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#Minister For Justice

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Bethany Home survivors to meet Shatter for redress and apology
# Alan Shatter
# Alan Shatter

Bethany Home survivors to meet Shatter for redress and apology

Apr 9th 2013, 3:58 PM 3,683 Views 7 Comments

The survivors of the Protestant-run Bethany home are calling for redress and an apology for their treatment at the home.

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Shatter publishes bill with safeguards for repossessions
# Repossession
# Repossession

Shatter publishes bill with safeguards for repossessions

Mar 28th 2013, 8:15 PM 7,038 Views 26 Comments

The legislation will mean that a court can adjourn repossession proceedings in order to allow for the drawing up of a personal insolvency agreement.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Shatter 'glad he did not bring wife to AGSI meeting'
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Shatter 'glad he did not bring wife to AGSI meeting'

Mar 27th 2013, 7:01 PM 19,551 Views 134 Comments

The Garda Representative Association has said it is not inviting Minister Shatter

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

Maximum payouts to double in District and Circuit Courts under new legislation
# Courts Bill 2013
# Courts Bill 2013

Maximum payouts to double in District and Circuit Courts under new legislation

Mar 19th 2013, 1:45 PM 11,318 Views 21 Comments

The Courts Bill 2013 also aims to alter the in camera rule as it relates to family law and child care proceedings.

# minister-for-justice - Friday 8 March, 2013

Parental leave extended from 14 weeks to 18 weeks
# Parental Leave
# Parental Leave

Parental leave extended from 14 weeks to 18 weeks

Mar 8th 2013, 10:12 PM 41,948 Views 72 Comments

Parents returning back to work from parental leave will also be allowed to request a change in their working hours or pattern.

# minister-for-justice - Saturday 23 February, 2013

Bethany Home survivors: "They will have to realise we are not going away"
# Bethany Home
# Bethany Home

Bethany Home survivors: "They will have to realise we are not going away"

Feb 23rd 2013, 7:15 AM 4,306 Views 7 Comments

The group representing the survivors said that they will continue to push for redress and a memorial to children at the home buried in unmarked graves.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Govt to pay €250,000 to fund UK centre for Irish Magdalene survivors
# Magdalene
# Magdalene

Govt to pay €250,000 to fund UK centre for Irish Magdalene survivors

Feb 19th 2013, 8:25 PM 3,419 Views 16 Comments

The funds will be given to the UK Step by Step Centre for Irish Survivors of Industrial Schools and the Laundries.

# minister-for-justice - Friday 15 February, 2013

AGSI say Shatter is "disconnected from reality of people's lives"
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

AGSI say Shatter is "disconnected from reality of people's lives"

Feb 15th 2013, 6:19 PM 8,699 Views 114 Comments

Minister Shatter had called for “rational engagement” from the AGSI on the Croke Park extension talks.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 11 February, 2013

Just two ASBOS issued since 2010 as much-criticised system is shunned
# ANTI-SOCIAL
# ANTI-SOCIAL

Just two ASBOS issued since 2010 as much-criticised system is shunned

Feb 11th 2013, 7:15 AM 6,341 Views 13 Comments

However most than 3,500 behaviour warnings, the first step to an ASBO, have been issued – including 1,200 to children.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Justice Department got no specific legal advice on Magdalene report response
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Justice Department got no specific legal advice on Magdalene report response

Feb 6th 2013, 12:55 PM 4,544 Views 14 Comments

The government has come under fire for failing to provide a full apology on behalf of the State for its role in the Magdalene Laundries.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 28 January, 2013

War of words: Gardaí hit back at Shatter over comments
# Croke Park
# Croke Park

War of words: Gardaí hit back at Shatter over comments

Jan 28th 2013, 8:39 PM 27,252 Views 147 Comments

The head of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors says the group was insulted by comments made by the Minister for Justice.

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 24 January, 2013

"Grossly irresponsible": Shatter hits back at rural drink-driving proposal
# Drink Driving
# Drink Driving

"Grossly irresponsible": Shatter hits back at rural drink-driving proposal

Jan 24th 2013, 1:41 PM 9,230 Views 47 Comments

The anti-drink-driving message “should not be and cannot be contradicted by individuals seeking self political promotion”, added the Justice Minister.

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

Prison rules amended to support prisoner complaints
# Prison
# Prison

Prison rules amended to support prisoner complaints

Jan 23rd 2013, 8:08 AM 4,703 Views 52 Comments

The amendments have been described as a “major step forward” by Justice Minister Alan Shatter.

