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# justice-minister - 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 38,358 Views 88 Comments

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

# justice-minister - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

Mother of young woman who took her own life after online abuse meets with Justice Minister
# Coco's Law
# Coco's Law

Mother of young woman who took her own life after online abuse meets with Justice Minister

Dec 9th 2020, 9:45 PM 35,769 Views 7 Comments

Jackie Fox released a statement this evening following the meeting.

# justice-minister - 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 14,461 Views 17 Comments

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

# justice-minister - 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 41,257 Views 70 Comments

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

# justice-minister - 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 18,758 Views 33 Comments

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

# justice-minister - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

TDs round on Taoiseach and government over Seamus Woulfe questions 'charade'
# Woulfe At The Door
# Woulfe At The Door

TDs round on Taoiseach and government over Seamus Woulfe questions 'charade'

Updated Nov 24th 2020, 6:28 PM 34,518 Views 42 Comments

Justice Minister Helen McEntee also defended the government’s stance.

# justice-minister - 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 26,039 Views 29 Comments

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

# justice-minister - 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 27,433 Views 28 Comments

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

# justice-minister - 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 19,670 Views 16 Comments

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

# justice-minister - Monday 24 August, 2020

Minister tells asylum appeals tribunal to 'act urgently' after member addressed Dublin anti-mask rally
# Justice Minister
# Justice Minister

Minister tells asylum appeals tribunal to 'act urgently' after member addressed Dublin anti-mask rally

Updated Aug 24th 2020, 10:55 AM 62,725 Views 119 Comments

Minister Helen McEntee has asked the chair of IPAT to prepare a report after Una McGurk addressed the anti-mask rally.

# justice-minister - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Around 80 human trafficking investigations underway in Ireland
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Around 80 human trafficking investigations underway in Ireland

Jul 30th 2020, 11:15 AM 29,150 Views 22 Comments

Justice Minster Helen McEntee revealed the latest figure on World Day against Trafficking in Persons.

# justice-minister - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Justice Minister: 'Root-and-branch' change to Direct Provision will 'ultimately lead to its abolition'
# Charlie Flanagan
# Charlie Flanagan

Justice Minister: 'Root-and-branch' change to Direct Provision will 'ultimately lead to its abolition'

Jun 7th 2020, 1:48 PM 18,630 Views 66 Comments

The Justice Minister made the comments on RTÉ Radio Ones’s This Week programme.

# justice-minister - Saturday 4 January, 2020

Dept of Justice says video of cramped Direct Provision room 'appears to have been staged'
# Justice Minister
# Justice Minister

Dept of Justice says video of cramped Direct Provision room 'appears to have been staged'

Updated Jan 4th 2020, 4:42 PM 43,698 Views 82 Comments

The Depart of Justice said this afternoon that no more than six people are in a room at the East End Hotel centre.

# justice-minister - Sunday 13 October, 2019

'It's like I'm in a prison': Fears citizenship applications are facing years-long backlogs
# Chaos
# Chaos

'It's like I'm in a prison': Fears citizenship applications are facing years-long backlogs

Oct 13th 2019, 7:30 AM 34,880 Views 165 Comments

A High Court ruling in July has halted the processing of citizenship applications.

# justice-minister - Monday 23 September, 2019

'I don't want to see these people on our streets': Charlie Flanagan admits 'crisis' in asylum seeker accommodation
# Oughterard
# Oughterard

'I don't want to see these people on our streets': Charlie Flanagan admits 'crisis' in asylum seeker accommodation

Sep 23rd 2019, 10:49 PM 28,084 Views 91 Comments

The Justice Minister says over 1,300 asylum seekers are currently in emergency accommodation.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Minister says 'porn block' law needs to be considered, but says privacy issues also a concern
# Age Verification
# Age Verification

Minister says 'porn block' law needs to be considered, but says privacy issues also a concern

Updated May 22nd 2019, 4:19 PM 18,507 Views 57 Comments

Credit card details could be used to verify a person is over 18 under the new UK rules.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Ireland set to make revenge porn and 'upskirting' illegal under new legislation
# Outlawed
# Outlawed

Ireland set to make revenge porn and 'upskirting' illegal under new legislation

May 1st 2019, 6:10 AM 31,650 Views 22 Comments

It will also be an offence to send obscene messages using any form of online communications.

