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Archive for the ‘Justice’ Category

Features, Justice, National

The Appeal Hearing of John Paul Wooton & Brendan McConville who were both convicted of the killing of PSNI Constable Stephen Carroll in 2009, and sentenced to life imprisonment, drew to a close, on Friday October 18th in the Belfast Appeal Court. The case was heard over two weeks.

Four TDs Mick Wallace, Clare Daly, Maureen O’Sullivan and Eamon O’Cuiv attended the appeal hearing, along with Gerry Conlon of the Guilford 4, who spent 15 years in jail in one of the most infamous miscarriages of justice and who is a leading member of the group calling for Justice for the Craigavon 2.
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Features, Health, Justice, National

In light of the introduction this week of the Cannabis Regulation Bill 2013, Tara from Malahide discusses the advantages of legalising cannabis use.

Liberty: People deserve the right to decide whether they should use marijuana or not. The government should not decide for them. Marijuana is safer to use than tobacco and alcohol, and it is also less addictive than either. Ultimately, it should be up to the individual whether or not they should use marijuana.
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Penalty Points

Oct
2013
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Dáil Work, Justice, Leaders Questions

Leaders Questions on the report from the Comptroller & Auditor General into abuse of the penalty points system.

International, Justice

At about 3.45 pm on Sunday September 1st peace activists Margaretta Darcy and Niall Farrell were arrested in Shannon airport in the vicinity of the main runway. They were taken to Shannon Garda station where they were questioned and detained overnight. They were then brought before Limerick District Court at on 2nd September 2013 with Judge Eugene O’Kelly presiding. About 45 minutes after the arrests of Darcy and Farrell two other individuals, including photo-journalist and human rights activist Tommy Donnellan, were arrested several miles from the scene of the airport incursion. Tommy and his friend were later released without charge.
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