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From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court rejects appeal by man deported for alleged links to Isis Courts

Supreme Court rejects appeal by man deported for alleged links to Isis

The court heard that one of the man’s sons was killed fighting in the Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Justice minister takes case against farmer allegedly trespassing on State lands formerly earmarked for 'super prison' Thornton Hall

Justice minister takes case against farmer allegedly trespassing on State lands formerly earmarked for 'super prison'

The Minister has brought proceedings against James Scully, from Kilreesk Lane, St Margarets, Co Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was constantly being vilified': Alan Shatter speaks of 'years of upset and difficulty' since resignation Frenzy And Betrayal

'I was constantly being vilified': Alan Shatter speaks of 'years of upset and difficulty' since resignation

The former justice minister resigned over a garda whistleblower controversy in 2014.

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 Ministers condemn march by republican group in Dublin as 'sickening' and 'disturbing' O'Connell Street

Ministers condemn march by republican group in Dublin as 'sickening' and 'disturbing'

The group was criticised for marching down O’Connell Street on Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie Laws limiting the freedom of Irish visa-holders to travel home abolished Travel

Laws limiting the freedom of Irish visa-holders to travel home abolished

Over 40,000 people are expected to benefit from this change in legislation.

From TheJournal.ie Groups who support victims of crime have been given €1.7m by the Government for 2019 Funding

Groups who support victims of crime have been given €1.7m by the Government for 2019

The funding will be given to dozens of non-governmental organisations.

From TheJournal.ie Alleged use of tracking devices on cars of Irish prison officers to be probed by Inspector of Prisons Bugged

Alleged use of tracking devices on cars of Irish prison officers to be probed by Inspector of Prisons

Revelations that officers’ vehicles had been bugged were published today in the Irish Examiner.

From TheJournal.ie 'I’ve been kidnapped. I’m going to be killed': A phone call no father ever wants to receive Courts

'I’ve been kidnapped. I’m going to be killed': A phone call no father ever wants to receive

Mr Justice White said there is a collective sense of shame that somebody visiting Ireland had suffered in such a vile way.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm still angry': Survivors to discuss how Magdalene Laundries should be remembered Áras An Uachtaráin

'I'm still angry': Survivors to discuss how Magdalene Laundries should be remembered

“I was taken in by the nuns at 15 – I hadn’t even kissed a boy”: Elizabeth Coppin told RTÉ about her experience in a Cork Laundry.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin residents terrorised by joyriding and cars set on fire outside their homes Anti-social Behaviour

Dublin residents terrorised by joyriding and cars set on fire outside their homes

Tommy Broughan told the Minister for Justice that it has been “hugely distressing” for people in his constituency.

From TheJournal.ie Charlie Flanagan apologises to Taoiseach and Dáil for giving 'inaccurate' information Minister For Justice

Charlie Flanagan apologises to Taoiseach and Dáil for giving 'inaccurate' information

He said that he was “shocked” and “bitterly disappointed” by the events of recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Minister refuses to revoke deportation order for man with links to Islamic terrorism Courts

Minister refuses to revoke deportation order for man with links to Islamic terrorism

The Supreme Court had ordered the Minister for Justice to reconsider the decision not to revoke the man’s deportation order.

From TheJournal.ie Acting Garda Commissioner says he has 'no authority' to release report into reopening of Stepaside Garda Station Public Accounts Committee

Acting Garda Commissioner says he has 'no authority' to release report into reopening of Stepaside Garda Station

Dónall Ó Cualáin was up in front of the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Woman facing deportation was forced by her 'violent and abusive' husband to have abortion, court hears High Court

Woman facing deportation was forced by her 'violent and abusive' husband to have abortion, court hears

The woman is seeking leave to challenge the legality of a decision refusing her permission to remain in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court blocks State from deporting Algerian man linked to terrorism Minister For Justice

Supreme Court blocks State from deporting Algerian man linked to terrorism

The judge said it was not clear why the Minister for Justice concluded that the man was not at risk of being tortured if deported.

From TheJournal.ie Minister for Justice is 'insulting Irish courts' in Ian Bailey extradition case, lawyers say Supreme Court

Minister for Justice is 'insulting Irish courts' in Ian Bailey extradition case, lawyers say

French authorities are seeking the extradition of Bailey to face charges relating to the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

From TheJournal.ie Minister took 6 months to respond to allegations that gardaí entrapped people through informants Protected Disclosure

Minister took 6 months to respond to allegations that gardaí entrapped people through informants

Sinn Fein TD made a series of allegations of wrongdoing by gardaí in a protected disclosure to Frances Fitzgerald.

From TheJournal.ie 'One woman didn't even know she was in Ireland': The reality of being sold for sex Exploitation

'One woman didn't even know she was in Ireland': The reality of being sold for sex

Women are trafficked across countries and continents – some having been sold by family members or friends.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you take a refugee family into your home? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you take a refugee family into your home?

