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From TheJournal.ie Irish citizens who commit serious offences abroad will be open to prosecution from today Criminal Justice

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

The law enables Ireland to ratify the Istanbul Convention.

From TheJournal.ie Finian McGrath withdraws comments over political policing after strong criticism from Cabinet colleagues

Finian McGrath withdraws comments over political policing after strong criticism from Cabinet colleagues

In an interview with the Sunday Independent, McGrath said the policing of new drink driving laws had been “really over the top”.

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court cuts wait time for appeals to one year Justice

Supreme Court cuts wait time for appeals to one year

The court has now effectively disposed of its backlog of legacy cases.

From TheJournal.ie Family of murdered woman Clodagh Hawe to meet Garda Commissioner Inquiry

Family of murdered woman Clodagh Hawe to meet Garda Commissioner

Clodagh’s family met with Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan today.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's in crisis': Law Society raises concerns over security issues in family courts system Family Court

'It's in crisis': Law Society raises concerns over security issues in family courts system

Members of the Law Society’s family and child law committee are to appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Justice this morning.

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 Over 8,750 drivers were arrested last year on suspicion of driving under the influence of drink or drugs Gardaí

Over 8,750 drivers were arrested last year on suspicion of driving under the influence of drink or drugs

Figures on roads policing detections were released today by gardaí.

From TheJournal.ie Charlie Haughey was urged to pressure 'British arrogance' over Birmingham Six and Guildford Four State Papers

Charlie Haughey was urged to pressure 'British arrogance' over Birmingham Six and Guildford Four

The convictions of the nine men and one women were ultimately quashed.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're not getting justice': Shane Tuohey's family kept in the dark in inquiry into his death Offaly

'We're not getting justice': Shane Tuohey's family kept in the dark in inquiry into his death

The 23-year-old man’s body was recovered from the River Brosna in 2002. His family believes he was murdered.

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 Ireland's DNA database to be shared with other European countries to help fight cross-border crime DNA-ble

Ireland's DNA database to be shared with other European countries to help fight cross-border crime

Ireland’s DNA database holds 16,361 DNA profiles of suspected offenders and convicted offenders.

From TheJournal.ie Government seeks advice on pursuing Callinan and Taylor for legal damages Maurice McCabe

Government seeks advice on pursuing Callinan and Taylor for legal damages

The Taoiseach said he would like to see this case taken by Maurice McCabe settled.

From TheJournal.ie Commissioner 'reviewing' decision to fund Callinan's legal defence in McCabe case Maurice McCabe

Commissioner 'reviewing' decision to fund Callinan's legal defence in McCabe case

Meanwhile Leo Varadkar has said Callinan is not being given a blanket indemnity.

From TheJournal.ie Garda Commissioner: 'I'm not apologising for cutting overtime' Not Sorry

Garda Commissioner: 'I'm not apologising for cutting overtime'

Drew Harris said he has a responsibility to show good management of public money.

From TheJournal.ie Ban on taking photos of gardaí on duty would 'criminalise ordinary members of the public' Justice

Ban on taking photos of gardaí on duty would 'criminalise ordinary members of the public'

Minister Charlie Flanagan’s proposal would be “grossly disproportionate”, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties has said.

From TheJournal.ie 'No mention of accountability or cover-up' - Criticism of pope's Knock Shrine speech on clerical abuse Stand For Truth

'No mention of accountability or cover-up' - Criticism of pope's Knock Shrine speech on clerical abuse

Pope Francis begged for God’s forgiveness for the “sins” by members of the clergy.

From TheJournal.ie Rohingya refugees protest for 'justice' on first anniversary of a Myanmar military crackdown Genocide

Rohingya refugees protest for 'justice' on first anniversary of a Myanmar military crackdown

The Myanmar military crackdown sparked a mass exodus of 700,000 to camps in Bangladesh.

From TheJournal.ie 'We have a duty to keep personal info private': Tusla denies withholding child abuse details from gardaí Justice

'We have a duty to keep personal info private': Tusla denies withholding child abuse details from gardaí

The agency has acknowledged that it is concerned about requirements it has to inform suspects about complaints made to gardaí.

From TheJournal.ie 'The buck stops nowhere': Department of Justice to be split into two parts A Problem Halved

'The buck stops nowhere': Department of Justice to be split into two parts

The two divisions will be ‘Home Affairs’ and ‘Justice and Equality’.

From TheJournal.ie Judge releases 50 people from jury service - because there was no judge or courtroom available Jury Is Out

Judge releases 50 people from jury service - because there was no judge or courtroom available

Mr Justice Bernard Barton discharged over 50 people in Dublin’s Four Courts this week.

