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Policing Authority Annual Report 2021

The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has welcomed the Annual Report of the Policing Authority for 2021. The report provides an account of the activities of the Authority in its…

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Finance

Future-Proofing Ireland’s Economy

The 2023 budget should include measures to help in future-proofing Ireland’s economy, says KPMG Ireland in its pre-budget submission. Specifically, it should aim to reduce the impact of inflation through income tax…

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Irish News

Law Strengthened on Consent in Rape Cases and to Support Victims in Sexual Violence and Human Trafficking Cases

The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has secured government approval to publish the General Scheme of the Criminal Justice (Sexual Violence and Human Trafficking) Bill 2022. The Bill will strengthen…

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€186m Funding To Develop New Town in Clonburris, Dublin

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD, has welcomed the Government’s decision to approve a multi-annual grant-funding package of €186.3m of infrastructure investment for the Clonburris Strategic…

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Official Opening of Athlone Garda Station

The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee and Minister Patrick O’Donovan attended the official opening of the Athlone Garda station. Minister McEntee welcomed the revamped station saying, “I am delighted to…

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Irish News

New Hate Crime Legislation to Secure Prosecutions

The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has announced that she is amending her approach to the forthcoming Incitement to Hatred and Hate Crime Legislation – the Hate Speech and Hate…

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Education

Significant Shift in How Further Education and Training Sector is Funded

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris has announced plans to move to an outcome-based funding model for further education and training (FET). This move is based…

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Campaign for Position of Recruit Prison Officer in Irish Prison Service Launched

The Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee TD, has welcomed the opening of the 2022 campaign for the position of Recruit Prison Officer in the Irish Prison Service. Minister McEntee urges…

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Education

Launch of Forensic Science Ireland Annual Report 2021

The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee welcomes the launch of the 2021 Annual Report of Forensic Science Ireland (FSI). A key feature of the 2021 Annual Report is the substantial…

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History

An Garda Síochána Launch Garda Centenary Photographic Archive 1922 – 2022

An Garda Síochána has launched its Garda Centenary Online Photographic Archive 1922 – 2022 as part of its current centenary celebrations. In 2002, thousands of historical photographs captured by the…

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Irish News

Ireland’s New National Smart Specialisation Strategy Published

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar has published Ireland’s new National Smart Specialisation Strategy 2022-2027 to identify and invest in the strengths and opportunities of every region…

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Health

RCSI Awarded Funding To Digitise Public Health Archives

Archivists from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences have been awarded funding to digitise public health archives from the Sir Charles A. Cameron papers for the first time as part of Heritage…

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Irish News

Almost 1 in 4 Drivers Check Phone Notifications While Driving

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are once again appealing to drivers to not use their mobile phones while driving. The calls come following the publication of…

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Housing Commission Launches Public Consultation On A Referendum On Housing In Ireland

The Housing Commission has launched a public consultation seeking views on a Referendum on Housing in Ireland. The consultation asks submissions to consider whether there should be a constitutional amendment and…

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Oireachtas Approves Renewal of Acts to Combat Terrorism and Organised Crime

The Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee TD, has moved Oireachtas resolutions for the renewal of important acts to combat terrorism and serious organised crime. The Offences against the State (Amendment)…

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History

Lost Irish History Reclaimed in Immersive 3D Experience

When the Public Record Office of Ireland was reduced to rubble and ashes in the Irish civil war, seven centuries of precious historical documents were lost. Exactly 100 years later, the public…

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Irish News

Assistant Garda Commissioner John O’Driscoll Retires

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has paid tribute, on behalf of the government and the State, to Assistant Garda Commissioner John O’Driscoll as he retires following 41 years of service…

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New Mechanisms to Retain Data to Protect National Security

The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has published the General Scheme for the Communications (Retention of Data) (Amendment) Bill 2022 to protect national security. The General Scheme provides that general…

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Culture

Funding Allocations for Youth Diversion Projects for 2022

Minister of State with responsibility for Youth Justice, James Browne, is delighted to announce just under €6.7 million in funding allocations for over 50 Youth Diversion Projects (YDPs) nationwide. YDPs…

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Events

First In-Person Citizenship Ceremonies Since Pandemic Hosted

The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee hosted 2 very special citizenship ceremonies to welcome 950 people as they become Irish citizens. The event was the first in-person citizenship ceremonies since…

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Consumers Rethinking Spending As Cost Of Living Soars

The rising cost of living means consumers are rethinking their spending habits with hospitality and clothing the focus of purchasing cutbacks, writes Keith Watt, Head of Retail at KPMG Ireland. KPMG’s latest…

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Events

EUCPN Focus Day to Prevent Burglaries

The EUCPN Focus Day on domestic burglary took place on the 15 June 2022. An Garda Síochána, as a member of the European Crime Prevention Network (EUCPN) and 16 European…

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Irish News

Cabinet Approval to Bring Forward Emergency Legislation for Garda Court Presenters

The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has received government approval to bring forward emergency legislation to provide for a continued legal basis for Garda Court Presenters in the District Court….

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Upgrade Your Home To Improve Energy Efficiency

As we move into the warmer summer months and longer days, now is the ideal time to get a home upgrade to improve energy efficiency. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)…

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