An EU plan for migrant resettlement is set to be announced next week.

From TheJournal.ie Frances Fitzgerald's new crime bill: What's in it - and what will it mean for victims? New Rules

Frances Fitzgerald's new crime bill: What's in it - and what will it mean for victims?

Planned new laws would give victims the right to information about their cases…

From TheJournal.ie Massive increase in child sex abuse material uncovered by Irish internet hotline Child Pornography

Massive increase in child sex abuse material uncovered by Irish internet hotline

There were 335 confirmed cases of child pornography reported last year.

From TheJournal.ie Definitely no re-investigation into mysterious death of Fr Niall Molloy No Further Evidence

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

The decision was backed by Minister Frances Fitzgerald.

From TheJournal.ie 'We want to make sure that the public can have confidence in us' Penalty Points

'We want to make sure that the public can have confidence in us'

A report found 114 penalty point cancellations required further investigation.

From TheJournal.ie The number of people applying for asylum in Ireland last year more than doubled Ireland

The number of people applying for asylum in Ireland last year more than doubled

The Department of Justice said this was a reversal of recent trends.

From TheJournal.ie Fitzgerald: 'We've no plans for a knife amnesty, gardaí are doing enough' Knife Crime

Fitzgerald: 'We've no plans for a knife amnesty, gardaí are doing enough'

The move had been called for to address the rise in serious incidents of knife crime.

From TheJournal.ie 'The UK respects Ireland's privacy, there is no question of any mass surveillance' Cables

'The UK respects Ireland's privacy, there is no question of any mass surveillance'

Documents previously showed that UK authorities had access to opitcal fibre cables that carry a range of data, from internet traffic to telephone calls.

From TheJournal.ie Masked sex workers to hold candlelit vigil outside Leinster House Remembering The Dead

Masked sex workers to hold candlelit vigil outside Leinster House

They will remember the deaths of seven women in Ireland who were sex workers.

From TheJournal.ie Is An Garda Síochana broken beyond repair? 'No, it can be fixed' Changes

Is An Garda Síochana broken beyond repair? 'No, it can be fixed'

The Minister for Justice has stressed that reforms will be put in place.

From TheJournal.ie Attacks on emergency services 'utterly unacceptable', but protective laws won't be improved Halloween

Attacks on emergency services 'utterly unacceptable', but protective laws won't be improved

The Justice Minister has said that current legislation is sufficient.

From TheJournal.ie Plans to clampdown on abuse of anti-anxiety drugs ready 'within months' Street Dealing

Plans to clampdown on abuse of anti-anxiety drugs ready 'within months'

There are concerns over the growing quantity of these drugs being illegally sold.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí have been 'incalculably' damaged by delay in investigation of 'garda misconduct' GRA

Gardaí have been 'incalculably' damaged by delay in investigation of 'garda misconduct'

The GRA’s General Secretary said that gardaí at the centre of the allegations need to have their say.

From TheJournal.ie The new garda recruits will need to "win the trust" of the Irish public BA In Applied Policing

The new garda recruits will need to "win the trust" of the Irish public

The Justice Minister addressed the new recruits this afternoon at the Garda College in Templemore.

From TheJournal.ie Mountjoy unit with 'air of neglect and decay' closed after damning report Prisons

Mountjoy unit with 'air of neglect and decay' closed after damning report

The Inspector of Prisons had said prisoners in the unit were inactive and the unit was ‘dirty’during his visits.

From TheJournal.ie New law will make it illegal to recruit or train terrorists Terrorism

New law will make it illegal to recruit or train terrorists

Offences including public provocation to commit a terrorism and recruitment for terrorist activities will carry sentences of up to 10 years in prison.

From TheJournal.ie "Only a matter of time" before private security try to take over residential policing Small Areas Policing

"Only a matter of time" before private security try to take over residential policing

A chief superintendent has made the warning while discussing the Small Areas Policing Programme, where community gardaí will be assigned to individual areas.

From TheJournal.ie 355 guns stolen in Ireland last year - and 53 reported lost Guns

355 guns stolen in Ireland last year - and 53 reported lost

Latest garda figures on guns show that almost 170,000 guns licenced in Ireland last year.

From TheJournal.ie Shatter: 'I was secretly put on trial, and wasn't given a chance to defend myself' Guerin Report

Shatter: 'I was secretly put on trial, and wasn't given a chance to defend myself'

The former Minister for Justice has blasted the Guerin report for ‘completely failing to follow fair procedure’.

From TheJournal.ie Ross: 'Senior garda appointments should be a minister-free zone' Top Jobs

Ross: 'Senior garda appointments should be a minister-free zone'

The Minister for Justice said reforms were already underway in relation to the establishment of an independent Garda Authority.

From TheJournal.ie Frances Fitzgerald and garda commissioner discuss shooting of six-year-old Ballyfermot

Frances Fitzgerald and garda commissioner discuss shooting of six-year-old

She added that she would be happy to meet with the local community following the attack.

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