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# helen-mcentee - Yesterday’s News

Anti-lockdown protest highlights need to combat misinformation online, says minister
# Social Media
# Social Media

Anti-lockdown protest highlights need to combat misinformation online, says minister

19 hours ago 36,137 Views 175 Comments

“The problem is that a lot of this information is put up very quickly, a lot of this information is hidden.”

# helen-mcentee - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Dr Linda Mulligan appointed chief State Pathologist
# State Pathologist
# State Pathologist

Dr Linda Mulligan appointed chief State Pathologist

Thu 12:43 PM 34,287 Views 21 Comments

Dr Mulligan had served as acting chief State Pathologist following Professor Marie Cassidy’s retirement in 2018.

# helen-mcentee - Monday 22 February, 2021

Poll: Is it a good idea to extend pub and club opening hours?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is it a good idea to extend pub and club opening hours?

Feb 22nd 2021, 10:29 AM 69,088 Views 91 Comments

The justice minister has said some of the current rules are decades old and need to be modernised.

Plans for reducing the cost of legal actions and regularisation scheme for undocumented persons announced
# Justice Plan
# Justice Plan

Plans for reducing the cost of legal actions and regularisation scheme for undocumented persons announced

Feb 22nd 2021, 8:48 AM 15,158 Views 26 Comments

The Justice Plan 2021 has over 200 actions which the minister said should be implemented in the next 12 months.

# helen-mcentee - Sunday 21 February, 2021

Longer opening hours for nightclubs and changes to alcohol licensing under plan by Justice Minister
# Nightlife
# Nightlife

Longer opening hours for nightclubs and changes to alcohol licensing under plan by Justice Minister

Feb 21st 2021, 2:45 PM 71,806 Views 143 Comments

Minister Helen McEntee is set to unveil the plans later this week.

# helen-mcentee - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Review ordered into Special Criminal Court laws used in dissident republican and gangland criminal trials
# Offences Against The State Act
# Offences Against The State Act

Review ordered into Special Criminal Court laws used in dissident republican and gangland criminal trials

Feb 16th 2021, 6:46 PM 13,388 Views 14 Comments

Former Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan had previoulsy committed to the review of the laws.

# helen-mcentee - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Bill to allow child murder victims to be named will be tabled next week
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

Bill to allow child murder victims to be named will be tabled next week

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 5:40 PM 16,649 Views 13 Comments

A Court of Appeal ruling has considerably changed certain long-standing practices with regards to reports of child murders.

# helen-mcentee - Monday 1 February, 2021

Justice Minister resolves to change ruling that prevents naming child victims after their death
# Children's Act
# Children's Act

Justice Minister resolves to change ruling that prevents naming child victims after their death

Feb 1st 2021, 8:05 PM 12,908 Views 0 Comments

The ruling, which was given in October, means that children who are killed cannot be identified.

# helen-mcentee - Monday 18 January, 2021

Temporary process set up for granting citizenship during pandemic
# Citizens
# Citizens

Temporary process set up for granting citizenship during pandemic

Jan 18th 2021, 8:17 AM 26,948 Views 46 Comments

4,000 people awaiting citizenship will be able to finish the process by the end of March.

# helen-mcentee - Friday 15 January, 2021

Justice Minister plans to take maternity leave after having her baby
# New Baby
# New Baby

Justice Minister plans to take maternity leave after having her baby

Jan 15th 2021, 12:19 PM 38,662 Views 88 Comments

There are no legal provisions for TDs to take parental leave.

# helen-mcentee - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Justice Minister Helen McEntee tests positive for Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Justice Minister Helen McEntee tests positive for Covid-19

Jan 6th 2021, 11:24 AM 36,674 Views 21 Comments

The minister confirmed the news on Twitter.

# helen-mcentee - Thursday 31 December, 2020

George Nkencho's family ask people not to share video of fatal shooting
# Gsoc
# Gsoc

George Nkencho's family ask people not to share video of fatal shooting

Updated Dec 31st 2020, 9:58 AM 96,945 Views 0 Comments

Justice Minister Helen McEntee has said the shooting of George Nkencho by gardaí is “extremely traumatic for everybody involved”.

People must 'look at their plans' and reduce contacts as Ireland battles third wave, Holohan says
# New Year's Eve
# New Year's Eve

People must 'look at their plans' and reduce contacts as Ireland battles third wave, Holohan says

Dec 31st 2020, 9:01 AM 32,800 Views 134 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan said the current levels of transmission of Covid-19 are “simply unsustainable”.

# helen-mcentee - Monday 28 December, 2020

Referendum may be needed to allow maternity leave for politicians, Taoiseach says
# Maternity Leave
# Maternity Leave

Referendum may be needed to allow maternity leave for politicians, Taoiseach says

Dec 28th 2020, 9:21 AM 28,375 Views 84 Comments

Many legal experts, however, believe that more practical solutions can be found.

