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#Alan Shatter

# alan-shatter - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Taoiseach won't say yet what he told Secretary General to tell Callinan
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Taoiseach won't say yet what he told Secretary General to tell Callinan

May 21st 2014, 11:20 PM 12,225 Views 71 Comments

If he is called before the Commission of Investigation into the GardaGate scandal, he will “respond fully” on the issue.

'It would be better' if Shatter cleared up severance pay issue by Friday, says Varadkar
# Sand In Face
# Sand In Face

'It would be better' if Shatter cleared up severance pay issue by Friday, says Varadkar

May 21st 2014, 11:18 PM 10,729 Views 53 Comments

The Minister for Transport said he didn’t want to kick a man while he was down.

Will Alan Shatter take his severance pay? He has "no comment at this time"
# €70k
# €70k

Will Alan Shatter take his severance pay? He has "no comment at this time"

May 21st 2014, 4:22 PM 14,726 Views 82 Comments

The Taoiseach said earlier today that while he “can’t force him”, he “hopes” that Shatter doesn’t accept the payment.

# alan-shatter - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Will Alan Shatter accept his €70k severance payment?
# Former Minister
# Former Minister

Will Alan Shatter accept his €70k severance payment?

May 20th 2014, 10:22 PM 11,126 Views 63 Comments

The Deputy is entitled to the money as new legislation had not been signed in when he stepped down from his role.

# alan-shatter - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Mary Lou's 20-minute wonder underlines the need for top official to explain Gardagate - for his own sake
# Analysis
# Analysis

Mary Lou's 20-minute wonder underlines the need for top official to explain Gardagate - for his own sake

May 17th 2014, 11:45 AM 19,192 Views 55 Comments

Department of Justice Secretary General Brian Purcell is at the centre of several controversies, but the biggest questions concern the events leading up to the departure of Martin Callinan in March.

How much are Alan Shatter's pension and severance payments worth?
# Resignation
# Resignation

How much are Alan Shatter's pension and severance payments worth?

May 17th 2014, 8:15 AM 21,564 Views 111 Comments

Previous ministers have declined to accept some of these payments.

# alan-shatter - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Mary Lou says Taoiseach held secret meeting with Shatter... but government says he didn't
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Mary Lou says Taoiseach held secret meeting with Shatter... but government says he didn't

May 15th 2014, 10:44 PM 26,300 Views 176 Comments

The Taoiseach’s office says a ‘clerical error’ is to blame for the diary entry that recorded a meeting taking place 36 hours before it actually did.

# alan-shatter - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

"Micromanaging gardaí" is not something the Justice Department should do - former ministerial advisor
# Review
# Review

"Micromanaging gardaí" is not something the Justice Department should do - former ministerial advisor

May 14th 2014, 9:31 AM 5,412 Views 13 Comments

Richard Moore, who worked with former Minsiter Dermot Ahern, has questioned how the Department handles complaints.

# alan-shatter - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Taoiseach and Justice Minister apologise to Garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe
# Guerin Report
# Guerin Report

Taoiseach and Justice Minister apologise to Garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe

May 13th 2014, 10:45 PM 18,274 Views 65 Comments

The Taoiseach said that he was sorry that matters raised by McCabe weren’t dealt with sooner, words echoed by Frances Fitzgerald a short time later.

Findings of Guerin report to dominate this morning's Cabinet meeting
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Findings of Guerin report to dominate this morning's Cabinet meeting

May 13th 2014, 7:18 AM 3,574 Views 12 Comments

Meanwhile, Secretary General at the Department of Justice has been invited before an Oireacthas committee to discuss the findings.

The opposition wants to know how long Enda Kenny will stay as Defence Minister
# Taoiseach
# Taoiseach

The opposition wants to know how long Enda Kenny will stay as Defence Minister

May 13th 2014, 12:02 AM 14,207 Views 67 Comments

The Taoiseach has taken over the portfolio on a temporary basis.

# alan-shatter - Sunday 11 May, 2014

'The Department of Justice is not fit for purpose' - Varadkar
# Guerin Report
# Guerin Report

'The Department of Justice is not fit for purpose' - Varadkar

May 11th 2014, 1:06 PM 15,075 Views 75 Comments

The Transport Minister says that he was “shocked” by the Guerin Report.

# alan-shatter - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Eurovision, RTÉ Guide and Dr Dre: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Eurovision, RTÉ Guide and Dr Dre: The week in numbers

May 10th 2014, 12:30 PM 9,431 Views 4 Comments

Plus: Who was on the top-selling edition of the RTE Guide this year?

