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#Alan Shatter

# alan-shatter - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Apr 2nd 2014, 11:40 PM 13,690 Views 1 Comment

Everyone’s been talking about the driver who smashed into Trinity’s front gate, Angela Kerins quitting, and the disturbing package sent to Alan Shatter’s home.

PIC: This is the anti-Semitic message sent to Alan Shatter's home
# Alan Shatter
# Alan Shatter

PIC: This is the anti-Semitic message sent to Alan Shatter's home

Apr 2nd 2014, 11:23 PM 46,638 Views 79 Comments

The photo was contained in a package sent to the Minister for Justice’s home in south Dublin this morning.

AS IT HAPPENED: A motion of confidence in Alan Shatter passed by 95 votes to 51
Live Apr 2nd 2014, 11:20 PM

AS IT HAPPENED: A motion of confidence in Alan Shatter passed by 95 votes to 51

Roma child cases: Emily Logan's handed her report in to Alan Shatter
# Children's Ombudsman
# Children's Ombudsman

Roma child cases: Emily Logan's handed her report in to Alan Shatter

Apr 2nd 2014, 11:17 PM 14,372 Views 56 Comments

The removal of the two children from their families in Dublin and Athlone last October led to strong criticism of the HSE and Gardaí.

Jewish Council express revulsion at anti-Semitic message sent to Shatter
# Alan Shatter
# Alan Shatter

Jewish Council express revulsion at anti-Semitic message sent to Shatter

Apr 2nd 2014, 7:47 PM 13,656 Views 96 Comments

The Council urged politicians to stand collectively in solidarity with the minister against all forms of religious abuse or intolerance.

'What happened here is very clear': Fine Gael backbenchers got an interesting Gardagate FAQ
# Briefing
# Briefing

'What happened here is very clear': Fine Gael backbenchers got an interesting Gardagate FAQ

Apr 2nd 2014, 7:18 PM 13,292 Views 50 Comments

An email was sent to Fine Gael TDs, Senators and MEPs last week dealing with questions about the ongoing controversy surrounding the Minister for Justice and the gardaí.

Justice Committee not calling anyone in on GardaGate ... yet
# No Probe
# No Probe

Justice Committee not calling anyone in on GardaGate ... yet

Apr 2nd 2014, 6:57 PM 3,686 Views 7 Comments

However, the panel of TDs and senators is seeking to have an examination of the timeline of events included in the terms of reference of the Commission of Investigation.

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

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Apr 2nd 2014, 12:52 PM 7,674 Views 0 Comments

Catch up as you refuel.

Package with 'white powder and a swastika' sent to Alan Shatter's home
# Alert
# Alert

Package with 'white powder and a swastika' sent to Alan Shatter's home

Apr 2nd 2014, 12:20 PM 24,016 Views 215 Comments

In the Dáil, the Taoiseach said the anti-Semitic material sent to Shatter’s home was “a new low”. Several members of the gardaí and the Defence Forces were on the scene in Ballinteer, south Dublin earlier today.

Banning smoking in cars and how Ireland can attract the Rugby World Cup
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Banning smoking in cars and how Ireland can attract the Rugby World Cup

Apr 2nd 2014, 9:00 AM 7,639 Views 20 Comments

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

New Garda Commissioner holds meeting on restoring trust in force
# Garda Morale
# Garda Morale

New Garda Commissioner holds meeting on restoring trust in force

Apr 2nd 2014, 8:09 AM 16,767 Views 35 Comments

An Garda Síochána said the acting commissioner stressed the focus should be on carrying out the important work done by the force every day.

# alan-shatter - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

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

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Apr 1st 2014, 11:59 PM 16,774 Views 4 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the Shatter ‘no confidence’ debate, revelations about taped prisoner phonecalls… and the Trinity students’ ‘drug guide’.

'Motorists were wrongly fined' --- speed camera whistleblower
# Fixed Charges
# Fixed Charges

'Motorists were wrongly fined' --- speed camera whistleblower

Apr 1st 2014, 11:44 PM 19,215 Views 39 Comments

Alan Shatter says he’s pursuing claims detailed tonight on Prime Time with the new Garda Commissioner

AS IT HAPPENED: Tonight's Alan Shatter 'no confidence' debate
Live Apr 1st 2014, 9:48 PM

AS IT HAPPENED: Tonight's Alan Shatter 'no confidence' debate

Ming asked Shatter for an aircraft carrier
# Pretty Please
# Pretty Please

Ming asked Shatter for an aircraft carrier

Apr 1st 2014, 8:01 PM 41,194 Views 82 Comments

He said no.