From TheJournal.ie Motion seeking redress for victims abused as children passes despite government opposition Justice

Motion seeking redress for victims abused as children passes despite government opposition

The government argued that the State’s responsibility can’t be established through a conviction.

From TheJournal.ie New figures show increases in crime across every category (except homicides) Crime

New figures show increases in crime across every category (except homicides)

Sexual offences were up by just under 15% in the year to the end of March.

From TheJournal.ie 'Prison is for dangerous criminals': Drop in numbers sent to prison for non-payment of fines Justice

'Prison is for dangerous criminals': Drop in numbers sent to prison for non-payment of fines

More than 2,000 people were sent to prison for failure to pay a court-imposed fine last year.

From TheJournal.ie Journal Media won four awards at yesterday's Justice Media Awards Justice

Journal Media won four awards at yesterday's Justice Media Awards

Reporters Gráinne Ní Aodha, Sean Murray, Paul O’Donoghue and Cianan Brennan picked up prizes for their articles.

From TheJournal.ie Our payouts are three times that of the UK, so why wouldn't whiplash legislation work here? Whipsmart

Our payouts are three times that of the UK, so why wouldn't whiplash legislation work here?

Britain and Ireland are currently the outliers of Europe when it comes to soft tissue injury claims, and the UK has announced plans to cap whiplash payouts via legislation.

From TheJournal.ie Stardust families seek fresh inquest, 37 years after coroner returned no verdict in fire deaths Never Came Home
From TheJournal.ie Justice minister says he plans to abolish court poor box payments Courts

Justice minister says he plans to abolish court poor box payments

Charlie Flanagan says it is no longer fit for purpose.

From TheJournal.ie Roma children living in 'overcrowded houses with rats, damp and sewage' Poverty

Roma children living in 'overcrowded houses with rats, damp and sewage'

Over 80% of respondents in new research reported discrimination in the street or in a public place.

From TheJournal.ie US police apologise to victims after throwing away untested rape kits Justice

US police apologise to victims after throwing away untested rape kits

The Fayetteville police force in North Carolina has admitted it threw away more than 300 rape kits.

From TheJournal.ie 'Liberal' barrister fought game changer case that overturned the ban on importing contraceptives DONAL BARRINGTON

'Liberal' barrister fought game changer case that overturned the ban on importing contraceptives

Former Supreme Court justice Donal Barrington died this week at the age of 89.

From TheJournal.ie Department of Justice will be 'divided' but it will remain under one minister Internal Divide

Department of Justice will be 'divided' but it will remain under one minister

The department will be internally split into two divisions with seperate deputy secretaries.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Crisis averted as Frances Fitzgerald resigns from Cabinet Crisis Of Confidence

As it happened: Crisis averted as Frances Fitzgerald resigns from Cabinet

The Tánaiste confirmed her resignation at Cabinet today. Here’s how the events played out.

From TheJournal.ie Inquest brought 'justice and answers' for newborn baby boy's death Stevie Cullivan

Inquest brought 'justice and answers' for newborn baby boy's death

A verdict of medical misadventure was given at the inquest into the death of baby Stevie Cullivan.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was misled': Eamon Dunphy defends visiting Tom Humphries in psychiatric hospital Justice

'I was misled': Eamon Dunphy defends visiting Tom Humphries in psychiatric hospital

Dunphy’s comments on the Tonight Show last night sparked criticism, as he said Humphries was given “just about the right sentence”.

From TheJournal.ie Prisoners want to be able to use Skype to contact their families Visitation

Prisoners want to be able to use Skype to contact their families

Overcrowding, nutrition, healthcare and access to mental health services remain as issues for prisons in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Couple affected by tracker mortgage scandal suffered stroke and nervous breakdown Justice

Couple affected by tracker mortgage scandal suffered stroke and nervous breakdown

A number of customers affected by the error shared stories today of the hardship it caused.

From TheJournal.ie Minister warned it would be a 'serious mistake' to rush into appointing a new commissioner Gardaí

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Someone should be held accountable for false breath tests - but not yet, says government An Garda Síochána

Someone should be held accountable for false breath tests - but not yet, says government

A report found that there was a 71% gap between the breath test figures recorded on Pulse, and the actual tests carried out.

From TheJournal.ie Families of murder victims have 'met killers on the street' after not being told of release Justice

Families of murder victims have 'met killers on the street' after not being told of release

Representatives have also said families are sometimes unclear about how long a killer will actually serve.

From TheJournal.ie The victims of Hillsborough: Who were "The 96"? JFT96

The victims of Hillsborough: Who were "The 96"?

Charges are to be brought against six people in relation to the deaths at the football stadium in 1989.

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