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Ireland is failing to meet its obligations regarding hate crime, report says
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Ireland is failing to meet its obligations regarding hate crime, report says

Dec 2nd 2019, 2:03 PM 8,184 Views 30 Comments

The report was written as an alternative to previous hate crime reports submitted to the United Nations.

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

Apr 29th 2019, 7:18 AM 21,012 Views 23 Comments

The law enables Ireland to ratify the Istanbul Convention.

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

Apr 23rd 2019, 12:05 AM 46,639 Views 43 Comments

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

Trump holds meeting with Kim Kardashian days away from historic summit with North Korea leader
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Trump holds meeting with Kim Kardashian days away from historic summit with North Korea leader

May 31st 2018, 7:17 AM 46,786 Views 66 Comments

Kardashian was expected to meet aide Jared Kushner but in the end she met with President Donald Trump.

The 'sexy' side of criminal law - fixing wrongful convictions, and why people confess to crimes they didn't commit
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The 'sexy' side of criminal law - fixing wrongful convictions, and why people confess to crimes they didn't commit

Jan 25th 2018, 6:05 AM 11,765 Views 8 Comments

Living your life after 20 years spent outside society for a crime you didn’t commit is no joke says president of the Innocence Project of Iowa Brian Farrell.

Leo: Some people told me to shut up and keep my head down
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Leo: Some people told me to shut up and keep my head down

Feb 21st 2015, 3:05 PM 32,749 Views 152 Comments

The Fine Gael national conference has been talking crime and the economic recovery this morning.

Sexual assault patients could have more time to keep biological evidence
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Sexual assault patients could have more time to keep biological evidence

Oct 10th 2014, 2:34 PM 8,903 Views 8 Comments

It is planned that biological evidence could be kept for up to a year.

Big increase in number of women being sent to jail
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Big increase in number of women being sent to jail

Nov 21st 2013, 8:15 AM 8,519 Views 75 Comments

The number of women being sent to jail has increased by one third in the last three years, while the number of men being imprisoned has levelled off.

Lisa McInerney: So St Pat's is to close - but that's just the first step
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Lisa McInerney: So St Pat's is to close - but that's just the first step

Jul 15th 2013, 7:00 AM 31 Views 36 Comments

Report after report has documented the problems with St Patrick’s Institution – but now we need to actually deal with young offenders in a meaningful way.

"There's going to be riots" when St Patrick's inmates move to new prison
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"There's going to be riots" when St Patrick's inmates move to new prison

Jul 7th 2013, 8:30 AM 12,945 Views 90 Comments

A senior prison officer has warned that rival gangs will battle for dominance when the young offenders are moved to an adult prison.

Victim devastated as man who raped her when she was 14 ‘walks free’
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Victim devastated as man who raped her when she was 14 ‘walks free’

Jun 10th 2013, 10:52 AM 19,798 Views 104 Comments

A man was a given a suspended sentence last week after being found guilty of raping his wife’s sister when she was 14.

Nine murders committed by people released on bail
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Nine murders committed by people released on bail

Feb 12th 2013, 6:30 AM 5,822 Views 25 Comments

Figures released by the Department of Justice show 16,812 crimes were committed by those on bail in 2012.

Department insists public will be safeguarded from sex offenders
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Department insists public will be safeguarded from sex offenders

Jun 19th 2012, 10:29 AM 2,726 Views 16 Comments

Concerns have been raised that the Spent Convictions Bill will allow some people who have committed sexual offences to have their criminal record wiped.

New bill will allow minor criminal records to be wiped
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New bill will allow minor criminal records to be wiped

May 4th 2012, 7:29 AM 37,603 Views 35 Comments

The Spent Convictions Bill will strike out some convictions if the person has not been convicted again within a certain period.

160 prisoners to be granted temporary release for Christmas
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160 prisoners to be granted temporary release for Christmas

Dec 22nd 2011, 5:29 PM 2,563 Views 18 Comments

The majority of the prisoners come from lower security institutions.

Guess how many people have been jailed for not paying fines this year?
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Guess how many people have been jailed for not paying fines this year?

Dec 19th 2011, 5:34 PM 8,473 Views 39 Comments

New figures reveal the thousands of people who have been jailed this year in Ireland for non-payment of fines.