Helen Mcentee

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Minister for Justice Helen McEntee. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Gardaí are to prepare a file for the Director of Public Prosecutions on a prisoner suspected of making a bomb threat against Minister for Justice Hele(...)

Former Labour Party minister of State Kathleen Lynch will head up the high-level task force convened by the Department of Justice. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Government is seeking a plan on improvements in how the criminal justice system deals with people with mental health and addiction issues by the e(...)

Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee had pledged to amend the law. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A loophole in the law, which prevented child victims of murder or manslaughter from being publicly identified, has been rectified in the Oireachtas. (...)

It is understood Tánaiste Leo Varadkar told the meeting he regrets that the resumption of click-and-collect services was not backed by the National Public Health Emergency Team.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has been forced to defend the Government’s decision to change the national vaccination plan after one of his party’s TDs accused(...)

Sarah Grace was attacked in her apartment in Grand Canal Dock in Dublin in July 2019. Photograph: Alison Grace

A victim of serious sexual violence, Sarah Grace met Minister for Justice Helen McEntee and department officials on Tuesday to discuss the experience (...)

Sarah Grace was attacked in her apartment in Grand Canal Dock in Dublin in July 2019. Photograph: Alison Grace

A sexual attack survivor has said provisions allowing victims to be questioned about their sexual history or allowing the accused to personally cross-(...)

A member of the Defence Forces directs passengers arriving at Dublin Airport  to a mandatory 12-day hotel quarantine. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The State’s Covid-19 mandatory hotel quarantine came into effect last Friday but already people have failed to adhere to the rules and there is confus(...)

Murders, bomb attacks and arsons have had a ‘traumatising effect’ on Drogheda

The town of Drogheda is “traumatised” by ongoing gang violence which is causing residents to go about their daily lives “in generalised fear”, a Gover(...)

Chief Justice, Mr Justice Frank Clarke: due to retire in October.  Photograph: Alan Betson

A new advisory committee will be set up to help identify eligible and qualified candidates interested in the post of Chief Justice under plans brought(...)

Protesters in Dublin following death of Sarah Everard. “We took a lot of flack over it but the protests went ahead and were well-run,” says Ruth Coppinger. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

On Tuesday, several dozen demonstrators, most of them women, gathered at the Spire in Dublin to protest violence towards women in the wake of the murd(...)

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