News & Statements
Minister Frances Fitzgerald welcomes the establishment of the Court of Appeal
Frances Fitzgerald, TD, Minister for Justice and Equality today welcomed the establishment of a new Court of Appeal which creates a dedicated appeal court which will greatly enhance the administration of justice and improve waiting times in hearing appeals.
Statements on Budget 2015 Speech by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD
It is fair in that lifts 80,000 low paid people out of the tax net; and it provides for thousands of much-needed social housing units to be built over coming years.
Speech by Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald T.D. Topical Issues Debate
The need for zero tolerance policing in Dublin city centre to ensure adequate protection for its citizens. - Terence Flanagan T.D. I am grateful to the Deputy for raising this important matter for debate today.
Minister Fitzgerald establishes Charities Regulatory Authority
Minister for Justice and Equality, Ms. Frances Fitzgerald, T.D., today announced the establishment of the Charities Regulatory Authority, a new independent regulatory agency for the charity sector.
Address by Minister for Justice and Equality Immigrant Council of Ireland – EU Anti-Trafficking Day Event
Distinguished Guests, members of the Oireachtas, colleagues. I am very pleased to be here today at this event to mark EU Anti- trafficking Day, which falls tomorrow, the eighteenth (18th) of October.
Speech by Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Justice and Equality 22nd September 2014 Citizenship Ceremony Convention Centre, Dublin
Ladies and Gentlemen, You're all welcome. But I want to specially welcome you who will shortly become Ireland’s newest citizens.
100 new Garda recruits enter Templemore in first intake since 2009 – Minister for Justice promises seamless ongoing recruitment
In the first intake to the Garda College in Templemore, 100 new recruits entered training today, Monday 15th September. Speaking at the induction, Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Justice & Equality, said that this marked a positive step forward for policing in Ireland and promised seamless ongoing recruitment after a period of financial constraint.
Minister Fitzgerald publishes Inspector of Prisons Report titled ‘An Overview of Mountjoy Prison Campus with particular emphasis on the Separation Unit’
The Minister for Justice and Equality, Ms. Frances Fitzgerald TD, today published a report by the Inspector of Prisons, Judge Michael Reilly, entitled ‘An Overview of Mountjoy Prison Campus with particular emphasis on the Separation Unit’ which was presented to the Minister on 23rd July, 2014.
Minister Fitzgerald releases 2013 Report of Irish Central Authority for International Child Abduction
Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Justice and Equality, has today released the 2013 figures on applications dealt with in her Department in its role as the Central Authority for International Child Abduction.
Speech delivered by Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald T.D., at a one day conference marking the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Totalitarian Regimes in Riga, Latvia
We can never allow ourselves to forget the horrors of this period in European history. We can only have confidence that these horrors will not be repeated when we face the past honesty and with rigour and when there is accountability within all societies for the crimes of the past.