The Minister for Justice, Michael McDowell, will seek cabinet approval for new laws to electronically tag prisoners, fine public order offenders and jail criminals for gang membership. He will present his legislative proposals to cabinet in the coming weeks.
McDowell wants to press ahead with legislation for electronic tagging, following research by his officials into schemes used in England, Canada and the US.
He will ask for laws to be introduced for on-the-spot fines for...
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