'Detailed plans'' in place to deal with terrorist attack here, Tanaiste insists
Kevin Doyle Group Political EditorDETAILED plans have been prepared for dealing with a terrorist attack in Ireland, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald.
Kevin Doyle Group Political EditorDETAILED plans have been prepared for dealing with a terrorist attack in Ireland, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald.
Ireland is keeping under "continuous review" the security threat from international terrorism, the country's...
Philip Ryan, Tom Brady and Ralph RiegelSerious concerns were raised at a Cabinet meeting about the lack of security...
Laura LarkinAinie Grainger was eight-years-old when her dad began emotionally and verbally...
Kevin DoyleFianna Fáil's promise to sack the Garda Commissioner if it returns to government...
Kevin Doyle Fianna Fáil’s promise to sack the Garda Commissioner if it returns to government is akin to Donald Trump’s behaviour in Washington, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has said.
Niall O'Connor Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald yesterday conveyed exactly why she is not in the running to become the next taoiseach.
Kevin Doyle Blame for the series of controversies engulfing the Gardaí cannot be pinned on any individual, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has said.
Shane Phelan Garda claims that the force carried out a national audit to uncover the extent of the breath test debacle have been rubbished by the Policing Authority.
John Downing Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has insisted the Government must await the outcome of probes by the Policing Authority and the Dáil Public Accounts Committee into funding scandals at the Garda Training College.
Niall O'Connor Fianna Fáil will meet again next week to discuss its strategy to remove the Garda Commissioner.
John Downing Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has insisted the Government must await the outcome of probes by the Policing Authority and the Dáil Public Accounts Committee into funding scandals at the Garda...
John Downing Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has defended a decision by Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan not to accept legal advice and tell the Minister about financial problems at the Garda Training College.
Ray Managh A son of the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has settled a €60,000 damages claim for whiplash-type injuries he suffered in a rear-ending accident two years ago.
John Downing Justice Minister and Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald says Ireland must move to hold a referendum on the abortion issue as soon as possible.
John Downing Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has said Ireland must move to hold a referendum on the abortion issue as soon as possible.
Allison Bray Electronic tagging is among a raft of new measures to beef up the monitoring of sex offenders that is expected to become law by spring, Justice Minister and Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald confirmed last night.
Conor Feehan Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has today acknowledged the increasing challenge placed by violent criminal gangs in our prisons and the difficulties prison officers have in dealing with them.
Conor Feehan Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has received the report she ordered 15 months ago from Chief Justice John Murray into the legislation behind the accessing of journalists phones by GSOC.
Kevin Doyle A commission of investigation is to be set up into matters surrounding a former national basketball coach who is convicted of abusing 10 teenage boys.
Conor Kane Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has said there should be a referendum on abortion next year after the Government has time to study the Oireachtas committee's forthcoming work on the Eighth Amendment.
Gordon Deegan Two of the 25 gardai currently suspended from duty have been in that position for the past seven years.
Robin Schiller and Niall O’Connor TÁNAISTE Frances Fitzgerald is facing criticism after it emerged she attended a local Fine Gael branch meeting despite claiming she was too busy to address the annual conference of the Association of Garda...
Cathal McMahon and Robin Schiller Mid-ranking gardaí say they are "bitterly disappointed" after Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald claimed she was too busy to attend a conference this week.
Laura Larkin and Kathy Armstrong LIFE certainly doesn't mean "life" when it comes to prison sentences in Ireland.
Amy Molloy The latest group of garda recruits who are due to graduate are furious after ceremony plans were changed last minute, allegedly to accommodate Tánaiste and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald.
GARDA Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has appointed “personal friends and associates” to an internal unit tasked with liaising with the Charleton Tribunal, the Dáil has heard.
Kevin Doyle and Niall O'Connor A major stand-off erupted at Cabinet over whether embattled Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan should be asked to step down.
Kevin Doyle and Niall O'Connor A large bill for compensating people who were wrongly brought to court is likely to be footed by taxpayers, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has admitted.
Kevin Doyle The Policing Authority has criticised Garda management for not providing a “clear sense” of how problems arose with breath testing data and wrongful prosecutions “despite questioning over several...