# alan-shatter - Friday 9 May, 2014

Grave concerns: The issues Seán Guerin wants probed
# Guerin Report
# Guerin Report

Grave concerns: The issues Seán Guerin wants probed

May 9th 2014, 10:44 PM 15,889 Views 25 Comments

Guerin report has wide range of areas of concern for upcoming Garda inquiry to focus on.

Explainer: What is the Guerin report and why was it needed?
# Guerin Report
# Guerin Report

Explainer: What is the Guerin report and why was it needed?

May 9th 2014, 10:44 PM 19,988 Views 28 Comments

It’s already brought down a Minister for Justice before it was even published, but what is the Guerin Report about?

So what's in the chapters of the Guerin Report that led to Alan Shatter resigning?
# Guerin Report
# Guerin Report

So what's in the chapters of the Guerin Report that led to Alan Shatter resigning?

May 9th 2014, 10:44 PM 29,388 Views 29 Comments

The Guerin report notes that Alan Shatter did what Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan sugested, “without that advice being questioned or analysed”.

Fianna Fáil condemns anti-Semitic remark allegedly made by canvasser
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Fianna Fáil condemns anti-Semitic remark allegedly made by canvasser

May 9th 2014, 10:43 PM 32,695 Views 119 Comments

The Jewish Representative Council of Ireland claims a canvasser made remarks regarding the former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter.

Sgt McCabe still not allowed access to PULSE - but it's under review
# Guerin Report
# Guerin Report

Sgt McCabe still not allowed access to PULSE - but it's under review

May 9th 2014, 7:15 PM 17,062 Views 47 Comments

Maurice McCabe still does not have access to the garda PULSE system and has said he is the subject of ongoing harassment.

'I don't want this to happen to anyone else ever again'
# Guerin Report
# Guerin Report

'I don't want this to happen to anyone else ever again'

May 9th 2014, 3:32 PM 13,681 Views 5 Comments

The handling of the case of Mary Lynch, who was viciously assaulted by a taxi passenger in 2007, was looked at in the report published today.

Frances Fitzgerald sets up full inquiry and an independent Garda authority
# Guerin Report
# Guerin Report

Frances Fitzgerald sets up full inquiry and an independent Garda authority

May 9th 2014, 2:48 PM 10,177 Views 28 Comments

The new Justice Minister announces plans for “new era of policing”.

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know
# News Wrap
# News Wrap

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

May 9th 2014, 1:13 PM 17,028 Views 3 Comments

Catch up as you refuel.

Guerin report which cost Shatter job is revealed
# Garda Whistleblowers
# Garda Whistleblowers

Guerin report which cost Shatter job is revealed

May 9th 2014, 12:44 PM 19,870 Views 50 Comments

The report recommends: The entire bail process, nine Garda investigations and the whole management of whistleblower complaints should be thoroughly probed in upcoming inquiry.

Damning report that led to Shatter's resignation to be published today
# Whisteblowers
# Whisteblowers

Damning report that led to Shatter's resignation to be published today

May 9th 2014, 7:16 AM 7,801 Views 29 Comments

The Guerin Report was commissioned to investigate the reporting of confidential information by Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe.

# alan-shatter - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Ming: New garda whistleblower makes allegations about fake heroin dealing
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Ming: New garda whistleblower makes allegations about fake heroin dealing

May 8th 2014, 10:45 PM 50,887 Views 130 Comments

A stolen file, a garda threat, and allegations of heroin dealing were raised by the independent TD in the Dáil today.

Frances Fitzgerald is the new Justice Minister, Taoiseach takes over at Defence
# Appointment
# Appointment

Frances Fitzgerald is the new Justice Minister, Taoiseach takes over at Defence

May 8th 2014, 10:45 PM 30,532 Views 146 Comments

Fine Gael party chairman Charlie Flanagan takes over as the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.

Amanda Brunker has offered to help Alan Shatter write another book
# Unwritten
From The Daily Edge
# Unwritten

Amanda Brunker has offered to help Alan Shatter write another book

May 8th 2014, 6:21 PM 1,388 Views 5 Comments

Laura II, anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Fitzgerald: There's been a crisis of confidence about the gardaí, and that has to change
# New Minister
# New Minister

Fitzgerald: There's been a crisis of confidence about the gardaí, and that has to change

May 8th 2014, 5:00 PM 13,018 Views 61 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald paid tribute to the garda whistleblowers at her first press conference today, saying: “We do have to listen to critics.”

