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#Justice Committee

From TheJournal.ie Drew Harris 'won't speculate' on border posts but says region will get more gardaí and armed support Brexit

Drew Harris 'won't speculate' on border posts but says region will get more gardaí and armed support

The Garda Commissioner says the force is “ready” for Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie Trump blocks Democrats' demand for secret Mueller material using executive privilege Mueller Report

Trump blocks Democrats' demand for secret Mueller material using executive privilege

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the demands were “unlawful and reckless”.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should reference to women's 'life within the home' in the Constitution be amended? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should reference to women's 'life within the home' in the Constitution be amended?

The Justice Committee published a report on the matter yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Committee backs changes to ‘women’s place in the home' section of Constitution Oireachtas

Committee backs changes to ‘women’s place in the home' section of Constitution

The Justice Committee published a report on the matter today.

From TheJournal.ie Referendum on women’s place in the home delayed after committee vote Derailed

Referendum on women’s place in the home delayed after committee vote

The Oireachtas Justice Committee has voted for pre-legislative scrutiny of the removal of the women in the home reference.

From TheJournal.ie 'Is it non-compliance, or just lack of capacity?' - Policing Authority unsure of competence of Garda management Gardaí

'Is it non-compliance, or just lack of capacity?' - Policing Authority unsure of competence of Garda management

Chairperson of the Policing Authority Josephine Feehily was in front of the Oireachtas Justice Committee this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Clare Daly asks Commissioner why she was brought to court over driving offence Scandals

Clare Daly asks Commissioner why she was brought to court over driving offence

More than 14,000 people were summoned to court erroneously.

From TheJournal.ie Nóirin O'Sullivan calls country's top officers to garda HQ and urges them to support her Rallying Support

Nóirin O'Sullivan calls country's top officers to garda HQ and urges them to support her

The Commissioner will address the Oireachtas today.

From TheJournal.ie Undocumented in Ireland: "We're the very same as the Irish undocumented in the US" Proposals

Undocumented in Ireland: "We're the very same as the Irish undocumented in the US"

Almost 90% of undocumented people living in Ireland are employed and 1 in 3 have been in the same job for five years.

From TheJournal.ie Carrying drugs for personal use is illegal. But politicians are looking at changing that Relaxation

Carrying drugs for personal use is illegal. But politicians are looking at changing that

The Portuguese approach could be considered here.

From TheJournal.ie What can Ireland learn from a country that decriminalised drugs? Portugal Here We Come

What can Ireland learn from a country that decriminalised drugs?

TDs are off to Portugal to find out.

From TheJournal.ie TD says road sign he showed justice committee MIGHT have been from the UK Bullet Holes

TD says road sign he showed justice committee MIGHT have been from the UK

Finian McGrath says he has plenty of photos of signs that are “definitely” Irish.

From TheJournal.ie "Frustrating" that Garda Commissioner didn't say if the Provisional IRA still exists Crime

"Frustrating" that Garda Commissioner didn't say if the Provisional IRA still exists

Nóirín O’Sullivan appeared before the Justice Committee today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Kids are selling drugs because gardaí are busy at water protests' Gone Back In Time

'Kids are selling drugs because gardaí are busy at water protests'

Drug dealing in Dublin has been described as “absolutely horrendous”

From TheJournal.ie Garda PULSE system "not fit for purpose" and should be scrapped Does Not Compute

Garda PULSE system "not fit for purpose" and should be scrapped

The Garda Inspectorate has also recommended scrapping the Pulse system.

From TheJournal.ie Restaurant owners say they're not targeting homeless with begging survey Bad Timing

Restaurant owners say they're not targeting homeless with begging survey

The Restaurants Association said homelessness and aggressive begging are two separate issues.

From TheJournal.ie Confirmed: It's going to be illegal to purchase the services of a sex worker Outlawed

Confirmed: It's going to be illegal to purchase the services of a sex worker

The age of consent is also to remain at 17.

From TheJournal.ie 'The abuse we suffered due to our skin colour is being airbrushed from Irish history' Industrial Abuse

'The abuse we suffered due to our skin colour is being airbrushed from Irish history'

Mixed Race Irish is asking for the Government to recognise the abuse they suffered in State-run institutions.

From TheJournal.ie Age of consent should stay at 17 but two year leeway suggested Underage Sex

Age of consent should stay at 17 but two year leeway suggested

That’s according to a report from the Oireachtas Justice Committee published yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Should domestic violence be treated more seriously than public assault? Justice Committee

Should domestic violence be treated more seriously than public assault?

