Playwright Geoff Power’s “Stronger”, due to premiere at the Dublin Theatre Festival, dramatises an effort at “restorative justice”.
Tag: criminal justice
Doireann: New Charter for Victims of Crime Is Helpful, but Gaps Remain
Until now, the charter hadn’t been updated since 2010, long before the 2018 Victims’ Rights Act came into force.
Dublin’s Committees for Talking About Local Policing Issues Aren’t Working Well, Councillors Say
The Joint Policing Committees (JPCs) are supposed to be one link between communities, councillors, and An Gardaí Síochána.
Doireann: Who Should Police the Police?
Reform of the Garda-oversight bodies is coming – if the election doesn’t derail it, writes a senior research and policy officer with the Irish Council for Civil Liberties.
Doireann: These Are Your Rights If You Report a Crime to Gardaí
There needs to be a Victims’ Rights Ombudsman, who can oversee complaints by victims where their rights are not upheld, writes a senior policy officer with ICCL.
Elizabeth: What Happened to Dara Quigley Should Never Happen to Anyone Else
Here are the changes needed to ensure it doesn’t, writes an Irish Council for Civil Liberties representative due to speak about Dara’s case at the Oireachtas Justice Committee today.
Harry: A Rare Conviction for Cyberbullying Shows It Can Be Done
The conviction was secured against a middle-aged man who had made false and abusive comments on Facebook about a Dublin woman he had known for years.
Does Smithfield Need More Policing or More Social Workers?
Businesses say they want more, tougher policing to deal with what they say has been a rise in crime. But others say a more health-focused response is what’s needed.
Some Still Want a Community Court for the City
There were bursts of interest in 2007 and 2015, but it seems to have dropped off the agenda since.
Stardust Families Take Their Campaign on the Road, Still Looking for Accountability
“It’s still very raw for everybody in the community,” says Antoinette Keegan, whose two sisters were among the 48 people who died in the fire in 1981.