Justice Minister announces amendments to Bill tackling stalking

Amendments include protection of the identity of alleged victims and provisions for making civil orders restraining stalking on an urgent basis

  • June 14, 2023
Helen McEntee, Minister for Justice. Picture: Sam Boal /

The Government is to amend a Criminal Justice Bill to better support victims of stalking and other sensitive crimes.

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee secured approval for Seanad committee stage amendments to fulfil commitments made under ‘Supporting a Victim’s Journey’ and the Zero Tolerance Strategy on domestic, sexual and gender-based violence (DSGBV).

The amendments include an extension of the restriction on cross-examination of the alleged victim by the accused to a broader range of offences, ...