Press releases relating to issues under the remit of the Department are listed chronologically below. For ease of reference, they are also sorted by theme as follows:

Courts Policy/Legal Services
Crime & Law Enforcement
Financial Shared Services
Garda & Policing
Legislation, Law Reform & EU
Northern Ireland
Other regulatory functions
Prisons & Probation
Youth Justice, Children & Family

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Nomination of an Irish member to the Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT)
Minister Flanagan welcomes election of Chief International Protection Officer, David Costello, as Chair of the Management Board of the European Asylum Support Office
Ministers Flanagan and Stanton express grave concern at reports of fire at Shannon Key West Hotel in Rooskey
Minister Flanagan joins Justice & Home Affairs Ministers in Bucharest for two days of discussions on counter-terrorism; asylum & migration; electronic evidence; and police & judicial cooperation
Minister Flanagan welcomes third progress report of the Effectiveness and Renewal Group for the Department of Justice and Equality
Minister Flanagan appoints Judge Gerard Haughton to conduct a scoping exercise in relation to circumstances leading to the death of Shane O’Farrell
Minister Flanagan announces Mid-term Review of the Second National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence 2016-2021
Minister Flanagan announces Government approval for a referendum on divorce
Minister Flanagan makes new appointments to the Policing Authority
Ministers Flanagan and Doherty publish results of Abhaile - and encourage remaining borrowers in home mortgage arrears to avail of its services