New crime body to advise Govt on strategies

The State's first National Crime Council has been launched by Justice Minister John O'Donoghue this afternoon.

The State's first National Crime Council has been launched by Justice Minister John O'Donoghue this afternoon.

The council is to act as an independent advisor to the Government on crime issues and will develop policies on areas such as domestic violence.

It has already begun research into public order offences.

The 16-member council is composed of representatives from groups such as victim support organisations, gardai and the Dept of Justice.

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