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Majority of victims’ families could be excluded from Stardust inquest, TD warns
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Majority of victims’ families could be excluded from Stardust inquest, TD warns

Wed 7:08 PM 8,277 Views 1 Comment

Labour’s Aodhan Ó Ríordáin cited a row over promised free legal aid.

Calls for urgent resolution to legal fees impasse for Stardust families
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Calls for urgent resolution to legal fees impasse for Stardust families

Sep 16th 2021, 4:38 PM 4,972 Views 0 Comments

Campaigners said this morning that the Department Of Justice has reneged on its “past promises” to pay for work undertaken by their legal representatives.

Garda promotions to be handled by Public Appointments Service under new regulations
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Garda promotions to be handled by Public Appointments Service under new regulations

Jul 19th 2021, 11:27 AM 20,136 Views 22 Comments

Promotions to the ranks of sergeant and inspector had previously been managed internally.

Criticism as international students told to enroll in a course to extend their visas
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Criticism as international students told to enroll in a course to extend their visas

Apr 30th 2021, 7:07 PM 19,083 Views 34 Comments

The Department of Justice has said that they will take a pragmatic approach to the situation.

Frontline workers among 1,200 people granted Irish citizenship since January
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Frontline workers among 1,200 people granted Irish citizenship since January

Apr 9th 2021, 3:32 PM 29,175 Views 28 Comments

Citizenship ceremonies have been temporarily replaced by signing a declaration of loyalty.

Non-EU doctors call for all frontline workers' citizenship applications to be fasttracked
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Non-EU doctors call for all frontline workers' citizenship applications to be fasttracked

Apr 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 22,933 Views 40 Comments

Doctors have written to all TDs and senators asking for their citizenship to be fasttracked as a gesture for their work during the pandemic.

Justice Minister aims to reduce waiting time for children born in Ireland to gain citizenship
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Justice Minister aims to reduce waiting time for children born in Ireland to gain citizenship

Updated Mar 23rd 2021, 7:02 PM 41,445 Views 28 Comments

Currently, children born in Ireland whose parents are not Irish citizens – and haven’t met residency requirements – must live here for at least five years before they can gain citizenship.

€2.2 million spent on deporting people from Ireland in last three years
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€2.2 million spent on deporting people from Ireland in last three years

Mar 15th 2021, 6:30 AM 22,142 Views 32 Comments

Figures from the Department of Justice show 601 people were deported between 2018 and 2020.

Justice Department says it can't fast-track healthcare workers' citizenship applications
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# Application Backlog

Justice Department says it can't fast-track healthcare workers' citizenship applications

Mar 13th 2021, 10:30 AM 22,808 Views 38 Comments

The Department said it can’t fast-track the healthcare workers’ applications specifically, as it doesn’t segregate applicants by their work.

Stardust: Government urged to solve legal aid logjam that is delaying start of inquests
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# Stardust Fire

Stardust: Government urged to solve legal aid logjam that is delaying start of inquests

Feb 16th 2021, 12:05 AM 10,205 Views 14 Comments

Opposition parties have urged the Taoiseach and the government to prevent any further delay right after the 40th anniversary of the disaster.

Waiting time for asylum seekers to seek permission to work reduced by three months
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Waiting time for asylum seekers to seek permission to work reduced by three months

Jan 28th 2021, 2:16 PM 11,063 Views 20 Comments

Asylum seekers will need to wait six months instead of nine before they can apply for permission to work in Ireland.

Over 100 breaches of PCR test rule at Dublin Airport recorded under new rules
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Over 100 breaches of PCR test rule at Dublin Airport recorded under new rules

Jan 28th 2021, 12:05 AM 66,810 Views 89 Comments

The Department of Justice said the breaches were a mixture of people failing to provide a test result and others providing a test result from beyond the 72-hour limit.

'I'm not sure my friends can afford it': International students face hike in health insurance costs
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# Squeezed Students

'I'm not sure my friends can afford it': International students face hike in health insurance costs

Oct 10th 2020, 12:10 AM 25,654 Views 11 Comments

There has been no clarity from immigration authorities about when rules will be enforced.

