Burglaries, assaults and fraud up in Ireland over year to June

There was an increase in burglary, assault and fraud offences in Ireland in the twelve months to June 2015, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office.

Published 29 September 2015

INIS and GNIB working to tackle immigration office queues

International students at five colleges in Dublin have been told they will not need to visit the Immigration Public Office in Burgh Quay, where authorities are trying to deal with large queues.

Published 29 September 2015

Dáil to debate tougher sentences for burglars

The Criminal Justice (Burglary of Dwellings) Bill 2015, which proposes tougher sentences and bail conditions for convicted burglars, will be debated by Dáil Éireann tomorrow.

Published 29 September 2015

Northern Ireland parents taken to court 700 times for poor pupil attendance

Nearly 700 court cases have been taken against parents in Northern Ireland over the past five years due to their children failing to appear at school.

Published 28 September 2015

Marriage registrars refuse to co-operate with fraudulent marriage legislation

Marriage registrars are refusing to comply with regulations introduced in the Civil Registration (Amendment) Act 2014 due to a trade union dispute.

Published 25 September 2015

England: magistrates issue absolute discharges to mitigate 'tax on justice'

Magistrates are allowing petty criminals to go unpunished in order to protect them from new court fees by issuing absolute discharges according to The Independent.

Published 25 September 2015

Independent Policing Authority key to justice reform, Fitzgerald says

Creating an independent policing authority is a "key element" of the government's justice reform programme, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has said.

Published 25 September 2015

Irish language group criticises emergency breathalyser law

Conradh na Gaeilge has criticised the introduction of emergency legislation that allows breathalyser test statements to be issued in English only.

Published 25 September 2015

Review to explore legal recognition for pre-nuptial agreements

The Department of Justice is expected to shortly initiate a new review of pre-nuptial agreements and their legal status in Ireland.

Published 25 September 2015

PSNI-NCA child porn arrests lead to four charged

A combined operation by the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) has seen 25 people arrested on child pornography charges.

Published 25 September 2015

Over 3,500 offenders receive support into work and education

Over 3,500 offenders were supported into training, further education and employment by the Irish Association for the Social Integration of Offenders (IASIO) in 2013 and 2014.

Published 25 September 2015

Tributes paid to the late Justice Paul Carney

One of Ireland's most experienced judges, Mr Justice Paul Carney, has passed away at the age of 72.

Published 25 September 2015

Sexual offences bill to 'protect' child sex attack survivors from trauma

Child survivors of alleged sex attacks would be protected from cross-examination by those accused of assaulting them under new laws proposed by the government.

Published 24 September 2015

Emergency legislation closes drink-driving law loophole

Transport minister Paschal Donohoe TD has signed a piece of emergency drink-driving legislation closing a legal loophole identified by the High Court.

Published 22 September 2015