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Justice Department argues Donald Trump cannot be held liable for ‘crude’ remarks
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Justice Department argues Donald Trump cannot be held liable for ‘crude’ remarks

Jun 8th 2021, 7:25 AM 27,233 Views 18 Comments

The former American leader recently teased the prospect of another presidential bid in 2024.

Barristers urge caution on widespread roll-out of remote court hearings after Covid
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Barristers urge caution on widespread roll-out of remote court hearings after Covid

May 4th 2021, 2:15 PM 9,729 Views 8 Comments

The Bar of Ireland said remote hearings impact on judicial interaction and the management of witnesses.

Justice Gerard Hogan nominated for appointment to the Supreme Court
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Justice Gerard Hogan nominated for appointment to the Supreme Court

Apr 20th 2021, 8:26 PM 16,549 Views 6 Comments

Five additional judges will be appointed to the High Court in a bid to clear the backlog of cases.

Sharing intimate images with intent to harm could carry seven year prison sentence
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Sharing intimate images with intent to harm could carry seven year prison sentence

Nov 23rd 2020, 5:14 PM 36,315 Views 35 Comments

The new offences deal with the non-consensual distribution of intimate images.

Explainer: What are the new Garda powers and what fines can be given?
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Explainer: What are the new Garda powers and what fines can be given?

Oct 21st 2020, 5:33 PM 47,315 Views 61 Comments

The fines will not come into effect for another week or two.

Government will 'act on' any NPHET recommendations for Dublin before weekend, Helen McEntee says
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Government will 'act on' any NPHET recommendations for Dublin before weekend, Helen McEntee says

Sep 17th 2020, 9:13 AM 41,401 Views 123 Comments

Dublin has seen a considerable increase in Covid-19 cases in recent weeks.

51 inmates in Irish prisons still 'slopping out' despite government pledge to end practice by this year
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51 inmates in Irish prisons still 'slopping out' despite government pledge to end practice by this year

Aug 21st 2020, 6:15 AM 26,675 Views 36 Comments

The total figure is a decrease from 465 people in January 2014.

'Our relentless pursuit': Gardaí vow to bring others involved in Adrian Donohoe's murder to justice
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'Our relentless pursuit': Gardaí vow to bring others involved in Adrian Donohoe's murder to justice

Updated Aug 12th 2020, 2:35 PM 30,412 Views 27 Comments

Garda colleagues said they hope other suspects will be held accountable.

Opinion: 25 years ago today, the UN let Srebrenica happen. Now, it is allowing history repeat itself in Syria
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Opinion: 25 years ago today, the UN let Srebrenica happen. Now, it is allowing history repeat itself in Syria

Jul 11th 2020, 10:00 AM 27,518 Views 31 Comments

The UN can’t defend people in Syria or even deliver aid, writes Barry Andrews. The least we can do is prepare for the prosecution of the terrible crimes that happen there.

Courts gearing up to expand sittings with new plans to deal with the 'growing backlog of cases'
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Courts gearing up to expand sittings with new plans to deal with the 'growing backlog of cases'

Jul 11th 2020, 6:30 AM 12,855 Views 8 Comments

Chief Justice Frank Clarke said detailed planning is set to progress cases of all types to be heard from late August and through September.

Tens of thousands of immigration renewals can now be done online
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Tens of thousands of immigration renewals can now be done online

Jul 7th 2020, 1:04 PM 16,081 Views 5 Comments

The Department of Justice is seeking to reduce footfall at the Registration Office.

Justice Mary Irvine to become first female President of the High Court
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Justice Mary Irvine to become first female President of the High Court

Jun 12th 2020, 8:21 PM 30,577 Views 57 Comments

The judge has been nominated by government and will be appointed by President Michael D Higgins.

Fifa urges leagues to use 'common sense' on disciplining players over George Floyd protests
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Fifa urges leagues to use 'common sense' on disciplining players over George Floyd protests

Jun 2nd 2020, 2:55 PM 12,470 Views 6 Comments

The German Football Association is investigating players displaying political messages during matches.

Prosecutors quit after being overruled in case of Trump aide Roger Stone
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Prosecutors quit after being overruled in case of Trump aide Roger Stone

Feb 12th 2020, 6:59 PM 26,132 Views 33 Comments

The Justice Department had overruled lawyers’ prison time request following an intervention by the president.

