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Second Drogheda Implementation Plan Progress Report Published

Minister for Justice Simon Harris has published the second progress report of the Drogheda Implementation Plan. This action plan focuses on implementation of the recommendations contained in the 2021 report,…

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New Garda Recruitment Campaign Announced

The Minister for Justice, Simon Harris TD, has announced that a new recruitment campaign for An Garda Síochána will open for applications this Friday, 24 March 2023, for three weeks….

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New O’Connell Street Garda Station Officially Opened

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Justice Simon Harris and Minister for Public Expenditure, NDP Delivery and Reform Paschal Donohoe attended the official opening of the new Garda station on…

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Dedicated State Agency to Oversee Dramatic Increase in Refuge Accommodation

The Minister for Justice Simon Harris has secured government approval for the drafting of legislation to create a state agency dedicated to tackling and reducing domestic, sexual and gender-based violence…

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Education

Tech Hub and Early Intervention Spaces Launched in North East Inner City

Minister of State at the Department of Justice, James Browne, has launched a number of new facilities at the HAY Youth Diversion Project (YDP) in the North East Inner City,…

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New Social Project Kafe Konnect Opens in Wexford

Minister of State at the Department of Justice James Browne was delighted to attend the opening of Kafe Konnect in the Spawell Centre in Wexford Town. Kafe Konnect is a…

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Finance

Closure of Immigrant Investor Programme

The Minister for Justice Simon Harris has obtained approval from Government to close the Immigrant Investor Programme (IIP) to further applications. Announcing the closure of the Programme, Minister Harris stated,…

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Council of Europe Committee for Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Minister for Justice Simon Harris opened the application process for suitably qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as Ireland’s representative on the Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention…

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Publication of the Private Security Authority Strategic Plan

The Minister for Justice Simon Harris has published the 2023-2025 Strategic Plan of the Private Security Authority. The Private Security Authority (PSA) is an important body tasked with regulating the…

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Minister for Justice Welcomes Attestation of New Garda Members

The Minister for Justice, Simon Harris TD, has welcomed the attestation of 24 new members of An Garda Síochána at the Garda College, Templemore, ahead of a significant acceleration of…

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€5.25m in Funding for Organisations Supporting Victims of Crime

The Minister for Justice Simon Harris has announced funding totalling €5.25 million for more than 65 organisations to support victims of crime. The allocations range from €3,000 to €740,000, and…

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Publication of Fifth Report of the Independent Reporting Commission

The Minister for Justice, Heather Humphreys TD, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney TD, welcomed the publication today of the Fifth Independent Reporting Commission (IRC) The Fifth Report sets out…

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Calls for Proposals to Establish New Youth Diversion Projects

Minister of State with responsibility for Youth Justice, James Browne, is pleased to invite proposals from community and youth service organisations to establish new Youth Diversion Projects (YDPs) in South…

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Clubs and Organisations

New Cherry Orchard Implementation Board

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee TD and Minister of State for Law Reform James Browne TD have announced the establishment of a new Cherry Orchard Implementation Board to implement and…

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Landmark Policing, Security and Community Safety Bill Marks a New Departure for Policing in Ireland

The Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee TD, announced that she has secured Government approval to publish the landmark Policing, Security and Community Safety Bill to mark a new departure for…

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First Progress Report on Plan to Improve Wellbeing and Safety in Drogheda Launched

The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has published the first twice yearly progress report on the government’s plan to improve community wellbeing and safety in Drogheda and its surrounding areas…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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