John Downing Last time Taoiseach Enda Kenny began moves which led to the replacement of a Garda Commissioner, it started a chain reaction. It was followed by the loss of a secretary general in the Department...
Kevin Doyle Group Political Editor Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has warned the Garda Commissioner that “robust” systems need to be put in place to avoid a repeat of the major blunder in recording of roadside breath tests.
Justice minister Frances Fitzgerald is coming under pressure over the latest Garda scandal involving almost 15,000 wrongful road traffic convictions.
Sean Duffy Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has revealed she is giving "serious consideration" to running for the Fine Gael leadership when Taoiseach Enda Kenny eventually steps down.
Niall O'Connor and Cormac McQuinn A review of security at Leinster House and Government Buildings should be carried out in the wake of the London terror attack, Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar has said.
John Downing and Cormac McQuinn ATTACKS like the knife and car rampage near the British parliament cannot be ruled out in Ireland, the Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has told the Dáil.
Shane Phelan A major Government review of the civil justice system is to be carried out amid concerns over the cost of litigation and the transparency of court proceedings.
Shane Phelan A European court could be asked to decide on a key issue that blocked the extradition of Ian Bailey to France five years ago.
Kevin Doyle Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has paid tribute to the emergency services who fought to save at the tragic Clondalkin fire.
Cormac McQuinn A series of Fine Gael women politicians have expressed support for Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald entering the party's upcoming leadership race.
Kevin Doyle Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has given her clearest indication yet that she will join the Fine Gael leadership race after Health Minister Simon Harris ended speculation about his intentions.
Cormac McQuinn Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald says she has "full confidence" in Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan to remain in her role during the Disclosure Tribunal.
Cormac McQuinn TÁNAISTE Frances Fitzgerald has said she has "full confidence" in Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan to remain in her role during the Disclosure Tribunal.
Cormac McQuinn To all intents and purposes, the Fine Gael leadership race has begun. Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney appear to be entering campaign mode - albeit in a low-key manner due to the continuing 'lack of a vacancy'.
Gordon Deegan There are currently 166 prison officers under investigation for alleged misconduct across the Irish Prison Service.
Cormac McQuinn The tribunal established to investigate the alleged smear campaign against Sergeant Maurice McCabe can be extended to examine the complaints of other garda whistleblowers.
Niall O'Connor and Ralph Riegel Fianna Fáil justice spokesperson Jim O'Callaghan has claimed he is certain he mentioned the Tusla file on garda whistelblower Maurice McCabe to Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald last Wednesday.
John Downing The Government was today quizzed on whether “other state agencies” were approached by the gardaí in relation to allegations against whistleblower, Sgt Maurice McCabe.
A Supreme Court judge is to lead an inquiry into an alleged smear campaign among high-ranking gardai against a whistleblower in the force.
Niall O'Connor TANAISTE Frances Fitzgerald has announced a judge-led Commission of Investigation into allegations of a smear campaign led by garda management against whistleblowers.
Activists who allege a British undercover police officer operated in Ireland have branded a Garda inquiry into his activity a whitewash.
Niall O'Connor This day, one year ago, something went seriously wrong. The protectors of the people weren't there when their presence was needed most.
Niall O'Connor and Kevin Doyle Tánaiste and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has said she has received no "evidence" to suggest that members of the Kinahan faction have informers within An Garda Síochána.
Kevin Doyle Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has warned the criminals involved in the Kinahan/Hutch feud "you will not win".
Alan O'Keeffe President Trump's ban on refugees entering the US was sharply criticised as "extraordinarily disappointing" and "morally, totally questionable" by Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald today.
John Downing Frances Fitzgerald is often cited as the one who could come through the middle while other contenders cancel each other out.
Shane Phelan A sizeable cohort of Irish people have decidedly peculiar views when it comes to the issue of sexual consent.
John Bruton knocked on Frances Fitzgerald's front door on St Valentine's night. But the embattled Fine Gael leader was thinking political survival - nothing to do with romance.
Shane Phelan Lawyers seeking to be appointed as judges will be disqualified from consideration if they canvass for elevation to the bench.
Cathal McMahon and Ralph Riegel The Gardai have been rocked by a crisis involving two alleged sex assaults by a serving member of the force, including one against a young girl.
