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Government Legal System

Department of Justice, Equality & Law Reform

Describes the role and structure of this government department, with publications, press releases, and contacts.

Irish Courts Service

Manages Ireland's courts and provides support services for the judiciary; describes the courts system and procedures, jury service, and offers online court services.

Irish Naturalisation & Immigration Service

Responsible for administering legislation in relation to asylum, immigration, visas, and citizenship. Describes their role and services, and includes a range of fact sheets.

Irish Prison Service

Responsible for the custody of those people committed to prison by the Courts, and their rehabilitation. Describes their role and services.

Law Reform Commission of Ireland

An independent body whose function is to keep the law under review and make recommendations for its reform. Describes their strategy, current programme, and procedures.

Legal Aid Board

Provides legal aid and advice on matters of civil law to persons unable to fund such services from their own resources. Information about their services and specialist unit for refugees.

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

Enforces the criminal law in the courts, and directs and supervises public prosecutions; offers a guide to their role and structure.

Private Residential Tenancies Board

Established to resolve disputes between landlords and tenants, operate a national tenancy registration system, and provide information and policy advice on the private rented sector. Describes their role and services.

Tackling Bribery and Corruption

A cross-department initiative to raise awareness of the issue; includes current legislation, Ireland's international obligations, and a section for making a complaint.

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