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From TheJournal.ie Emergency legislation on the way after suspended sentence confusion Section 99 Problems

Emergency legislation on the way after suspended sentence confusion

Tonight, the Department of Justice confirmed that emergency legislation is needed and will be brought before the Dáil next week.

From TheJournal.ie Man who mugged student freed from custody amid suspended sentence law confusion Section 99 Problems

Man who mugged student freed from custody amid suspended sentence law confusion

Officials at the Department of Justice are discussing the ramifications of the ruling with the Attorney General.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil can act "very quickly" to fix Section 99 problems, minister insists Suspended Sentences

Dáil can act "very quickly" to fix Section 99 problems, minister insists

It follows a High Court ruling yesterday concerning the law governing suspended sentences.

From TheJournal.ie Irish law around suspended sentences ruled unconstitutional Section 99 Problems

Irish law around suspended sentences ruled unconstitutional

It means emergency legislation will likely be required.