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#Alan Shatter

# alan-shatter - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

GardaGate: Here’s everything we learned today, what it means and the questions that remain
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

GardaGate: Here’s everything we learned today, what it means and the questions that remain

Mar 26th 2014, 11:15 PM 21,232 Views 62 Comments

Here are the dozen things you need to know about the extraordinary events of the past few hours…

Here's what whistleblower John Wilson thinks of Alan Shatter's apology
# Long Time Coming
# Long Time Coming

Here's what whistleblower John Wilson thinks of Alan Shatter's apology

Mar 26th 2014, 10:34 PM 15,227 Views 32 Comments

He says he’s glad the Minister corrected the record of the Dáil — and he’s calling for his former colleague Maurice McCabe to be allowed access to PULSE again.

Everything you need to know about GardaGate in one place
# Shattered
# Shattered

Everything you need to know about GardaGate in one place

Mar 26th 2014, 7:45 PM 12,981 Views 12 Comments

From the ‘disgusting’ comments, to the shock resignation, to the garda tapes, TheJournal.ie has it all here…

WATCH: Alan Shatter apologises to the garda whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

WATCH: Alan Shatter apologises to the garda whistleblowers

Mar 26th 2014, 5:35 PM 18,072 Views 125 Comments

Sorry…not the hardest word, it seems.

WATCH LIVE: Will Alan Shatter apologise to the garda whistleblowers?
# Shatter-ing Developments
# Shatter-ing Developments

WATCH LIVE: Will Alan Shatter apologise to the garda whistleblowers?

Mar 26th 2014, 3:57 PM 10,458 Views 29 Comments

The Minister for Justice is explaining the shocking developments of the last 24 hours to TDs.

Efforts made in Lebanon 'from time to time' to find remains of Irish soldier, says Shatter
# Cold Case
# Cold Case

Efforts made in Lebanon 'from time to time' to find remains of Irish soldier, says Shatter

Mar 26th 2014, 3:02 PM 9,185 Views 13 Comments

Private Hugh Doherty and Private Kevin Joyce were both killed in Lebanon in 1981. Joyce’s body was never recovered.

Leo Varadkar on GardaGate: 'I've difficulty getting my head around it at the moment '
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Leo Varadkar on GardaGate: 'I've difficulty getting my head around it at the moment '

Mar 26th 2014, 2:57 PM 10,028 Views 38 Comments

The Minister whose remarks kicked-off a series of controversies last week has been speaking this afternoon in Dublin.

The Gardaí ‘did not do enough’ to engage with whistleblowers: Enda Kenny
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

The Gardaí ‘did not do enough’ to engage with whistleblowers: Enda Kenny

Mar 26th 2014, 1:40 PM 8,101 Views 43 Comments

During leaders’ questions, Micheál Martin accused Kenny of ‘sacking’ Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan.

7 key points from Alan Shatter’s speech to the Dáil today
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

7 key points from Alan Shatter’s speech to the Dáil today

Mar 26th 2014, 11:35 AM 17,265 Views 137 Comments

The Justice Minister came out swinging today. Here’s what he said.

GSOC: Report about gardaí illegally recording calls not sent to Shatter - but did go to Commissioner
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

GSOC: Report about gardaí illegally recording calls not sent to Shatter - but did go to Commissioner

Mar 26th 2014, 8:29 AM 6,514 Views 45 Comments

A report outlining concerns about the recording of incoming and outgoing calls at a garda station in Waterford published last year was not sent to the Department of Justice.

Poll: Should Alan Shatter resign?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Alan Shatter resign?

Mar 26th 2014, 8:23 AM 20,646 Views 122 Comments

Opposition TDs have called for him to follow Martin Callinan and tender his resignation. Do you agree?

Have a neck tattoo? Did you know you're barred from joining the Defence Forces?
# Banned
# Banned

Have a neck tattoo? Did you know you're barred from joining the Defence Forces?

Mar 26th 2014, 8:16 AM 23,216 Views 100 Comments

Minister for Defence Alan Shatter said there are no plans to review the rule.

Gardaí, journalists and witnesses had Garda station phone calls recorded
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Gardaí, journalists and witnesses had Garda station phone calls recorded

Mar 26th 2014, 7:26 AM 6,694 Views 33 Comments

Former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan sent the letter to Alan Shatter’s Department on 10 March, but Shatter says he didn’t see it until yesterday.

