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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Minister Stanton calls on communities to sponsor a refugee family as he launches pilot Community Sponsorship Ireland initiative
Ministers Flanagan and Humphreys announce change to immigration arrangements for spouses and partners of Critical Skills Employment Permit Holders
Minister Flanagan Welcomes the Opening of the 2019 Recruit Prison Officer Competition
Statement by Minister Flanagan following meeting with the Coll family
Ministers Stanton and Byrne publish first set of data on gambling in Ireland
Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, T.D., and Minister of State Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, T.D., announce passage of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) (Amendment) Bill 2018
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