Irish government to return €5.5m in funds misappropriated by former Nigerian leader
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# Frozen Assets

Irish government to return €5.5m in funds misappropriated by former Nigerian leader

Aug 13th 2020, 8:22 PM 37,042 Views 40 Comments

The government said the funds were frozen in a Dublin-based bank account.

'These orders have us heartbroken': Protest planned against deportation of Athlone students
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'These orders have us heartbroken': Protest planned against deportation of Athlone students

Aug 11th 2020, 4:36 PM 36,555 Views 41 Comments

The couple live in a direct provision centre in Athlone.

'Mould, fire hazards and damp' identified at Direct Provision centres as new Minister aims for independent inspections
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# INspections

'Mould, fire hazards and damp' identified at Direct Provision centres as new Minister aims for independent inspections

Jul 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 17,568 Views 54 Comments

No inspections of centres have taken place since late March due to Covid-19.

'Our friend was badly let down by the State': Calls for transparency around deaths in Direct Provision one year after Sylva Tukula's burial
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'Our friend was badly let down by the State': Calls for transparency around deaths in Direct Provision one year after Sylva Tukula's burial

Jul 3rd 2020, 6:05 AM 13,933 Views 25 Comments

The CSO is aiming to collect data on Direct Provision deaths but the Justice Department says it has no role in collecting this.

Department asks Direct Provision centre owners to prove living conditions allegations are 'clearly false'
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Department asks Direct Provision centre owners to prove living conditions allegations are 'clearly false'

Jun 19th 2020, 12:05 AM 38,561 Views 85 Comments

“IPAS is more concerned about protecting their reputation and the reputations of private contractors,” said Nasc CEO Fiona Finn.

New domestic violence ad campaign tells victims support is 'still here' despite the pandemic
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New domestic violence ad campaign tells victims support is 'still here' despite the pandemic

Apr 15th 2020, 7:33 AM 16,629 Views 6 Comments

The adverts depict the reality for victims of domestic abuse when their home is no longer a safe place.

Major jump in number of people deported from Ireland in 2019
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# Deportation

Major jump in number of people deported from Ireland in 2019

Mar 9th 2020, 6:00 AM 43,610 Views 22 Comments

In 2019, 293 people were deported from Ireland.

'Since I got the letter, it's just silence': Citizenship delays now a 'disincentive' for doctors to stay in Ireland
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# Retention Crisis

'Since I got the letter, it's just silence': Citizenship delays now a 'disincentive' for doctors to stay in Ireland

Mar 9th 2020, 12:05 AM 63,543 Views 30 Comments

One doctor described the stress of applying for citizenship and work permits, and the toll it has taken on his personal life.

'We don't want to create an 'us and them' scenario': Tullamore councillors to discuss planned Direct Provision centre
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# Asylum Seekers

'We don't want to create an 'us and them' scenario': Tullamore councillors to discuss planned Direct Provision centre

Feb 19th 2020, 3:01 PM 14,020 Views 37 Comments

“It’s a fait accompli, I would prefer if there had been more consultation,” one councillor said.

Direct provision centre to accommodate up to 168 asylum seekers in Offaly from early March
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# Tullamore

Direct provision centre to accommodate up to 168 asylum seekers in Offaly from early March

Feb 18th 2020, 10:19 PM 29,125 Views 60 Comments

The premises was offered to the Department via the recent public procurement competition for the Midlands region.

Justice Department tried to soothe 'nonsense' RIC commemoration concerns
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Justice Department tried to soothe 'nonsense' RIC commemoration concerns

Feb 11th 2020, 6:00 AM 19,535 Views 10 Comments

Internal records show how controversy started to build from 2 January – three days before the Clare mayor announced his boycott.

Department of Justice considering extending visa status of Chinese people in Ireland over coronavirus
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# Visa

Department of Justice considering extending visa status of Chinese people in Ireland over coronavirus

Jan 31st 2020, 2:52 PM 26,902 Views 31 Comments

There has been two confirmed cases of the novel virus in the UK.

Only 192 garda stations have received an increase in staffing levels since 2015
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# Staffing Levels

Only 192 garda stations have received an increase in staffing levels since 2015

Jan 24th 2020, 6:05 AM 10,748 Views 15 Comments

The number of gardaí in two-thirds of stations has remained static or fallen since the lifting of the recruitment embargo in 2014.

