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#Minister For Justice

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Shatter to address ‘grave concerns, unanswered questions’ over GSOC bugging
# Grilling
# Grilling

Shatter to address ‘grave concerns, unanswered questions’ over GSOC bugging

Feb 19th 2014, 6:45 AM 4,897 Views 27 Comments

The Minister for Justice will appear before an Oireachtas committee later today to discuss the suspected surveillance of the Ombudsman’s office.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 17 February, 2014

Column: There's no credible alternative to an independent inquiry into GSOC allegations
# I Spy
# I Spy

Column: There's no credible alternative to an independent inquiry into GSOC allegations

Feb 17th 2014, 12:45 PM 72 Views 33 Comments

Faith in our national authorities has been badly shaken – the only way to restore it is to hold an independent inquiry, says Mark Kelly.

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Shatter asks GSOC to clarify 'surveillance' comments
# Bugging Claims
# Bugging Claims

Shatter asks GSOC to clarify 'surveillance' comments

Feb 13th 2014, 10:53 PM 7,749 Views 86 Comments

Minister Shatter also said that an inquiry into the issue would suggest there is no confidence in GSOC.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 10 February, 2014

Shatter calls in Garda Ombudsman as "full report" sought on phone bugging
# Hacking
# Hacking

Shatter calls in Garda Ombudsman as "full report" sought on phone bugging

Feb 10th 2014, 8:34 AM 8,209 Views 72 Comments

The meeting follows reports that a surveillance operation was used to hack into the police watchdog’s emails, wi-fi and phone systems.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Garda Ombudsman to have direct access to PULSE system
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Garda Ombudsman to have direct access to PULSE system

Feb 5th 2014, 10:47 AM 7,297 Views 23 Comments

Speaking in the Dáil this morning, the Justice Minister noted that access to the system is supervised by two seconded superintendents.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Shatter: 'I'm not trying to silence whisteblowers'
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Shatter: 'I'm not trying to silence whisteblowers'

Jan 28th 2014, 9:05 AM 6,950 Views 59 Comments

The Justice Minister stressed that he has full confidence in the Gardaí to co-operate with an Ombudsman investigation.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Rehab Group call on Justice Minister to withdraw €9k profit remarks
# Charities Bill
# Charities Bill

Rehab Group call on Justice Minister to withdraw €9k profit remarks

Jan 22nd 2014, 9:28 AM 14,255 Views 0 Comments

During a debate on the Charities Bill last night, Minister Alan Shatter revealed that the scheme made just €9,000 profit despite €3 million worth of sales.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 13 January, 2014

Family law and child care court cases can now be reported, but under strict conditions
# In Camera
# In Camera

Family law and child care court cases can now be reported, but under strict conditions

Jan 13th 2014, 12:23 PM 8,696 Views 28 Comments

The changes to the in camera rule mean that under certain circumstances cases can be reported.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

20,000 people apply for jobs in An Garda Síochana
# New Recruits
# New Recruits

20,000 people apply for jobs in An Garda Síochana

Jan 7th 2014, 8:14 PM 29,796 Views 100 Comments

Have pity on the person who has to go through all of those applications.

# minister-for-justice - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Ariel Sharon, bankruptcy, and water meters: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Ariel Sharon, bankruptcy, and water meters: The week in numbers

Jan 4th 2014, 7:30 PM 6,176 Views 5 Comments

Plus: How many people in the world are obese?

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

Over €815,000 paid to coroners by local authorities in one year
# Coroners
# Coroners

Over €815,000 paid to coroners by local authorities in one year

Jan 1st 2014, 8:15 AM 8,233 Views 9 Comments

The largest retainers – amounting to more than €44,000 – paid by a local authority was in Cork.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 23 December, 2013

Minister for Time confirms Ireland is prepared for Santa's arrival
# Minister For Santa
# Minister For Santa

Minister for Time confirms Ireland is prepared for Santa's arrival

Dec 23rd 2013, 11:19 AM 16,283 Views 72 Comments

An Garda Síochana, the Defence Forces and Met Éieann have all been mobilised as part of the massive operation to prepare for Santa’s arrival.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Human rights training course launched for prison staff
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Human rights training course launched for prison staff

Dec 11th 2013, 4:04 PM 6,099 Views 87 Comments

The Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, welcomed the training course at the Irish Prison Service College in Portlaoise.

