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Group challenges minister's decision preventing it from offering courses to overseas students
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Group challenges minister's decision preventing it from offering courses to overseas students

Thu 10:35 PM 15,952 Views 0 Comments

A High Court challenge has been brought by Holmes Institute Ireland Ltd against a decision by the Minister for Justice.

Pregnancy, parenting and politics: 'It's not advisable to go on a campaign trail two weeks postpartum'
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Pregnancy, parenting and politics: 'It's not advisable to go on a campaign trail two weeks postpartum'

Mar 14th 2021, 6:30 AM 30,659 Views 3 Comments

This week saw the government announce Justice Helen McEntee will take six months of paid maternity leave, but the conversation has already turned to bigger questions.

Gardaí investigate bomb scare at home of Justice Minister Helen McEntee
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Gardaí investigate bomb scare at home of Justice Minister Helen McEntee

Mar 8th 2021, 4:29 PM 72,722 Views 44 Comments

McEntee is pregnant with her first child and is due in May

Justice Minister plans to take maternity leave after having her baby
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Justice Minister plans to take maternity leave after having her baby

Jan 15th 2021, 12:19 PM 39,227 Views 88 Comments

There are no legal provisions for TDs to take parental leave.

Mother of young woman who took her own life after online abuse meets with Justice Minister
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Mother of young woman who took her own life after online abuse meets with Justice Minister

Dec 9th 2020, 9:45 PM 36,010 Views 7 Comments

Jackie Fox released a statement this evening following the meeting.

Image-based abuse: Being in a relationship with victim 'will be aggravating factor in sentencing'
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Image-based abuse: Being in a relationship with victim 'will be aggravating factor in sentencing'

Dec 1st 2020, 6:22 PM 14,539 Views 17 Comments

People could face up to seven years in prison if they publish intimate images without consent.

Varadkar says he spoke with other leaders before telling McEntee ‘Woulfe would make a good judge’
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Varadkar says he spoke with other leaders before telling McEntee ‘Woulfe would make a good judge’

Updated Nov 26th 2020, 8:33 PM 41,302 Views 70 Comments

Helen McEntee took questions today on the ongoing controversy around Seamus Woulfe’s appointment.

Justice minister agrees to appear before the Dáil to answer questions on Woulfe appointment
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Justice minister agrees to appear before the Dáil to answer questions on Woulfe appointment

Nov 25th 2020, 2:19 PM 18,781 Views 33 Comments

Micheal Martin says the Oireachtas Business Committee should meet to discuss the matter.

TDs round on Taoiseach and government over Seamus Woulfe questions 'charade'
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TDs round on Taoiseach and government over Seamus Woulfe questions 'charade'

Updated Nov 24th 2020, 6:28 PM 34,536 Views 42 Comments

Justice Minister Helen McEntee also defended the government’s stance.

Justice Minister agrees to take Séamus Woulfe questions as PQs, but no Dáil debate
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Justice Minister agrees to take Séamus Woulfe questions as PQs, but no Dáil debate

Nov 19th 2020, 10:03 PM 26,091 Views 29 Comments

The opposition has rejected this offer as “laughable” and “circling the wagons”.

There have been 8 deaths in prison custody to date this year, and 100 deaths in 10 years
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There have been 8 deaths in prison custody to date this year, and 100 deaths in 10 years

Oct 10th 2020, 7:15 AM 27,744 Views 28 Comments

The figures to 1 October this year are down on the 15 deaths that occurred in Irish prisons last year.

‘Very challenging situation’ for Ireland if UK breaches international law, McEntee says
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‘Very challenging situation’ for Ireland if UK breaches international law, McEntee says

Oct 6th 2020, 8:15 PM 19,676 Views 16 Comments

The Justice Minister said there will be ‘shock and surprise’ if the UK backs out of NI Protocol.

Minister tells asylum appeals tribunal to 'act urgently' after member addressed Dublin anti-mask rally
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Minister tells asylum appeals tribunal to 'act urgently' after member addressed Dublin anti-mask rally

Updated Aug 24th 2020, 10:55 AM 63,160 Views 119 Comments

Minister Helen McEntee has asked the chair of IPAT to prepare a report after Una McGurk addressed the anti-mask rally.

