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New Irish Language Children’s TV Channel Given Green Light

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, has given statutory clearance to a new Irish language children’s TV channel for TG4. The €3.3m provision for the channel…

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An Garda Síochána Publishes Analysis of Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence Incidents

An Garda Síochána has published detailed findings of an analysis of recorded Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence incidents. This follows substantive improvements in recording practices and sustained increased reporting…

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Stronger, Safer Communities Prioritised in Justice Budget 2023

The Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee, warmly welcomed the Budget 2023 allocation of over €3.3 billion for the Justice sector as demonstrating the Government’s firm commitment to building stronger and…

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New ‘Ready To Build’ Scheme Announced

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien, and the Minister of State with responsibility for Local Government and Planning, Peter Burke, have announced the ‘Ready to Build’ Scheme. The…

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Rural Safety Plan 2022-2024 Launched

The Minister of State at the Department of Justice, James Browne, has launched the Rural Safety Plan 2022-2024 at the Ploughing Championships in Co. Laois. The Plan brings together and…

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Events

An Garda Síochána Launch New Property Recording App at National Ploughing Championships

An Garda Síochána new property recording app is a newly developed mobile app that allows the public to index and record their personal property, for example, bicycles, laptops, farm machinery…

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Health

Free Contraception Scheme for Women Aged 17-25 Launched

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has launched the free contraception scheme for women aged 17–25 who reside in Ireland. Funding of €9 million has been allocated to support the scheme in…

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Appointment of New CEO Designate of the Gambling Regulatory Authority of Ireland

Minister of State with responsibility for Law Reform, James Browne, has announced the appointment of Ms. Anne Marie Caulfield as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Designate of the Gambling…

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Minister McEntee Welcomes Launch of Probation Service Annual Report 2021

The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee welcomed the launch of the 2021 Annual Report of the Probation Service. A key feature of the 2021 Annual Report was the launch of…

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Culture

An Garda Síochána Culture Audit 2022

An Garda Síochána has published the findings of its second Culture Audit, which was independently conducted by Durham University on behalf of the organisation and responded to by 6,400 Garda…

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Health

Irish Coast Guard Mark 200 Years of Lifesaving Service

The Irish Coast Guard, which can trace its roots to 1822, is celebrating 200 years of lifesaving service. The milestone was marked at an event attended by Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan…

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Review of Policy Options for Prison and Penal Reform 2022-2024

The Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee TD, announced that the government has approved the Review of Policy Options for Prison and Penal Reform 2022-2024 together with an associated action plan. The Programme…

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Education

New National Access Plan to Drive Equality of Access to Higher Education

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris has launched the fourth National Access Plan – ‘A strategic action plan for equity of access, participation and success in higher education‘. The…

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Student Accommodation Fraud Scam Warning for 3rd Level Students

An Garda Síochána are advising people to be wary of accommodation fraud scam, particularly at this time of year when students are returning to college. Detective Superintendent Michael Cryan of…

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History

Dublin Festival of History to Celebrate Muhammad Ali’s Croke Park Fight and More Incredible Moments

The Dublin Festival of History has announced its 2022 return with over 100 in-person events taking place across the city. The festival last for three weeks between September 26 and…

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Hate Crime Data and Related Discriminatory Motives 2021 Published

An Garda Síochána has published figures on Hate Crime and Hate Related (non-crime) Incidents reported in 2021. An Garda Síochána policy is that “Reports of Hate Crimes or Hate Incidents…

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Health

Older People Advised To Mind Their Health During Hot Weather

The Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler TD, is advising older people to stay hydrated and avoid direct sun light to keep good health during the hot weather,…

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Launch of Commemorative Centenary Items Initiative

Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee TD, joined Garda Commissioner Drew Harris at Kevin Street Garda Station to present the first of commemorative centenary items to Garda personnel working in the…

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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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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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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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