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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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Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald The €175,000 secretary general position at the Department of Justice may not be filled during the current Government's tenure, reports the Irish Independent.

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Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Minister of State for New Communities, Culture and Equality Irish government minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has announced details of the second phase of consultation for the new National Disability Inclusion Strategy.

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The Supreme Court of Mexico has ruled that the growing, possession and smoking of marijuana for recreational purposes is legal – but only for the four plaintiffs in the case it considered. Five justices ruled 4-1 in favour of the argument that smoking marijuana is a right under “free development

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