Here's what Twitter thinks of Frances Fitzgerald's appointment
# Reaction
# Reaction

Here's what Twitter thinks of Frances Fitzgerald's appointment

May 8th 2014, 11:37 AM 17,712 Views 35 Comments

Fitzgerald is taking over Alan Shatter’s Justice and Equality brief and people seem pretty happy about it.

Shatter resignation a lesson for government to "listen to dissenting voices"
# Shatter Resigns
# Shatter Resigns

Shatter resignation a lesson for government to "listen to dissenting voices"

May 8th 2014, 8:21 AM 6,266 Views 44 Comments

Fianna Fáil is now for calling for a road map to “restore this situation to normality”.

Call for Ombudsman as prison officers subjected to 'malicious' complaints
# Irish Prison Service
# Irish Prison Service

Call for Ombudsman as prison officers subjected to 'malicious' complaints

May 8th 2014, 8:03 AM 4,878 Views 10 Comments

The Prison Officers Association has noted that the majority of complaints are not upheld.

Today we'll find out who will replace Alan Shatter
# Shatter Resigns
# Shatter Resigns

Today we'll find out who will replace Alan Shatter

May 8th 2014, 7:46 AM 6,384 Views 36 Comments

The resignation of the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence was announced yesterday and Leo Varadkar and Frances Fitzgeralds are the frontrunners to take his place.

Timeline: How Alan Shatter's resignation unfolded on a day of drama at Leinster House
# Shatter Resigns
# Shatter Resigns

Timeline: How Alan Shatter's resignation unfolded on a day of drama at Leinster House

May 8th 2014, 7:23 AM 5,809 Views 15 Comments

There was no prior indication of what was to unfold when Taoiseach Enda Kenny rose to speak in the Dáil just after 4.30pm yesterday.

In the end Alan Shatter realised what many already had: He'd become a distraction
# Analysis
# Analysis

In the end Alan Shatter realised what many already had: He'd become a distraction

May 8th 2014, 6:55 AM 5,208 Views 16 Comments

Numerous controversies had been dogging the Justice Minister for months which is why he may well have decided to call it a day.

# alan-shatter - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Varadkar and Fitzgerald the favourites - but Shatter's replacement won't be appointed until tomorrow
# Shatter Resigns
# Shatter Resigns

Varadkar and Fitzgerald the favourites - but Shatter's replacement won't be appointed until tomorrow

May 7th 2014, 10:47 PM 50,405 Views 167 Comments

The government has now said that Alan Shatter’s successor will be appointed tomorrow morning.

Alan Shatter has resigned as Justice, Equality and Defence Minister
# Shatter Resigns
# Shatter Resigns

Alan Shatter has resigned as Justice, Equality and Defence Minister

May 7th 2014, 10:47 PM 45,875 Views 276 Comments

The Taoiseach made the announcement to the Dáil this afternoon.

Explainer: Why Alan Shatter has resigned
# Shatter Resigns
# Shatter Resigns

Explainer: Why Alan Shatter has resigned

May 7th 2014, 10:46 PM 33,681 Views 79 Comments

Less than an hour before he resigned, Alan Shatter was taking questions in the Dáil. No-one fully expected him to resign this afternoon- but here’s why he did.

Garda whistleblower: Shatter had become a liability
# Shatter Resigns
# Shatter Resigns

Garda whistleblower: Shatter had become a liability

May 7th 2014, 10:45 PM 10,882 Views 38 Comments

John Wilson said that while he took no pleasure in Alan Shatter’s demise, he felt it was the right outcome.

What did Alan Shatter do in office?
# Shatter Resigns
# Shatter Resigns

What did Alan Shatter do in office?

May 7th 2014, 8:00 PM 14,268 Views 43 Comments

TheJournal.ie looks at some of the achievements – and failures – of Shatter’s tenure.

How Twitter reacted to Alan Shatter's resignation
# Shatter Resigns
# Shatter Resigns

How Twitter reacted to Alan Shatter's resignation

May 7th 2014, 7:00 PM 18,256 Views 24 Comments

With shock, analysis, glee, and bad jokes, mainly.

'Inevitable': Leinster House left shocked by Shatter resignation
# Shatter Resigns
# Shatter Resigns

'Inevitable': Leinster House left shocked by Shatter resignation

May 7th 2014, 6:20 PM 17,407 Views 73 Comments

The Justice Minister’s departure caught many TDs off guard today.