Around 80 human trafficking investigations underway in Ireland
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Around 80 human trafficking investigations underway in Ireland

Jul 30th 2020, 11:15 AM 29,243 Views 22 Comments

Justice Minster Helen McEntee revealed the latest figure on World Day against Trafficking in Persons.

Justice Minister: 'Root-and-branch' change to Direct Provision will 'ultimately lead to its abolition'
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Justice Minister: 'Root-and-branch' change to Direct Provision will 'ultimately lead to its abolition'

Jun 7th 2020, 1:48 PM 18,653 Views 66 Comments

The Justice Minister made the comments on RTÉ Radio Ones’s This Week programme.

Dept of Justice says video of cramped Direct Provision room 'appears to have been staged'
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Dept of Justice says video of cramped Direct Provision room 'appears to have been staged'

Updated Jan 4th 2020, 4:42 PM 43,723 Views 82 Comments

The Depart of Justice said this afternoon that no more than six people are in a room at the East End Hotel centre.

'It's like I'm in a prison': Fears citizenship applications are facing years-long backlogs
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'It's like I'm in a prison': Fears citizenship applications are facing years-long backlogs

Oct 13th 2019, 7:30 AM 35,199 Views 165 Comments

A High Court ruling in July has halted the processing of citizenship applications.

'I don't want to see these people on our streets': Charlie Flanagan admits 'crisis' in asylum seeker accommodation
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'I don't want to see these people on our streets': Charlie Flanagan admits 'crisis' in asylum seeker accommodation

Sep 23rd 2019, 10:49 PM 28,118 Views 91 Comments

The Justice Minister says over 1,300 asylum seekers are currently in emergency accommodation.

Minister says 'porn block' law needs to be considered, but says privacy issues also a concern
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Minister says 'porn block' law needs to be considered, but says privacy issues also a concern

Updated May 22nd 2019, 4:19 PM 18,517 Views 60 Comments

Credit card details could be used to verify a person is over 18 under the new UK rules.

Ireland set to make revenge porn and 'upskirting' illegal under new legislation
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Ireland set to make revenge porn and 'upskirting' illegal under new legislation

May 1st 2019, 6:10 AM 32,105 Views 22 Comments

It will also be an offence to send obscene messages using any form of online communications.

Government to hold national consultation on scrapping daylight savings time
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Government to hold national consultation on scrapping daylight savings time

Oct 1st 2018, 8:14 PM 21,287 Views 57 Comments

The President of the European Commission has proposed to end the changes in Europe next year.

Garda and ex-Tipperary hurler who was seriously injured after assault awarded €1.16 million
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Garda and ex-Tipperary hurler who was seriously injured after assault awarded €1.16 million

Updated Jul 30th 2018, 5:45 PM 40,562 Views 0 Comments

Justice Bernard Barton had earlier awarded the 44-year-old €175,000 general damages.

Courts Service of Ireland reduces shares in Big Tobacco, but still holds €4.5m worth in stocks
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Courts Service of Ireland reduces shares in Big Tobacco, but still holds €4.5m worth in stocks

Jul 29th 2018, 7:00 AM 12,282 Views 19 Comments

Critics state the Courts Services continued investment in the tobacco industry flies in the face of the government’s Tobacco Free Ireland vision.

'Matter of grave concern': Justice Minister on Garda submachine gun found in Dublin city centre by passerby
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'Matter of grave concern': Justice Minister on Garda submachine gun found in Dublin city centre by passerby

Jul 11th 2018, 11:22 AM 21,815 Views 94 Comments

The gun was handed in to Store Street garda station yesterday by a member of the public.

Government won't support Fianna Fáil's calls for public inquiry into death of cyclist Shane O'Farrell
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Government won't support Fianna Fáil's calls for public inquiry into death of cyclist Shane O'Farrell

Jun 12th 2018, 8:48 PM 25,732 Views 20 Comments

Shane O’Farrell was cycling home in 2011 when he was struck by a car driven by a man who was on bail for a number of offences.

