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Minister for Justice Helen McEntee: ‘These crimes are motivated by prejudice.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

For the first time in the history of the State it will become a specific criminal offence, with longer prison terms, to commit a hate crime based on t(...)

Minister of State with responsibility for law reform James Browne during a press conference to mark the launch of  Youth Justice Strategy 2021-2027. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Children who have been groomed by gangs to break the law are to be prioritised as Garda Youth Diversion Projects are strengthened as part of efforts t(...)

A file image shows people leaving the Crowne Plaza mandatory quarantine hotel  after completing their quarantine period. Photograph: Collins

Rules exempting fully vaccinated people from the State’s mandatory hotel quarantine system will be signed “in the coming days”, while online booking f(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee will unveil the Youth Justice Strategy 2021-2027. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Garda Youth Diversion Projects are set to be expanded across the country under a new strategy aimed at reducing the number of children and young peopl(...)

Several Cabinet members on Wednesday indicated their support for flexibility within the mandatory hotel quarantine system for those who have been vaccinated. Photograph: iStock

A Fine Gael senator has criticised regulations on vaccines that rule out recognising vaccinations undertaken outside the State, describing it as an “u(...)

Family members Grace Anyanwu, Gloria Nkencho, Francis Nkencho and friend Olubukola Ashaolu Shopeju after meeting with  Minister for Justice Helen McEntee on Wednesday. Photograph: Alan Betson

The family of George Nkencho, who was fatally shot by gardaí in December, has reiterated its lack of confidence in the investigation into his death bu(...)

Rally outside Leinster House in Dublin  seeking the repeal of the 2004 citizenship referendum. File photograph: Eric Luke

Omar Neffati grew up in the hilltop village of Sutri, 50km from Rome, attending a school where he was no different from his classmates. “I always fel(...)

It is not clear what Minister for Justice Helen McEntee’s  meeting with the Nkencho family will address. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee is to meet members of the family of George Nkencho who was shot dead by gardaí in December. The private meeting wi(...)

Civil servants in the Department of Justice are currently preparing a paper exploring the introduction of a public defender system in Ireland. It is understood this is nearing completion. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government is considering the introduction of a public defender system in an effort to reduce legal aid costs in criminal matters. Such a system (...)

In a submission to Minister for Justice Helen McEntee, IHREC  suggested  the number of judges on the proposed new body should be increased so they constitute at least half the commission. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Attorney General should not be a member of the proposed new Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission(...)

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