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#Alan Shatter

# alan-shatter - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Eamon Gilmore out of the loop on Guerin Report
# Shatter Resigns
# Shatter Resigns

Eamon Gilmore out of the loop on Guerin Report

May 7th 2014, 5:44 PM 9,947 Views 39 Comments

The report has led to the resignation of Alan Shatter, but Eamon Gilmore hadn’t seen it this afternoon.

'Dear Enda....' Here is Alan Shatter's resignation letter
# Shatter Resigns
# Shatter Resigns

'Dear Enda....' Here is Alan Shatter's resignation letter

May 7th 2014, 5:14 PM 25,506 Views 47 Comments

Shatter told the Taoiseach he’s leaving to help avoid controversy for the Government.

Leo Varadkar: Mick Wallace broke a much more serious law than Alan Shatter
# On The Defence
# On The Defence

Leo Varadkar: Mick Wallace broke a much more serious law than Alan Shatter

May 7th 2014, 3:00 PM 24,753 Views 139 Comments

The Transport Minister has defended his Cabinet colleague after the Data Protection Commissioner found that he broke the law by revealing information about Wallace on live television.

Legalising cannabis, tackling reckless lending and bad roads
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Legalising cannabis, tackling reckless lending and bad roads

May 7th 2014, 9:00 AM 6,657 Views 36 Comments

…and that’s just in one committee meeting. Here’s everything happening in Leinster House today.

Mick Wallace is seeking legal advice on Shatter's data protection breach
# Prime Time Remarks
# Prime Time Remarks

Mick Wallace is seeking legal advice on Shatter's data protection breach

May 7th 2014, 8:56 AM 6,406 Views 54 Comments

He stressed that if he takes any legal action, it would not be at the taxpayer’s expense.

# alan-shatter - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Taoiseach and Tánaiste have confidence in Shatter despite Data Commissioner finding
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Taoiseach and Tánaiste have confidence in Shatter despite Data Commissioner finding

May 6th 2014, 10:47 PM 11,983 Views 108 Comments

Shatter can appeal the decision, but has not commented on the finding.

Shatter: Prime Time remarks were "a mistake"
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Shatter: Prime Time remarks were "a mistake"

May 6th 2014, 6:38 PM 11,412 Views 59 Comments

Alan Shatter says that he may appeal the Data Protection Commissioner’s findings.

'Shatter feels that he is above the law and should resign' - Wallace
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

'Shatter feels that he is above the law and should resign' - Wallace

May 6th 2014, 6:05 PM 12,983 Views 104 Comments

Mick Wallace was named by Alan Shatter as having been cautioned by gardaí for using his phone while driving – an act that has been ruled as having broke the law.

# alan-shatter - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Alan Shatter 'disturbed by leaking of inaccurate information' in data protection case
# Complaint
# Complaint

Alan Shatter 'disturbed by leaking of inaccurate information' in data protection case

May 4th 2014, 7:48 PM 17,291 Views 73 Comments

The Sunday Independent reported today that the Data Protection Commissioner will find that the Minister broke the law.

# alan-shatter - Friday 2 May, 2014

Shatter: Gardaí don't collect data on people based on race or because they're travellers
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Shatter: Gardaí don't collect data on people based on race or because they're travellers

May 2nd 2014, 7:00 AM 8,164 Views 30 Comments

Though gardaí are often under pressure to make quick decisions, Shatter said any kind of discriminatory profiling is totally unacceptable.

# alan-shatter - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Death of Gary Douch, killed in Mountjoy, was "avoidable and should not have happened"
# Gary Douch
# Gary Douch

Death of Gary Douch, killed in Mountjoy, was "avoidable and should not have happened"

May 1st 2014, 11:13 PM 40,236 Views 65 Comments

A report into Douch’s death was published today and outlined systemic failures in the management of the man who killed him.

Legal advice sought on French request for further assistance with du Plantier case
# Investigation
# Investigation

Legal advice sought on French request for further assistance with du Plantier case

May 1st 2014, 3:56 PM 5,536 Views 0 Comments

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter told the Dáil of the development last night.

# alan-shatter - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Charities regulator takes shape, Shatter says it will 'improve accountability'
# Transparency
# Transparency

Charities regulator takes shape, Shatter says it will 'improve accountability'

Apr 30th 2014, 10:25 PM 7,114 Views 34 Comments

The need for the new authority has been repeatedly stressed in the wake of the controversies at the CRC and Rehab.

