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Weekly Round-Up January 25th - 29th 

Every week, we bring you the top news stories of the week from the Department of Justice and Equality. Catch up on what you might have missed here. Click on the 'Read More' link in each story to learn more.  For previous editions click here. 
 

Policing Authority

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On 28th of January, the Policing Authority had their first meeting. 

L-R is Dr. Moling Ryan, Maureen Lynott, Patrick Costello, Judith Gillespie, Josephine Feehily, Valerie Judge, Bob Collins, Dr. Vicky Conway, and Noel Brett.

NINE MEMBERS OF THE NEW POLICING AUTHORITY: L-R is Dr. Moling Ryan, Maureen Lynott, Patrick Costello, Judith Gillespie, Josephine Feehily, Valerie Judge, Bob Collins, Dr. Vicky Conway, and Noel Brett. 

The core function of the Authority will be to oversee the performance by the Garda Síochána of its functions in relation to policing services.

Its other functions include: 

 

Minister Fitzgerald presented the Chairperson Josephine Feehily with a framed and signed copy of the Establishment Order for the Policing Authority.

PRESENTATION OF ESTABLISHMENT ORDER FOR THE POLICING AUTHORITY: Minister Fitzgerald presented the Chairperson Josephine Feehily with a framed and signed copy of the Establishment Order for the Policing Authority.

 

Legislation update

 The Bankruptcy (Amendment) Act 2015 (Commencement) Order 2016

 

Garda Fixed Charge Processing System

On 28th of January, the First Report of the Independent Oversight Authority for the Garda Fixed Charge Processing System Cancellation Policy was published. Read more   

 

An update on the Department’s Programme for Change

 Programme for Change - January 2016 update

On 25th of January, the Department produced a summary update on the Department of Justice and Equality's progress on its Programme for Change.  Read more  

 

Informal Justice Home Affairs

On 25th of January Minister Fitzgerald was in Amsterdam to attend the Informal Justice and Home Affairs meeting. More information about the agenda and the outcome of this meeting is available on the EU presidency website.

 Informal Justice Home Affairs 25 January 201

 

 

 

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