Cathal McMahon and Ralph Riegel An Garda Siochana has been rocked by a crisis involving two alleged sex assaults by a serving member of the force, including one against a young girl.
Shane Phelan Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald warned a Cabinet colleague that the State's forensic science laboratory was at "crisis point" due to inadequate facilities and a "chronic" shortage of space.
Shane Phelan New laws are to be introduced in 2017 tackling so-called “revenge porn” and other types of online harassment.
Shane Phelan New laws are to be introduced in 2017 to fight so-called 'revenge porn' and other types of online harassment.
Niall O'Connor A victim of crime will be able to seek a review of their case if a decision is taken not to prosecute the offender.
Niall O'Connor Motorists are to be given the option of paying a 'double fine' in return for avoiding a court appearance under plans being spearheaded by Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald.
Michael C Murphy The Garda Commissioner has announced that the Dublin Armed Support Unit is finally operational. The unit was established following the gangland killing at the Regency Hotel in February.
Kevin Doyle Our politicians have finally agreed on something. Santa Claus is coming to town and there will be no roadblocks put in his way.
Claire Murphy The Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said that Ireland will take at least 1,100 asylum seekers by next September.
Cathal McMahon Gardaí failed to inform HSE child and family services about a potential threat posed to young children by a serving garda member after an alleged rape victim made a complaint three years ago.
Cathal McMahon Gardaí failed to inform HSE services about a potential threat posed to young children by a serving garda member after an alleged rape victim made a complaint three years ago.
Kevin Doyle Tough new laws which will finally allow electronic tagging to be implemented and force courts to give reasons for granting bail are to be approved by Cabinet today.
Niall O'Connor A new Garda fleet of high-powered cars and motorcycles is being brought on stream in a bid to combat criminal gangs.
Kevin Doyle A major row has broken out between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil after Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald invoked a rarely used section of the Constitution to stall Jim O'Callaghan's judicial reform bill.
Niall O'Connor Gardai responsible for tackling the country's most sophisticated burglary gangs have been using surveillance equipment that is almost 20 years out of date, the Irish Independent has learned.
Eilis O'Hanlon There are things to welcome in Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald's new Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill, which was published last week following its recent approval by the Cabinet.
Maeve Sheehan Ian Bailey is considering taking legal action to stop French detectives from resuming their investigation in Ireland into the murder of the film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier.
Carol Hunt It's every young girls dream, isn't it? Work hard at school, go to college, keep yourself fit and well groomed and with a bit of luck, eyelash fluttering and a steely determination, you might just end up living a life where you're knee deep in pig sh*t every day.
Dearbhail McDonald The Sexual Offences Bill, the largest planned overhaul of Ireland's outdated sexual crime laws, has received a warm but qualified welcome by groups representing victims of sexual violence.
Dearbhail McDonald If Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald manages to pass the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill before the General Election, it could surpass her previous greatest achievements of driving the same-sex marriage referendum to completion and steadying the ship that is the troubled justice sector.
Ailin Quinlan Some years ago, the Sexual Violence Centre in Cork carried out a survey on students' attitudes to sex.
Mark O'Regan Today marks the first occasion same sex couples in Ireland feel they are "equal citizens", the head of Marriage Equality has said.
Ken Whelan The lack of legislation to deal with the sale of stolen scrap metal is a 'licence to rob' for the criminal gangs involved in farm and rural crime sprees, a farm leader has claimed.
Kevin Doyle The Government is to try alleviate the growing disquiet over rural crime with a series of "special burglary initiatives" in the Budget.
Daniel McConnell and Maeve Sheehan Frances Fitzgerald, the Justice Minister, has given the first clear indication that she wants to challenge for the leadership of the Fine Gael party after the General Election, when Enda Kenny stands...
Daniel McConnell On shredding the files of former Garda Commissioner Callinan - 'An Garda Siochana need to say what are the appropriate practices to ensure that the relevant SIM cards, the relevant papers are available ... I think...
Philip Ryan New laws criminalising the purchase of sex were brought before Cabinet today by Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald.
Gay marriages will be recognised in Ireland before the end of the year.