Children using sunbeds, the new broadcasting charge and HSE grants
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Children using sunbeds, the new broadcasting charge and HSE grants

Apr 30th 2014, 9:00 AM 7,669 Views 9 Comments

It’s the first day back in the Dáil after the Easter break, so what’s happening?

# alan-shatter - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Shatter: 'Immigrants have had a transformative impact on Irish society, for the better'
# Integration Policy
# Integration Policy

Shatter: 'Immigrants have had a transformative impact on Irish society, for the better'

Apr 29th 2014, 3:46 PM 8,848 Views 125 Comments

A review integration policy in Ireland is being carried out, with the minister urging people to make written submissions.

# alan-shatter - Monday 28 April, 2014

Guns, handcuffs and summer shirts: Here's what they'll be talking about at the GRA conference
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Guns, handcuffs and summer shirts: Here's what they'll be talking about at the GRA conference

Apr 28th 2014, 6:45 AM 10,601 Views 19 Comments

Alan Shatter won’t be there because he wasn’t invited, but we were so here are some of the issues we’ll be keeping an eye on.

# alan-shatter - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Magdalene Laundries survivors have received €10.3 million in compensation
# Redress
# Redress

Magdalene Laundries survivors have received €10.3 million in compensation

Apr 23rd 2014, 6:45 AM 7,740 Views 22 Comments

Justice Minister Alan Shatter told the Dáil that 731 applications have been made under the redress scheme so far.

# alan-shatter - Saturday 19 April, 2014

The charities regulator was meant to be set up by Easter...
# Appointments
# Appointments

The charities regulator was meant to be set up by Easter...

Apr 19th 2014, 1:41 PM 5,268 Views 26 Comments

Minister Shatter had a set a deadline of this weekend, but instead will look to appoint the board “in the near future”.

Just 49 gardaí have applied for the €36,000 career break
# Cash Offer
# Cash Offer

Just 49 gardaí have applied for the €36,000 career break

Apr 19th 2014, 7:30 AM 21,617 Views 44 Comments

Last month, senior officers complained that the scheme could impact manpower.

# alan-shatter - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Justice Committee says Ireland should recognise Travellers as ethnic group
# Recognition
# Recognition

Justice Committee says Ireland should recognise Travellers as ethnic group

Apr 17th 2014, 2:35 PM 12,008 Views 108 Comments

A report from the committee said the Taoiseach and Justice Minister should confirm this recognition and commence dialogue with representative groups about new legislation.

# alan-shatter - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Apr 15th 2014, 11:03 PM 19,208 Views 6 Comments

Everyone’s talking about a teenager drowning in a reservoir, a Dublin shooting, and tensions in Ukraine…

Taoiseach confirms: GardaGate inquiry will cost at least €2 million
# Garda Budget
# Garda Budget

Taoiseach confirms: GardaGate inquiry will cost at least €2 million

Apr 15th 2014, 6:34 PM 6,438 Views 31 Comments

The Commission headed up by Justice Nial Fennelly is due to report by 31 December this year.

Shatter not invited to GRA conference to avoid 'giving him a platform for spin'
# Not Welcome
# Not Welcome

Shatter not invited to GRA conference to avoid 'giving him a platform for spin'

Apr 15th 2014, 7:00 AM 9,117 Views 68 Comments

The garda association decided not to invite the minister for the second year in a row as its members feel little has changed in the last year in terms of resources.

# alan-shatter - Monday 14 April, 2014

Tazers and whistleblowers up for debate during AGSI conference
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Tazers and whistleblowers up for debate during AGSI conference

Apr 14th 2014, 8:13 AM 4,749 Views 21 Comments

Members of the 31 AGSI branches will debate range of motions during this week’s conference.

# alan-shatter - Saturday 12 April, 2014

'Strongest response possible' needed to combat human trafficking in Ireland
# Forced Labour
# Forced Labour

'Strongest response possible' needed to combat human trafficking in Ireland

Apr 12th 2014, 1:33 PM 6,450 Views 23 Comments

The Immigrant Council of Ireland is calling for a range of measures to be introduced in Ireland’s next anti-trafficking plan.

# alan-shatter - Friday 11 April, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Apr 11th 2014, 10:44 PM 14,094 Views 4 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Omagh, Anglo, and the most depressed town in Ireland…

Otherwise engaged: Alan Shatter has decided not to attend this year's AGSI conference
# No Show
# No Show

Otherwise engaged: Alan Shatter has decided not to attend this year's AGSI conference

Apr 11th 2014, 3:17 PM 12,674 Views 106 Comments

The minister was at last year’s meeting of garda sergeants and inspectors but has said that he cannot attend this year because it clashes with the Passover festival.

