Articles posted in 'Justice'

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High level committee on integration strategy inaugural

The Minister for Children & Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, told Caoimhghin O Caolain SF, Cavan Monaghan) that the government had decided to begin a review of the current integration strategy.  A high level committee had been established under the Department…

Asylum seekers: conditions in direct provision

Several senators raised the situation of asylum seekers, starting with Trevor O Clochartaigh (SF, agricultural) (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 3rd October 2013, 535-7).  He complained about the lengthy delays in bringing forward the Immigration, Residence and Protection (IRP) Bill which added…

Youth justice strategy, youth homeless review

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter, told Caoimhghin O Caolain (SF, Cavan-Monaghan) that the new national youth justice strategy plan would be published in early 2013 (Dail Eireann, Debates, 11th December 2012, 177).  It would be part of…

Seanad debates FLAC report on social welfare appeals

In the Seanad, Katherine Zappone (ind, Taoiseach nominee) moved a motion for the reform of the system of social welfare appeals  (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 7th November 2012,  260-289).  She started by citing the Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) report Not…

Strategies for women, children, early years, youth justice

The Minister for Justice & Equality, Alan Shatter, told Michael Colreavy (SF, Sligo – N Leitrim) that the first draft of the internal review of the National Women’s Strategy, 2007-2016, would be presented to its monitoring committee at a meeting…

Funding People with Disabilities Ireland, National Women’s Council

Call to review disability sector There were further echoes to the end of government funding for People with Disabilities Ireland (PwDI), covered in earlier bulletins.  In the Seanad, Martin Conway (FG, Galway E), reiterated that what was needed was an…

Waiting lists for civil legal aid

Michelle Mulherin (FG, Mayo) raised the issue of the lengthening waiting lists for civil legal aid, the numbers rising from 1,681 people in January 2009 to 4,500 this September (Dail Eireann, Debates, 15th December 2011, 360-2).  74% of these cases,…

Review of Joint Policing Committees

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter, told Jonathan O’Brien  (SF, Cork NC) that that the review of the Joint Policing Committee was now well advanced in preparations to contact all members in the coming weeks to ascertain their…

Appeal for action on begging

Several senators raised the issue of begging.  John Kelly (Lab, administrative) told of how he was approached every night by two, three or four more people (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 4th October 2011, 503).  One night last week, he was approached…

Children in prison

Ivana Bacik (Lab, Dublin University) raised the continued detention of children in St Patrick’s Institution (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 6th October 2011, 662-4).  It was a medium security building dated to 1850 and the government had given a commitment to close…

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