Philip Ryan The Cabinet will today give approval for the Marriage Equality Bill - paving the way for the first official ceremonies by the end of the year.
John Downing The Government must stop blaming Fianna Fáil for the rural crime wave, Micheál Martin has said.
Lise Hand Everybody loves a bride - and no one more than Enda Kenny on an 'Angela Ashes' sort of day in Co Limerick. One can only imagine the total chagrin/utter delight of the groom, Eoin Cuddihy, when he...
John Downing and Sam Griffin The EU will pay half the €48m cost of caring for the 4,000 refugees who are being taken in as part of Ireland's effort to help with the European migrant crisis.
Philip Ryan and Tom Brady Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has blamed the burglary epidemic sweeping rural Ireland on the "appalling" economy the Government inherited from Fianna Fáil.
Tom Brady Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan still holds the view that the Provisional IRA, as a proscribed organisation, is not involved in criminal activity.
John Downing A former dance venue in Co Kildare will become the first port of call for many of the 4,000 refugees to be taken by Ireland.
Ireland is to accept at least 2,900 more refugees and migrants fleeing to Europe's borders.
Philip Ryan, John Downing, Niall O'Connor, and Sam Griffin Tanaiste Joan Burton says the number of Syrian refugees resettled in Ireland will far exceed 4,000 when the family reunification process is also carried out.
Philip Ryan Fine Gael will continue to slash taxes for working people if re-elected to Government, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has pledged.
Paul Williams The publication of new legislation to "keep repeat burglars off the streets" by Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald is a case of too little, too late.
Ronald Quinlan When Nama was established, almost overnight it was casually being referred to as the 'world's biggest property company'. Whether the description was accurate or not, it was understandable given the...
At least 1,800 refugees will be welcomed to Ireland, effectively trebling original plans announced in July to accept 600 refugees, mainly from Syria and Eritrea, over the next two years.
Independent.ie Newsdesk The tense stand-off between police and migrants on a train in Hungary is continuing into a second day after officials tried to force them off at a refugee camp to west of the capital.
David Kearns Ireland will take at least 1,800 refugees said Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald, who warned the government would likely have to foot the bill for supporting any refugees accepted.
Letters to the Editor Does anyone feel as ashamed as I do of our stance towards the refugee crisis? The scale of this human tragedy just keeps getting worse and worse and what are our political representatives saying?
John Downing, Lise Hand and Niall O'Connor The Taoiseach has said that Ireland would be able to take a greater number of refugees than the original agreed number of 600.
Robin Schiller He has long been considered an honorary Irishman in the eyes of rugby fans. But Ireland's head coach Joe Schmidt was made an official Irish citizen in a special ceremony organised by Justice Minister Frances...
John Downing Cabinet ministers have relied heavily on 17 words from the 300-page Fennelly Report as they rallied to defend Taoiseach Enda Kenny.
Philip Ryan and Niall O'Connor Garda Commissioner Noirín O'Sullivan has assured the Government the force will continue to "follow the money trail" linked to former Provisional IRA members who are involved in criminality.
Niall O'Connor EFFORTS to suspend the Northern Ireland Executive until October were defeated today as senior political figures discuss the crisis stemming from the re-emergence of the IRA.
Philip Ryan Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan was this morning expected to have briefed Enda Kenny on Garda discussions with PSNI on possible Provisional IRA involvement in the murder of Kevin McGuigan.
Fionnan Sheahan & Niall O'Connor Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan has been summoned to a meeting with the Government this morning on the threat posed by the IRA.
Mary Kenny A little while ago, a man in his 70s - who had lost his wife two years previously - asked me if I would advise him to go to a prostitute. He hadn't had much luck in "dating", but he missed having a regular...
Jody Corcoran, Philip Ryan, Meave Sheehan and Jim Cusack The relationship between the Minister for Justice and the Garda Commissioner has become strained at a time when crises related to crime and security threaten to engulf the Government.
Eoghan Harris Sunday - On this day, August 23, 1939, Stalin's Soviet Union and Hitler's Nazi Germany signed the Molotov-Ribbentrop plan. Appeasement was in the air.
John Downing Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has strongly rejected criticisms by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Ireland's stance on EU migration policy.
