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The Budapest convention dealt specifically with individual actions of production, possession, distribution and solicitation of child abuse images.

The Government has failed to ratify two international conventions on child protection four years after the special rapporteur called for the State to (...)

Drivers are told by gardaí to blame increased checks on Minister for Transport Shane Ross, according to one Minister. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Increased drink driving checkpoints by An Garda Síochána, particularly in the mornings, as a result of tighter drink driving laws have come in for hea(...)

Leona O’Callaghan will say that her abuse “broke me in ways I will never heal from”.

Limerick woman Leona O’Callaghan, whose rapist was jailed for attacks on her when she was 13-years-old, has called for changes to sentencing practice (...)

Assistant commissioner Fintan Fanning is currently suspended and under investigation by Gsoc but is due to retire in August File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A member of An Garda Síochána will be prevented from retiring if he or she is under investigation by the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission or succes(...)

Since the Thornton Hall prison site was acquired almost €20 million has been spent on consultancy and legal fees along with works. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The site once destined to be the State’s first ‘super prison’ now looks set to be used to ease the housing crisis. More than €51 million has been spe(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan wants ‘only persons of suitable character’ employed by private security firms. ‘In other words, no criminal convictions,’ he said. Photograph: James Forde

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said the seizure of property by banks from indebted homeowners should never be routine but “I cannot agree w(...)

While one source described the conversation with the Taoiseach as ‘housekeeping’, another said that Ministers were effectively told that they need to do better. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Ministers have been told to cancel future mid-week travel plans and to make sure they are present for votes in the Dáil after being warned by the Taoi(...)

A plaque marking the site of the Soloheadbeg ambush in Co Tipperary. The incident on January 21st, 1919, involved the first shots fired in the War of Independence. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Áras an Uachtaráin has declined to say why President Michael D Higgins turned down an invitation to attend an event in Co Tipperary later in January c(...)

Minister for Justice  Charlie Flanagan: “The reality is that money laundering is a crime that helps serious criminals and terrorists to function, destroying lives in the process.” Photograph: Garrett White/Collins Photo Agency

The Cabinet has approved tougher laws to tackle money laundering, including the use of cryptocurrencies in funding terrorism. The main purpose of the(...)

People at a protest in Strokestown, Co Roscommon, against the handling of the eviction of the McGann family. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

One member of the family whose Co Roscommon home was seized by KBC Bank is examining whether he has a basis for taking legal action against the financ(...)

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