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Minister Flanagan announces €2.6 billion allocation to Justice sector in Budget 2018

  –        €100 million increase in current expenditure –        Recruitment of further 800 Gardaí and 500 civilians in 2018 –        Additional funds for the Data Protection Commissioner’s Office –        A further €157 million in capital funding over 2018 to 2021 with a total […]

Association for Criminal Justice Research and Development (ACJRD) Annual Conference 2017 

Opening address by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD  Association for Criminal Justice Research and Development (ACJRD) Annual Conference 2017  ‘The Brexit Impact on Criminal Justice Cooperation’  6 October 2017   I would like to officially open the Association for Criminal Justice Research and Development (ACJRD)’s 2017 Annual Conference and welcome you […]

Reopening of Garda Stations Second Interim Report

Read the second interim report on the proposed reopening of six Garda stations: > READ REPORT (PDF) Read Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald’s letter to the Commissioner: > READ LETTER TO COMMISSIONER (PDF)   Photograph: Mark Hilliard (via The Irish Times)

Criminal Justice Working in Partnership

Following on from the launch of the #ProbationWorks campaign last week; the Probation Service is now releasing its second video in the series titled ‘Criminal Justice Working in Partnership’.   As an agency of the Department of Justice and Equality, the Probation Service, along with its criminal justice partners; has responsibility for helping to reduce crime […]

Construction Work on Garda Base to Begin in 2019 (via The Irish Times)

Construction work is to begin in early 2019 on a seven-storey base for a number of Garda units close to Heuston train station in Dublin. The project has been given “priority status” as the force has to vacate a building it is renting off Harcourt Street in the next six years because the property owner is seeking […]

Commission  on  the  Future of Policing in Ireland Website Now Accepting Submissions

PRESS RELEASE 1 September 2017 The  website  of  the  Commission  on  the  Future of Policing in Ireland is now live and accepting submissions from individuals  and  organisations  on  all  issues  relevant  to the Commission’s terms of reference.    These  submissions  will  form  an  important  input  to  the  Commission’s  report  on the future of policing in Ireland, to […]