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.
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
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 1st of June, the Tánaiste signed the Bankruptcy (Amendment) Act 2015 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2016, bringing into force the remaining provisions of the Bankruptcy (Amendment) Act 2015. Read more
- On 30th of May, the Tánaiste signs Order to enable the Policing Authority to assume its full functions in relation to the civilian staff of An Garda Síochána. Read more
Traveller Pride Awards ceremony
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
On 20th of May, Tánaiste Fitzgerald attended EU Justice and Home Affairs Council on Migration Crisis. Read more.