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Minister for Justice and Equality, Helen McEntee TD, signs Memorandum of Understanding between Ireland and the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the return of forfeited assets

2020-08-24T10:42:24+01:00August 13th, 2020|

On foot of an order of the High Court on 15th June last, the Minister for Justice and Equality, Helen McEntee TD, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Federal Republic of Nigeria to facilitate the return of funds misappropriated by the late former Nigerian President, General Sani Abacha. Minister McEntee said “I am [...]

Statement by Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, on the occasion of the first meeting of the Judicial Council

2020-05-07T13:44:01+01:00February 7th, 2020|

Statement by Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, on the occasion of the first meeting of the Judicial Council7 February, 2020“I very much welcome the first meeting of the Judicial Council this afternoon, an historic occasion that is over 20 years in the making.“The Council will be responsible for a number of very important judicial [...]

Minister Flanagan announces the formal establishment of the Judicial Council

2020-05-06T18:55:38+01:00December 17th, 2019|

Minister Flanagan announces the formal establishment of the Judicial Council Minister hails historic day for the Irish judiciary Commencement order is signed at the Four Courts in the presence of the Chief Justice Dec 17 2019 The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, has signed the commencement order for the Judicial Council Act, [...]

Speech by Minister Flanagan to International Fraud Prevention Conference May 17th RDS

2020-05-06T18:48:47+01:00May 17th, 2019|

Speech by Minister Flanagan to International Fraud Prevention Conference May 17th RDS Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. I am very pleased and honoured to open this conference on International Fraud Prevention, and I thank the organisers for inviting me to be here today. You are all most welcome, and I know that your valuable contributions [...]

Review of anti-fraud and anti-corruption structures and procedures – public consultation

2020-05-07T13:27:25+01:00March 13th, 2019|

In November 2017, the Government published a suite of measures aimed at enhancing corporate governance, increasing transparency and strengthening Ireland’s response to White Collar Crime. Among these measures was a commitment to review Ireland’s anti-corruption and anti-fraud structures and procedures in criminal law enforcement. The review will assess the extent to which the various State [...]

Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Bill 2019 approved

2020-05-06T18:53:42+01:00January 3rd, 2019|

Cabinet approves Minister Flanagan’s proposed new legislation to tackle Money Laundering Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Bill 2019 approved today 03 January 2019 The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan T.D., has today received Cabinet approval for the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Bill 2019. The Bill transposes [...]

Minister Flanagan announces commencement of Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Act 2018

2020-05-07T13:26:19+01:00July 30th, 2018|

New anti-corruption Act comes into force today Companies who fail to prevent corruption may face unlimited fines under new law New anti-corruption law creates new offences and tougher penalties The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, today announced that the Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Act 2018 has come into force. [...]

Minister Flanagan announces passage of Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Bill 2017

2020-05-06T16:12:37+01:00May 30th, 2018|

Minister Flanagan announces passage of Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Bill 2017 Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Bill 2018 approved today Preventative measures will help prevent illicit gains entering the Irish economy New Garda powers to gather financial intelligence will facilitate the detection of criminal activity The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie [...]

Cabinet approves Minister Flanagan’s proposed legislation to tackle Money Laundering

2020-03-25T11:29:18+00:00April 24th, 2018|

Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Bill 2018 approved today Preventative measures will help prevent illicit gains entering the Irish economy New Garda powers to gather financial intelligence will facilitate the detection of criminal activity The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan T.D., today received Cabinet approval for the Criminal Justice (Money [...]

Statement by Minister Flanagan Further to Cabinet Briefing on the Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Bill 2017

2020-05-06T16:13:56+01:00July 26th, 2017|

Statement by Minister Flanagan Further to Cabinet Briefing on the Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Bill 2017.26 July 2017"The Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Bill is a major piece of legislation, which will deal with “white-collar” type crime. Since my appointment as Minister for Justice and Equality, I have made anti-corruption measures a priority. Some of the key [...]

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