"Resign rather than apologise?" - The reaction to Martin Callinan stepping down
# Gone
# Gone

"Resign rather than apologise?" - The reaction to Martin Callinan stepping down

Mar 26th 2014, 6:45 AM 8,755 Views 35 Comments

Reaction to Martin Callinan’s announcement that he was retiring has been swift.

# alan-shatter - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

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

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Mar 25th 2014, 11:50 PM 12,721 Views 10 Comments

The Garda Commissioner resigned unexpectedly, an inquiry into taped garda phonecalls was ordered… and the Dáil paid tribute, following the death of Nicky McFadden TD.

Shatter’s department told of recordings two weeks ago – but he only got the letter this morning
# Garda Tapes
# Garda Tapes

Shatter’s department told of recordings two weeks ago – but he only got the letter this morning

Mar 25th 2014, 11:38 PM 21,024 Views 94 Comments

It’s also emerged that the former Garda Commissioner spoke to the Attorney General about the issue last November.

This isn’t the first time illegal recording of Garda station calls has been noted…
# On The Line
# On The Line

This isn’t the first time illegal recording of Garda station calls has been noted…

Mar 25th 2014, 6:40 PM 20,789 Views 66 Comments

…AND strongly criticised. Read this GSOC report arising from a complaint made in 2010.

Here's what Alan Shatter has to say about Martin Callinan
# Gone
# Gone

Here's what Alan Shatter has to say about Martin Callinan

Mar 25th 2014, 6:29 PM 15,922 Views 53 Comments

The Minister for Justice paid tribute to Martin Callinan, who stepped down from An Garda Siochána today.

"The arrogance of the Minister for Justice will be his downfall": Calls for Minister Shatter to quit
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

"The arrogance of the Minister for Justice will be his downfall": Calls for Minister Shatter to quit

Mar 25th 2014, 2:40 PM 18,461 Views 97 Comments

Several TDs have said that the Minister’s position is now untenable.

Timeline: The eight weeks that led to Martin Callinan’s resignation
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

Timeline: The eight weeks that led to Martin Callinan’s resignation

Mar 25th 2014, 2:00 PM 8,195 Views 28 Comments

The Garda Commissioner was widely criticised for labelling the actions of whistleblowers “disgusting”.

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has resigned
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has resigned

Mar 25th 2014, 9:44 AM 33,416 Views 244 Comments

Martin Callinan said his decision is in the best interest of his family and the force.

Whistleblowers, alcohol-related public order offences and trade secrets
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Whistleblowers, alcohol-related public order offences and trade secrets

Mar 25th 2014, 9:00 AM 7,918 Views 5 Comments

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

Callinan the name on everyone's lips as Cabinet meets
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

Callinan the name on everyone's lips as Cabinet meets

Mar 25th 2014, 8:05 AM 6,772 Views 40 Comments

Martin Callinan is under fire for a remark he made about Garda whistleblowers.

# alan-shatter - Monday 24 March, 2014

Tánaiste: Shatter should ‘clear up’ claims whistleblowers did not cooperate
# Cabinet Split
# Cabinet Split

Tánaiste: Shatter should ‘clear up’ claims whistleblowers did not cooperate

Mar 24th 2014, 12:30 PM 6,984 Views 54 Comments

Meanwhile, a garda spokesperson has said there are “no plans” for Commissioner Martin Callinan to issue a statement on the controversy surrounding his reference to the whistleblowers’ actions as disgusting.

# alan-shatter - Saturday 22 March, 2014

'Widespread lack of training' among gardaí in dealing with suicidal people
# On The Frontline
# On The Frontline

'Widespread lack of training' among gardaí in dealing with suicidal people

Mar 22nd 2014, 7:30 AM 8,108 Views 33 Comments

The Garda Representative Association’s John Parker said he’d like to see new training modules for student gardaí on mental health issues rolled out to everyone on the force.

# alan-shatter - Friday 21 March, 2014

Quinn backs Labour on whistleblowers… after Kenny tells ministers to air concerns privately
# Cabinet Split
# Cabinet Split

Quinn backs Labour on whistleblowers… after Kenny tells ministers to air concerns privately

Mar 21st 2014, 10:58 PM 27,819 Views 156 Comments

Ruairí Quinn has backed Labour colleagues calling for the Garda Commissioner to withdraw remarks that two whistleblowers’ actions were “disgusting” just hours after the Taoiseach told ministers not to air their concerns in public.