Iran makes arrests and plans 'special court' over shooting down of Ukrainian plane
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Iran makes arrests and plans 'special court' over shooting down of Ukrainian plane

Jan 14th 2020, 8:51 AM 12,124 Views 33 Comments

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said ‘anyone who should be punished must be punished’.

'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.

Minister promises 'urgent action' after shock High Court ruling on citizenship applicants
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Minister promises 'urgent action' after shock High Court ruling on citizenship applicants

Jul 18th 2019, 1:17 PM 26,289 Views 50 Comments

Nobody can now be granted Irish citizenship if they have spent a single day outside the country in the past year.

Government 'carefully studying' ruling not to grant citizenship to those who temporarily leave Ireland
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Government 'carefully studying' ruling not to grant citizenship to those who temporarily leave Ireland

Jul 17th 2019, 7:41 PM 27,828 Views 80 Comments

The ruling applies to those who have left Ireland in the year before they apply for citizenship.

Shock ruling says citizenship cannot be granted if applicant has spent a day outside Ireland in past year
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Shock ruling says citizenship cannot be granted if applicant has spent a day outside Ireland in past year

Jul 17th 2019, 2:40 PM 434,742 Views 228 Comments

Experts called the ruling “absurd”, pointing out that the law on citizenship has never been interpreted so strictly before.

Ana Kriegel murder: Sentencing of Boy A and Boy B delayed until 29 October
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Ana Kriegel murder: Sentencing of Boy A and Boy B delayed until 29 October

Jul 15th 2019, 11:54 AM 31,681 Views 0 Comments

The court is waiting for psychiatric reports to be completed.

Ana Kriegel murder: The sentences Boy A and Boy B could be facing
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Ana Kriegel murder: The sentences Boy A and Boy B could be facing

Jun 19th 2019, 4:31 PM 147,942 Views 0 Comments

The two teengers are to be sentenced in four weeks’ time.

Over 355,000 hours of community service work carried out by offenders last year
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Over 355,000 hours of community service work carried out by offenders last year

Jun 17th 2019, 6:00 AM 5,766 Views 11 Comments

The 2018 annual report of the Probation Service is published today.

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

Apr 29th 2019, 7:18 AM 21,015 Views 23 Comments

The law enables Ireland to ratify the Istanbul Convention.

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

Updated Mar 31st 2019, 5:56 PM 22,876 Views 66 Comments

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

Supreme Court cuts wait time for appeals to one year
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Supreme Court cuts wait time for appeals to one year

Mar 4th 2019, 3:12 PM 7,354 Views 0 Comments

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

Family of murdered woman Clodagh Hawe to meet Garda Commissioner
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Family of murdered woman Clodagh Hawe to meet Garda Commissioner

Feb 28th 2019, 8:21 PM 24,597 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Feb 20th 2019, 10:20 AM 12,902 Views 0 Comments

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

Lynn Ruane: People with a criminal record for minor offences deserve a second chance
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Lynn Ruane: People with a criminal record for minor offences deserve a second chance

Jan 13th 2019, 8:50 PM 23,766 Views 55 Comments

Convictions for minor offences can hold people back from accessing employment and education long after they have completed their rehabilitation, writes Lynn Ruane.

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

Jan 1st 2019, 3:59 PM 24,780 Views 52 Comments

Figures on roads policing detections were released today by gardaí.

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

Dec 29th 2018, 9:30 AM 11,622 Views 14 Comments

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

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

Dec 15th 2018, 10:00 PM 24,372 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Dec 6th 2018, 1:57 PM 6,896 Views 15 Comments

The Justice Committee published a report on the matter today.

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

Dec 3rd 2018, 10:06 AM 10,877 Views 28 Comments

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

Government seeks advice on pursuing Callinan and Taylor for legal damages
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Government seeks advice on pursuing Callinan and Taylor for legal damages

Nov 13th 2018, 3:59 PM 18,267 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Updated Nov 12th 2018, 1:46 PM 37,408 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Oct 24th 2018, 3:32 PM 31,361 Views 49 Comments

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

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

Sep 18th 2018, 6:10 AM 22,004 Views 92 Comments

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

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

Aug 26th 2018, 12:24 PM 22,990 Views 46 Comments

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

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

Aug 25th 2018, 2:52 PM 5,527 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Aug 10th 2018, 6:20 AM 12,366 Views 13 Comments

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

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