Minister Flanagan announces passage of the Coroners (Amendment) Bill

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan T.D., announced today that the Coroners (Amendment) Bill 2018 has now passed both Houses of the Oireachtas. Making the point that the Bill will amend the existing legislation to significantly clarify, strengthen and modernise the powers available to coroners in the reporting, investigation and inquest of deaths,…

Minister Flanagan announces Deputy Garda Commissioner competition to take place

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, has today announced that a selection competition is to take place for the post of Deputy Garda Commissioner. The announcement follows Government approval for the Policing Authority to request the Public Appointments Service to undertake a selection competition for the post. The international competition will be open…

Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, has a formal meeting with new Garda Commissioner, Drew Harris, on his first day in office

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, this afternoon welcomed the new Garda Commissioner to the Department of Justice and Equality as Drew Harris took up his new role. Following their discussions, Minister Flanagan said: “I was pleased to welcome Commissioner Harris to my office today to discuss the Government’s policing priorities with him…

Minister Charlie Flanagan signs the Commencement Order for Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Act 2018

Act will allow craft breweries and distilleries to sell intoxicating liquor manufactured on the premises to tourists and visitors who have participated in a guided tour of the premises. The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, this afternoon signed the Commencement Order for the Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Act 2018. The principal purpose…

On the 25th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality, Minister Flanagan apologises to persons convicted

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, today expressed his strong support for an All-Party motion, which acknowledged the harm done by criminalisation of consensual same-sex relationships and offers an apology to those who were criminalised for their sexuality. Speaking in the Seanad, where the motion was introduced, the Minister announced Government support…