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Establishment of New Planning and Environment Division of the High Court

Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee TD, and Minister of State with responsibility for Law Reform, James Browne TD, welcomed the establishment of a new division of the High Court dedicated…

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Government Approves Reappointments of Members of the Policing Authority

The Government has agreed to reappoint Elaine Byrne, Donal de Buitleir, Anthony Harbinson, Dr Jane Mulcahy, Paul Mageean and Dr Deborah Donnelly as members of the Policing Authority. Elaine Byrne…

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Passage of Legislation to Provide Bodycams for An Garda Síochána Welcomed

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee TD has welcomed the passage of key legislation to provide An Garda Síochána with bodycams to give our Gardaí greater access to CCTV and to…

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History

New Bill to Repeal Century Old Censorship of Publications Act Proposed

The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has obtained government approval to repeal the Censorship of Publications Acts. The decision follows a review undertaken in the Department to Justice on the…

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Minister McEntee Publishes Private Security Authority Annual Report for 2022

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee TD has published the Annual Report of the Private Security Authority along with the Financial Statements for 2022. The Private Security Authority (PSA) is the…

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Irish News

Annual Youth Diversion Project Conference Takes Place at Croke Park

Minister of State for Law Reform James Browne TD opened the annual Youth Diversion Project Conference at Croke Park. The Conference brings together hundreds of Youth Justice workers from across…

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Office of the Inspector of Prisons Annual Report 2022 Published

Minister of Justice Helen McEntee has published the Office of the Inspector of Prisons Annual Report for 2022. This is the 12th Annual Report of the Office of the Inspector…

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Government to Establish New Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Agency

The Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee TD, has secured Government approval to publish the Bill to create a statutory agency dedicated to tackling and reducing domestic, sexual and gender-based violence…

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Irish News

Report Findings on Teenagers and Gambling Deeply Troubling

The Minister for State with responsibility for Law Reform and Youth Justice, James Browne, supports the publication of a landmark new report into the gambling habits of teenagers in Ireland….

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Minister Browne Publishes Policy Paper on Restorative Justice

The Minister for State with responsibility for Law Reform and Youth Justice, James Browne TD, has published the Department of Justice’s policy paper on Restorative Justice. The Programme for Government…

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Irish News

Minister for Justice Welcomes Attestation of 87 New Garda Members

The Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee TD, has welcomed the attestation of 87 members of An Garda Síochána at the Garda College, Templemore. The newly attested members have now completed…

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Irish News

Criminal Justice Bill to Deliver Range of New Offences to Tackle Crime and Protect Victims

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has this evening passed a wide ranging Criminal Justice Bill through all stages in the Oireachtas to deliver on a series of her commitments in…

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Irish News

International Protection Modernisation Strategy Published

The Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee, has published the International Protection Modernisation Strategy 2023-2024 which sets out a new a new suite of International protection reform measures. Minister McEntee said, “a fair,…

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Irish News

Minister McEntee Welcomes Passage of Bill Giving Effect to Major Insurance Reforms

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee TD and Minister of State for Law Reform James Browne have welcomed the passage of the Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2023 through…

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Irish News

An Garda Síochána to Immediately Begin Process of Purchasing Bodycams

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has announced that An Garda Síochána is to immediately begin the process of procuring bodycams for frontline Gardaí. Following a Cabinet meeting at which Government…

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Government Approval for Legislative Amendments to Better Support Victims

The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has secured government approval to make amendments to the Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill that will fulfil a number of commitments to better support…

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‘Threat to Share’ Awareness Campaign on Intimate Image Abuse Launched

The Minister for Justice, Simon Harris TD, launched an awareness campaign, ‘Threat to Share’, highlighting that threatening to share intimate images of another person is a crime with potentially serious…

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Approval for Development of New Macroom and Clonmel Garda Stations

Minister for Justice Simon Harris has announced that approval has been granted to proceed with the development of new Garda Stations in Macroom, Co. Cork and Clonmel, Co. Tipperary through…

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Irish News

Minister Harris Meets UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman and Visits Scotland Yard

On a visit to London, Minister for Justice Simon Harris met with the UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman MP at the Home Office and met with senior officials at Scotland…

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Launch of Public Consultation on Recommendations of Reports of the Firearms Expert Committee

Minister of State at the Department of Justice, James Browne, established the Firearms Expert Committee (FEC) on a non-statutory basis, in June 2022. The Firearms Expert Committee included representation from…

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Irish News

Plans to Look at Prison Capacity Announced

The Minister for Justice Simon Harris attended the Prison Officer Association Conference in Galway where he announced plans to increase prison capacity in existing prisons across the country. The need…

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Major New Campaign Highlighting Rights and Supports for Victims of Crime

The Minister for Justice Simon Harris has launched a significant new awareness campaign highlighting the rights available to you if you are victims of crime. The campaign – which will…

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Irish News

Publication of CSO Sexual Violence Survey Welcomed

The Minister for Justice Simon Harris has welcomed the publication of a new CSO survey providing national prevalence figures on sexual violence in Ireland. The Sexual Violence Survey 2022, commissioned…

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Clubs and Organisations

Minister James Browne Attends Crosscare YDP Challenge

Minister of State with responsibility for Youth Justice James Browne attended the Crosscare Youth Diversion Project (YDP) challenge, held as part of Crosscare’s YDP camp. The camp runs for three…

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