# minister-for-justice - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Eleven new garda motorcycles in three years despite withdrawal of 61
# Garda Bikes
# Garda Bikes

Eleven new garda motorcycles in three years despite withdrawal of 61

Nov 24th 2013, 8:00 AM 11,210 Views 40 Comments

It is estimated that a further 93 garda vehicles will be retired from the fleet by the end of 2013.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

'No further prosecution' in Fr Niall Molloy case
# Fr Niall Molloy
# Fr Niall Molloy

'No further prosecution' in Fr Niall Molloy case

Nov 5th 2013, 6:14 PM 9,578 Views 24 Comments

Minister Alan Shatter said an independent examination of the garda report on the case will now take place “in the interests of transparency”.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

17 prisoners declined parole review in 2012
# Prisons
# Prisons

17 prisoners declined parole review in 2012

Oct 23rd 2013, 4:56 PM 8,993 Views 26 Comments

The annual Parole Board review for 2012 was published today.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 14 October, 2013

After five-year delay, work finally begins on new youth detention centre in Dublin
# Oberstown
# Oberstown

After five-year delay, work finally begins on new youth detention centre in Dublin

Oct 14th 2013, 11:34 AM 5,183 Views 51 Comments

The new facilities at Oberstown will house all offenders aged under 18.

# minister-for-justice - Saturday 12 October, 2013

These four counties have no personal insolvency practitioners
# Insolvency
# Insolvency

These four counties have no personal insolvency practitioners

Oct 12th 2013, 7:00 AM 8,499 Views 41 Comments

Dublin has the highest number of PIPs, followed by Cork and Galway.

# minister-for-justice - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Department of Justice seeks volunteers for insolvency complaints panel
# Personal Insolvency Practitioners
# Personal Insolvency Practitioners

Department of Justice seeks volunteers for insolvency complaints panel

Sep 15th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,673 Views 6 Comments

The pay isn’t great, but there are travel expenses and the chance to oversee the work of Personal Insolvency Practitioners.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

140 former asylum seekers became Irish citizens today
# Citizenship
# Citizenship

140 former asylum seekers became Irish citizens today

Aug 27th 2013, 12:38 PM 10,048 Views 304 Comments

Speaking at a ceremony in Dublin, Minister Alan Shatter welcomed 1,000 new citizens “from states whose names commence with almost every letter of the alphabet”.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 29 July, 2013

Just 13 per cent of immigrants opting to become Irish citizens
# Citizenship
# Citizenship

Just 13 per cent of immigrants opting to become Irish citizens

Jul 29th 2013, 8:01 AM 7,664 Views 132 Comments

Bureaucracy and ‘vagueness’ have been identified as some of the major barriers to citizenship, according to new research.

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 25 July, 2013

"Determined" Bethany Home survivors to continue fight for redress
# Redress
# Redress

"Determined" Bethany Home survivors to continue fight for redress

Jul 25th 2013, 6:45 AM 2,440 Views 9 Comments

The survivors are to regroup and consider their options in their fight for redress.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Shatter: Religious orders have a moral and ethical obligation to contribute to Magdalene survivors
# Magdalene Laundries
# Magdalene Laundries

Shatter: Religious orders have a moral and ethical obligation to contribute to Magdalene survivors

Jul 17th 2013, 9:20 AM 4,467 Views 69 Comments

The minister said it would not be lawful to remove the religious orders charitable status and there’s no scope to take legal action against those who refuse to contribute to the compensation scheme.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Gardaí have had the Anglo tapes for over four years, says Kenny
# Anglo
# Anglo

Gardaí have had the Anglo tapes for over four years, says Kenny

Jun 25th 2013, 10:37 PM 34,828 Views 250 Comments

“The buck stops with the government, and I’m going after them.”

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

89 gardaí have taken part in exchanges with the PSNI
# Officers
# Officers

89 gardaí have taken part in exchanges with the PSNI

Jun 18th 2013, 9:31 PM 9,439 Views 15 Comments

The Minister for Justice said that the implementation of the articles on this is a key measure towards improving cross-community confidence in the impartiality of the criminal justice system.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 17 June, 2013

Kerry county councillors 'to contact Justice Minister over knife crime'
# Crime
# Crime

Kerry county councillors 'to contact Justice Minister over knife crime'

Jun 17th 2013, 6:21 PM 5,815 Views 7 Comments

A local councillor said that it is “about time the Minister of Justice tackled this issue”.

# minister-for-justice - Friday 24 May, 2013

Fianna Fáil tables Dáil motion of no confidence in Alan Shatter
# Feeling Confident?
# Feeling Confident?