Over 8,000 people were imprisoned for non-payment of fines last year
# Prison
# Prison

Over 8,000 people were imprisoned for non-payment of fines last year

Apr 11th 2014, 9:44 AM 11,196 Views 103 Comments

And legislation that will cut that number was passed yesterday.

# alan-shatter - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Ireland handed over 157 people on European arrest warrants in 2013
# YOU'RE UNDER ARREST
# YOU'RE UNDER ARREST

Ireland handed over 157 people on European arrest warrants in 2013

Apr 10th 2014, 5:52 PM 6,222 Views 12 Comments

Ireland issued 69 warrants during 2013 and 40 Irish issued warrants resulted in surrenders.

# alan-shatter - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Poll: Should sperm, egg and embryo donors be paid expenses?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should sperm, egg and embryo donors be paid expenses?

Apr 9th 2014, 9:58 AM 7,358 Views 41 Comments

A new bill will allow for payments to surrogate mothers but doctors have said these donors should also be paid expenses. What do you think?

# alan-shatter - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Capital punishment, fining criminals and how to stop wasting water
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Capital punishment, fining criminals and how to stop wasting water

Apr 8th 2014, 9:00 AM 6,208 Views 2 Comments

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# alan-shatter - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Apr 5th 2014, 7:55 PM 21,239 Views 4 Comments

Everyone’s been talking about John Joe Nevin, Martin McGuinness, and the IFTAs…

Eircom bills, David Letterman, and WhatsApp: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Eircom bills, David Letterman, and WhatsApp: The week in numbers

Apr 5th 2014, 7:30 PM 11,065 Views 0 Comments

Plus: How many Irish people are treated every year for alcohol abuse?

Column: Why has it taken so long for the DPC to investigate Shatter's Prime Time comment?
# Column
# Column

Column: Why has it taken so long for the DPC to investigate Shatter's Prime Time comment?

Apr 5th 2014, 5:30 PM 146 Views 30 Comments

It was almost a year ago that a complaint was made about the Minister for Justice telling Prime Time about Mick Wallace being cautioned by a garda over using his mobile phone while driving, writes William Campbell.

Majority of Irish people don't trust ministers, TDs and business leaders
# Credibility
# Credibility

Majority of Irish people don't trust ministers, TDs and business leaders

Apr 5th 2014, 11:34 AM 8,058 Views 81 Comments

A third of people don’t trust gardaí but they still came out of the poll better than most other groups.

Poll: Do you have confidence in An Garda Síochána?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you have confidence in An Garda Síochána?

Apr 5th 2014, 9:55 AM 36,514 Views 195 Comments

Three quarters of the Irish public think its reputation has been damaged by recent controversies – do you have confidence in the force?

Garda whistleblower: Alan Shatter's behaviour has been deplorable
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Garda whistleblower: Alan Shatter's behaviour has been deplorable

Apr 5th 2014, 7:40 AM 15,903 Views 117 Comments

In an interview on The Late Late Show, John Wilson questioned why fellow whistleblower Maurice McCabe’s access to the PULSE system is now being reviewed.

# alan-shatter - Friday 4 April, 2014

Raped aged 10, her baby murdered and dumped - Cynthia Owen demands 'justice for Noleen'
# Call For Action
# Call For Action

Raped aged 10, her baby murdered and dumped - Cynthia Owen demands 'justice for Noleen'

Apr 4th 2014, 11:05 PM 60,480 Views 0 Comments

The 52-year-old says the original six-week garda investigation into the case that became known as the Dalkey ‘house of horrors’ was a sham. She’s calling for a full review.

GardaGate is damaging Fine Gael's European election campaign, says MEP
# Mairead McGuinness
# Mairead McGuinness

GardaGate is damaging Fine Gael's European election campaign, says MEP

Apr 4th 2014, 7:00 AM 6,897 Views 59 Comments

Mairead McGuinness said it will continue to cause concern to the public “unless it is effectively dealt with”.

# alan-shatter - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Universal Health Insurance, Rehab and how to deal with homelessness
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Universal Health Insurance, Rehab and how to deal with homelessness

Apr 3rd 2014, 9:00 AM 3,923 Views 5 Comments

Everything happening in Leinster House today.