A national survey on the prevalence of sexual violence in Ireland will be carried out every ten years after an agreement was signed between the Department of Justice and Equality and the Central Statistics Office (CSO) today.
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has strongly rejected assertions that proposals to transfer powers from the Policing Authority to An Garda Síochána represent a “watering down” of oversight.
The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, has expressed concern at the impact future Brexit arrangements may have on criminal justice arrangments between Ireland north and south, Britain and the EU.
The fight for women who worked in Magdalene laundries but had been excluded from redress has finally been recognised in a report that criticises the Department of Justice’s handling of the scheme, writes
The Department of Justice has refused to say if Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald will ask Garda Commissioner Nóirín O Sullivan to step aside if a State inquiry is opened into claims senior management tried to discredit whistleblowers.
A Direct Provision centre run by a company whose €1.37m in borrowings were sold by Nama to a subsidiary of a so-called vulture capital fund company has closed down after claims that management failed to meet health and safety standards.
Tánaiste and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald will “study in detail” calls from the Garda Ombudsman to give it the legal right to seek court orders directing the Garda commissioner to hand over documents.