# minister-for-justice - Sunday 6 January, 2013

More same-sex partnerships from abroad to be recognised in Ireland
# LGBT
# LGBT

More same-sex partnerships from abroad to be recognised in Ireland

Jan 6th 2013, 2:06 PM 5,577 Views 35 Comments

Same-sex partnerships registered in Delaware, Hawaii, Washington and Denmark will all be recognised in Ireland, the Minister for Justice has confirmed.

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Poll: Should sex offenders be electronically tagged after prison?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should sex offenders be electronically tagged after prison?

Jan 3rd 2013, 9:39 AM 12,143 Views 135 Comments

Minister Alan Shatter is expected to introduce laws to increase monitoring of sex offenders, but should they be tagged after serving their sentence?

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Immigration in Ireland: Approximately 88,000 visa applications received in 2012
# Immigration
# Immigration

Immigration in Ireland: Approximately 88,000 visa applications received in 2012

Jan 2nd 2013, 3:30 PM 35,526 Views 236 Comments

In total, approximately 165,700 immigration related requests were made in 2012.

# minister-for-justice - Friday 21 December, 2012

226 prisoners granted temporary release for Christmas
# Prison
# Prison

226 prisoners granted temporary release for Christmas

Dec 21st 2012, 5:43 PM 8,098 Views 54 Comments

The Department of Justice said the prisoners being released are nearing the end of their sentences and most of them are in lower security institutions.

TDs call for public inquiry over quashed penalty points
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

TDs call for public inquiry over quashed penalty points

Dec 21st 2012, 11:41 AM 5,579 Views 60 Comments

They also revealed details of four incidents where drivers who had allegedly had penalty point offences quashed were later involved in fatal accidents.

Seán Quinn to be released from jail for 3 days over Christmas
# Sean Quinn
# Sean Quinn

Seán Quinn to be released from jail for 3 days over Christmas

Dec 21st 2012, 9:56 AM 5,941 Views 67 Comments

The decision was taken following talks between the Attorney General, the Prison Service and the Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Alan Shatter condemns 'obscene and insensitive' anti-abortion posters
# Abortion
# Abortion

Alan Shatter condemns 'obscene and insensitive' anti-abortion posters

Dec 12th 2012, 3:22 PM 10,197 Views 71 Comments

The posters which specifically target the Minister for Justice were erected overnight in Alan Shatter’s constituency of Dublin South.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Poll: Should abortion be available where there is a risk of suicide?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should abortion be available where there is a risk of suicide?

Nov 28th 2012, 10:45 AM 13,195 Views 206 Comments

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?

# minister-for-justice - Monday 26 November, 2012

Shatter: Judge found guilty of deception to resign
# Heather Perrin
# Heather Perrin

Shatter: Judge found guilty of deception to resign

Nov 26th 2012, 8:37 PM 12,525 Views 52 Comments

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter TD confirmed that Judge Heather Perrin has conveyed her resignation. It comes as she awaits sentencing for deception.

# minister-for-justice - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Second Shatter statement rejects 'inaccurate' Sunday Independent story
# Family Law
# Family Law

Second Shatter statement rejects 'inaccurate' Sunday Independent story

Oct 28th 2012, 9:55 PM 14,207 Views 142 Comments

The Justice Minister responds to an earlier Sunday Independent statement regarding a frontpage story about correspondence between himself and the Taoiseach and says the paper needs to apologise.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Column: Politicians have no place in deciding who gets freed from prison
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Politicians have no place in deciding who gets freed from prison

Oct 23rd 2012, 7:30 PM 31 Views 32 Comments

Our early release system badly needs an overhaul, writes Liam Herrick of the Irish Penal Reform Trust.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Minister for Justice: All teenagers to be removed from St Patrick's by 2014
# St Patrick's
# St Patrick's

Minister for Justice: All teenagers to be removed from St Patrick's by 2014

Oct 17th 2012, 9:20 AM 4,508 Views 40 Comments

The Inspector of Prisons has reported incidents of forced stripping of prisoners, excessive punishment, and bullying and intimidation of young and vulnerable inmates by staff at the facility.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 15 October, 2012

On the roads: Gardaí to get 170 new vehicles
# Vroom Vroom
# Vroom Vroom

On the roads: Gardaí to get 170 new vehicles

Oct 15th 2012, 5:52 PM 15,760 Views 99 Comments

Around €3 million will be spend on the new vehicles, which will include patrol cars, unmarked cars and vans.

