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#Minister For Justice

# minister-for-justice - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Mountjoy unit with 'air of neglect and decay' closed after damning report
# Prisons
# Prisons

Mountjoy unit with 'air of neglect and decay' closed after damning report

Sep 14th 2014, 6:30 PM 14,023 Views 34 Comments

The Inspector of Prisons had said prisoners in the unit were inactive and the unit was ‘dirty’during his visits.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

New law will make it illegal to recruit or train terrorists
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

New law will make it illegal to recruit or train terrorists

Aug 19th 2014, 2:13 PM 9,072 Views 90 Comments

Offences including public provocation to commit a terrorism and recruitment for terrorist activities will carry sentences of up to 10 years in prison.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 4 August, 2014

"Only a matter of time" before private security try to take over residential policing
# Small Areas Policing
# Small Areas Policing

"Only a matter of time" before private security try to take over residential policing

Aug 4th 2014, 8:00 AM 26,938 Views 44 Comments

A chief superintendent has made the warning while discussing the Small Areas Policing Programme, where community gardaí will be assigned to individual areas.

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 17 July, 2014

355 guns stolen in Ireland last year - and 53 reported lost
# Guns
# Guns

355 guns stolen in Ireland last year - and 53 reported lost

Jul 17th 2014, 5:12 PM 7,400 Views 19 Comments

Latest garda figures on guns show that almost 170,000 guns licenced in Ireland last year.

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Shatter: 'I was secretly put on trial, and wasn't given a chance to defend myself'
# Guerin Report
# Guerin Report

Shatter: 'I was secretly put on trial, and wasn't given a chance to defend myself'

Jun 19th 2014, 10:10 PM 17,165 Views 80 Comments

The former Minister for Justice has blasted the Guerin report for ‘completely failing to follow fair procedure’.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Ross: 'Senior garda appointments should be a minister-free zone'
# Top Jobs
# Top Jobs

Ross: 'Senior garda appointments should be a minister-free zone'

Jun 17th 2014, 9:44 PM 6,561 Views 13 Comments

The Minister for Justice said reforms were already underway in relation to the establishment of an independent Garda Authority.

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 6,878 Views 19 Comments

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

# minister-for-justice - Friday 6 June, 2014

Frances Fitzgerald confirms she has ordered a garda report into the Tuam babies revelations
# 800 Babies
# 800 Babies

Frances Fitzgerald confirms she has ordered a garda report into the Tuam babies revelations

Jun 6th 2014, 3:42 PM 8,542 Views 77 Comments

It comes amid ongoing controversy about the mass grave at the site of a former Bon Secours mother and baby home.

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Alan Shatter will donate severance payments to Jack & Jill Foundation
# Charity
# Charity

Alan Shatter will donate severance payments to Jack & Jill Foundation

May 22nd 2014, 11:00 PM 33,785 Views 274 Comments

The former Minister for Justice was entitled to these recently abolished payments.

Alan Shatter to reveal if he will accept €70k worth of severance payments
# Alan Shatter
# Alan Shatter

Alan Shatter to reveal if he will accept €70k worth of severance payments

May 22nd 2014, 8:30 AM 9,163 Views 101 Comments

The former Minister for Justice could waive the payments.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

'It would be better' if Shatter cleared up severance pay issue by Friday, says Varadkar
# Sand In Face
# Sand In Face

'It would be better' if Shatter cleared up severance pay issue by Friday, says Varadkar

May 21st 2014, 11:18 PM 10,723 Views 53 Comments

The Minister for Transport said he didn’t want to kick a man while he was down.

Will Alan Shatter take his severance pay? He has "no comment at this time"
# €70k
# €70k

Will Alan Shatter take his severance pay? He has "no comment at this time"

May 21st 2014, 4:22 PM 14,718 Views 82 Comments

The Taoiseach said earlier today that while he “can’t force him”, he “hopes” that Shatter doesn’t accept the payment.

# minister-for-justice - Saturday 17 May, 2014

How much are Alan Shatter's pension and severance payments worth?
# Resignation
# Resignation

How much are Alan Shatter's pension and severance payments worth?