The Oireachtas Justice Committee thinks so.

From TheJournal.ie Justice committee calls for single Garda Ombudsman An Garda Síochána

Justice committee calls for single Garda Ombudsman

It also recommends reform of the complaints process, Garda training and formation of the Garda Authority.

From TheJournal.ie Has gangland crime affected you or your community? Gangland Crime

Has gangland crime affected you or your community?

The Justice Committee is seeking submissions for its report on the impact of gangland crime on people across Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'One suicide within prison is too many' Rehabilitation

'One suicide within prison is too many'

The Irish Institute of Naturopathic Medicine is calling on the government to support its pilot programme to help reduce suicide in prisons.

From TheJournal.ie What can TDs do to prevent suicide in prisons? Oireachtas Agenda

What can TDs do to prevent suicide in prisons?

The Justice Committee will discuss this and other issues today.

From TheJournal.ie 'I told her to ring Maurice McCabe': John Wilson shook hands with the Garda Commissioner today Whistleblower

'I told her to ring Maurice McCabe': John Wilson shook hands with the Garda Commissioner today

Noirín O’Sullivan shook hands and chatted with whistleblower and former garda John Wilson outside Leinster House today.

From TheJournal.ie Brian Purcell appears before the Justice Committee, but refuses to answer questions about Callinan None The Wiser

Brian Purcell appears before the Justice Committee, but refuses to answer questions about Callinan

Members of the committee slammed his lack of cooperation as “farcical”.

From TheJournal.ie Acting Garda Commissioner denies the force has not supported Maurice McCabe Justice Committee

Acting Garda Commissioner denies the force has not supported Maurice McCabe

Finian McGrath questioned Nóirín O’Sullivan’s assertion that senior gardaí were in contact with the whistleblower “on a daily basis”.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí claim GSOC tells them: 'Accept this, it's no biggie... you just have to suck it up' Justice Committee

Gardaí claim GSOC tells them: 'Accept this, it's no biggie... you just have to suck it up'

John Redmond, chair of the AGSI, said gardaí sometimes had to apologise to complainants even if they weren’t in the wrong.

From TheJournal.ie Guards being able to investigate guards is 'questionable' - GSOC chief Justice Committee

Guards being able to investigate guards is 'questionable' - GSOC chief

Simon O’Brien said that the organisation’s remit should be “fundamentally reset” so it can “actively seek resolutions to issues and provide feedback to gardaí to bring about change”.

From TheJournal.ie Justice Committee says Ireland should recognise Travellers as ethnic group Recognition

Justice Committee says Ireland should recognise Travellers as ethnic group

A report from the committee said the Taoiseach and Justice Minister should confirm this recognition and commence dialogue with representative groups about new legislation.

From TheJournal.ie Justice Committee not calling anyone in on GardaGate ... yet No Probe

Justice Committee not calling anyone in on GardaGate ... yet

However, the panel of TDs and senators is seeking to have an examination of the timeline of events included in the terms of reference of the Commission of Investigation.

From TheJournal.ie Domestic violence victims ‘trapped’ by immigration laws Domestic Violence

Domestic violence victims ‘trapped’ by immigration laws

Victims are often afraid to report abuse because they fear it will impact on their immigration status.

From TheJournal.ie Former sex workers to speak to Justice committee on prostitution laws Sex Workers

Former sex workers to speak to Justice committee on prostitution laws

The news comes days after former ‘Belle de Jour’ escort Brooke Magnanti expressed her concerns about the fact no sex workers to date had spoken to the committee.

From TheJournal.ie Justice Committee at Stormont grills Marie Stopes representatives Abortion

Justice Committee at Stormont grills Marie Stopes representatives

The committee asked representatives if they located the clinic across from a train station to encourage women from the Republic to travel there for abortions.

From TheJournal.ie Barnardos highlights problem of 'loverboys' in child prostitution Prostitution

Barnardos highlights problem of 'loverboys' in child prostitution

June Tinsely of Barnardos said young men who act as boyfriends to teenage girls coerce them into having sex with other men.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil committee to discuss Irish prostitution legislation Prostitution

Dáil committee to discuss Irish prostitution legislation

The Justice committee is to meet with a number of groups tomorrow to hear their opinions on prostitution and law in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Survivors of symphysiotomy take next step in search for justice Symphysiotomy

Survivors of symphysiotomy take next step in search for justice

The group of women will discuss their proposed draft bill to amend the statute of limitations in relation to the pelvic operations at an Oireachtas committee hearing today.