# minister-for-justice - Friday 28 September, 2012

Crime is falling - but kidnapping and burglaries have risen sharply
# Crime Stats
# Crime Stats

Crime is falling - but kidnapping and burglaries have risen sharply

Sep 28th 2012, 3:42 PM 4,676 Views 25 Comments

The single biggest drop came in the category of weapons and explosives offences, which fell by more than 15 per cent.

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 6 September, 2012

Gardaí examining clerical child sex abuse reports
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Gardaí examining clerical child sex abuse reports

Sep 6th 2012, 7:27 PM 3,611 Views 32 Comments

Those who try to hide information on abuse can be prosecuted under the Criminal Justice Act, Minister says.

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Community service use increased by 40 per cent in 2011
# Community Service
# Community Service

Community service use increased by 40 per cent in 2011

Aug 16th 2012, 6:30 AM 1,917 Views 11 Comments

Minister Alan Shatter said community service reduces expenditure on prison services and requires offenders to make recompense for their crimes.

# minister-for-justice - Friday 6 July, 2012

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Explainer: How do European arrest warrants work?
# Warrants
# Warrants

Explainer: How do European arrest warrants work?

Jun 27th 2012, 7:00 AM 3,748 Views 0 Comments

Alan Shatter has released the latest figures on the warrants issued and received in Ireland last year – but how are they issued? And what happens when they’re received?

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Ireland issued 71 European arrest warrants in 2011
# Warrants
# Warrants

Ireland issued 71 European arrest warrants in 2011

Jun 26th 2012, 4:43 PM 3,360 Views 1 Comment

Minister for Justice has released the lastest annual report on warrants received, executed and issued here last year.

# minister-for-justice - Sunday 24 June, 2012

Cash for Gold shops should ask for proof of identity, says TD
# Regulation
# Regulation

Cash for Gold shops should ask for proof of identity, says TD

Jun 24th 2012, 4:25 PM 4,816 Views 26 Comments

A TD has suggested that Cash for Gold shops should be licensed, meaning that all gold is photographed and sent to the police before being accepted.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Free legal advice service sees demand increase
# Legal Advice
# Legal Advice

Free legal advice service sees demand increase

Jun 19th 2012, 2:10 PM 2,161 Views 16 Comments

FLAC advice service dealt with over 25,000 queries last year.

Shatter publishes probe into Cash for Gold shops
# Goooooooold
# Goooooooold

Shatter publishes probe into Cash for Gold shops

Jun 19th 2012, 1:22 PM 8,370 Views 32 Comments

Gardaí have visited every one of the 124 Cash for Gold shops in the country in a bid to uncover any possible criminal activity.

# minister-for-justice - Saturday 16 June, 2012

State spent €70m on private and state accommodation for asylum seekers
# Asylum
# Asylum

State spent €70m on private and state accommodation for asylum seekers

Jun 16th 2012, 8:30 AM 5,274 Views 91 Comments

Over 5,100 people are currently being housed in 37 accommodation centres around Ireland.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Questions raised over new human rights and equality body
# Human Rights Commission
# Human Rights Commission

Questions raised over new human rights and equality body

Jun 5th 2012, 10:34 AM 1,896 Views 16 Comments

Alan Shatter has published details of the plan to merge the Equality Authority and the Human Rights Commision – but not everyone is happy.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Shatter defends early prisoner release scheme
# Early Release
# Early Release

Shatter defends early prisoner release scheme

May 2nd 2012, 9:31 AM 1,846 Views 32 Comments

Minister says he doesn’t foresee any difficulties managing new programme with current probation staff levels.

# minister-for-justice - Saturday 21 April, 2012

Three prisoners serving sentence for homicide offences are 'unlawfully at large'
# Escape
# Escape

Three prisoners serving sentence for homicide offences are 'unlawfully at large'

Apr 21st 2012, 8:00 AM 3,777 Views 22 Comments

One prisoner absconded in 2004 while another escaped in 2010.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Real sale prices of houses to be published - Shatter
# Property Prices
# Property Prices

Real sale prices of houses to be published - Shatter

Apr 4th 2012, 6:56 PM 7,279 Views 40 Comments

The Minister for Justice has announced a new property regulatory body which will provide more transparency to the property market.