Weekly Round-Up January 1st - 8th
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.
New powers for City & County Councils to regulate the planning of new licensed premises
On Friday, 8 of January, it was proposed to give new powers to city and county councils to regulate planning of new licensed premises such as pubs, off-licences and nightclubs. Read more
Seven new Garda Youth Diversion Projects to come into operation in 2016
On Thursday, 7th of January, Minister for Justice and Equality announced that seven new Garda Youth Diversion Projects (GYDP) will commence operations early this year. Read more
Policing Authority was established
On 1st of January, the Policing Authority was established. The main function of the Authority will be to oversee the performance by the Garda Síochána of its functions relating to policing services. Read more
Garda recruitment campaign
A campaign to recruit Gardaí in 2016 has attracted approximately 16,000 applicants*. The campaign closed on 6th of January.
*The exact figure has yet to be verified.
A Look back - Minister and Department of Justice and Equality Achievements 2015
Click here to see a summary of key achievements from 2015