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Gardaí targeted over 600 organised crime groups in 2014

An Garda Síochána targeted over 600 organised crime gangs, investigated over 9,000 missing persons cases, and issued over 200,000 penalty-point notices in 2014, according to a new report.

Published 20 July 2015

Ireland's gender recognition bill passed by Oireachtas

Ireland's Gender Recognition Bill has passed through both Houses of the Oireachtas and is due to be signed into law by President Michael D. Higgins this week.

Published 20 July 2015

Prison service warns of children used in drug smuggling

The Irish Prison Service (IPS) has expressed concerns about the use of children by gangs who are smuggling drugs and contraband into prison.

Published 7 July 2015

Trafficked woman brings court challenge over child benefit

A woman who was trafficked into Ireland and forced into sex work at the age of 14 has brought a High Court challenge to win backdated child benefit for her daughter.

Published 7 July 2015

Trafficked woman brings court challenge over child benefit

A woman who was trafficked into Ireland and forced into sex work at the age of 14 has brought a High Court challenge to win backdated child benefit for her daughter.

Published 7 July 2015

Poll shows NI backing for same-sex marriage

A majority of people in Northern Ireland would support the legalisation of same-sex marriage, a new poll has found.

Published 7 July 2015

High Court rules UK lawfully refused Finucane inquiry

The High Court in Belfast has ruled that the UK government's refusal to hold a public inquiry into the murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane was lawful.

Published 29 June 2015

Government to face challenge to marriage referendum result

Two legal challenges to the outcome of Ireland's marriage equality referendum will be heard by the Court of Appeal at the end of July.

Published 29 June 2015

Oireachtas committee warned over UK human rights axe

The Good Friday Agreement will be damaged if the UK government scraps its Human Rights Act and withdraws from the European Convention of Human Rights, an Oireachtas committee heard today.

Published 25 June 2015

Aer Lingus did not breach airport contract, High Court rules

The High Court in Belfast has ruled that Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus did not breach its contract when it pulled out of Belfast International Airport (BIA) in 2012.

Published 25 June 2015

NI justice minister hails organised crime task force report

Northern Ireland's justice minister David Ford has hailed new figures showing "great results" from the Organised Crime Task Force (OCTF).

Published 25 June 2015

Tusla draft guidance lets sex abusers cross-examine victims

A controversial proposal to allow some alleged child abusers to cross-examine their victims will require "careful consideration", according to Irish justice minister Frances Fitzgerald.

Published 9 June 2015

Government gives further evidence to UN rights committee

A delegation from the Government of Ireland is being questioned by the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights over the country's human rights record.

Published 9 June 2015

PSNI issue Internet warning after teen photo death

The Police Service of Northern Ireland has warned young people to report disturbing interactions they have online, in the aftermath of a 17-year old schoolboy's death.

Published 9 June 2015

Irish corporal punishment law breaches human rights rules

The Government of Ireland is set to announce changes to legislation surrounding corporal punishment after the Council of Europe ruled the country's existing legislation did not satisfy human rights rules.

Published 27 May 2015