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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Justice Minister

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# Laura
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.
# No Confidence
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.
# Leaders' Questions
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.
# Checkpoint
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 vs shatter
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 vs wallace
Shatter rubbishes Wallace and upholds view he had penalty points quashed
Shatter said that Wallace was “making a pretence, for political purposes”.
# Protest
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.
# Veterans
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.
# Bethany Home
'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.
# Not happening
'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.
# Time Travel
IMPORTANT REMINDER: We're all getting less sleep tonight
Get to bed early because the clocks will go forward one hour at 1am.
# Repossession
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.
# Crime
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.
# garda stations
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.
# Ireland's Past
Report on Magdalen Laundries to be published soon
Justice Minister Alan Shatter said the report will be submitted to him within 10 days.
# Abortion
Alan Shatter condemns 'obscene and insensitive' anti-abortion posters
The posters which specifically target the Minister for Justice were erected overnight in Alan Shatter’s constituency of Dublin South.
# Your Say
Poll: Should abortion be available where there is a risk of suicide?
Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has made it clear that abortions will be allowed in the case where the woman involved is at risk of suicide. What do you think?
# david black
Justice Minister: "There can be no justification of any nature" for Black murder
Minister Alan Shatter said that “all ordinary, normal, sane people do not want to see us return” to the time of the Troubles.
# crime stats
Crime is falling - but kidnapping and burglaries have risen sharply
The single biggest drop came in the category of weapons and explosives offences, which fell by more than 15 per cent.
# Out of jail
Double killer Malcolm MacArthur released after 30 years
MacArthur was jailed in 1982 after he killed a nurse in the Phoenix Park and shot dead a farmer.
# alan ryan
Alan Ryan funeral scenes: "Wholly unacceptable and belongs in the past" - Mayor
The Mayor added his voice to people who have spoken out against the paramilitary-style funeral in Dublin at the weekend.
# Phoenix Park
Phoenix Park: Shatter promises 'developments' in event security licensing
The Justice Minister has said that he’s concerned about the “series of disturbing incidents” which took place on Saturday night.
# need to know
The Evening Fix: Friday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Prostitution
New laws on prostitution 'must address trafficking problem'
A Fine Gael TD has said there are a number of shortfalls in the current laws which are being taken advantage of by traffickers.
# loan sharks
The number of people jailed for illegal money-lending since 2005? Zero
New figures show no-one has been successfully prosecuted over the past seven years, despite the increase in families turning to loan sharks for financial help.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you agree with the early release of prisoners?
The plans for more temporary releases were unveiled by Minister Shatter yesterday. Do you agree with them?
# Alan Shatter
Alan Shatter statement: I am not participating in INM agenda
Full statement released by Justice Minister says there is an “unethical media project” to “condemn” or imply “guilt by association” with Michael Lowry – and that it has echoes of McCarthyism in the 1950s.
Man charged over burglary at Minister Alan Shatter's home
A second man is in custody after being arrested in Dublin yesterday afternoon.
# Break In
Man arrested over burglary at home of Justice Minister Alan Shatter
The Minister is currently in Australia for St Patrick’s Day festivities.
# Dáil
Shatter criticises Kelleher no-show for Friday Dáil debate
But the Fianna Fáil TD who had criticised the government over Friday sittings said he didn’t have to attend today’s Dáil debate and repeated his criticisms.
# Crime
Jump in number of burglaries happening across Ireland
Meanwhile, Justice Minister Alan Shatter has said new CSO figures give a “positive picture” of Ireland as there were decreases in 12 of the 14 crime groups.
# Lebanon
McAleese to meet Irish troops in Lebanon on final official trip
The President will meet with members of the 104th Battalion today, visit Camp Shamrock, and lay a wreath in memory of those who have lost their lives.
# Wig Out
Judges to lose the wigs from today
Starting this morning, judges will no longer be required to wear horsehair wigs – a tradition dating back to 1660 – in court.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland's new gambling laws allow for 'super casinos'?
Justice Minister Alan Shatter has effectively ruled out developments like the proposed Twomileborris large-scale casino. Has he done the right thing? You tell us…
# Legal Fees
Legal aid lawyers have fees cut by another 10 per cent
Almost one-third has been knocked off solicitor and counsel fees in criminal legal aid scheme since 2009.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the Garda Síochána be armed?
An incident in which a young Garda was splashed with boiling oil has highlighted the dangers faced by officers on duty – so should they be given guns to protect themselves?
# Cloyne
Cloyne clerical abuse report to be published this month
Lengthy saga of legalese to come to an end after Cabinet sees report on 12 July says Justice Minister Alan Shatter.
# Cloyne
Cloyne report cleared for publication
The report follows a two-year investigation into the handling of the allegations of child sex abuse in the Catholic diocese of Cloyne in Co Cork.