Criminal Justice Bill To Be Published

A new bill proposing a number of changes to our criminal justice system is due to be published today. The legislation is expected to include the introduction of electronic tagging for suspects released on bail, and tougher sentences for serious crime.

The Labour leader, however, is calling for more time to debate the new Criminal Justice Bill. Pat Rabbitte has expressed concern that there may be problems if it’s rushed through the D€il too quickly.

“I support the Minister in taking harsher measures, but it’s no way to make law,” he said. “We need time to take expert advice, to reflect on it, to scrutinize it and to make sure that it will stick and do the job when it’s enacted.”