Supreme Court: Minister's decision left two Mauritian families in 'Catch 22' situation
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Supreme Court: Minister's decision left two Mauritian families in 'Catch 22' situation

Apr 25th 2018, 12:05 AM 22,902 Views 60 Comments

Both students had been studying and working the country for 11 years and were directed to leave after a policy change.

No plans to legalise pepper spray or tasers in Ireland
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No plans to legalise pepper spray or tasers in Ireland

Mar 11th 2018, 4:00 PM 20,655 Views 50 Comments

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said it isn’t possible to police rural Ireland the same way as Dublin.

Minister warned it would be a 'serious mistake' to rush into appointing a new commissioner
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Minister warned it would be a 'serious mistake' to rush into appointing a new commissioner

Sep 27th 2017, 7:40 AM 6,352 Views 25 Comments

The Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland wrote to Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan.

Garda whistleblower report will not be published in full
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Garda whistleblower report will not be published in full

Feb 8th 2017, 6:25 AM 8,765 Views 37 Comments

The former High Court judge was tasked with reviewing the situation after two protected disclosures were made to Frances Fitzgerald by gardaí in last October.

Alan Shatter says he was spat at and abused following his resignation
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Alan Shatter says he was spat at and abused following his resignation

May 13th 2016, 12:00 PM 13,952 Views 94 Comments

He said it was “reasonable” to ask the Taoiseach and his former colleagues to correct the Dáil record.

Former justice minister Michael McDowell and ex-union boss David Begg to run for Seanad
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Former justice minister Michael McDowell and ex-union boss David Begg to run for Seanad

Mar 2nd 2016, 10:27 PM 16,282 Views 112 Comments

Both of the high-profile names will be seeking election to the National University of Ireland panel.

Garda chief to look into claims of embezzlement by gardaí in Romanian property deal
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Garda chief to look into claims of embezzlement by gardaí in Romanian property deal

Jun 15th 2015, 1:02 PM 12,542 Views 46 Comments

The Justice Minister had made the request in response to matters raised by Clare Daly TD.

Almost 200 people have lost their homes to bankruptcy in just over a year
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Almost 200 people have lost their homes to bankruptcy in just over a year

May 31st 2015, 2:40 PM 10,779 Views 48 Comments

Prior to January 2014, only 10 family homes or Principal Private Residences were surrendered.

Cork gardaí working in stations infested with rats
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Cork gardaí working in stations infested with rats

May 27th 2015, 6:05 AM 16,656 Views 43 Comments

The Justice Minister was recently asked about the health and safety issues at Glanmire and Macroom stations.

Alan Shatter has lost his bid to quash aspects of the Guerin report
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Alan Shatter has lost his bid to quash aspects of the Guerin report

May 20th 2015, 12:12 PM 9,423 Views 59 Comments

The former Justice Minister resigned from his cabinet position last May.

Ireland has a Witness Protection Programme and we've spent €400k on it this year
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Ireland has a Witness Protection Programme and we've spent €400k on it this year

May 19th 2015, 11:00 AM 18,351 Views 25 Comments

The protection programme was set up as gardaí tackled gangland crime.

Definitely no re-investigation into mysterious death of Fr Niall Molloy
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Definitely no re-investigation into mysterious death of Fr Niall Molloy

Mar 31st 2015, 5:48 PM 12,297 Views 33 Comments

The decision was backed by Minister Frances Fitzgerald.

Are the people who run the country laughing at this woman being attacked by her brolly?
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Are the people who run the country laughing at this woman being attacked by her brolly?

Jan 16th 2015, 9:10 AM 18,292 Views 46 Comments

We think so…

Should domestic violence be treated more seriously than public assault?
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Should domestic violence be treated more seriously than public assault?

Oct 16th 2014, 11:58 AM 4,275 Views 17 Comments

The Oireachtas Justice Committee thinks so.

Stardust campaigner wants to meet Justice Minister - after saying she 'wouldn't darken her door'
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Stardust campaigner wants to meet Justice Minister - after saying she 'wouldn't darken her door'

Jul 16th 2014, 10:03 AM 7,601 Views 8 Comments

Geraldine Foy is a researcher for Stardust campaigners and has been in contact with Minister Frances Fitzgerald’s department.

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