Category Archives: Justice

Courthouse closures

After Justice Minister David Ford MLA confirmed the closure of five courthouses across Northern Ireland, agendaNi looks at what it might mean for the justice system in Northern Ireland. Justice Minister, David...

Community safety wardens for Fermanagh

A private security firm is being employed to patrol Fermanagh’s crime hotspots. Estates in County Fermanagh with high crime and anti-social behaviour rates are employing a private security firm to patrol the...

Crime attendance falling

Statistics reveal that the PSNI are now attending less crimes than ever before. The PSNI’s attendance rate at crimes has hit an all-time low with officers not being sent out to one...

Hate crimes

Following the publication of the latest quarterly statistics relating to incidents and crimes motivated by hate, agendaNi reviews the findings.  The PSNI’s quarterly bulleting presents the most recent statistics relating to incidents...

Change needed at Maghaberry

Inspection brands prison dangerous and expresses its concern for both prisoner and staff safety. Inspectors from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons and Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland have labelled Maghaberry prison as...

Shaping the justice system

Alastair Ross MLA speaks to Adam Morton about his role as Chair of the Committee for Justice and his hopes for the development of Northern Ireland’s criminal justice system.  Replacing George Dawson...

Legacy funding troubles

The Northern Ireland Office has rejected calls from local politicians for additional funding for police investigations into Troubles related crimes. The Northern Ireland Office (NIO) has been roundly criticised by local politicians...

Pressures on policing

agendaNi summarises the PSNI’s financial situation and its plans to protect front-line services. In one sense, the PSNI has the most generous policing budget in the UK. Per capita spending on maintaining...