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Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality invites submissions on the effectiveness of legislation relating to oversight of An Garda Síochána by 3pm on Thursday 17th April 2014.



Justice Committee invites submissions on the Heads of the Criminal Procedure Bill. Closing date for receipt of submissions is 3pm on Friday 25th April 2014.

Justice Committee

Justice Committee

The Justice Committee launched a report calling for recognition of the ethnicity of the Travelling community on 17 April.

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Justice Committee Submission

Invitation for submissionson on the Heads of the Criminal Procedure Bill.  Closing date for receipt of submissions is 3pm on Friday 25th April 2014.


Extension for Submissions

Extension to deadline for submissions on the Review of Garda Síochána Act by 3pm on Thursday 17 April 2014.


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