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# justice-minister - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Children's Ombudsman says Ireland must change the way it treats adopted people
# Advice
# Advice

Children's Ombudsman says Ireland must change the way it treats adopted people

Jun 24th 2014, 10:23 AM 4,171 Views 5 Comments

Logan has published her recommendations on the Children and Family Relationships Bill.

# justice-minister - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Frances Fitzgerald and garda commissioner discuss shooting of six-year-old
# Ballyfermot
# Ballyfermot

Frances Fitzgerald and garda commissioner discuss shooting of six-year-old

Jun 17th 2014, 6:14 PM 6,875 Views 19 Comments

She added that she would be happy to meet with the local community following the attack.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

We got here all because GSOC and gardaí couldn't get on with each other
# Analysis
# Analysis

We got here all because GSOC and gardaí couldn't get on with each other

Jun 11th 2014, 6:50 AM 5,339 Views 23 Comments

Four months on, and we’ve lost a Minister and a Commissioner – and now the inquiry is more futile than most.

# justice-minister - Thursday 5 June, 2014

More bad news for Rehab: Charity loses lottery case against State
# It Could Not Be You
# It Could Not Be You

More bad news for Rehab: Charity loses lottery case against State

Jun 5th 2014, 9:55 PM 24,926 Views 24 Comments

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has welcomed today’s High Court ruling.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Brian Purcell appears before the Justice Committee, but refuses to answer questions about Callinan
# None The Wiser
# None The Wiser

Brian Purcell appears before the Justice Committee, but refuses to answer questions about Callinan

May 28th 2014, 7:40 PM 9,414 Views 49 Comments

Members of the committee slammed his lack of cooperation as “farcical”.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

More than 300 prisoners are still slopping out
# Irish Prison Service
# Irish Prison Service

More than 300 prisoners are still slopping out

May 21st 2014, 7:30 AM 9,450 Views 96 Comments

A further 261 are held in solitary confinement, some for 23 hours a day.

# justice-minister - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Justice Committee to Secretary General: We will ask you about Guerin Report
# Brian Purcell
# Brian Purcell

Justice Committee to Secretary General: We will ask you about Guerin Report

May 15th 2014, 4:27 PM 5,051 Views 20 Comments

Brian Purcell will appear before the Oireachtas Justice Committee the week after next.

# justice-minister - Thursday 8 May, 2014

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 6,261 Views 44 Comments

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

# justice-minister - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

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 6,402 Views 54 Comments

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

# justice-minister - 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 17,289 Views 73 Comments

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

# justice-minister - 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 60,314 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.

# justice-minister - Friday 28 March, 2014

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 8,968 Views 39 Comments

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

# justice-minister - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

"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 18,436 Views 97 Comments

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

# justice-minister - Friday 7 March, 2014

The Navy and Army looking for 900 recruits
# Yes Sir
# Yes Sir

The Navy and Army looking for 900 recruits

Mar 7th 2014, 4:38 PM 18,196 Views 88 Comments

Minister Shatter made the announcement this afternoon.

# justice-minister - Thursday 27 February, 2014

TD claims garda was warned last whistleblower was “now washing cars in Navan”
# Garda Claims
# Garda Claims

TD claims garda was warned last whistleblower was “now washing cars in Navan”

Feb 27th 2014, 10:04 AM 20,808 Views 59 Comments

John McGuinness says a female garda was warned off pursuing a claim of sexual harassment within the force.

# justice-minister - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Poll: Should Alan Shatter be fired?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Alan Shatter be fired?

Feb 20th 2014, 9:51 AM 29,894 Views 249 Comments

Justice Minister Alan Shatter faced strong criticism yesterday with Mary Lou McDonald suggesting he get the boot. What do you think?

# justice-minister - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

'Can I suggest you relieve Minister Shatter of his duties?' Mary Lou McDonald's advice to Enda Kenny this afternoon
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

'Can I suggest you relieve Minister Shatter of his duties?' Mary Lou McDonald's advice to Enda Kenny this afternoon

Feb 19th 2014, 1:20 PM 15,726 Views 147 Comments

The Justice Minister was strongly criticised by both Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin today.

