireland ratified the UN's Convention on Disabilities?

It’s 10 years since Ireland signed the Convention. A decade on, the Republic stands as the only EU country which is yet to ratify it.

# department-of-justice - Sunday 3 September, 2017

No records to back up Donald Trump's claims that Obama wiretapped him

The FBI and Department of Justice have concluded that Donald Trump lied when he made the claims.

# department-of-justice - Friday 4 August, 2017

'Hero' British hacker arrested in US on charges of creating software to attack banks

Marcus Hutchins had previously been hailed as a hero for thwarting the ‘WannaCry’ ransomware onslaught on countries worldwide in May 2017.

# department-of-justice - Monday 31 July, 2017

'Austerity cost lives': Drink driving convictions in Ireland fell MASSIVELY in the last 10 years

The yearly rate has fallen by nearly 9,000 in fact. And counties with a lot of road deaths are not necessarily those with the most convictions.

# department-of-justice - Friday 28 July, 2017

Government defends lack of information on people who died in direct provision

Over the past 10 years, 44 people have died in direct provision.

# department-of-justice - Sunday 25 June, 2017

European Arrest Warrants issued for a number of on-the-run Kinahan cartel members

A number of leading members of the cartel are running scared.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

# department-of-justice - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Over 4,000 borrowers flock to voucher scheme in bid to save their homes

Figures released to TheJournal.ie demonstrate the “massive” scale of the mortgage arrears problem, according to one expert.

# department-of-justice - Monday 15 May, 2017

Decriminalisation of people with intellectual disabilities having sex welcomed

Instead, the status of a ‘protected person’ will be created for people who can’t give consent.

# department-of-justice - Sunday 26 March, 2017

Ireland has spent €430 million on criminal legal aid in the past eight years

€53 million was spent on providing free legal aid to people facing criminal charges last year alone.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Number of people granted Irish citizenship in 2015 almost half that of 2012 peak

Only 13,500 naturalisation certificates were issued to non-Irish nationals in 2015.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Investigation to begin into treatment of garda whistleblowers' claims

A report compiled by retired Judge Iarfhlaith O’Neil will be published in a redacted format.

# department-of-justice - Monday 6 February, 2017

'Until you've stood in those shoes, you can't understand' - how free legal aid works in Ireland

Legal aid is a hot-topic issue here in the wake of David Drumm’s successful application for same last week.

# department-of-justice - Saturday 4 February, 2017

US State Department reverses visa ban after judge halted Trump's order

The Department of Justice now intends to file for an emergency stay of this order.

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