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#Minister For Justice

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Poll: Should we close more garda stations to save money?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should we close more garda stations to save money?

Apr 3rd 2012, 10:18 AM 5,552 Views 97 Comments

The Minister for Justice has warned of further closures, but what do you think?

# minister-for-justice - Monday 2 April, 2012

Overcrowding and treatment of older prisoners issues at Arbour Hill Prison
# Prison
# Prison

Overcrowding and treatment of older prisoners issues at Arbour Hill Prison

Apr 2nd 2012, 4:11 PM 5,527 Views 11 Comments

Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, said that an action plan has been prepared by the Irish Prison Service to implement the recommendations in the report.

# minister-for-justice - Friday 30 March, 2012

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Garda killer had escaped from same prison before
# Prisons
# Prisons

Garda killer had escaped from same prison before

Mar 29th 2012, 7:13 AM 4,905 Views 40 Comments

More details have emerged in the case of Martin McDermott, who was serving time for the manslaughter of a garda when he escaped from a Cavan prison earlier this month.

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

New laws for search warrants after court finds them unconstitutional
# Law
# Law

New laws for search warrants after court finds them unconstitutional

Mar 28th 2012, 3:57 PM 4,296 Views 10 Comments

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said that new law for search warrants is a priority for government after the Supreme Court ruled the existing law was unconstitutional.

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

'I was armed with a pistol' as Minister for Justice, says Des O'Malley
# Des O'Malley
# Des O'Malley

'I was armed with a pistol' as Minister for Justice, says Des O'Malley

Mar 26th 2012, 9:59 AM 4,646 Views 9 Comments

O’Malley served on Jack Lynch’s cabinet following the 1970 arms crisis and IRA split.

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 15 March, 2012

Call for radical change in Irish prison policy
# Prisons
# Prisons

Call for radical change in Irish prison policy

Mar 15th 2012, 10:59 AM 2,420 Views 18 Comments

A report by the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice shows the extent of overcrowding and drug-use in Irish prisons. There was an average of 800 people in prison per day in 1970 – this grew to 4,290 in 2010.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

PSNI officers to be allowed apply for Garda Síochana jobs
# Policing
# Policing

PSNI officers to be allowed apply for Garda Síochana jobs

Mar 13th 2012, 3:34 PM 4,597 Views 46 Comments

Senior PSNI officers can now apply senior roles in the Republic of Ireland under new guidelines introduced by the government today.

# minister-for-justice - Friday 9 March, 2012

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Justice and law reform
# Government
# Government

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Justice and law reform

Mar 9th 2012, 2:00 AM 538 Views 1 Comment

Alan Shatter has been one of the most pro-active ministers in the current government – but one year on, what has been achieved in the area of justice and law reform?

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Government considering construction of replacement Cork prison
# Prison Conditions
# Prison Conditions

Government considering construction of replacement Cork prison

Feb 29th 2012, 1:05 PM 2,633 Views 31 Comments

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter says that building a new prison facility in Cork could comprehensively tackle overcrowding and the ongoing practice of ‘slopping out’.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Shatter refuses to rule out second Fiscal Treaty referendum if voters say 'no'
# Referendum
# Referendum

Shatter refuses to rule out second Fiscal Treaty referendum if voters say 'no'

Feb 28th 2012, 6:41 PM 4,674 Views 143 Comments

Minister for Justice says the Fiscal Compact Treaty is about preventing future governments building debt for future generations.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 27 February, 2012

Ombudsman: Children left in 'legal uncertainty' without legislation on surrogacy
# Surrogacy
# Surrogacy

Ombudsman: Children left in 'legal uncertainty' without legislation on surrogacy

Feb 27th 2012, 11:24 AM 1,286 Views 3 Comments

Emily Logan said that the Dept of Justice guidelines don’t go far enough to clear up legal uncertainties for parents and children.

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 23 February, 2012

Central Bank still exchanging €10k worth of punts every day
# Taking A Punt
# Taking A Punt

Central Bank still exchanging €10k worth of punts every day

Feb 23rd 2012, 9:24 AM 5,447 Views 12 Comments

The Minister for Justice has said that there’s nothing suspicious about people exchanging their punts for euro more than ten years after the changeover.

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 9 February, 2012

Over €14.5m spent in policing protests against Corrib gas pipeline
# Corrib
# Corrib

Over €14.5m spent in policing protests against Corrib gas pipeline

Feb 9th 2012, 10:11 AM 3,699 Views 108 Comments

The figures for the last five years have been disclosed by the Minister for Justice this week.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Government approves appointment of 33 senior gardaí
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Government approves appointment of 33 senior gardaí

Feb 7th 2012, 1:21 PM 4,472 Views 61 Comments

The appointments, including two Assistant Commissioners, are being made to fill recent gaps in the service.

# minister-for-justice - Friday 3 February, 2012

Column: Legal reform is a chance to finally do the right thing for consumers
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Legal reform is a chance to finally do the right thing for consumers

Feb 3rd 2012, 7:00 PM 116 Views 9 Comments

Solicitors and barristers exist for their clients – not the other way around. That’s why reform of the legal system is crucial, writes Minister for Justice Alan Shatter.