Shatter to address ‘grave concerns, unanswered questions’ over GSOC bugging
# Grilling
# Grilling

Shatter to address ‘grave concerns, unanswered questions’ over GSOC bugging

Feb 19th 2014, 6:45 AM 4,893 Views 27 Comments

The Minister for Justice will appear before an Oireachtas committee later today to discuss the suspected surveillance of the Ombudsman’s office.

# justice-minister - Monday 27 January, 2014

Holocaust denial is a 'favourite sport' for some, says Shatter
# Anti-Semitism
# Anti-Semitism

Holocaust denial is a 'favourite sport' for some, says Shatter

Jan 27th 2014, 4:21 PM 14,804 Views 171 Comments

The Minister warned against the rise of extreme far right political parties – including UKIP – in a speech last night.

# justice-minister - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

20,000 people apply for jobs in An Garda Síochana
# New Recruits
# New Recruits

20,000 people apply for jobs in An Garda Síochana

Jan 7th 2014, 8:14 PM 29,722 Views 100 Comments

Have pity on the person who has to go through all of those applications.

# justice-minister - Monday 6 January, 2014

Over 200 failed asylum seekers & illegal migrants were deported last year
# NEW STATS
# NEW STATS

Over 200 failed asylum seekers & illegal migrants were deported last year

Jan 6th 2014, 10:39 PM 24,493 Views 450 Comments

A further 1,890 people were refused access to the country at ports and airports.

# justice-minister - Friday 13 December, 2013

€17.7m paid out to victims of rogue solicitors in 5 years
# Law Society
# Law Society

€17.7m paid out to victims of rogue solicitors in 5 years

Dec 13th 2013, 2:25 PM 5,765 Views 7 Comments

Minister Alan Shatter says that the State will not take over the scheme from the Law Society as it would “not be in the public interest” to stump up out of their own pocket.

# justice-minister - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Plans to allow children aged 12 to use guns legally in NI
# Stormont
# Stormont

Plans to allow children aged 12 to use guns legally in NI

Nov 12th 2013, 8:53 AM 9,946 Views 80 Comments

The changes would mean children could use firearms in “extremely supervised circumstances”.

# justice-minister - Saturday 26 October, 2013

TD insists time change legislation would 'cheer the whole country up'
# Time Shift
# Time Shift

TD insists time change legislation would 'cheer the whole country up'

Oct 26th 2013, 7:30 PM 20,064 Views 100 Comments

Tommy Broughan’s pressing ahead with the ‘Brighter Evenings Bill’ despite Alan Shatter’s suggestion that we just “get up earlier”.

# justice-minister - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Shatter: Ireland has taken in fifty refugees from Syria crisis
# Syrian Conflict
# Syrian Conflict

Shatter: Ireland has taken in fifty refugees from Syria crisis

Sep 3rd 2013, 7:15 PM 6,063 Views 70 Comments

More than two million people have become refugees since the start of the conflict in March 2011.

'Concern' amongst locals as Real IRA prepares to mark Alan Ryan death
# Balgriffin
# Balgriffin

'Concern' amongst locals as Real IRA prepares to mark Alan Ryan death

Sep 3rd 2013, 11:23 AM 14,255 Views 63 Comments

The Real IRA crime boss was shot dead a year ago this week. Dissidents are planning a march at his graveside on Saturday.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

More abortion legislation? Not from this government, says Shatter
# Foetal Abnormality
# Foetal Abnormality

More abortion legislation? Not from this government, says Shatter

Jul 24th 2013, 8:30 PM 6,521 Views 94 Comments

The Justice Minister said it was a “great cruelty” that women could not seek a termination in cases of rape.

# justice-minister - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Magdalene group seeks meeting with Shatter over 'deeply unfair' redress scheme
# Magdalene
# Magdalene

Magdalene group seeks meeting with Shatter over 'deeply unfair' redress scheme

Jun 27th 2013, 10:10 PM 7,934 Views 40 Comments

The compensation scheme announced this week falls far short of what’s required, survivors say.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

‘Today is about justice’: Magdalene redress scheme details announced
# Survivors
# Survivors

‘Today is about justice’: Magdalene redress scheme details announced

Jun 26th 2013, 10:00 PM 5,373 Views 21 Comments

The Magdalene survivors will all receive cash payments from €11,500 to €100,000, depending on their length of stay.

