Tuilleadh Nuacht


Minister Alan Shatter publishes details of work undertaken in the Department of Justice and Equality and the Department of Defence in the first two years of Government. more...

Review of Rent Review Arbitration Code - The Working Group on transparency in commercial rent reviews in its August 2010 report considered that public confidence in the outcome of rent review arbitrations in the commercial property market could best be sustained if there was a uniform procedure for the governance of such arbitrations. more...

Fireworks are not only dangerous, there are severe criminal penalties that apply. It is illegal to possess fireworks (other than small sparklers, party poppers etc) without a licence. Therefore fireworks such as bangers, rockets, roman candles, etc are illegal to import, sell to the public or use and are potentially very dangerous. The penalty for offences are very severe. Simply having illegal fireworks in your possession can result in a fine of up to €10,000 whereas one is liable to the same fine and/or five years' imprisonment for possession of illegal fireworks with intent to sell or supply. Igniting the fireworks or throwing an ignited firework at a person or property is also liable to the same severe penalties.

Fireworks Safety Notice

Dept Justice Homepage
Call for proposals for European Refugee Fund (ERF) and the European Fund for the Integration of Third-Country Nationals (EIF) Funding. 
Tá muid ag tógail iarrataisí fá choinne Ciste na gCrannchur Charthanach 2013. 
The Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter, T.D., is holding a seminar on the possible establishment of a separate Family Court structure. Registration is open until 28th June 2013 
Report on Allegations of Irregularities in the Operation of the Fixed Charge Processing System 
14/05/2013Report from the Garda Professional Standards Unit on its examination of the processes and systems in place to deal with the cancellation of Fixed Charge Notices
Expressions of interest sought for consideration for appointment as Chairperson and Members of three State Boards

Regulatory Impact Analysis of the Equal Status (Amendment) Bill 2012

Critical Review Report of the PRA, OSI and Valuation Office

Non-Technical Summary of the EIA report for the Cork Prison Development

 Mandatory Introduction of Unisex Insurance -The Dep artment of Justice and Equality has issued the following information note for consumers on the mandatory introduction of unisex insurance from 21 December 2012   more>>
 Drafting of the Equal Status (Amendment) Bill -On 23 October 2012 the Government approved the Minister for Justice and Equality's proposals for the drafting of the Equal Status (Amendment) Bill.  more>>
 Heads of Criminal Justice Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Amendment Bill 2012    more>>
 Heads of Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Bill 2012    more>>
 Report of the Operation of the transfer of Sentenced Persons Acts   more>>
 Conference on "Regulatory Reform for a 21st-Century Legal Profession" - 6th July 2012   more>>
 Public consultation on improving the lives of children and young people. Closing date 6/7/12  more>>
 Cosc Newsletter - Issue 13 - May 2012   more>>
 Minister Shatter presented with the Office of the Inspector of Prisons Annual Report 2011   more>> 
 Mental Health Criminal Law Review Board Annual Report 2011   more>> 
 Cloverhill Prision Visiting Committee Report  more>> 
 Cork Prision Visiting Committee Report  more>>
 Mountjoy Visiting Committee Report  more>>
 Wheatfield Visiting Committee Report  more>>
 Stabilty Treaty referendum Thursday 31st May 2012  more>> 
 Draft Scheme of the Criminal Records Information System Bill   more>>
 Census results 2011   more>>
 Arbour Hill Prison: Inspection Report       more>> 
 Arbour Hill Visiting Committee Report  more>> 
 Report on Escape of Martin McDermott from Loughan House Open Centre 15 March, 2012   more>> 
 General Scheme of the Criminal Justice (Search Powers) Bill 2012  more>> 
 Private Security Authority launches Public Consultation on Contractor Standard For PSA Licensing   more>>
 Guidelines for Government Departments: How to conduct a Disability Impact Assessment  more>>
 Group of State against corruption - Third Evaluation Round Compliance Report on Ireland   more>>
 Submissions sought re interaction between the mentally ill and the criminal justice system   more>>  
 Report of second follow up Inspection of Limerick Prison   more>> 
 European Commission’s proposal for a new Data Protection Regulation   more>> 
 Draft General Scheme of Mediation Bill 2012   more>>
 Guidance document relating to Surrogacy   more>>
 Garda Síochána Inspectorate Report – Responding to Child Sexual Abuse     more>>