# helen-mcentee - Sunday 27 December, 2020

Domestic abuse supports still available during latest sets of Covid restrictions
# Level 5
# Level 5

Domestic abuse supports still available during latest sets of Covid restrictions

Dec 27th 2020, 1:51 PM 8,274 Views 7 Comments

Domestic abuse can be something other than physical: it can mean you’re isolated from friends or control is taken over your personal items.

# helen-mcentee - Saturday 19 December, 2020

Helen McEntee: Coco’s Law will give gardaí tools to prosecute those who share intimate images without consent
# Opinion
# Opinion

Helen McEntee: Coco’s Law will give gardaí tools to prosecute those who share intimate images without consent

Dec 19th 2020, 9:59 AM 18,486 Views 17 Comments

The passing of Coco’s Law will prevent the sharing of intimate images without consent – regardless of the motivation for doing so.

# helen-mcentee - Friday 18 December, 2020

New laws criminalising the distribution of intimate images without consent approved by Oireachtas
# Coco's Law
# Coco's Law

New laws criminalising the distribution of intimate images without consent approved by Oireachtas

Dec 18th 2020, 8:04 PM 13,171 Views 8 Comments

It comes after a sustained campaign from Jackie Fox, whose daughter Nicola died by suicide following a period of prolonged abuse online.

# helen-mcentee - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Sharing hate speech online to become criminal offence but there will be protections for freedom of speech
# Social Media
# Social Media

Sharing hate speech online to become criminal offence but there will be protections for freedom of speech

Dec 17th 2020, 11:08 AM 26,732 Views 118 Comments

Justice Minister Helen McEntee aims to bring forward new legislation by Easter 2021.

# helen-mcentee - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

McEntee says new process for appointing judges will be 'streamlined and transparent'
# Judicial Appointments
# Judicial Appointments

McEntee says new process for appointing judges will be 'streamlined and transparent'

Dec 15th 2020, 1:33 PM 9,814 Views 33 Comments

A nine-person panel to select judges has been proposed by the Justice Minister.

# helen-mcentee - Friday 11 December, 2020

Dog theft crackdown as more severe punishments could be on the way
# Pet Theft
# Pet Theft

Dog theft crackdown as more severe punishments could be on the way

Dec 11th 2020, 2:11 PM 14,687 Views 31 Comments

An action plan which will tackle dog theft and animal welfare will be published in the coming weeks.

# helen-mcentee - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Justice Minister Helen McEntee announces she is pregnant
# Baby On Board
# Baby On Board

Justice Minister Helen McEntee announces she is pregnant

Dec 5th 2020, 12:34 PM 97,321 Views 104 Comments

The minister announced her pregnancy on social media this morning.

# helen-mcentee - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Gardaí to get access to suspects' phones as part of plan to tackle white-collar crime and corruption
# Hamilton Report
# Hamilton Report

Gardaí to get access to suspects' phones as part of plan to tackle white-collar crime and corruption

Updated Dec 3rd 2020, 2:48 PM 41,786 Views 57 Comments

A review had also recommended that the Ethics Acts be strengthened to address instances where breaches come to light after Oireachtas members have left office.

# helen-mcentee - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Image-based abuse: Being in a relationship with victim 'will be aggravating factor in sentencing'
# Revenge Porn
# Revenge Porn

Image-based abuse: Being in a relationship with victim 'will be aggravating factor in sentencing'

Dec 1st 2020, 6:22 PM 14,476 Views 17 Comments

People could face up to seven years in prison if they publish intimate images without consent.

# helen-mcentee - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Varadkar says he spoke with other leaders before telling McEntee ‘Woulfe would make a good judge’
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Varadkar says he spoke with other leaders before telling McEntee ‘Woulfe would make a good judge’

Updated Nov 26th 2020, 8:33 PM 41,265 Views 70 Comments

Helen McEntee took questions today on the ongoing controversy around Seamus Woulfe’s appointment.

Justice minister to face Dáil questions on Woulfe Supreme Court appointment today
# Helen McEntee
# Helen McEntee

Justice minister to face Dáil questions on Woulfe Supreme Court appointment today

Nov 26th 2020, 8:41 AM 20,104 Views 32 Comments

It comes following a heated row between the government and the opposition.

# helen-mcentee - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Justice minister agrees to appear before the Dáil to answer questions on Woulfe appointment
# Woulfe At The Door
# Woulfe At The Door

Justice minister agrees to appear before the Dáil to answer questions on Woulfe appointment

Nov 25th 2020, 2:19 PM 18,765 Views 33 Comments

Micheal Martin says the Oireachtas Business Committee should meet to discuss the matter.

# helen-mcentee - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

McEntee wants image-based abuse to be illegal by the end of the year
# Consent
# Consent

McEntee wants image-based abuse to be illegal by the end of the year

Nov 24th 2020, 1:51 PM 14,587 Views 11 Comments

People could face up to seven years in prison if they publish intimate images without consent.