Niall O'Connor The tumultuous events of recent days have shone a spotlight on the strengths and personas of some of the most significant figures in Irish public life.
Niall O'Connor, Tom Brady, Philip Ryan and David Young The Ulster Unionists have announced their intent to resign from Northern Ireland's power-sharing executive and form an opposition over claims the Provisional IRA still exists.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Sinn Fein's Caoimhghin O Caolain says the latest assertions about the existence of the IRA are "politically motivated" and are an "absolute disgrace".
Independent.ie Newsdesk 'Garda chief is ordered to reassess IRA threat' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Independent'.
Niall O'Connor Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan has been ordered to carry out an urgent report into the activities of the IRA - just months after denying the Provos' existence.
Niall O'Connor Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan has been ordered to carry out an urgent report into the activities of the Provisional IRA - just months after she denied the existence of the IRA's structures.
Tom Brady Any perceived rift between the Garda and PSNI assessments of the current status of the Provisional IRA will be cleared up in the new report being prepared by Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan.
Editorial There is a maxim in crisis management that if you don't deal with the problem, the problem will surely deal with you.
Sam Griffin Police in the north investigating the death of former IRA man Kevin McGuigan have arrested a 47-year-old man in Belfast.
The Justice Minister has ordered a "fresh assessment" of the activities of the Provisional IRA.
Niall O'Connor JUSTICE Minister Frances Fitzgerald has requested An Garda Síochana to conduct a 'fresh assessment' of the status of the IRA in light of the brutal Belfast murder of Kevin McGuigan.
Niall O'Connor Fine Gael's weak position on the re-emergence of the Provisional IRA has been further exposed after it was left up to the Labour Party to warn of an "insidious threat" now posed by the criminal organisation.
Paul Williams The shadowy men and their acolytes who have been telling the world they no longer exist must have been pinching themselves over the past 48 hours, after discovering their new friends in official Ireland.
Independent.ie Newsdesk A new IRA threat, the latest from Irish Water and a break-up in the world of boybands - here's what it says on this morning's front pages.
Philip Ryan The Coalition is failing to face the threat posed by the re-emergence of the Provisional IRA head on, despite serious concerns raised across the border about the return of the terror group.
Philip Ryan The Coalition is denying a threat is posed by the re-emergence of the Provisional IRA, despite serious concerns raised in Northern Ireland about the return of the republican murder machine.
Tom Brady In her oration yesterday afternoon at the annual Béal na mBláth commemoration, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald borrowed a line from a character in the G K Chesterton book, 'The Man who was...
Philip Ryan JUSTICE Minister Frances Fitzgerald has claimed Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan holds the same view as her Northern Ireland counterpart on the existence of the Provisional IRA.
Philip Ryan JUSTICE Minister France Fitzgerald has criticised groups who use the country’s flag as a “symbol of violence” in her oration at the Michael Collins commemoration in Béal na Bláth, Cork.
JUSTICE Minister Frances Fitzgerald said the brutal murder of Kevin McGuigan must be “condemned by all right-thinking people”.
Tom Brady The inner turmoil that has been evident within An Garda Síochána, particularly at the higher ranks, will take some time to abate.
Tom Brady More than 40 bogus asylum seekers have been turned back at the Border in a series of joint operations involving immigration authorities.
Nicola Anderson Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald paid an emotional final farewell to her beloved mother on what was also the ninth anniversary of the death of her father.
Adam Cullen Hundreds of mourners lined the streets of Newbridge last night to pay their respects to Anna Ryan, the mother of Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald.
Willie Kealy IF your neighbour's house burns down you have a number of options. You can turn away and ignore it; you can buy a ticket for the fund-raiser, or you can invite them into your home till they get back on their feet.
Niall O'Connor Condolences have been expressed to Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald following the death of her mother.
Philip Rya Gardaí are developing a state-of-the-art mobile phone app that will allow members to access criminal records while patrolling communities, the Irish Independent can reveal.
Niall O'Connor Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald is mourning the loss of her mother.
Shane Coleman It's going to be a marathon, not a sprint, but make no mistake, the starting gun has been fired on the Fine Gael leadership contest. And the person who discharged the pistol was the Taoiseach himself.
