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|Implementing government policy and proposing new policy on crime and the criminal justice system in general.|
The Minister for Justice is the senior minister at the Department of Justice in the Government of Ireland. The Minister has overall responsibility for law and order in Ireland.
The Minister's and the Department's main areas of responsibility include: 
- Implementing government policy and proposing new policy on crime, immigration, asylum, criminal and civil law reform and the criminal justice system in general.
- Implementation of government policy and proposing new policy in relation to national security (an area many countries assign to a separate 'Home' or 'Homeland Security' minister)
- Control and reform of the Garda Síochána
- Pardons (which are formally given by the President on the binding "advice" of the government, after proposal by the Minister for Justice - a rarely used power)
- Implementation of core elements of the Good Friday Agreement.
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|Michael Noonan||14 December 1982||14 February 1986|