Perjury

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The Criminal Justice (Perjury and Related Offences) Act 2021 came into force this week, making it easier to prosecute such offences. The Act provides a statutory definition of perjury and should enable the offence and related offences to be more easily prosecuted before the courts.

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Legislation providing for a clear, statutory definition of perjury has cleared the Oireachtas and will now go to the president for his signature. The Criminal Justice (Perjury and Related Offences) Bill 2018 provides for a maximum penalty on summary conviction of a Class B fine and/or a term of impr

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New legislation establishing perjury as a statutory offence will be enacted by the end of the year, Justice Minister Helen McEntee has said. The Perjury and Related Offences Bill 2018 was originally introduced as a private member's bill by Senator Pádraig Ó Céidigh but was subse

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Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has said he will seek to fast-track legislation to establish perjury as a statutory offence. The Perjury and Related Offences Bill 2018 was introduced by Senator Pádraig Ó Céidigh and has since been amended by the Government to broaden its scope

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Barrister Paul Anthony McDermott SC comments on changes to the perjury regime. Trust me, Ireland is soon going to become a more honest place. It has been announced that a new statutory offence of perjury is coming before the cabinet for approval.

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A new statutory perjury offence will "act as a deterrent" to potential fraudsters, Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has said. The Government yesterday approved amendments to broaden the scope of the Perjury and Related Offences Bill, introduced by Senator Pádraig Ó Céidigh foll

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Legislation to introduce a statutory offence of perjury could be backed in an amended form by the Government following a Cabinet meeting today. Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan is expected to secure agreement from his colleagues for proposed amendments to the Perjury and Related Offences Bill 2018.

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