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#Law and Order

# law-and-order - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Almost all women in Irish prisons are there for committing petty crime

95% of women in jail are committed for crimes such as shoplifting, failure to pay fines or handling stolen goods.

# law-and-order - Saturday 9 June, 2018

From The42 Ulster U20 semi-final marred by ugly post-match scenes as mass brawl erupts Shemozzle This post contains videos

Ulster U20 semi-final marred by ugly post-match scenes as mass brawl erupts

For the love of God, won’t somebody think of the children?

'Dog's dinner' judges Bill is going to be passed by summer, says Ross

When passed, the law will ensure there is a “fair system of how judges are appointed”, said Shane Ross.

# law-and-order - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Whatever is happening to that 'dog's dinner' of a Bill?

Ministers signed off on 50 proposed amendments to the Judicial Appointments Bill today.

# law-and-order - Monday 26 June, 2017

Judges say new appointments bill is 'seriously flawed'

Senior judges have written to Leo Varadkar over the “serious implications” the legislative changes could have.

# law-and-order - Friday 4 November, 2016

Garda reps say martial law was threatened - Taoiseach says it was never contemplated

The GRA’s officer board claimed they were told there was “an immediate and viable threat to the security of the State”.

# law-and-order - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

From The42 Shock of Gibraltar: Rodgers' Celtic go down to minnows in Champions League tie Rock Bottom This post contains videos

Shock of Gibraltar: Rodgers' Celtic go down to minnows in Champions League tie

Police officer Lee Casciaro’s strike just after half-time proved to be the match winner for the Lincoln Red Imps.

# law-and-order - Saturday 19 March, 2016

Kazakhstan to chemically castrate paedophiles

The move comes after a spike in child rapes.

# law-and-order - Sunday 3 January, 2016

From The42 Fergus McFadden cited for alleged stamp on former team-mate Nathan White Law And Order

Fergus McFadden cited for alleged stamp on former team-mate Nathan White

The winger could miss out on Leinster’s trip to face Ospreys next weekend if found guilty.

# law-and-order - Monday 2 November, 2015

Die Hard actor and former Senator Fred Thompson dies aged 73 RIP

Die Hard actor and former Senator Fred Thompson dies aged 73

The 6ft 6in former lawyer also starred in Cape Fear and In The Line of Fire.

# law-and-order - Friday 13 February, 2015

A world first: There are now more female than male solicitors in Ireland

Just 92 years ago, the first woman solicitor was admitted to the profession.

# law-and-order - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Public order offences down in Dublin as gardaí target drunks and 'aggressive begging'

Justice Minister said figures for the first nine months of this year show drunkenness is down significantly in the two main city centre divisions.

# law-and-order - Friday 9 May, 2014

"It’s very easy to have an establishment view." Minister wants open competition for top Garda job

Frances Fitzgerald also says she will “take lessons” from the criticisms of her predecessor Alan Shatter.

# law-and-order - Thursday 8 May, 2014

From The42 Two-week suspension means Tom Court may have played his last game for Ulster Court Dismissed

Two-week suspension means Tom Court may have played his last game for Ulster

The Ulster prop will be banned for Ulster’s upcoming Pro12 semi-final

# law-and-order - Saturday 3 May, 2014

From The42 Rival coaches in agreement, dangerous tackle punishments need a serious review Law And Order

Rival coaches in agreement, dangerous tackle punishments need a serious review

‘Why does the penalty vary on how a player falls?’ Asked a bewildered Mark Anscombe last night.

# law-and-order - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

More gardaí on duty at certain times under roster changes

Changes to the An Garda Síochána’s roster and working time arrangements have been agreed and implemented, the Garda commissioner said this evening.

# law-and-order - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge US town to fine people $20 for swearing in public Swear Jar

US town to fine people $20 for swearing in public

It’s £$%^&* crazy.

# law-and-order - Sunday 29 January, 2012

Explainer: How can ministers sign laws without Dáil approval?

How come some laws – like the ‘Irish SOPA’ – can be signed into law without being passed through the Oireachtas? We explain.

# law-and-order - Saturday 28 January, 2012

Prime numbers: the week in stats

Earthquakes! Earnings! Petitions! Racehorses! Healthy cities?! Our weekly numerical guide to the events of the last seven days.

# law-and-order - Thursday 26 January, 2012

Cabinet approves plans to scrap up to 3,000 old and obsolete laws

A Bill being prepared by Brendan Howlin will repeal thousands of obsolete laws which were passed before Irish independence.

# law-and-order - Wednesday 22 June, 2011

From The42 Rory feels the long arm of the law – and Skypes Boston cop’s sister back in Dublin Cuffed

Rory feels the long arm of the law – and Skypes Boston cop’s sister back in Dublin

One Dublin resident took an unexpected video call from a certain US Open-winning someone on Monday.