May 17th 2014, 8:15 AM 21,514 Views 110 Comments

Previous ministers have declined to accept some of these payments.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

"Micromanaging gardaí" is not something the Justice Department should do - former ministerial advisor
# Review
# Review

"Micromanaging gardaí" is not something the Justice Department should do - former ministerial advisor

May 14th 2014, 9:31 AM 5,406 Views 13 Comments

Richard Moore, who worked with former Minsiter Dermot Ahern, has questioned how the Department handles complaints.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Stardust families call on Secretary General to resign
# Fatal Blaze
# Fatal Blaze

Stardust families call on Secretary General to resign

May 13th 2014, 7:20 AM 6,500 Views 12 Comments

The families also are aggrieved with the Tánaiste over a meeting they had with him.

Findings of Guerin report to dominate this morning's Cabinet meeting
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Findings of Guerin report to dominate this morning's Cabinet meeting

May 13th 2014, 7:18 AM 3,569 Views 12 Comments

Meanwhile, Secretary General at the Department of Justice has been invited before an Oireacthas committee to discuss the findings.

The opposition wants to know how long Enda Kenny will stay as Defence Minister
# Taoiseach
# Taoiseach

The opposition wants to know how long Enda Kenny will stay as Defence Minister

May 13th 2014, 12:02 AM 14,198 Views 67 Comments

The Taoiseach has taken over the portfolio on a temporary basis.

# minister-for-justice - Friday 9 May, 2014

Gardaí on Fitzgerald appointment: A welcome change but we hope she listens to us
# Listen
# Listen

Gardaí on Fitzgerald appointment: A welcome change but we hope she listens to us

May 9th 2014, 6:30 AM 8,237 Views 14 Comments

Garda sources also said they hoped the new Minister for Justice will listen to their views and look at the way garda management is appointed so that the most competent people get the posts.

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Frances Fitzgerald: From social worker to Justice Minister
# Background
# Background

Frances Fitzgerald: From social worker to Justice Minister

May 8th 2014, 11:15 AM 21,665 Views 68 Comments

Here’s a profile of what you need to know about her background and political experience.

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 6,265 Views 44 Comments

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

Call for Ombudsman as prison officers subjected to 'malicious' complaints
# Irish Prison Service
# Irish Prison Service

Call for Ombudsman as prison officers subjected to 'malicious' complaints

May 8th 2014, 8:03 AM 4,869 Views 10 Comments

The Prison Officers Association has noted that the majority of complaints are not upheld.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Explainer: Why Alan Shatter has resigned
# Shatter Resigns
# Shatter Resigns

Explainer: Why Alan Shatter has resigned

May 7th 2014, 10:46 PM 33,595 Views 79 Comments

Less than an hour before he resigned, Alan Shatter was taking questions in the Dáil. No-one fully expected him to resign this afternoon- but here’s why he did.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Shatter: 'Immigrants have had a transformative impact on Irish society, for the better'
# Integration Policy
# Integration Policy

Shatter: 'Immigrants have had a transformative impact on Irish society, for the better'

Apr 29th 2014, 3:46 PM 8,822 Views 125 Comments

A review integration policy in Ireland is being carried out, with the minister urging people to make written submissions.

# minister-for-justice - Saturday 19 April, 2014

The charities regulator was meant to be set up by Easter...
# Appointments
# Appointments

The charities regulator was meant to be set up by Easter...

Apr 19th 2014, 1:41 PM 5,258 Views 26 Comments

Minister Shatter had a set a deadline of this weekend, but instead will look to appoint the board “in the near future”.

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Justice Committee says Ireland should recognise Travellers as ethnic group
# Recognition
# Recognition

Justice Committee says Ireland should recognise Travellers as ethnic group

Apr 17th 2014, 2:35 PM 11,987 Views 108 Comments

A report from the committee said the Taoiseach and Justice Minister should confirm this recognition and commence dialogue with representative groups about new legislation.

# minister-for-justice - Saturday 12 April, 2014

'Strongest response possible' needed to combat human trafficking in Ireland
# Forced Labour
# Forced Labour

'Strongest response possible' needed to combat human trafficking in Ireland

Apr 12th 2014, 1:33 PM 6,450 Views 23 Comments

The Immigrant Council of Ireland is calling for a range of measures to be introduced in Ireland’s next anti-trafficking plan.

# minister-for-justice - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Eircom bills, David Letterman, and WhatsApp: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Eircom bills, David Letterman, and WhatsApp: The week in numbers

Apr 5th 2014, 7:30 PM 11,061 Views 0 Comments

Plus: How many Irish people are treated every year for alcohol abuse?