Fianna Fáil tables Dáil motion of no confidence in Alan Shatter

May 24th 2013, 4:40 PM 8,094 Views 105 Comments

TDs will debate Fianna Fáil’s motion on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the party saying Shatter’s position is untenable.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

Twitter tells us what Alan Shatter knows*
# Shatter Knows
From The Daily Edge
# Shatter Knows

Twitter tells us what Alan Shatter knows*

May 21st 2013, 2:31 PM 1,688 Views 1 Comment

*kind of.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 20 May, 2013

Wallace lodges complaint with data protection chief over Shatter remarks
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Wallace lodges complaint with data protection chief over Shatter remarks

May 20th 2013, 9:05 PM 10,965 Views 113 Comments

The Wexford TD believes Shatter’s revealing of an encounter with Gardaí is an improper disclosure of sensitive records.

Shatter: 'If Wallace is guilty of anything, it's hypocrisy'
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Shatter: 'If Wallace is guilty of anything, it's hypocrisy'

May 20th 2013, 2:47 PM 9,198 Views 118 Comments

The Minister made his first public comment today in the ongoing row over Deputy Mick Wallace and discretion used when he drove while using a mobile phone.

# minister-for-justice - Saturday 18 May, 2013

Remembrance medal presented to family of Adrian Donohoe
# Garda Memorial Day
# Garda Memorial Day

Remembrance medal presented to family of Adrian Donohoe

May 18th 2013, 12:00 PM 6,003 Views 10 Comments

The medal was presented at the annual Garda Memorial Day, honouring the 87 Gardaí who have died while on duty.

# minister-for-justice - Friday 10 May, 2013

'Self service' border control gates on trial at Dublin Airport
# Immigration Control
# Immigration Control

'Self service' border control gates on trial at Dublin Airport

May 10th 2013, 5:30 PM 16,353 Views 46 Comments

Minister for Defence Alan Shatter said that the e-gates would provide a “more secure and efficient means for clearing passengers”.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Shatter says State failed to acknowledge 'courage and sacrifice' of World War II veterans
# World War II
# World War II

Shatter says State failed to acknowledge 'courage and sacrifice' of World War II veterans

May 7th 2013, 7:38 PM 6,485 Views 163 Comments

The Minister for Justice said that the Irish who fought with the Allies during WWII had “fought against Nazi tyranny”.

Personal Insolvency service will be available to gardaí
# Personal Insolvency Bill
# Personal Insolvency Bill

Personal Insolvency service will be available to gardaí

May 7th 2013, 6:27 PM 11,997 Views 45 Comments

The Minister for Defence Alan Shatter said that there was nothing in the Garda Code, the Discipline Regulations or the Personal Insolvency Act 2012 which would prevent gardaí from availing of the service.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Shatter calls for report on the activities of gangs targeting clothing banks
# Clothing Banks
# Clothing Banks

Shatter calls for report on the activities of gangs targeting clothing banks

May 1st 2013, 9:55 PM 18,246 Views 123 Comments

The minister said that he wanted to know what could be done to bring them to justice.

Couple to be reunited with daughter after three years
# Immigration
# Immigration

Couple to be reunited with daughter after three years

May 1st 2013, 5:53 PM 15,875 Views 28 Comments

The Irish government has reversed a decision to refuse three-year-old Jiayi a visa.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Taoiseach will not intervene in Shatter's row with judges
# Judges
# Judges

Taoiseach will not intervene in Shatter's row with judges

Apr 16th 2013, 4:36 PM 5,384 Views 30 Comments

Opposition TDs today called on Kenny to step in after the dispute broke out this week over judicial independence.

Shatter publishes human trafficking bill to tackle forced begging
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

Shatter publishes human trafficking bill to tackle forced begging

Apr 16th 2013, 1:30 PM 5,766 Views 14 Comments

The Immigrant Council of Ireland welcomed the bill but said trafficking for sexual exploitation remains the most predominant form.

"We hope he does the right thing": Bethany Home survivors to meet Shatter
# Bethany Home
# Bethany Home

"We hope he does the right thing": Bethany Home survivors to meet Shatter

Apr 16th 2013, 6:30 AM 2,571 Views 0 Comments

The Bethany Survivors Group will speak to the Minister about their call for redress and an apology for what occurred during their time at the home.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 15 April, 2013

Alan Shatter criticises High Court judge comments on pay
# Law
# Law

Alan Shatter criticises High Court judge comments on pay

Apr 15th 2013, 8:55 AM 8,402 Views 79 Comments

A High Court judge had said the government was attacking the independence of the judiciary – but Shatter has hit back.