# helen-mcentee - Monday 23 November, 2020

Sharing intimate images with intent to harm could carry seven year prison sentence
# Sexual Abuse
# Sexual Abuse

Sharing intimate images with intent to harm could carry seven year prison sentence

Nov 23rd 2020, 5:14 PM 36,236 Views 35 Comments

The new offences deal with the non-consensual distribution of intimate images.

# helen-mcentee - Friday 20 November, 2020

Justice Minister insists she had enough experience to recommend appointment of Seamus Woulfe
# Helen McEntee
# Helen McEntee

Justice Minister insists she had enough experience to recommend appointment of Seamus Woulfe

Nov 20th 2020, 10:37 PM 37,489 Views 76 Comments

The minister confirmed this evening that the former Attorney General’s name was the only one she put forward

McEntee says anyone who shares intimate images without consent 'will face serious criminal sanctions'
# Abuse
# Abuse

McEntee says anyone who shares intimate images without consent 'will face serious criminal sanctions'

Updated Nov 20th 2020, 6:00 PM 37,451 Views 0 Comments

The justice minister said the recent sharing of images without consent has angered her and she will bring in “tough new laws”.

# helen-mcentee - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Justice Minister agrees to take Séamus Woulfe questions as PQs, but no Dáil debate
# Helen McEntee
# Helen McEntee

Justice Minister agrees to take Séamus Woulfe questions as PQs, but no Dáil debate

Nov 19th 2020, 10:03 PM 26,059 Views 29 Comments

The opposition has rejected this offer as “laughable” and “circling the wagons”.

# helen-mcentee - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Health minister says large crowds drinking alcohol outside has 'taken off at scale' the last number of days
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Health minister says large crowds drinking alcohol outside has 'taken off at scale' the last number of days

Updated Nov 17th 2020, 6:00 PM 69,204 Views 129 Comments

Cabinet abandoned plans to introduce fines for drinking takeaway pints outside today.

# helen-mcentee - Saturday 14 November, 2020

Operation Faoiseamh continues as 14% rise in domestic abuse incidents reported since last year
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Operation Faoiseamh continues as 14% rise in domestic abuse incidents reported since last year

Nov 14th 2020, 8:00 AM 12,237 Views 5 Comments

From March to November this year, a total of 22,540 incidents were reported – representing a 14% increase.

# helen-mcentee - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Judges, lawyers, and gardaí to get specialist training to better support victims of sexual violence
# Court
# Court

Judges, lawyers, and gardaí to get specialist training to better support victims of sexual violence

Oct 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 8,588 Views 1 Comment

A review into the legal protections offered to complainants in sexual assault cases was carried out following the high-profile Belfast rape trial in 2018.

# helen-mcentee - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Explainer: What are the new Garda powers and what fines can be given?
# New Penalties
# New Penalties

Explainer: What are the new Garda powers and what fines can be given?

Oct 21st 2020, 5:33 PM 45,939 Views 64 Comments

The fines will not come into effect for another week or two.

# helen-mcentee - Saturday 10 October, 2020

There have been 8 deaths in prison custody to date this year, and 100 deaths in 10 years
# Justice Minister
# Justice Minister

There have been 8 deaths in prison custody to date this year, and 100 deaths in 10 years

Oct 10th 2020, 7:15 AM 27,482 Views 28 Comments

The figures to 1 October this year are down on the 15 deaths that occurred in Irish prisons last year.

# helen-mcentee - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

‘Very challenging situation’ for Ireland if UK breaches international law, McEntee says
# Brexit
# Brexit

‘Very challenging situation’ for Ireland if UK breaches international law, McEntee says

Oct 6th 2020, 8:15 PM 19,671 Views 16 Comments

The Justice Minister said there will be ‘shock and surprise’ if the UK backs out of NI Protocol.

# helen-mcentee - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Gardaí don't need extra resources to cope with house parties, says justice minister
# Galway
# Galway

Gardaí don't need extra resources to cope with house parties, says justice minister

Sep 30th 2020, 11:47 AM 20,525 Views 29 Comments

Helen McEntee was speaking following scenes of large gatherings in Galway.

# helen-mcentee - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Government will 'act on' any NPHET recommendations for Dublin before weekend, Helen McEntee says
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Government will 'act on' any NPHET recommendations for Dublin before weekend, Helen McEntee says

Sep 17th 2020, 9:13 AM 41,384 Views 123 Comments

Dublin has seen a considerable increase in Covid-19 cases in recent weeks.

# helen-mcentee - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Covid-19 forces socially distanced celebrations for National Services Day
# FRONTLINE WORKERS
# FRONTLINE WORKERS

Covid-19 forces socially distanced celebrations for National Services Day

Updated Sep 5th 2020, 4:00 PM 36,833 Views 43 Comments

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee will lay a wreath at a ceremony in Dublin.

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