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# Helen McEntee

This week
14th July 2024 - 18th July 2024
Taoiseach Simon Harris condemns ‘reprehensible’ and ‘criminal’ actions in Coolock
Last week
7th July 2024 - 13th July 2024
Law strengthening legislation on sexual offences passed by the Oireachtas
Rights watchdog raise 'significant concerns' over planned limits to contest revoked citizenship
Women and girls in Ireland are 'primed for violence' on a daily basis, Holly Cairns tells Dáil
Referring report on Shane O'Farrell's death to Oireachtas Committee dubbed 'non-action', Dáil told
Nationals of South Africa and Botswana will now need a visa to travel to Ireland
This month
July 2024
Five more countries to be added to Ireland’s ‘safe countries’ list
Last month
June 2024
Record 18,605 calls made to Dublin Rape Crisis Centre helpline amid increase in male callers
Some people being trafficked into Ireland have had limbs disfigured by gangs, Harris says
Commissioner Drew Harris and his PSNI counterpart Chief Constable Jon Boutcher were speaking at a conference in Cork into human trafficking.
Justice Minister says she has 'consistently' seen sentencing for assaults that seem too lenient
‘Nothing to suggest’ GSOC accessing journalists’ phones is ‘current or widespread’, says minister
Minister challenged on ‘garda surveillance’ of families of Dublin and Monaghan bombings victims
Lack of maternity leave arrangement for TDs 'truly incredible', says Holly Cairns
The Cork South-West TD announced over the weekend that she is expecting her first child.
Government seeks tenders for charter flights to deport people from State
McEntee: Airlines fined for carrying undocumented passengers, but State will still process them
McEntee announces new recruitment drive for Garda Reserve with increased payment for volunteers
May
May 2024
Gardaí are set to begin using body cams from today - here's how the system will work
Justice Minister Helen McEntee called it a ‘significant day’ for the force.
Justice Minister has no clarity on when law allowing nightclubs to open later will come in
Cabinet agrees to renew Ireland’s counter-terrorism laws as 'real and persistent' threat remains
Means-testing asylum seekers aims to ensure system is fair, says McEntee
Children as young as seven targeted by gangs to engage in crime, Justice Minister says
Thousands of vehicles seized as gardaí check motor insurance status via app
State ceremony takes place in Dublin to honour 89 gardaí who lost their lives in line of duty
Dublin and Monaghan bombings: Answers sought from UK over 'unacceptable' justice failure
Fianna Fáil TD pushes for Garda checkpoints at Northern Ireland border
UK says Tánaiste 'confirmed' no gardaí will be sent to border for migration checks
Tánaiste Micheál Martin had a ‘constructive phone call’ with Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris last night.
Sunak says UK Govt seeking 'urgent clarification' that no Garda checkpoints will be along NI border
McEntee says commentary in Dáil is 'feeding blatant racism' as she defends Migration Pact
April
April 2024
Cabinet approves emergency legislation to enable return of asylum seekers to UK
Gardaí ‘released from desk jobs’ to work on immigration enforcement won't 'police the border'
'We owe Ireland nothing!': UK media lapping up Ireland's migration troubles
Tánaiste says McEntee’s 80% claim on asylum seekers crossing border ‘not statistical’
Migration row: Sunak 'not interested' in deal to return asylum seekers from Ireland to the UK
The row has overshadowed the British Irish Inter-Governmental Conference taking place in London today
Taoiseach Simon Harris has promised to pass emergency legislation to return asylum seekers who came via NI back to the UK.
A meeting between Justice Minister Helen McEntee and her UK counterpart was cancelled amid the row.
Tánaiste Micheál Martin has said that "a reciprocal agreement" would be required to send people back to the UK.
Harris does not intend to provide 'loophole' for UK's migration challenges after Sunak comments
Sunak says migrants crossing from Northern Ireland into Republic shows Rwanda plan is working
Taoiseach and Justice Minister condemn attacks on gardaí at public order incident in Wicklow
‘Too early’ to judge if Rwanda plan is causing influx of cross-border migration, says UK Government
Taoiseach: Comments from Sinn Féin about open borders 'should cause concern'
McEntee says over 80% of people seeking asylum entered the country through the northern border
'Unlikely' law allowing nightclubs open later will be ready by summer, says Taoiseach