What are the 7 steps to developing a law?
Bill proposed Amendments occur Special committee stage Report stage Amended bill goes before dail and seanad Signed by president Becomes an act
What are An Garda Siochana responsible for?
Maintaining law and order
Who is the garda commissioner?
Noirin O Sullivan
What are the defence forces?
Name the 2 types of law
Name the 6 types of court in Ireland that hear criminal cases
Supreme court Court of criminal appeal Central criminal court Special criminal court Circuit court District court
What courts hear civil cases?
What is a solicitor?
Prepares the case
What is a barrister?
Cross examines witnesses
What is a stenographer?
Takes down what is said in courtroom
What is consumer law?
Protects you when you buy goods or services
What does the director of consumer affairs do?
Advises people on matters of consumer law
What is the small claims court?
Where issues of consumer law are dealt with
Name two agencies that offer help and advice to consumers
Office of the Ombudsman
Competition and Consumer Protection Commission