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

You can find information on the role of the Press Office as well as contact details here.


Minister Flanagan and Minister Stanton support the What Would You Do? Campaign through #mydoorsopen to highlight and raise awareness of domestic violence
Minister Flanagan announces Ireland will resettle 600 refugees in 2018
Minister Flanagan attends JHA Council meeting in Brussels focussed on migration and the fight against terrorism
Publication of Third Progress Report of the Policing Authority on the implementation of the Garda Inspectorate Report "Changing Policing in Ireland"
Statement by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Charles Flanagan T. D. Retirement of Garda Commissioner
Statement by the Minister for Justice and Equality on Garda Reports regarding breath tests carried out at Mandatory Alcohol Testing checkpoints and the Fixed Charge Processing System
Increase in number of Gardaí assigned to the Special Crime Operations units – Minister Flanagan
Statement by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, T.D., on his meeting today with the Right Honourable James Brokenshire M.P., Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, condemns today’s shooting in Ballymun
Minister Stanton welcomes positive report on Ireland’s progress in addressing concerns of the UN Expert Committee on Torture (UNCAT)