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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Justice Minister

All time
# Back In The Game
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.
# fax machines
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.
# Hard Times
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.
# Rat Trap
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.
# High Court
Alan Shatter has lost his bid to quash aspects of the Guerin report
The former Justice Minister resigned from his cabinet position last May.
# Crime
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.
# no further evidence
Definitely no re-investigation into mysterious death of Fr Niall Molloy
The decision was backed by Minister Frances Fitzgerald.
# wipe that smirk
Are the people who run the country laughing at this woman being attacked by her brolly?
We think so…
# Justice Committee
Should domestic violence be treated more seriously than public assault?
The Oireachtas Justice Committee thinks so.
# deep discussion
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.
# Response times
'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.
# Advice
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.
# Ballyfermot
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.
# Analysis
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.
# it could not be you
More bad news for Rehab: Charity loses lottery case against State
Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has welcomed today’s High Court ruling.
# none the wiser
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”.
# Irish Prison Service
More than 300 prisoners are still slopping out
A further 261 are held in solitary confinement, some for 23 hours a day.
# Brian Purcell
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 resigns
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”.
# prime time remarks
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.
# Complaint
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.
# call for action
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.
# Gardagate
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.
# Penalty Points
"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.
# Yes Sir
The Navy and Army looking for 900 recruits
Minister Shatter made the announcement this afternoon.
# garda claims
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.
# Your Say
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?
# Whistleblowers
'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.
# grilling
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.
# Anti-Semitism
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.
# new recruits
20,000 people apply for jobs in An Garda Síochana
Have pity on the person who has to go through all of those applications.
Over 200 failed asylum seekers & illegal migrants were deported last year
A further 1,890 people were refused access to the country at ports and airports.
# Law Society
€17.7m paid out to victims of rogue solicitors in 5 years
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.
# Stormont
Plans to allow children aged 12 to use guns legally in NI
The changes would mean children could use firearms in “extremely supervised circumstances”.
# time shift
TD insists time change legislation would 'cheer the whole country up'
Tommy Broughan’s pressing ahead with the ‘Brighter Evenings Bill’ despite Alan Shatter’s suggestion that we just “get up earlier”.
# Syrian Conflict
Shatter: Ireland has taken in fifty refugees from Syria crisis
More than two million people have become refugees since the start of the conflict in March 2011.
# balgriffin
'Concern' amongst locals as Real IRA prepares to mark Alan Ryan death
The Real IRA crime boss was shot dead a year ago this week. Dissidents are planning a march at his graveside on Saturday.
# foetal abnormality
More abortion legislation? Not from this government, says Shatter
The Justice Minister said it was a “great cruelty” that women could not seek a termination in cases of rape.
# Magdalene
Magdalene group seeks meeting with Shatter over 'deeply unfair' redress scheme
The compensation scheme announced this week falls far short of what’s required, survivors say.
# Survivors
‘Today is about justice’: Magdalene redress scheme details announced
The Magdalene survivors will all receive cash payments from €11,500 to €100,000, depending on their length of stay.