Here's Martin Callinan's 10 March letter to Alan Shatter....
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Here's Martin Callinan's 10 March letter to Alan Shatter....

Apr 1st 2014, 6:49 PM 17,273 Views 35 Comments

The Dept of Justice has released the letter sent by the former Garda Commissioner on the issue of taped calls in garda stations.

Conversations between 84 prisoners and their solicitors were ‘inadvertently recorded’
# Prisongate
# Prisongate

Conversations between 84 prisoners and their solicitors were ‘inadvertently recorded’

Apr 1st 2014, 5:55 PM 12,859 Views 65 Comments

New revelations about recordings have been disclosed by the Taoiseach in the Dáil today.

'Somewhat incredible': Martin asks why Shatter was not informed of Garda phone tapping sooner
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

'Somewhat incredible': Martin asks why Shatter was not informed of Garda phone tapping sooner

Apr 1st 2014, 4:54 PM 7,586 Views 34 Comments

Gerry Adams added that the government had dealt with the GardaGate controversy with “amazing inefficiency”.

Senators' attempt to get Attorney General to answer Gardagate questions fails
# Questions To Answer
# Questions To Answer

Senators' attempt to get Attorney General to answer Gardagate questions fails

Apr 1st 2014, 4:20 PM 9,571 Views 34 Comments

Fianna Fáil will attempt to bring Marie Whelan before the upper house later today – but they already failed with a similar attempt last week.

Gardagate: Here's what ministers agreed at today's Cabinet meeting
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Gardagate: Here's what ministers agreed at today's Cabinet meeting

Apr 1st 2014, 3:00 PM 6,318 Views 19 Comments

The appointment of a judge to head the Commission of Investigation follows this morning’s Cabinet meeting.

'Nothing to say this morning': Leo Varadkar stops talking about gardagate
# Cabinet Arrivals
# Cabinet Arrivals

'Nothing to say this morning': Leo Varadkar stops talking about gardagate

Apr 1st 2014, 9:43 AM 7,365 Views 18 Comments

For now.

A motion of no confidence in Alan Shatter, ambulances and young people in care
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

A motion of no confidence in Alan Shatter, ambulances and young people in care

Apr 1st 2014, 9:00 AM 6,548 Views 17 Comments

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

Department of Justice protesters to appear in court later this month
# Whitewash
# Whitewash

Department of Justice protesters to appear in court later this month

Apr 1st 2014, 7:28 AM 9,583 Views 0 Comments

The five were protesting what they saw as the whitewashing of the GardaGate scandal.

9 key questions facing Alan Shatter ahead of tonight's no confidence motion
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

9 key questions facing Alan Shatter ahead of tonight's no confidence motion

Apr 1st 2014, 6:45 AM 8,643 Views 49 Comments

Fianna Fáil will be piling the pressure on the Justice Minister tonight as it tables a motion of no confidence. Here are the questions they and others will want answered.

# alan-shatter - Monday 31 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Mar 31st 2014, 11:25 PM 18,568 Views 4 Comments

Everyone’s been talking about that explosion in Dublin, protests & vandalism at the Justice Dept… and the theft of a minister’s car.

Criminals are engaging in less burglary but more kidnapping
# Crime Stats
# Crime Stats

Criminals are engaging in less burglary but more kidnapping

Mar 31st 2014, 4:18 PM 7,572 Views 21 Comments

New crime figures show that, on the whole, crime is down but road deaths remain high.

VIDEO: Alan Shatter wasn't taking any questions this morning
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

VIDEO: Alan Shatter wasn't taking any questions this morning

Mar 31st 2014, 10:35 AM 8,278 Views 73 Comments

A spokesperson for the minister said he had a “tight schedule” to stick to today.

# alan-shatter - Sunday 30 March, 2014

Damien Kiberd: Martin Callinan thought his friendship with Shatter would save him. He was wrong.
# Column
# Column

Damien Kiberd: Martin Callinan thought his friendship with Shatter would save him. He was wrong.