# justice-minister - Monday 1 October, 2018

Government to hold national consultation on scrapping daylight savings time
# Seasonal Time Change
# Seasonal Time Change

Government to hold national consultation on scrapping daylight savings time

Oct 1st 2018, 8:14 PM 21,283 Views 58 Comments

The President of the European Commission has proposed to end the changes in Europe next year.

# justice-minister - Monday 30 July, 2018

Garda and ex-Tipperary hurler who was seriously injured after assault awarded €1.16 million
# Damages
# Damages

Garda and ex-Tipperary hurler who was seriously injured after assault awarded €1.16 million

Updated Jul 30th 2018, 5:45 PM 40,487 Views 0 Comments

Justice Bernard Barton had earlier awarded the 44-year-old €175,000 general damages.

# justice-minister - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Courts Service of Ireland reduces shares in Big Tobacco, but still holds €4.5m worth in stocks
# Divestment
# Divestment

Courts Service of Ireland reduces shares in Big Tobacco, but still holds €4.5m worth in stocks

Jul 29th 2018, 7:00 AM 12,262 Views 19 Comments

Critics state the Courts Services continued investment in the tobacco industry flies in the face of the government’s Tobacco Free Ireland vision.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

'Matter of grave concern': Justice Minister on Garda submachine gun found in Dublin city centre by passerby
# Investigation
# Investigation

'Matter of grave concern': Justice Minister on Garda submachine gun found in Dublin city centre by passerby

Jul 11th 2018, 11:22 AM 21,808 Views 99 Comments

The gun was handed in to Store Street garda station yesterday by a member of the public.

# justice-minister - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Government won't support Fianna Fáil's calls for public inquiry into death of cyclist Shane O'Farrell
# Investgation
# Investgation

Government won't support Fianna Fáil's calls for public inquiry into death of cyclist Shane O'Farrell

Jun 12th 2018, 8:48 PM 25,732 Views 20 Comments

Shane O’Farrell was cycling home in 2011 when he was struck by a car driven by a man who was on bail for a number of offences.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Supreme Court: Minister's decision left two Mauritian families in 'Catch 22' situation
# Deportation
# Deportation

Supreme Court: Minister's decision left two Mauritian families in 'Catch 22' situation

Apr 25th 2018, 12:05 AM 22,810 Views 60 Comments

Both students had been studying and working the country for 11 years and were directed to leave after a policy change.

# justice-minister - Sunday 11 March, 2018

No plans to legalise pepper spray or tasers in Ireland
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

No plans to legalise pepper spray or tasers in Ireland

Mar 11th 2018, 4:00 PM 20,424 Views 48 Comments

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said it isn’t possible to police rural Ireland the same way as Dublin.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Minister warned it would be a 'serious mistake' to rush into appointing a new commissioner
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Minister warned it would be a 'serious mistake' to rush into appointing a new commissioner

Sep 27th 2017, 7:40 AM 6,346 Views 25 Comments

The Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland wrote to Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Garda whistleblower report will not be published in full
# Inquiry
# Inquiry

Garda whistleblower report will not be published in full

Feb 8th 2017, 6:25 AM 8,745 Views 37 Comments

The former High Court judge was tasked with reviewing the situation after two protected disclosures were made to Frances Fitzgerald by gardaí in last October.

# justice-minister - Friday 13 May, 2016

Alan Shatter says he was spat at and abused following his resignation
# O'Higgins Report
# O'Higgins Report

Alan Shatter says he was spat at and abused following his resignation

May 13th 2016, 12:00 PM 13,913 Views 94 Comments

He said it was “reasonable” to ask the Taoiseach and his former colleagues to correct the Dáil record.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Former justice minister Michael McDowell and ex-union boss David Begg to run for Seanad
# Back In The Game
# Back In The Game

Former justice minister Michael McDowell and ex-union boss David Begg to run for Seanad

Mar 2nd 2016, 10:27 PM 16,258 Views 114 Comments

Both of the high-profile names will be seeking election to the National University of Ireland panel.

