Here are the top highlights that occurred within the last few weeks in our ‘Weekly News Round-Up’ from the Department of Justice and Equality.

Click on the 'Read More' link in each story to learn more.  Read previous editions.
 

New measures to tackle organised crime
 

 New measures to tackle organised crime

On 31st of May, the Tánaiste announced new measures to tackle organised crime.  Read more 
 

Condemnation of shooting

On 24th of May, the Tánaiste condemns the cycle of cold-blooded violence.  Read more 

 

O’Higgins Commission of Inquiry Report
 

Tánaiste speaks to the media about the O'Higgins report

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald speaks to the media about the O'Higgins report - 'Commission of Investigation (Certain Matters relative to the Cavan / Monaghan Division of the Garda Síochána). Final Report.'

On 25th of May, the Tánaiste made a statement on the O’Higgins Report. Read the Adjournment Debate on the fallout from the O'Higgins Commission and the position of the Garda Commissioner.  

 

Legislative Summary

 

Traveller Pride Awards ceremony
 

Left to right: Mr Hugh Friel, Mikey Kelly and Minister of State David Stanton TD at the Traveller Pride Awards 2016

Left to right: Mr Hugh Friel, last year's overall winner of the Traveller Pride Awards, this year's winner, Mikey Kelly, handball champion and Minister of State David Stanton TD.

On 1st of June, Minister for Equality and Integration, David Stanton, congratulates winners at Traveller Pride Awards ceremony. The ceremony is the lead event for the annual Traveller Pride Week programme which is a showcase for all that is positive about the Traveller community in Ireland. Prizes were awarded in a wide range of categories including youth, community action, education, music, the arts and sport.  Read more.   

 

EU Justice and Home Affairs Council

 

JHA Council Brussells 20th of May

On 20th of May, Tánaiste Fitzgerald attended EU Justice and Home Affairs Council on Migration Crisis. Read more

 

Behavioural Economics:  Introduction to new Toolkit for Managers and Policy makers

The Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service (IGEES) unit within the Department hosted an initial event on the possible applications of Behavioural Economics (BE) techniques in the Department on the 3rd June 2016. BE is now a widely deployed toolkit for policy makers in a range of organisations here and abroad.