Maeve Sheehan The Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has trebled the number of prisoners she has decided to release from prison early after a series of successful High Court challenges taken by inmates to cut their time...
David McConnell Enda Kenny was first elected a TD in 1975 at the age of just 24, having taken the seat held by his late father until his death.
Ralph Riegel The Government has ruled out dismantling the controversial direct provision system and will instead propose a regime of fast-track application decisions.
Paul Williams It was once a tranquil village on the old Cork to Dublin road, but now Littleton, Co Tipperary, has an unwanted tag as a rural crime blackspot.
Caroline Crawford AP MCCOY may have hung up the reins but he's still festival fit - swapping big wins at Ballybrit for Toronto.
Ivan Yates My mother gravely cautioned me: "It's arrived. Your father hasn't seen it yet." The end of school year report was much feared in the post. Maybe because I was in boarding school, away from daily parental...
Maeve Sheehan After the Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald, wrapped up her talk at the political platform that is the MacGill summer school last week, a grieving mother tried to question her, without success, about her...
Paul Williams Senior Garda officers are demanding the right to form their own staff association for the first time.
Ralph Riegel Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan emphatically rejected suggestions gardaí were now monitoring journalists' phones.
Dearbhail McDonald Perpetrators of domestic violence will be banned under new laws from communicating with their victims by phone or online.
Ralph Riegel GARDA Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan has emphatically rejected suggestions gardaí were now monitoring journalists’ phones.
Tim Healy and Lise Hand Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has asked the Prison Services for a report on a judge's ruling that she must reconsider her refusal to grant former politician Ivor Callely enhanced remission from the prison...
John Downing Reflecting on the cabinet as they head into the last Government meeting before the summer break
Lise Hand Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has declared hate crimes, including cyber-bullying, abuse and online grooming of children, as "one of the very big issues of our time".
Mark O'Regan Outdated Garda technology is one of the main reasons for the massive backlog in executing warrants issued by the courts - which now total 115,000.
Andrew Phelan THE High Court has quashed a decision by the Minister for Justice to refuse to grant former politician Ivor Callely enhanced remission from a prison sentence he served for expenses fraud.
John Downing The health service is never far from crisis, but Health Minister Leo Varadkar's star continues to shine.
Maria McDonald ThE Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill 2015 has just been published by the Department of Justice.
Shane O'Riordan and Sarah Jane Murphy The number of people declaring themselves bankrupt in court surged by more than 500pc last year.
JUSTICE Minister Frances Fitzgerald has lost her bid to stop an Asian restaurant opening in west Dublin.
Tom Brady Co-operation between Ireland and other EU states in the fight against international terrorism will be boosted significantly by the removal of a ban preventing the sharing of air travel information between member states.
John Downing Thirty children were found by gardaí being "sex-trafficked" around Ireland over the two years 2013-2014, the Dáil has been told.
Cormac McQuinn THE government is considering resettling as many as 600 refugees from the Mediterranean migrant crisis, twice the number previously indicated.
Cormac McQuinn in Malta The crew of the LE Eithne has saved a staggering 3,376 migrants desperately trying to reach Europe in less than two months of patrols in the Mediterranean.
Shane Phelan and Mark O'Regan Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has refused to say she has full trust in Garda Commissioner, Noirin O'Sullivan, that crime figures are being accurately recorded in the PULSE system.
Mark O’Regan Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has refused to say she has full trust that crime figures are being accurately recorded in the PULSE system.
Almost one fifth of crimes reported to the Garda were not recorded on the force's official database in one year, an audit has found.
Tom Brady and Ed Carty The remains of two of the 'IRA Disappeared' are believed to have been unearthed in a Meath bog during a search for the body of former monk Joe Lynskey.
Shane Phelan Public Affairs Editor More than 5,000 motorists facing speeding charges had their cases struck out earlier this year because summons were not served by gardaí.
Breda Heffernan A man who murdered his mother should have been in custody at the time but was free because of a garda blunder, a report by the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) has found.
Penalty point-dodging motorists will have "no way out" after moves to shut down a loophole that lets thousands off the hook, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has warned.
