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#Francis Fitzgerald

# francis-fitzgerald - 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.

# francis-fitzgerald - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Pest control, maintenance and security at closed Garda stations has cost €846,000 to date

That works out at an average of €7,000 per property per year.

# francis-fitzgerald - Thursday 10 December, 2015

A major IT upgrade means people who don't pay fines will have it taken from their wages

55% of those imprisoned in Ireland last year were jailed for the non-payment of fines.

# francis-fitzgerald - Monday 4 August, 2014

Opinion: Happy 14th birthday, Direct Provision – just think of everything you haven't achieved!

Those of us who work with asylum seekers can speak to the dehumanising and demoralising effect that life in the direct provision system has on its inhabitants.

# francis-fitzgerald - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

State agency for children to be debated by Oireachtas

Three separate agencies are set to be taken into the Child and Family Agency.

# francis-fitzgerald - Saturday 26 February, 2011

No-one elected in Dublin Mid West in first count

While Labour’s Joanna Tuffy is in the lead after the first count in Dublin Mid West, no candidate reached the quota required.