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#Criminal Law

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Laws that criminalise sex buyers are making life more dangerous for sex workers Opinion

Opinion: Laws that criminalise sex buyers are making life more dangerous for sex workers

How long more can our government ignore the growing body of evidence that shows that their policies are endangering to the physical and mental health of sex workers, writes Kate McGrew.

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: People with a criminal record for minor offences deserve a second chance Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Should judges hand down concurrent sentences in rape cases? Criminal Law

Opinion: Should judges hand down concurrent sentences in rape cases?

‘It is essential, for victims of crime and for society in general, that coherent sentencing policy is developed’, writes Ivana Bacik.

From TheJournal.ie 'It can make a massive difference to cases': Legal experts question garda cannabis plant valuation Drug Crime

'It can make a massive difference to cases': Legal experts question garda cannabis plant valuation

Gardaí apply a general valuation of €800 to each plant – experts claims this is at odds with international best practice.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Would a new government bill really decriminalise sex workers? Factcheck

FactCheck: Would a new government bill really decriminalise sex workers?

FactCheck referees a dispute over a controversial new law.

Jay Z's "99 Problems" broken down by law professor

The law professor uses the song to illustrate the legal dos and don’ts of drug smuggling.

From TheJournal.ie Prostitution programme 'showed the appalling abuse of women' - Taoiseach Prostitution

Prostitution programme 'showed the appalling abuse of women' - Taoiseach

Enda Kenny told the Dáil today that the government intends to introduce legislation to clamp down on the prostitution industry in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Over 100 cases affected as Shatter questions legality of lawyers' strike Lawyers

Over 100 cases affected as Shatter questions legality of lawyers' strike

The Minister for Justice Alan Shatter described the actions of criminal law barristers and solicitors today as “absolutely extraordinary”.

From TheJournal.ie Shatter hopes lawyers will call off 'extraordinary' strike action Lawyers

Shatter hopes lawyers will call off 'extraordinary' strike action

Criminal law solicitors and barristers are expected to strike on Thursday over cuts to the Criminal Legal Aid scheme.

A NIGERIAN WOMAN is due in court this morning charged with keeping a brothel, after being arrested earlier this month in connection with the charges, RTÉ News reports. The woman, 35, had been kept in custody pending her deportation, but the DPP had directed that she be charged in connection with the keeping of a brothel. Gardaí had been searching for her for some time, RTÉ added.