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 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 makes new appointments to the Policing Authority
Minister Flanagan announces Government approval for a referendum on divorce
Ministers Flanagan and Doherty publish results of Abhaile - and encourage remaining borrowers in home mortgage arrears to avail of its services
The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, and Minister of State, David Stanton, who has special responsibility for youth justice, today commented on the issues that have arisen with the management of cases of youth crime by An Garda Síochána.
Statement by Minister Flanagan on fire at Shannon Key West Hotel in Rooskey
Department of Justice and Equality and the Central Statistics Office sign Memorandum of Understanding on the Undertaking of a National Sexual Violence Prevalence Study
Minister Flanagan and Minister Stanton agree to invite unaccompanied minors to Ireland in solidarity with Malta