# minister-for-justice - Monday 31 March, 2014

VIDEO: Alan Shatter wasn't taking any questions this morning
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

VIDEO: Alan Shatter wasn't taking any questions this morning

Mar 31st 2014, 10:35 AM 8,269 Views 73 Comments

A spokesperson for the minister said he had a “tight schedule” to stick to today.

# minister-for-justice - Sunday 30 March, 2014

Damien Kiberd: Martin Callinan thought his friendship with Shatter would save him. He was wrong.
# Column
# Column

Damien Kiberd: Martin Callinan thought his friendship with Shatter would save him. He was wrong.

Mar 30th 2014, 8:30 AM 51 Views 56 Comments

The ex-Garda Commissioner was hung out to dry in the most contrived way – but the Taoiseach’s handling of GardaGate was razor sharp.

# minister-for-justice - Friday 28 March, 2014

23 years after being declared an alien, Ireland declares Roman Uustalu stateless
# You're From Where?
# You're From Where?

23 years after being declared an alien, Ireland declares Roman Uustalu stateless

Mar 28th 2014, 4:31 PM 34,488 Views 137 Comments

It is believed to be the first ever first declaration of its kind by the Irish State.

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 27 March, 2014

These garda stations got new equipment to record telephone calls in 2008
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

These garda stations got new equipment to record telephone calls in 2008

Mar 27th 2014, 12:01 PM 16,953 Views 75 Comments

A tender specifies that the equipment installed must operate constantly, and be available for playback.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Everything you need to know about GardaGate in one place
# Shattered
# Shattered

Everything you need to know about GardaGate in one place

Mar 26th 2014, 7:45 PM 12,956 Views 12 Comments

From the ‘disgusting’ comments, to the shock resignation, to the garda tapes, TheJournal.ie has it all here…

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Here's what Alan Shatter has to say about Martin Callinan
# Gone
# Gone

Here's what Alan Shatter has to say about Martin Callinan

Mar 25th 2014, 6:29 PM 15,909 Views 53 Comments

The Minister for Justice paid tribute to Martin Callinan, who stepped down from An Garda Siochána today.

"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 18,445 Views 97 Comments

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

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 20 March, 2014

The Mexican government is paying its workers to go on their holliers in Ireland
# Vacaciones
# Vacaciones

The Mexican government is paying its workers to go on their holliers in Ireland

Mar 20th 2014, 6:55 PM 28,200 Views 68 Comments

The new scheme is designed to strengthen the ‘economic and commercial relationship’ between Ireland and Mexico.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Syrian refugees to be offered temporary residence in Ireland
# Three Years On
# Three Years On

Syrian refugees to be offered temporary residence in Ireland

Mar 12th 2014, 5:17 PM 8,425 Views 55 Comments

Alan Shatter announced the Humanitarian Admission Programme this afternoon.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Revamp of penalty points system requires new legislative measures, says Shatter
# Whistleblower
# Whistleblower

Revamp of penalty points system requires new legislative measures, says Shatter

Mar 11th 2014, 10:35 PM 12,393 Views 36 Comments

The Minister for Justice will address the Cabinet on the Garda Inspectorate report into the penalty points saga tomorrow.

# minister-for-justice - Sunday 2 March, 2014

Gun control review sparks calls for compensation schemes
# Legislation
# Legislation

Gun control review sparks calls for compensation schemes

Mar 2nd 2014, 8:15 AM 15,049 Views 45 Comments

A gun club association is also highlighting misinterpretation of handgun licensing legislation.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

New Court of Appeal "will be up and running by October"
# Justice
# Justice

New Court of Appeal "will be up and running by October"

Feb 25th 2014, 7:08 PM 6,180 Views 6 Comments

The Justice Minister this evening received approval for drafting legislation allowing for the court’s establishment, and named the President Designate.

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Shatter: Confidential recipient couldn't explain his comments to garda whistleblower
# Oliver Connolly
# Oliver Connolly

Shatter: Confidential recipient couldn't explain his comments to garda whistleblower

Feb 20th 2014, 8:30 PM 10,253 Views 48 Comments

The post of confidential recipient is to be replaced by a new system, the Minister confirmed.