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Taoiseach Enda Kenny — Photo: European People's Party, CC-BY 2.0 The Government of Ireland is considering emergency legislation to break a legal deadlock preventing the Commission of Investigation from completing its investigation into the wind-up of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC).

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Offenders could be more effectively rehabilitated if resources are diverted from "the penal side of the criminal justice system towards the probation side", a judge has said. Judge Keenan Johnson made the remarks at Portlaoise Circuit Court while sentencing a man for the attempted abduction of an 11

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Professor Shane Kilcommins Professor Shane Kilcommins at the University of Limerick School of Law has been invited by Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald to chair a consultative council on penal policy.

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A senior Department of Justice official has offered an apology after making widely-reported remarks suggesting that judges do not treat the offence of burglary seriously enough. Jimmy Martin, a member of the department's management board, has written to President of the District Court, Judge Rosemar

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A man, believed to be Britain's worst speeding offender, has been jailed for 28 months after filming himself driving at 192 miles per hour. Police found mobile phone footage of Shaun Davis, from Northampton, driving several high performance cars when he was arrested on an unrelated matter.

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The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision that paves the way for higher damages awards for people who suffer catastrophic injuries, the Irish Times reports. Ms Justice Mary Irvine, sitting alongside Ms Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan and Mr Justice Sean Ryan, said it was wrong for awards to be discoun

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A senior Department of Justice official yesterday told the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee that the department believes that judges do not treat the offence of burglary seriously enough. Jimmy Martin, a member of the department’s management board, pointed to cases where burglary suspects were

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