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#Department of Justice

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Stardust families call on Secretary General to resign
# Fatal Blaze
# Fatal Blaze

Stardust families call on Secretary General to resign

May 13th 2014, 7:20 AM 6,500 Views 12 Comments

The families also are aggrieved with the Tánaiste over a meeting they had with him.

# department-of-justice - Friday 9 May, 2014

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 29,377 Views 29 Comments

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

# department-of-justice - 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 17,290 Views 73 Comments

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

# department-of-justice - 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 8,158 Views 30 Comments

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

# department-of-justice - 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 39,779 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.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Five appear in court charged over throwing paint at Department of Justice
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Five appear in court charged over throwing paint at Department of Justice

Apr 24th 2014, 10:36 PM 20,066 Views 0 Comments

The incident occurred in March, with the five saying they were protesting the ‘whitewashing’ of the GardaGate scandal.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Dáil hears that Martin Callinan was Shatter's 'scapegoat'
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Dáil hears that Martin Callinan was Shatter's 'scapegoat'

Apr 2nd 2014, 1:15 PM 9,465 Views 29 Comments

The timeline of the events of the past two weeks was scrutinised in the Dáil again today.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

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 9,578 Views 0 Comments

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

# department-of-justice - Monday 31 March, 2014

Photos: Four arrests after protesters throw paint at the Department of Justice
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Photos: Four arrests after protesters throw paint at the Department of Justice

Mar 31st 2014, 11:23 PM 42,264 Views 197 Comments

Protesters said they were highlighting ‘whitewashing’ by Alan Shatter.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 27 March, 2014

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 16,182 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 6,140 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.

Taoiseach: Garda recordings could have an impact on findings of tribunals
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Taoiseach: Garda recordings could have an impact on findings of tribunals

Mar 27th 2014, 1:32 PM 7,330 Views 65 Comments

Enda Kenny has revealed fresh concerns about the recordings in and out of garda stations.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Noonan 'assumes' officials didn't think they were under pressure to inform Shatter of Callinan letter
# Garda Tapes
# Garda Tapes

Noonan 'assumes' officials didn't think they were under pressure to inform Shatter of Callinan letter

Mar 25th 2014, 11:07 PM 7,279 Views 50 Comments

The Minister for Finance said the government were “not happy” with the situation.

# department-of-justice - Friday 14 March, 2014

Over €3m 'down the drain' after 'comedy of errors' on new pathology office
# Abandoned
# Abandoned

Over €3m 'down the drain' after 'comedy of errors' on new pathology office

Mar 14th 2014, 7:45 AM 15,081 Views 42 Comments

Nearly €2 million was spent on consultancy during the construction of the new facilities that were only partially built before being demolished last year, the Public Accounts Committee heard yesterday.

# department-of-justice - 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 8,885 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.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Department of Justice "dropped the ball" on Rehab audit
# Angela Kerins
# Angela Kerins

Department of Justice "dropped the ball" on Rehab audit

Feb 27th 2014, 4:35 PM 7,687 Views 0 Comments

It was revealed today that the group requested a meeting to discuss the findings, but did not receive a reply.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Alan Shatter says none of Micheál Martin's claims are true, denies misleading Dáil
# Garda Whistleblower
# Garda Whistleblower

Alan Shatter says none of Micheál Martin's claims are true, denies misleading Dáil

Feb 26th 2014, 10:37 AM 5,819 Views 45 Comments

The Minister for Justice has been giving his side of the controversy around allegations from a garda whistleblower in the Dáil this morning.

# department-of-justice - Friday 21 February, 2014

Here's what we know about the cases in the garda whistleblower files
# Misconduct
# Misconduct

Here's what we know about the cases in the garda whistleblower files

Feb 21st 2014, 7:39 PM 13,324 Views 39 Comments

The government has said alleged garda misconduct in these cases will be looked into.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Courts 'poor box' to be scrapped in favour 'more transparent' reparations fund
# Charities
# Charities

Courts 'poor box' to be scrapped in favour 'more transparent' reparations fund

Feb 4th 2014, 6:28 PM 8,728 Views 23 Comments

The poor box has been in existence since before the foundation of the State.

# department-of-justice - Monday 3 February, 2014

Stardust families will release ‘new pages’ from review of evidence
# 33 Years
# 33 Years

Stardust families will release ‘new pages’ from review of evidence

Feb 3rd 2014, 11:00 PM 12,133 Views 46 Comments

The original inquiry into the 1981 fire that killed 48 people in Dublin found that it was caused by probable arson.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Report on repossessions wants changes, but no legislative reform
# Repossession
# Repossession

Report on repossessions wants changes, but no legislative reform

Jan 14th 2014, 10:21 PM 5,218 Views 28 Comments

An expert group on repossessions found that case management standards of different lenders varies greatly, “with some operating at sub-optimal level”.

# department-of-justice - Friday 3 January, 2014

3,000 bankruptcy applications expected in 2014
# Bankruptcy
# Bankruptcy

3,000 bankruptcy applications expected in 2014

Jan 3rd 2014, 6:45 AM 7,516 Views 9 Comments

This compares to just 58 people declared bankrupt last year, with new legislation which came into effect last month expected to cause a ‘significant increase’.

# department-of-justice - Monday 30 December, 2013

Number of children involved in crime falls for the sixth year in a row
# Diversion Programme
# Diversion Programme

Number of children involved in crime falls for the sixth year in a row

Dec 30th 2013, 6:13 PM 5,519 Views 16 Comments

The number of children involved in the Garda Diversion Programme fell by 563.