Mar 30th 2014, 8:30 AM 63 Views 56 Comments

The ex-Garda Commissioner was hung out to dry in the most contrived way – but the Taoiseach’s handling of GardaGate was razor sharp.

# alan-shatter - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Column: Pride, arrogance and the impotence of political leadership in GardaGate
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Column: Pride, arrogance and the impotence of political leadership in GardaGate

Mar 29th 2014, 8:00 AM 97 Views 34 Comments

This is the arrogant nature of permanent government. It gets too used to running the show and always being right, writes Aaron McKenna.

# alan-shatter - Friday 28 March, 2014

Alan Shatter's annual 'Minister for Time' press release isn't as cheery as last year's
# Shatter-ed
# Shatter-ed

Alan Shatter's annual 'Minister for Time' press release isn't as cheery as last year's

Mar 28th 2014, 1:30 PM 10,844 Views 27 Comments

Well, it’s been a tough week…

The Taoiseach says he didn’t ask the former Garda Commissioner to resign
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

The Taoiseach says he didn’t ask the former Garda Commissioner to resign

Mar 28th 2014, 1:15 PM 7,443 Views 79 Comments

Martin Callinan ‘made his own decision’, Enda Kenny has said. Meanwhile, Fianna Fáil is tabling a motion of no confidence in Alan Shatter next week.

Nora Owen: If I was Shatter, I would be angry I didn't get Callinan's letter
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Nora Owen: If I was Shatter, I would be angry I didn't get Callinan's letter

Mar 28th 2014, 12:15 PM 8,993 Views 39 Comments

The former Justice Minister noted that it was addressed directly to Shatter, and not officials in his Department.

"The Taoiseach should explain" - opposition want answers on Kenny delay in telling Shatter about taping
# Alan Shatter
# Alan Shatter

"The Taoiseach should explain" - opposition want answers on Kenny delay in telling Shatter about taping

Mar 28th 2014, 6:30 AM 7,360 Views 40 Comments

The Taoiseach knew about the issue on Sunday, but didn’t inform the Justice Minister until Monday. Now the opposition would like to know why.

# alan-shatter - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Mar 27th 2014, 11:05 PM 19,917 Views 11 Comments

From the Taoiseach to the Archbishop, everyone’s been talking about the fallout from GardaGate (but there’s been plenty else happening too)…

Shatter officials deny telling Callinan that he could not withdraw ‘disgusting’ remark
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

Shatter officials deny telling Callinan that he could not withdraw ‘disgusting’ remark

Mar 27th 2014, 11:03 PM 16,195 Views 72 Comments

The Department of Justice has responded to claims that ex-Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan’s withdrawal of the infamous ‘disgusting’ remark was delayed on the advice of Alan Shatter’s officials.

The PAC wants information on the systems gardaí used to record phone calls
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

The PAC wants information on the systems gardaí used to record phone calls

Mar 27th 2014, 5:01 PM 6,150 Views 21 Comments

The chairman of the Public Accounts Committee has said the committee is likely to seek information from the gardaí and the Department of Justice on the systems used to record calls in and out of garda stations.

These garda stations got new equipment to record telephone calls in 2008
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

These garda stations got new equipment to record telephone calls in 2008

Mar 27th 2014, 12:01 PM 16,975 Views 75 Comments

A tender specifies that the equipment installed must operate constantly, and be available for playback.

Thousands of hours of recorded garda calls will have to be transcribed for inquiry
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Thousands of hours of recorded garda calls will have to be transcribed for inquiry

Mar 27th 2014, 12:00 PM 5,296 Views 19 Comments

Justice Minister Alan Shatter said that the transcription process would ‘not be an easy exercise and obviously will take some time’.

Man arrested outside Leinster House after scuffle with gardaí over Alan Shatter
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Man arrested outside Leinster House after scuffle with gardaí over Alan Shatter

Mar 27th 2014, 11:15 AM 24,445 Views 120 Comments

The man was restrained by gardaí after he allegedly became violent towards a female garda.

# alan-shatter - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Mar 26th 2014, 11:15 PM 12,275 Views 6 Comments

Alan Shatter apologised to garda whistleblowers, teachers vote to strike and RTÉ on Pantigate action.