Justice Minister failed to act quickly on Children Act

A Sligo Leitrim TD has accused the Justice Minister of not acting quickly enough in amending a law which prohibits the identification of child victims of crime.


Last October, a ruling saw the Children Act interpreted to mean a young person who was the victim of a crime couldn’t be identified in court.


Minister Helen McEntee says she’ll bring proposals on how to resolve the problem to Cabinet next week.


Sinn Fein Justice Spokesperson Martin Kenny says it shouldn’t have taken 4 months to begin fixing the issue: