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# Justice Minister

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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.
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.
€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.
Plans to allow children aged 12 to use guns legally in NI
The changes would mean children could use firearms in “extremely supervised circumstances”.
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”.
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.
'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.
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 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.
‘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.
You'll be able to read Alan Shatter's novel from next week
Due to public demand, the Justice Minister’s novel about a politician’s affair with his secretary is being reprinted by Poolbeg.
Shatter: ‘Do I think it was a mistake to mention the incident surrounding Deputy Wallace? ...Of course I do’
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'
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'
An official statement from the Justice Minister came after inquiries made by the Garda Commissioner to local garda management.
Wallace admits gardaí used discretion when caught on phone while driving
The Wexford TD called for an investigation into how the justice minister found out the information.
Shatter rubbishes Wallace and upholds view he had penalty points quashed
Shatter said that Wallace was “making a pretence, for political purposes”.
Abortion protesters gather outside Justice Minister's home
Between 20–25 protesters gathered outside the Justice Minister’s home this morning to protest against abortion.
Ireland’s World War II veterans move one step closer to amnesty
Thousands of Irish servicemen were dismissed or prosecuted for fighting with the Allies during World War II.
'Mixed feelings' as Bethany Home survivors meet Shatter
They met the Minister for Justice and Junior Minister Kathleen Lynch about getting a state apology and redress for their time in the home.
'Unworkable': Shatter rejects vetting idea from teachers
Around 42,000 serving teachers will have to be vetted retrospectively under new legislation, which one teachers’ union says will create long delays.
IMPORTANT REMINDER: We're all getting less sleep tonight
Get to bed early because the clocks will go forward one hour at 1am.
Shatter publishes bill with safeguards for repossessions
The legislation will mean that a court can adjourn repossession proceedings in order to allow for the drawing up of a personal insolvency agreement.
Rise in number of homicides and sexual offences in 2012
Justice Minister Alan Shatter said the overall drop in crime lat year provides reassurance that “efficiencies” are making a real contribution to public safety.
Closure of 95 garda stations to go ahead today
Last night the Dáil voted down a motion tabled by Fianna Fáil to stop the closures.
Report on Magdalen Laundries to be published soon
Justice Minister Alan Shatter said the report will be submitted to him within 10 days.