Shane Phelan and Niall O'Connor Motorists who dodge penalty points by failing to produce their driving licences in court are to be targeted for the first time as part of a new gardaí operation, the Irish Independent has learned.
Shane Phelan The apparent "loophole" through which some drivers have attempted to avoid penalty points simply by not providing their driving licence number to the courts has been known to the authorities for some time.
Gordon Deegan Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has confirmed that 11 investigations into complaints involving Nama "remain under active consideration" by the gardaí more than a year after they were made.
Emer O'Kelly It's almost a year since the Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald, got a dressing down in front of the United Nations Human Rights Committee under the chairmanship of one of the world's leading human and civil...
Greg Harkin A Supreme Court judge will probe the death of a garda sergeant as part of an investigation into the Garda Ombudsman, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has said.
Liz O'Donnell Having more women leaders is a serious societal goal. The dearth of women in politics at the time of Mary Robinson's ground-breaking election as President of Ireland was what prompted me and a handful of others to run for election. Frances Fitzgerald, now Minister for Justice, was, like me, involved in the women's movement in the early...
Niall O'Connor Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald is today expected to receive approval to take in over 500 migrants for resettlement.
Sam Griffin JUSTICE Minister Frances Fitzgerald says proposals to allow alleged child abusers to cross examine victims needs "careful consideration".
Maeve Sheehan Seven barristers reviewing more than 300 complaints of alleged garda malpractice have shared fees of €164,000 up to the end of last year.
Philip Ryan Fine Gael TD Regina Doherty has complained to Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald about the treatment of a group of gardaí who were investigated by the Garda Ombudsman.
Greg Harkin Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan met the widow of Sgt Mick Galvin and welcomed a judicial review into the death of the garda during a meeting with bereaved colleagues.
Greg Harkin THE wife of Gda Sgt Michael Galvin told his funeral Mass that his treatment during a probe by the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission was "horrendous".
Greg Harkin JUSTICE Minister Frances Fitzgerald last night confirmed a judicial inquiry will get underway to investigate the circumstances surrounding the tragic death of Garda Sergeant Michael Galvin.
A judge-led independent inquiry has been ordered into the suicide of a Garda sergeant who took his own life after being investigated by the force's watchdog.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald is to establish an independent judicial inquiry into matters surrounding the tragic death of Sgt. Michael Galvin.
John Downing Political Correspondent The Taoiseach has signalled that the Government is doing a re-think on allowing the Garda Ombudsman office continue to investigate the tragic death of a garda in Donegal.
Niall O'Connor Private investigators operating without a licence face being jailed for the first time under a suite of new measures set to be unveiled by Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald.
Gay couples can look forward to summer weddings as Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald pledged to enact laws allowing for same-sex marriages by the end of July.
Ireland's new laws on gay marriage will be enacted by the end of July.
Philip Ryan Gay couples can look forward to summer weddings as Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald pledged to enact laws allowing for same sex marriages by the end of July.
Denise Calnan Special medical cards awarded to survivors of the Magdalene Laundries are still available to be claimed, Social Care Minister Kathleen Lynch has said.
Eilish O'Regan Women who worked in the Magdalene laundries and two similar institutions will get a long-awaited health card giving access to a range of free services including GP care
Niall O’Connor and Philip Ryan The country’s youth population is set to decide the outcome of today’s historic Marriage Equality referendum as Yes campaigners expressed fresh concern about the number of undecided voters.
Niall O'Connor and Philip Ryan Government TDs campaigning for a Yes vote were met by a wave of undecided voters during the final day of campaigning in the same-sex marriage referendum.
Ivan Yates The marriage referendum debate obscures confirmation of this Government's greatest failure. Last week's personal indebtedness non-announcements will haunt Fine Gael and Labour in the 2016 election.
Philip Ryan Couples seeking to have a child through surrogacy could be forced to go before the courts to receive permission under proposals being discussed by Government ahead of the introduction of new laws.
John Downing The Government's approach to this referendum on same-sex marriage has in large part been about trying to keep children's issues out of it.
Emma Jane Hade The number of people jailed for not paying court fines over having no TV licences last year surged by another 34pc to 550.
The number of people imprisoned in Ireland has increased by almost 3%, the justice minister said.
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