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Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: politicians made a “real and enduring mistake” by allowing the Eighth Amendment to be inserted into the Constitution. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins

Six Cabinet Ministers have indicated their support for the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment’s recommendation to remove article 40.3.3 from(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said there would also be a new offence of coercive control under the Domestic Violence Bill 2017.

Domestic violence legislation introduced in the Dáil by Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan provides for a new criminal offence of forced marriage. (...)

The Irish Government’s latest brief to  not support  either party in a  landmark case involving emails on a Microsoft server in Dublin is a departure from its previous position

The Government has submitted a brief to the US supreme court in a landmark case involving attempts by US law enforcement to gain access to emails stor(...)

Labour TD Alan Kelly: claims he was warned to “watch his communications” because of his contacts with individuals in relation to the Garda. Photograph:   Eric Luke

A claim by Labour Party TD Alan Kelly that his “communications” may be under surveillance by the Garda is to be investigated by a High Court judge. M(...)

A case before the US Supreme Court, involving a US attempt to force Microsoft to divulge emails held in its Irish data centre,  has exposed a worrying level of  Irish indifference  to Ireland’s wider European data protection obligations

Through a mix of adept national policy-making, an appealing location and a bit of good fortune, Ireland has a globally-envied position as one of the b(...)

Charlie Flanagan: he said he had discussed the consolidation of road traffic legislation with Minister for Transport Shane Ross

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said he intends to change the way the District Courts works so that the public can have greater confidence i(...)

 Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has written to the  Policing Authority asking it to start  the process to select and appoint a new commissioner. Photograph: Collins

Policing experience is not an essential requirement for the position of Garda Commissioner, the Government said on Tuesday as it commenced the selecti(...)

Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. The current commissioner’s salary is €180,613. Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan is keen to begin recruiting for the vacant role. Photograph: Alan Betson

The next Garda commissioner would be entitled to a salary of €250,000 under a proposal expected to be agreed by the Government today. Minister for J(...)

Microsoft’s HQ in the US. Microsoft handed over some related email metadata stored in the US, but refused to surrender the Dublin emails.

The Government has authorised the submission of a brief to the US Supreme Court in a major case involving attempts by US law enforcement to gain acces(...)

 Nicola Golden with the Gold Scott Medal she collected on behalf of her late husband Garda Anthony Golden, who was murdered in Omeath. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

The late Garda Tony Golden, who lost his life when intervening in a domestic violence incident in 2015, has been awarded the highest possible award fo(...)

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