# justice-minister - Monday 15 June, 2015

Garda chief to look into claims of embezzlement by gardaí in Romanian property deal
# Fax Machines
# Fax Machines

Garda chief to look into claims of embezzlement by gardaí in Romanian property deal

Jun 15th 2015, 1:02 PM 12,541 Views 46 Comments

The Justice Minister had made the request in response to matters raised by Clare Daly TD.

# justice-minister - Sunday 31 May, 2015

Almost 200 people have lost their homes to bankruptcy in just over a year
# Hard Times
# Hard Times

Almost 200 people have lost their homes to bankruptcy in just over a year

May 31st 2015, 2:40 PM 10,774 Views 48 Comments

Prior to January 2014, only 10 family homes or Principal Private Residences were surrendered.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Cork gardaí working in stations infested with rats
# Rat Trap
# Rat Trap

Cork gardaí working in stations infested with rats

May 27th 2015, 6:05 AM 16,639 Views 42 Comments

The Justice Minister was recently asked about the health and safety issues at Glanmire and Macroom stations.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Alan Shatter has lost his bid to quash aspects of the Guerin report
# High Court
# High Court

Alan Shatter has lost his bid to quash aspects of the Guerin report

May 20th 2015, 12:12 PM 9,416 Views 59 Comments

The former Justice Minister resigned from his cabinet position last May.

# justice-minister - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Ireland has a Witness Protection Programme and we've spent €400k on it this year
# Crime
# Crime

Ireland has a Witness Protection Programme and we've spent €400k on it this year

May 19th 2015, 11:00 AM 18,270 Views 25 Comments

The protection programme was set up as gardaí tackled gangland crime.

# justice-minister - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Definitely no re-investigation into mysterious death of Fr Niall Molloy
# No Further Evidence
# No Further Evidence

Definitely no re-investigation into mysterious death of Fr Niall Molloy

Mar 31st 2015, 5:48 PM 12,034 Views 33 Comments

The decision was backed by Minister Frances Fitzgerald.

# justice-minister - Friday 16 January, 2015

Are the people who run the country laughing at this woman being attacked by her brolly?
# Wipe That Smirk
# Wipe That Smirk

Are the people who run the country laughing at this woman being attacked by her brolly?

Jan 16th 2015, 9:10 AM 18,291 Views 47 Comments

We think so…

# justice-minister - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Should domestic violence be treated more seriously than public assault?
# Justice Committee
# Justice Committee

Should domestic violence be treated more seriously than public assault?

Oct 16th 2014, 11:58 AM 4,266 Views 17 Comments

The Oireachtas Justice Committee thinks so.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Stardust campaigner wants to meet Justice Minister - after saying she 'wouldn't darken her door'
# Deep Discussion
# Deep Discussion

Stardust campaigner wants to meet Justice Minister - after saying she 'wouldn't darken her door'

Jul 16th 2014, 10:03 AM 7,582 Views 8 Comments

Geraldine Foy is a researcher for Stardust campaigners and has been in contact with Minister Frances Fitzgerald’s department.

# justice-minister - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

'Scandalous': One TD does not want gardaí at water meter protests
# Response Times
# Response Times

'Scandalous': One TD does not want gardaí at water meter protests

Jun 24th 2014, 3:34 PM 12,750 Views 116 Comments

Joe Higgins said that their presence at peaceful protests could lead to slower response times to other crimes.

Children's Ombudsman says Ireland must change the way it treats adopted people
# Advice
# Advice

Children's Ombudsman says Ireland must change the way it treats adopted people

Jun 24th 2014, 10:23 AM 4,171 Views 5 Comments

Logan has published her recommendations on the Children and Family Relationships Bill.

# justice-minister - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Frances Fitzgerald and garda commissioner discuss shooting of six-year-old
# Ballyfermot
# Ballyfermot

Frances Fitzgerald and garda commissioner discuss shooting of six-year-old

Jun 17th 2014, 6:14 PM 6,875 Views 19 Comments

She added that she would be happy to meet with the local community following the attack.

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