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#Justice

# justice - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Minister promises 'urgent action' after shock High Court ruling on citizenship applicants

Nobody can now be granted Irish citizenship if they have spent a single day outside the country in the past year.

# justice - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Government 'carefully studying' ruling not to grant citizenship to those who temporarily leave Ireland

The ruling applies to those who have left Ireland in the year before they apply for citizenship.

Shock ruling says citizenship cannot be granted if applicant has spent a day outside Ireland in past year

Experts called the ruling “absurd”, pointing out that the law on citizenship has never been interpreted so strictly before.

# justice - Monday 15 July, 2019

Ana Kriegel murder: Sentencing of Boy A and Boy B delayed until 29 October

The court is waiting for psychiatric reports to be completed.

# justice - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Ana Kriegel murder: The sentences Boy A and Boy B could be facing

The two teengers are to be sentenced in four weeks’ time.

# justice - Monday 17 June, 2019

Over 355,000 hours of community service work carried out by offenders last year

The 2018 annual report of the Probation Service is published today.

# justice - Monday 29 April, 2019

Irish citizens who commit serious offences abroad will be open to prosecution from today

The law enables Ireland to ratify the Istanbul Convention.

# justice - Sunday 31 March, 2019

Finian McGrath withdraws comments over political policing after strong criticism from Cabinet colleagues

Finian McGrath withdraws comments over political policing after strong criticism from Cabinet colleagues

In an interview with the Sunday Independent, McGrath said the policing of new drink driving laws had been “really over the top”.

# justice - Monday 4 March, 2019

Supreme Court cuts wait time for appeals to one year

The court has now effectively disposed of its backlog of legacy cases.

# justice - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Family of murdered woman Clodagh Hawe to meet Garda Commissioner

Clodagh’s family met with Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan today.

# justice - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

'It's in crisis': Law Society raises concerns over security issues in family courts system

Members of the Law Society’s family and child law committee are to appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Justice this morning.

# justice - Sunday 13 January, 2019

Lynn Ruane: People with a criminal record for minor offences deserve a second chance

Convictions for minor offences can hold people back from accessing employment and education long after they have completed their rehabilitation, writes Lynn Ruane.

# justice - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

Over 8,750 drivers were arrested last year on suspicion of driving under the influence of drink or drugs

Figures on roads policing detections were released today by gardaí.

# justice - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Charlie Haughey was urged to pressure 'British arrogance' over Birmingham Six and Guildford Four

The convictions of the nine men and one women were ultimately quashed.

# justice - Saturday 15 December, 2018

'We're not getting justice': Shane Tuohey's family kept in the dark in inquiry into his death

The 23-year-old man’s body was recovered from the River Brosna in 2002. His family believes he was murdered.

# justice - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Committee backs changes to ‘women’s place in the home' section of Constitution

The Justice Committee published a report on the matter today.

# justice - Monday 3 December, 2018

Ireland's DNA database to be shared with other European countries to help fight cross-border crime

Ireland’s DNA database holds 16,361 DNA profiles of suspected offenders and convicted offenders.

# justice - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Government seeks advice on pursuing Callinan and Taylor for legal damages

The Taoiseach said he would like to see this case taken by Maurice McCabe settled.

# justice - Monday 12 November, 2018

Commissioner 'reviewing' decision to fund Callinan's legal defence in McCabe case

Meanwhile Leo Varadkar has said Callinan is not being given a blanket indemnity.

# justice - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Garda Commissioner: 'I'm not apologising for cutting overtime'

Drew Harris said he has a responsibility to show good management of public money.

# justice - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Ban on taking photos of gardaí on duty would 'criminalise ordinary members of the public'

Minister Charlie Flanagan’s proposal would be “grossly disproportionate”, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties has said.

# justice - Sunday 26 August, 2018

'No mention of accountability or cover-up' - Criticism of pope's Knock Shrine speech on clerical abuse

Pope Francis begged for God’s forgiveness for the “sins” by members of the clergy.

# justice - Saturday 25 August, 2018

Rohingya refugees protest for 'justice' on first anniversary of a Myanmar military crackdown

The Myanmar military crackdown sparked a mass exodus of 700,000 to camps in Bangladesh.

# justice - Friday 10 August, 2018

'We have a duty to keep personal info private': Tusla denies withholding child abuse details from gardaí

The agency has acknowledged that it is concerned about requirements it has to inform suspects about complaints made to gardaí.

# justice - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

'The buck stops nowhere': Department of Justice to be split into two parts

The two divisions will be ‘Home Affairs’ and ‘Justice and Equality’.

# justice - Saturday 7 July, 2018

Judge releases 50 people from jury service - because there was no judge or courtroom available

Mr Justice Bernard Barton discharged over 50 people in Dublin’s Four Courts this week.

# justice - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Motion seeking redress for victims abused as children passes despite government opposition

The government argued that the State’s responsibility can’t be established through a conviction.

# justice - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

New figures show increases in crime across every category (except homicides)

Sexual offences were up by just under 15% in the year to the end of March.

# justice - Monday 25 June, 2018

'Prison is for dangerous criminals': Drop in numbers sent to prison for non-payment of fines

More than 2,000 people were sent to prison for failure to pay a court-imposed fine last year.

# justice - Friday 22 June, 2018

Journal Media won four awards at yesterday's Justice Media Awards

Reporters Gráinne Ní Aodha, Sean Murray, Paul O’Donoghue and Cianan Brennan picked up prizes for their articles.

# justice - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Our payouts are three times that of the UK, so why wouldn't whiplash legislation work here?

Britain and Ireland are currently the outliers of Europe when it comes to soft tissue injury claims, and the UK has announced plans to cap whiplash payouts via legislation.

# justice - Friday 13 April, 2018

# justice - Monday 2 April, 2018

Justice minister says he plans to abolish court poor box payments

Charlie Flanagan says it is no longer fit for purpose.

# justice - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Roma children living in 'overcrowded houses with rats, damp and sewage'

Over 80% of respondents in new research reported discrimination in the street or in a public place.

# justice - Sunday 7 January, 2018

US police apologise to victims after throwing away untested rape kits

The Fayetteville police force in North Carolina has admitted it threw away more than 300 rape kits.

# justice - Saturday 6 January, 2018

'Liberal' barrister fought game changer case that overturned the ban on importing contraceptives

Former Supreme Court justice Donal Barrington died this week at the age of 89.

# justice - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Department of Justice will be 'divided' but it will remain under one minister

The department will be internally split into two divisions with seperate deputy secretaries.

# justice - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

As it happened: Crisis averted as Frances Fitzgerald resigns from Cabinet

The Tánaiste confirmed her resignation at Cabinet today. Here’s how the events played out.

# justice - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Inquest brought 'justice and answers' for newborn baby boy's death

A verdict of medical misadventure was given at the inquest into the death of baby Stevie Cullivan.

# justice - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

'I was misled': Eamon Dunphy defends visiting Tom Humphries in psychiatric hospital

Dunphy’s comments on the Tonight Show last night sparked criticism, as he said Humphries was given “just about the right sentence”.

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