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From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What are the new Garda powers and what fines can be given? New Penalties

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Government will 'act on' any NPHET recommendations for Dublin before weekend, Helen McEntee says Coronavirus

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 51 inmates in Irish prisons still 'slopping out' despite government pledge to end practice by this year Prisoners

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Our relentless pursuit': Gardaí vow to bring others involved in Adrian Donohoe's murder to justice Justice

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

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

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Courts gearing up to expand sittings with new plans to deal with the 'growing backlog of cases' Justice

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Tens of thousands of immigration renewals can now be done online Burgh Quay

Tens of thousands of immigration renewals can now be done online

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

From TheJournal.ie Justice Mary Irvine to become first female President of the High Court Justice

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

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

From The42 Fifa urges leagues to use 'common sense' on disciplining players over George Floyd protests Justice

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Prosecutors quit after being overruled in case of Trump aide Roger Stone Resigned

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Iran makes arrests and plans 'special court' over shooting down of Ukrainian plane Tehran

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'The law is weak': Government launches public consultation on hate speech Racism

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Minister promises 'urgent action' after shock High Court ruling on citizenship applicants Citizenship

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Government 'carefully studying' ruling not to grant citizenship to those who temporarily leave Ireland Citizenship

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Shock ruling says citizenship cannot be granted if applicant has spent a day outside Ireland in past year Courts

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ana Kriegel murder: Sentencing of Boy A and Boy B delayed until 29 October Courts

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

The court is waiting for psychiatric reports to be completed.

From TheJournal.ie Ana Kriegel murder: The sentences Boy A and Boy B could be facing Justice System

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Over 355,000 hours of community service work carried out by offenders last year Probation Service

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

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

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.

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