Irish governments are breaching the constitutional rights of children by failing to introduce, and implement, laws to protect them from online harms, a leading cyber-psychologist has said.
The Oireachtas Justice Committee heard claims that the industry is currently a “wild west”, where multinational corporations are earning “billions” of euro without any of the legal regulation governing traditional industries.
Minister of State John Halligan has joined fellow political representatives from Waterford in calling on Garda Commissioner Drew Harris to ensure the city is the new headquarters of the planned merger with the Kilkenny/Carlow division.
An expert group has submitted its report on changing the State’s response to drug possession. The Cabinet is due to discuss proposals based on the report tomorrow. Security Correspondenthas obtained a copy and examines its findings.
The Government is to introduce legal measures to ensure that the high level of data exchange between Gardaí and the PSNI – which reached almost 70,000 pieces of information last year – will continue if there is a “crash out” Brexit.
Shortcomings in the Garda’s Youth Diversion Programme (YDP) — designed to keep at-risk juveniles out of trouble, and the public safer — were revealed last month, when an internal review of the system came to an alarming conclusion: Some 3,500 juveniles responsible for almost 7,900 crimes over an eight-year period starting in 2010 escaped prosecution.