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IRELAND LACKS CYBER-ATTACK AWARENESS AND RESILIENCE

IRELAND LACKS CYBER-ATTACK AWARENESS AND RESILIENCE

The government has been called upon to revaluate its National Cyber Security Strategy, considering what one independent senator has described as Ireland’s ‘disjointed’ security system, whilst leading cyber security experts claim that businesses here need to share...

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IRELAND’S NEW INSPECTOR OF PRISONS SET TO MAKE HIS MARK

IRELAND’S NEW INSPECTOR OF PRISONS SET TO MAKE HIS MARK

International human rights lawyer Mark Kelly has become the new Inspector of Prisons and is due to take up his position on 15 August. His appointment comes at a time with plans in the pipeline to expand the role of the office to include independent monitoring of...

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EVENTS TO MARK THE CENTENARY OF AN GARDA SÍOCHÁNA

EVENTS TO MARK THE CENTENARY OF AN GARDA SÍOCHÁNA

Several initiatives and events are taking place throughout this year to mark the centenary of the establishment of An Garda Síochána in 1922, the occupation of the Four Courts and the enactment of the Irish Free State Constitution. “The Decade of Centenaries Programme...

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STALKING IS NOW STANDALONE OFFENCE UNDER NEW LEGISLATION

STALKING IS NOW STANDALONE OFFENCE UNDER NEW LEGISLATION

Gender-based violence and harassment of women has come to the fore more than ever this year, and now for the first time in Ireland, legislation will be put in place to protect against gender-based crimes and to categorise stalking as a standalone criminal offence....

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‘VAT ON DEFIBS PUTTING LIVES AT RISK’ – HEART FOUNDATION

‘VAT ON DEFIBS PUTTING LIVES AT RISK’ – HEART FOUNDATION

The Irish Heart Foundation is calling for the removal of VAT on defibrillators as soon as is allowable under EU law and claims that changes in EU legislation will finally give the Government the power to abolish what the charity has condemned for years as “a tax on...

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