Ireland has no plans to follow the UK and introduce civil partnerships for opposite-sex couples
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# Civil Partnership Bells

Ireland has no plans to follow the UK and introduce civil partnerships for opposite-sex couples

Jan 13th 2020, 6:30 AM 29,780 Views 38 Comments

The government said that there are no plans to change the law in Ireland.

Explainer: What happens next in the Lisa Smith case?
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# Garda Questioning

Explainer: What happens next in the Lisa Smith case?

Dec 2nd 2019, 2:35 PM 33,470 Views 80 Comments

How long can she be questioned by gardaí, and is she likely to face charges?

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

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

Dec 2nd 2019, 2:03 PM 8,192 Views 30 Comments

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

Department planning new Direct Provision centres to cut down on 'highly unsatisfactory' shortages
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# Direct Provision

Department planning new Direct Provision centres to cut down on 'highly unsatisfactory' shortages

Nov 22nd 2019, 11:23 AM 12,661 Views 47 Comments

50% more people have applied this year and many end up in emergency accommodation according to the Department of Justice.

Consultation to take place on whether Ireland's nightclub opening hours should be updated
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# Irish Nightlife

Consultation to take place on whether Ireland's nightclub opening hours should be updated

Nov 13th 2019, 6:23 PM 24,988 Views 35 Comments

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan is “very keen” to open up a consultation with stakeholders.

Anti-LGBT preacher banned from Ireland over 'abusive' views which were 'likely to stir up hatred'
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Anti-LGBT preacher banned from Ireland over 'abusive' views which were 'likely to stir up hatred'

Nov 3rd 2019, 12:05 AM 53,113 Views 144 Comments

Steven Anderson was the first person to be issued with an exclusion order preventing him from entering Ireland.

'The law is weak': Government launches public consultation on hate speech
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'The law is weak': Government launches public consultation on hate speech

Updated Oct 24th 2019, 1:12 PM 17,144 Views 64 Comments

The Department of Justice is currently finalising research on legislative approaches to tackling hate crime in other countries.

Government officials clashed over roles on regulating children's access to porn after Ana Kriegel trial
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# Porn Block

Government officials clashed over roles on regulating children's access to porn after Ana Kriegel trial

Oct 20th 2019, 12:05 AM 25,360 Views 0 Comments

Two departments claimed they weren’t responsible for monitoring the issue.

Government to spend €65 million on new Direct Provision centres in four counties
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# Direct Provision

Government to spend €65 million on new Direct Provision centres in four counties

Aug 29th 2019, 12:05 AM 36,213 Views 117 Comments

The Department of Justice & Equality has struggled to open new centres since 2018.

The Justice Minister was asked to limit free legal aid for repeat offenders. Here's why that won't happen
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# Free Legal Aid

The Justice Minister was asked to limit free legal aid for repeat offenders. Here's why that won't happen

Aug 9th 2019, 6:15 AM 22,358 Views 55 Comments

Tipperary County Council passed a motion in March requesting that the Minister for Justice consider it.

'A gross violation': Asylum seekers say post is being opened without consent
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'A gross violation': Asylum seekers say post is being opened without consent

Aug 4th 2019, 6:30 AM 39,096 Views 0 Comments

Residents in Direct Provision centres have claimed the practice is commonplace.

Ireland trying to make arrangements to bring Lisa Smith home
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# Islamic State

Ireland trying to make arrangements to bring Lisa Smith home

Jul 19th 2019, 5:07 PM 30,597 Views 48 Comments

The Dundalk woman and her young daughter are currently in Syria.

Justice Department hit with €27,000 levy by Dublin City Council for vacant site it is trying to transfer to the council
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# Kilmainham Road

Justice Department hit with €27,000 levy by Dublin City Council for vacant site it is trying to transfer to the council

Jun 18th 2019, 6:05 AM 19,002 Views 13 Comments

The site at 51A Old Kilmainham Road, Dublin 8, has been vacant for a number of years.

State offers 'unreserved apology' for burying asylum seeker without telling friends
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# SYLVA TUKULA

State offers 'unreserved apology' for burying asylum seeker without telling friends

Jun 13th 2019, 7:53 AM 18,515 Views 27 Comments

Sylva Tukula died at the Great Western House Direct Provision centre in Galway in August 2018.

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