# department-of-justice - Friday 27 December, 2013

It would be deemed an “unfortunate event” if Mugabe was harmed on state visit to Ireland
# State Papers 1983
# State Papers 1983

It would be deemed an “unfortunate event” if Mugabe was harmed on state visit to Ireland

Dec 27th 2013, 8:45 AM 13,292 Views 17 Comments

A 1980s state paper advised the Department of Justice to increase security as it would not look good for the country if he was harmed while visiting Ireland.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Dáil to debate apology and redress for Bethany Home survivors
# Bethany Home
# Bethany Home

Dáil to debate apology and redress for Bethany Home survivors

Dec 10th 2013, 7:30 AM 2,402 Views 11 Comments

The government’s decision not to provide a redress scheme for survivors of the Dublin home will come under scrutiny tonight and tomorrow.

# department-of-justice - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Deputy State Pathologist, Dr Khalid Jaber, resigns
# Pathologists
# Pathologists

Deputy State Pathologist, Dr Khalid Jaber, resigns

Nov 30th 2013, 8:00 PM 55,532 Views 89 Comments

Senator Ivana Bacik has said that she does not think anyone has concerns about the State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy’s credentials.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

New bankruptcy law 'imminent' following country's first debt settlement deal
# Bankrupt
# Bankrupt

New bankruptcy law 'imminent' following country's first debt settlement deal

Nov 26th 2013, 7:10 AM 4,816 Views 6 Comments

Under the new laws the period of bankruptcy will be reduced from 12 to three years.

# department-of-justice - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Eleven new garda motorcycles in three years despite withdrawal of 61
# Garda Bikes
# Garda Bikes

Eleven new garda motorcycles in three years despite withdrawal of 61

Nov 24th 2013, 8:00 AM 11,208 Views 40 Comments

It is estimated that a further 93 garda vehicles will be retired from the fleet by the end of 2013.

# department-of-justice - Monday 18 November, 2013

This is how Ireland intends to change 'outdated' laws on bringing up children...
# Bringing Up Baby
# Bringing Up Baby

This is how Ireland intends to change 'outdated' laws on bringing up children...

Nov 18th 2013, 2:15 PM 18,664 Views 90 Comments

A new piece of legislation will address the legal status of children in civil partnerships, surrogacy arrangements and assisted human reproduction.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

First payments to Madgalene Laundry survivors will be made in 4 to 6 weeks
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

First payments to Madgalene Laundry survivors will be made in 4 to 6 weeks

Nov 5th 2013, 6:10 PM 6,106 Views 25 Comments

Speaking in the Dáil this evening, Shatter said that over 600 applications have been made for lump-sum payments from the redress scheme set up in the wake of the McAleese report.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Laws recognising prenups to be considered by Government
# Prenup
# Prenup

Laws recognising prenups to be considered by Government

Oct 31st 2013, 10:33 AM 4,611 Views 39 Comments

At present, prenuptial agreements are not binding in Irish law with settlements at the discretion of judges as part of divorce proceedings.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Call for immediate compensation as second Magdalene survivor passes away
# Survivors
# Survivors

Call for immediate compensation as second Magdalene survivor passes away

Oct 22nd 2013, 3:51 PM 9,674 Views 59 Comments

Kathleen Whelan is one of two members of Magdalene Survivors Together who has died this year before receiving compensation.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Garda escort bikes out of action for two months
# Off-Road
# Off-Road

Garda escort bikes out of action for two months

Sep 24th 2013, 1:25 PM 49,096 Views 128 Comments

According to sources, there is a belief among gardaí that the motorcycles were kept off the roads to save money and to avoid having to replace them as they reach their mileage limits.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 12 September, 2013

The cost of legal aid has been increased by 160 per cent
# Legal Costs
# Legal Costs

The cost of legal aid has been increased by 160 per cent

Sep 12th 2013, 4:01 PM 5,809 Views 43 Comments

The minimum contribution is set to rise from €50 to €130 but parents facing legal action from the HSE over child fare will have their costs waived.

Shatter responds to concerns about Irish prisons
# Visiting Reports
# Visiting Reports

Shatter responds to concerns about Irish prisons

Sep 12th 2013, 12:34 PM 6,998 Views 54 Comments

Reports by the Department of Justice were published today and found that there were many areas to be praised – but also many that needed work.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Serious criminals will have DNA logged on international database
# DNA Database
# DNA Database

Serious criminals will have DNA logged on international database

Sep 11th 2013, 10:45 PM 6,041 Views 44 Comments

The Minister for Justice published the Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Bill 2013 today that will force criminals to give DNA samples.

# department-of-justice - Friday 30 August, 2013

New figures show 309 alleged assaults on emergency staff in one year
# Department Of Justice
# Department Of Justice

New figures show 309 alleged assaults on emergency staff in one year

Aug 30th 2013, 8:46 AM 4,624 Views 41 Comments

The Department of Justice published the figures, which show the rate of convictions and non-convictions.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

140 former asylum seekers became Irish citizens today
# Citizenship
# Citizenship

140 former asylum seekers became Irish citizens today

Aug 27th 2013, 12:38 PM 10,048 Views 304 Comments

Speaking at a ceremony in Dublin, Minister Alan Shatter welcomed 1,000 new citizens “from states whose names commence with almost every letter of the alphabet”.

# department-of-justice - Monday 26 August, 2013

Lack of information on asylum-seeker deaths 'shambolic'
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Lack of information on asylum-seeker deaths 'shambolic'

Aug 26th 2013, 7:15 AM 5,603 Views 108 Comments

The agency responsible for providing direct provision accommodation does not have access to death certificates on any of the 53 people who died in the last ten years, according to Minister Alan Shatter.