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From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Families of murder victims have a legal right to information about the case Opinion

Opinion: Families of murder victims have a legal right to information about the case

The Victims of Crime Bill 2015 legally obliges An Garda Síochana and the Director of Public Prosecutions to keep victims (or in homicide cases, their families) informed about their cases, writes Joan Deane.

From TheJournal.ie Families of murder victims have 'met killers on the street' after not being told of release Justice

Families of murder victims have 'met killers on the street' after not being told of release

Representatives have also said families are sometimes unclear about how long a killer will actually serve.

From TheJournal.ie 'Dealing with a loved one's death is difficult, but a murder poses special problems' Advic

'Dealing with a loved one's death is difficult, but a murder poses special problems'

Joan Deane helps people deal with the trauma of losing someone through homicide.

From TheJournal.ie 'He killed my son on a public footpath with two knives - it shouldn't have been manslaughter' Ballsbridge

'He killed my son on a public footpath with two knives - it shouldn't have been manslaughter'

The mother of Sean Nolan has spoken of her anger at the sentencing of her son’s killer.

From TheJournal.ie Behaviour payments for prisoners criticised by victims of homicide group POCKET MONEY

Behaviour payments for prisoners criticised by victims of homicide group

Each prisoner is eligible for a gratuity amount that is fixed by the Minister for Justice.

From TheJournal.ie Families of murder victims unhappy with sentencing and bail laws Homicide

Families of murder victims unhappy with sentencing and bail laws

Support group AdVic has called for a number of reforms, including minimum sentences for homicide.

From TheJournal.ie Families of homicide victims call for end of concurrent sentencing Justice

Families of homicide victims call for end of concurrent sentencing

“There is terrible inequality in the Irish justice system, where the rights of victims of homicide and their families constantly fall by the wayside,” say AdVIC.