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29/03/2017

New Sexual Offence Laws Come Into Force

New laws on sexual offences have come into effect after the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, signed an Order commencing certain provisions of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017.  

After signing the order, the Tánaiste said: "The new offences relating to child sexual exploitation and child sexual abuse are significant steps forward in strengthening our laws, In particular the Act introduces a specific offence relating to the use of information and communications technology to facilitate the sexual exploitation of a child.  

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29 March 2017
New Sexual Offence Laws Come Into Force
New laws on sexual offences have come into effect after the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, signed an Order commencing certain provisions of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017.
28 March 2017
SIPTU To Ballot Dublin Bus And Irish Rail Members
SIPTU is to ballot its members in Dublin Bus and Irish Rail over proposed industrial action in support of workers involved in an ongoing dispute at Bus Éireann. It follows a meeting held by SIPTU representatives of Dublin Bus, Irish Rail and Bus Eireann in Liberty Hall on Monday to discuss the ongoing strike in Bus Eireann.
28 March 2017
Gardaí Appeal For Witnesses To Hit-And-Run & Shooting Incident
Gardaí have issued an appeal for information after a cyclist was run off the road before being shot a number of times in Dublin. Shortly after 9.30pm last night, Monday 27 March, a man was cycling on James Joyce Street when he was struck by a silver Ford Focus, license plate 08CN6682, at the junction of James Joyce Street and Sean McDermott Street.
27 March 2017
Position Of Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan 'Untenable' - SF
The position of Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan has been described as "untenable" by Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Jonathan O'Brien TD. Deputy O'Brien made the comment as Sinn Féin published a motion of no confidence in the Commissioner.
27 March 2017
Emergency Services Tackle Fire At Bray Recycling Plant
Emergency services are tackling a large fire at a waste recycling plant in Bray, County Dublin, this morning, Monday 27 March. The fire in the Fassaroe area, is believed to have started in a stack of timber pallets at the recycling plant and has produced large plumes of thick smoke. It is understood the smoke is visible for several miles.
23 March 2017
Irish Person Injured In Westminster Terror Attack
An Irish person was among those injured in the Westminster terror attack, the Prime Minister has confirmed. Three people were killed and dozens have been injured following the attack on Westminster Bridge on Wednesday, 22 March. A police officer was fatally stabbed at the Houses of Parliament.
23 March 2017
Thousands Of Drivers To Get Penalties Overturned
Thousands of drivers will get their penalties overturned following a serious mistake by An Garda Síochana. Between 2006 and 2016, there were 147,000 offences where a court summons was issued instead of a fine.
23 March 2017
Minister Called To Re-Consider Opening Rush Garda Station
Fianna Fáil is calling on the Minister for Justice to consider re-opening Rush Garda Station. Senator and Seanad Spokesperson for Justice Clifford-Lee said: "Rush is a large and growing urban area with a surrounding rural hinterland. It is among the fastest-growing areas within the fastest growing constituency and county in Ireland.
22 March 2017
Man Charged With The Murder Of Bobby Ryan
A 49-year-old man is due to appear before Tipperary District Court charged in connection with the murder of Bobby Ryan. Father-of-two Bobby Ryan of Boherlahan, Cashel, Co Tipperary was reported missing to Tipperary Town Gardaí on 3 June 2011. His remains were found concealed in an underground concrete tank on a farm at Fawnagowan, on 30 April 2013.
20 March 2017
'Significant Improvements' Needed In Scoliosis Procedures
The Minister for Health, Simon Harris, has said that "significant improvements" are needed in the treatment of scoliosis. Mr Harris made the comment as he welcomed the publication of the Children's Ombudsman's Report on scoliosis.