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# Justice Minister

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Government to hold national consultation on scrapping daylight savings time
The President of the European Commission has proposed to end the changes in Europe next year.
Garda and ex-Tipperary hurler who was seriously injured after assault awarded €1.16 million
Justice Bernard Barton had earlier awarded the 44-year-old €175,000 general damages.
Courts Service of Ireland reduces shares in Big Tobacco, but still holds €4.5m worth in stocks
Critics state the Courts Services continued investment in the tobacco industry flies in the face of the government’s Tobacco Free Ireland vision.
'Matter of grave concern': Justice Minister on Garda submachine gun found in Dublin city centre by passerby
The gun was handed in to Store Street garda station yesterday by a member of the public.
Government won't support Fianna Fáil's calls for public inquiry into death of cyclist Shane O'Farrell
Shane O’Farrell was cycling home in 2011 when he was struck by a car driven by a man who was on bail for a number of offences.
Supreme Court: Minister's decision left two Mauritian families in 'Catch 22' situation
Both students had been studying and working the country for 11 years and were directed to leave after a policy change.
No plans to legalise pepper spray or tasers in Ireland
Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said it isn’t possible to police rural Ireland the same way as Dublin.
Minister warned it would be a 'serious mistake' to rush into appointing a new commissioner
The Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland wrote to Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan.
Garda whistleblower report will not be published in full
The former High Court judge was tasked with reviewing the situation after two protected disclosures were made to Frances Fitzgerald by gardaí in last October.
Alan Shatter says he was spat at and abused following his resignation
He said it was “reasonable” to ask the Taoiseach and his former colleagues to correct the Dáil record.
Former justice minister Michael McDowell and ex-union boss David Begg to run for Seanad
Both of the high-profile names will be seeking election to the National University of Ireland panel.
Garda chief to look into claims of embezzlement by gardaí in Romanian property deal
The Justice Minister had made the request in response to matters raised by Clare Daly TD.
Almost 200 people have lost their homes to bankruptcy in just over a year
Prior to January 2014, only 10 family homes or Principal Private Residences were surrendered.
Cork gardaí working in stations infested with rats
The Justice Minister was recently asked about the health and safety issues at Glanmire and Macroom stations.
Alan Shatter has lost his bid to quash aspects of the Guerin report
The former Justice Minister resigned from his cabinet position last May.
Ireland has a Witness Protection Programme and we've spent €400k on it this year
The protection programme was set up as gardaí tackled gangland crime.
Definitely no re-investigation into mysterious death of Fr Niall Molloy
The decision was backed by Minister Frances Fitzgerald.
Are the people who run the country laughing at this woman being attacked by her brolly?
We think so…
Should domestic violence be treated more seriously than public assault?
The Oireachtas Justice Committee thinks so.
Stardust campaigner wants to meet Justice Minister - after saying she 'wouldn't darken her door'
Geraldine Foy is a researcher for Stardust campaigners and has been in contact with Minister Frances Fitzgerald’s department.
'Scandalous': One TD does not want gardaí at water meter protests
Joe Higgins said that their presence at peaceful protests could lead to slower response times to other crimes.
Children's Ombudsman says Ireland must change the way it treats adopted people
Logan has published her recommendations on the Children and Family Relationships Bill.
Frances Fitzgerald and garda commissioner discuss shooting of six-year-old
She added that she would be happy to meet with the local community following the attack.
We got here all because GSOC and gardaí couldn't get on with each other
Four months on, and we’ve lost a Minister and a Commissioner – and now the inquiry is more futile than most.
More bad news for Rehab: Charity loses lottery case against State
Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has welcomed today’s High Court ruling.
Brian Purcell appears before the Justice Committee, but refuses to answer questions about Callinan
Members of the committee slammed his lack of cooperation as “farcical”.
More than 300 prisoners are still slopping out
A further 261 are held in solitary confinement, some for 23 hours a day.
Justice Committee to Secretary General: We will ask you about Guerin Report
Brian Purcell will appear before the Oireachtas Justice Committee the week after next.
Shatter resignation a lesson for government to "listen to dissenting voices"
Fianna Fáil is now for calling for a road map to “restore this situation to normality”.
Mick Wallace is seeking legal advice on Shatter's data protection breach
He stressed that if he takes any legal action, it would not be at the taxpayer’s expense.
Alan Shatter 'disturbed by leaking of inaccurate information' in data protection case
The Sunday Independent reported today that the Data Protection Commissioner will find that the Minister broke the law.
Raped aged 10, her baby murdered and dumped - Cynthia Owen demands 'justice for Noleen'
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.
Nora Owen: If I was Shatter, I would be angry I didn't get Callinan's letter
The former Justice Minister noted that it was addressed directly to Shatter, and not officials in his Department.
"The arrogance of the Minister for Justice will be his downfall": Calls for Minister Shatter to quit
Several TDs have said that the Minister’s position is now untenable.
The Navy and Army looking for 900 recruits
Minister Shatter made the announcement this afternoon.
TD claims garda was warned last whistleblower was “now washing cars in Navan”
John McGuinness says a female garda was warned off pursuing a claim of sexual harassment within the force.
Poll: Should Alan Shatter be fired?
Justice Minister Alan Shatter faced strong criticism yesterday with Mary Lou McDonald suggesting he get the boot. What do you think?
'Can I suggest you relieve Minister Shatter of his duties?' Mary Lou McDonald's advice to Enda Kenny this afternoon
The Justice Minister was strongly criticised by both Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin today.
Shatter to address ‘grave concerns, unanswered questions’ over GSOC bugging
The Minister for Justice will appear before an Oireachtas committee later today to discuss the suspected surveillance of the Ombudsman’s office.
Holocaust denial is a 'favourite sport' for some, says Shatter
The Minister warned against the rise of extreme far right political parties – including UKIP – in a speech last night.