James Browne

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Supporters of undocumented migrants are pictured with  Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman  outisde Government Buidlings in Dublin on Friday following the  announcenment  of a landmark scheme to regularise long-term undocumented migrants. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A scheme to regularise the status of thousands of undocumented migrants will allow many people to “come out from the shadows” of society, the Governme(...)

Roscommon-Galway TD Denis Naughten noted widespread reports of abuse of the UK’s modernised register. File photograph: The Irish Times

A key weakness in new legislation dealing with sex offenders is its failure to close off loopholes allowing them to erase past offences either online (...)

Helen McEntee stepped aside from the role six months ago to take maternity leave, though she remained a member of Government. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Helen McEntee will resume her role as Minister for Justice on Monday, six months after becoming the first Minister in the history of the State to take(...)

The proposed law seeks to protect vulnerable customers, and requires companies to contribute to a social fund to aid those with gambling problems. Photograph: iStock

New gambling laws will boost protections for punters, says one expert, though he warns that regulation must be effective for the system to work. The (...)

Gardaí expressed concern that such a large number of young people were willing to allow their accounts to be used. Photograph: iStock

A call has been made for a “strictly time-limited amnesty” for young people recruited to act as money mules for an international crime syndicate. Ind(...)

Asylum seekers held a rally in Dublin on Thursday asking the Government to address the backlog in applications for the regularisation of their residency. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A new website to speed up the processing of immigration claims has been launched. The site, irishimmigration.ie, will replace the much criticised Iri(...)

Ministers of State at the Department of Justice James Browne TD. Photograph:  Damien Eagers

A 46 per cent increase in the youth justice budget will help to tackle a small cohort of young offenders who are causing an “awful amount of damage” i(...)

Stardust fire: 48 young people died on February 14th, 1981. Photograph: The Irish Times

The inquests into the Stardust fire 40 years ago in which 48 young people died and hundreds were injured could potentially exclude the families of 47 (...)

Refugees receive instructions from a US navy soldier as they disembark after an evacuation flight from Kabul in Rota, Spain. Photograph: Cristina Quicler/AFP via Getty

European Union member states have vowed not to allow the destabilisation of Afghanistan to trigger a fresh mass migration of people towards the border(...)

Cork City players celebrate Dale Holland’s goal in the  FAI Cup first-round win over Sligo Rovers at the  Showgrounds. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

FAI Cup holders Dundalk needed extra-time to see off First Division Treaty United 1-0 at Markets Field to ensure their name is in Tuesday’s draw for t(...)

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