# alan-shatter - Thursday 20 March, 2014

The Mexican government is paying its workers to go on their holliers in Ireland
# Vacaciones
# Vacaciones

The Mexican government is paying its workers to go on their holliers in Ireland

Mar 20th 2014, 6:55 PM 28,220 Views 68 Comments

The new scheme is designed to strengthen the ‘economic and commercial relationship’ between Ireland and Mexico.

# alan-shatter - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

New Censorship Board being put together...solely to deal with Alan Shatter's 'Laura'
# X Rated
# X Rated

New Censorship Board being put together...solely to deal with Alan Shatter's 'Laura'

Mar 18th 2014, 1:03 PM 16,532 Views 21 Comments

The board have not met since June 2008 and its future is being considered by the Government.

# alan-shatter - Sunday 16 March, 2014

Damien Kiberd: The real reason why Frank Flannery's head was served up on a plate
# Opinion
# Opinion

Damien Kiberd: The real reason why Frank Flannery's head was served up on a plate

Mar 16th 2014, 8:30 AM 176 Views 49 Comments

‘Spin doctors? But who the hell is sick?’ To paraphrase the TV drama Borgen, Frank Flannery’s dismissal uncovers some uncomfortable truths about ‘access all areas’ PR in politics.

# alan-shatter - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Magdalene women share nearly €9m in compensation - but still waiting on healthcare
# Magdalene Laundries
# Magdalene Laundries

Magdalene women share nearly €9m in compensation - but still waiting on healthcare

Mar 13th 2014, 8:00 PM 8,898 Views 36 Comments

Around 250 women have accepted offers of compensation from a fund set up in the wake of the McAleese report into the Magdalene Laundries, the Public Accounts Committee heard today.

From 'Mighty Mouse' to 'Church Mouse': Dara Calleary on Enda Kenny's week
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

From 'Mighty Mouse' to 'Church Mouse': Dara Calleary on Enda Kenny's week

Mar 13th 2014, 2:10 PM 6,577 Views 17 Comments

The Fianna Fáil TD said the Taoiseach’s ‘army of spin doctors’ played up Frank Flannery’s resignation but stayed silent on Alan Shatter.

# alan-shatter - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

There's a new garda confidential recipient... but not for long
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

There's a new garda confidential recipient... but not for long

Mar 12th 2014, 5:38 PM 8,694 Views 28 Comments

Retired judge Pat McMahon will vacate the office once it is abolished in the coming weeks.

Read the Garda Inspectorate’s damning penalty points report, in full
# Whistleblower
# Whistleblower

Read the Garda Inspectorate’s damning penalty points report, in full

Mar 12th 2014, 5:36 PM 7,387 Views 19 Comments

The Garda Inspectorate found “consistent and widespread breaches of policy” by those in charge of the penalty points system.

Syrian refugees to be offered temporary residence in Ireland
# Three Years On
# Three Years On

Syrian refugees to be offered temporary residence in Ireland

Mar 12th 2014, 5:17 PM 8,439 Views 55 Comments

Alan Shatter announced the Humanitarian Admission Programme this afternoon.

'Do the honourable thing': Shatter told to apologise to Maurice McCabe
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

'Do the honourable thing': Shatter told to apologise to Maurice McCabe

Mar 12th 2014, 1:42 PM 8,652 Views 50 Comments

Micheál Martin said today’s Garda Inspectorate report into penalty points ‘vindicated’ whistleblowers.

# alan-shatter - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

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

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Mar 11th 2014, 11:12 PM 16,152 Views 10 Comments

Everybody’s talking about Rehab Group salaries, the sad passing of Christine Buckley and the continuing search for the Malaysian Airlines plane.

Revamp of penalty points system requires new legislative measures, says Shatter
# Whistleblower
# Whistleblower

Revamp of penalty points system requires new legislative measures, says Shatter

Mar 11th 2014, 10:35 PM 12,396 Views 36 Comments

The Minister for Justice will address the Cabinet on the Garda Inspectorate report into the penalty points saga tomorrow.

# alan-shatter - Friday 7 March, 2014

Women's prison population one third over capacity
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Women's prison population one third over capacity

Mar 7th 2014, 5:30 PM 6,327 Views 40 Comments

Poor living conditions and substandard visiting conditions in state’s two female prisons.

# alan-shatter - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Oliver Connolly: I’ve been subjected to a concentrated attack by certain TDs
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Oliver Connolly: I’ve been subjected to a concentrated attack by certain TDs

Mar 4th 2014, 11:00 PM 19,253 Views 80 Comments

Connolly was relieved of his duties as Garda Confidential Recipient by Justice Minister Alan Shatter in February and his made his first public comment on the matter today.