# justice-minister - Thursday 20 June, 2013

You'll be able to read Alan Shatter's novel from next week
# Laura
# Laura

You'll be able to read Alan Shatter's novel from next week

Jun 20th 2013, 10:32 AM 6,153 Views 42 Comments

Due to public demand, the Justice Minister’s novel about a politician’s affair with his secretary is being reprinted by Poolbeg.

# justice-minister - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Shatter: ‘Do I think it was a mistake to mention the incident surrounding Deputy Wallace? ...Of course I do’
# No Confidence
# No Confidence

Shatter: ‘Do I think it was a mistake to mention the incident surrounding Deputy Wallace? ...Of course I do’

May 28th 2013, 8:51 PM 13,753 Views 94 Comments

Alan Shatter admits to an error of judgement, but defends his record, as the Dáil begins debating a motion of no confidence.

Kenny: 'The difference is Wallace broke the law, and Shatter didn't'
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Kenny: 'The difference is Wallace broke the law, and Shatter didn't'

May 28th 2013, 4:14 PM 11,093 Views 116 Comments

The Taoiseach is pressed on why a report exists of Mick Wallace’s encounter with Gardaí, but none of Alan Shatter’s.

Shatter: 'No garda report generated on breathalyser incident'
# Checkpoint
# Checkpoint

Shatter: 'No garda report generated on breathalyser incident'

May 28th 2013, 7:46 AM 8,292 Views 125 Comments

An official statement from the Justice Minister came after inquiries made by the Garda Commissioner to local garda management.

# justice-minister - Monday 20 May, 2013

Wallace admits gardaí used discretion when caught on phone while driving
# Wallace Vs Shatter
# Wallace Vs Shatter

Wallace admits gardaí used discretion when caught on phone while driving

May 20th 2013, 12:09 PM 15,195 Views 166 Comments

The Wexford TD called for an investigation into how the justice minister found out the information.

# justice-minister - Friday 17 May, 2013

Shatter rubbishes Wallace and upholds view he had penalty points quashed
# Shatter Vs Wallace
# Shatter Vs Wallace

Shatter rubbishes Wallace and upholds view he had penalty points quashed

May 17th 2013, 7:52 PM 13,662 Views 117 Comments

Shatter said that Wallace was “making a pretence, for political purposes”.

Abortion protesters gather outside Justice Minister's home
# Protest
# Protest

Abortion protesters gather outside Justice Minister's home

May 17th 2013, 10:04 AM 16,416 Views 227 Comments

Between 20–25 protesters gathered outside the Justice Minister’s home this morning to protest against abortion.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Ireland’s World War II veterans move one step closer to amnesty
# Veterans
# Veterans

Ireland’s World War II veterans move one step closer to amnesty

Apr 24th 2013, 6:45 AM 7,885 Views 105 Comments

Thousands of Irish servicemen were dismissed or prosecuted for fighting with the Allies during World War II.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

'Mixed feelings' as Bethany Home survivors meet Shatter
# Bethany Home
# Bethany Home

'Mixed feelings' as Bethany Home survivors meet Shatter

Apr 17th 2013, 1:24 PM 4,298 Views 1 Comment

They met the Minister for Justice and Junior Minister Kathleen Lynch about getting a state apology and redress for their time in the home.

# justice-minister - Friday 5 April, 2013

'Unworkable': Shatter rejects vetting idea from teachers
# Not Happening
# Not Happening

'Unworkable': Shatter rejects vetting idea from teachers

Apr 5th 2013, 8:17 AM 13,021 Views 49 Comments

Around 42,000 serving teachers will have to be vetted retrospectively under new legislation, which one teachers’ union says will create long delays.

# justice-minister - Saturday 30 March, 2013

IMPORTANT REMINDER: We're all getting less sleep tonight
# Time Travel
From The Daily Edge
# Time Travel

IMPORTANT REMINDER: We're all getting less sleep tonight

Mar 30th 2013, 8:00 PM 14,595 Views 47 Comments

Get to bed early because the clocks will go forward one hour at 1am.