Shatter calls on legal system to engage "constructively" on law reform
# Law Reform
# Law Reform

Shatter calls on legal system to engage "constructively" on law reform

Feb 3rd 2012, 7:00 PM 1,500 Views 7 Comments

The Minister for Justice said that planned legal reform is based on the idea that “solicitors and barristers exist for their clients, not the other way round”.

# minister-for-justice - Friday 27 January, 2012

Column: Never forget – Hitler targeted the Irish-Jewish community for extermination
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Never forget – Hitler targeted the Irish-Jewish community for extermination

Jan 27th 2012, 9:15 AM 6,454 Views 90 Comments

On Holocaust Memorial Day, Justice Minister Alan Shatter writes that we should not assume that the type of horror created by the Nazi killing machine could not be repeated in the future.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Parts of Limerick Prison 'not fit for purpose' - report
# Prisons
# Prisons

Parts of Limerick Prison 'not fit for purpose' - report

Jan 17th 2012, 5:54 PM 2,976 Views 96 Comments

The Minister for Justice has expressed “shock” at a report on conditions at Limerick Prison, which highlights issues of overcrowding, cleanliness and hygiene, staffing, physical conditions and repairs.

# minister-for-justice - Friday 13 January, 2012

New law 'not a licence to kill', says minister
# Defence At Home
# Defence At Home

New law 'not a licence to kill', says minister

Jan 13th 2012, 8:43 AM 4,836 Views 49 Comments

A new law giving homeowners the right to protect their family and property from intruders using ‘reasonable force’.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 9 January, 2012

Column: It is wrong to assume all asylum seekers are faking it - and the media is to blame
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: It is wrong to assume all asylum seekers are faking it - and the media is to blame

Jan 9th 2012, 7:30 AM 226 Views 117 Comments

Thousands of people applied to become Irish citizens last year – but the media only focuses on scare stories about immigration, writes Greg Straton.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 3 January, 2012

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 22 December, 2011

160 prisoners to be granted temporary release for Christmas
# Criminal Justice
# Criminal Justice

160 prisoners to be granted temporary release for Christmas

Dec 22nd 2011, 5:29 PM 2,564 Views 18 Comments

The majority of the prisoners come from lower security institutions.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

Same-sex partnerships from abroad to be recognised in Ireland
# Couples
# Couples

Same-sex partnerships from abroad to be recognised in Ireland

Dec 20th 2011, 7:15 AM 2,876 Views 17 Comments

Gay couples who were married in New York, Illinois, South Africa and other parts of the world will be recognised as being in a civil partnership under Irish law.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 19 December, 2011

Guess how many people have been jailed for not paying fines this year?
# Fines
# Fines

Guess how many people have been jailed for not paying fines this year?

Dec 19th 2011, 5:34 PM 8,474 Views 39 Comments

New figures reveal the thousands of people who have been jailed this year in Ireland for non-payment of fines.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

Government appointee donated €1k to Alan Shatter's election campaign
# Alan Shatter
# Alan Shatter

Government appointee donated €1k to Alan Shatter's election campaign

Dec 13th 2011, 4:31 PM 3,638 Views 42 Comments

The Minister for Justice says it would have been “completely wrong” if the candidate had been excluded from applying for the €145,000 job.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

We could tell you about the Irish Secret Service budget, but then we'd have to kill you
# Secret Service
From The Daily Edge
# Secret Service

We could tell you about the Irish Secret Service budget, but then we'd have to kill you

Dec 6th 2011, 1:14 PM 9,018 Views 25 Comments

One small part of the Budget hasn’t been touched this year: the secret service is retaining its €1m funding. SO what does it do?

# minister-for-justice - Monday 21 November, 2011

Reports reveal issues in Irish prisons
# Prison
# Prison

Reports reveal issues in Irish prisons

Nov 21st 2011, 2:17 PM 2,709 Views 4 Comments

The 2010 reports on Ireland’s prisons reveal the issues that are affecting staff and prisoners – from smuggled mobile phones to gangs.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 7 November, 2011

Views sought on voluntary code for sale and display of alcohol
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Views sought on voluntary code for sale and display of alcohol

Nov 7th 2011, 1:04 PM 859 Views 10 Comments

Members of the public and interested bodies are being asked to give their views on the voluntary code for sale and display of alcohol in shops.

# minister-for-justice - Friday 4 November, 2011

161 people surrendered from Ireland under European arrest warrants
# Warrants
# Warrants

161 people surrendered from Ireland under European arrest warrants

Nov 4th 2011, 1:19 PM 487 Views 4 Comments

Minister for Justice, Mr Alan Shatter TD, released his report on the European Arrest Warrant Act 2003 today.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 17 October, 2011

Shatter publishes report on prostitution legislation
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Shatter publishes report on prostitution legislation

Oct 17th 2011, 4:16 PM 1,094 Views 26 Comments

Justice Minister Alan Shatter has published his report into Swedish law criminalising people who purchase sexual services from prostitutes.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 10 October, 2011

Smithwick Tribunal judge seeks more time to complete work
# Smithwick Tribunal
# Smithwick Tribunal

Smithwick Tribunal judge seeks more time to complete work

Oct 10th 2011, 12:21 PM 353 Views 6 Comments

Judge Peter Smithwick writes to the Dail asking it to extend the deadline of November 30, saying he’ll need six more months.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Legal Services Bill proposes new regulator and more transparent fees
# Legal Services
# Legal Services

Legal Services Bill proposes new regulator and more transparent fees

Oct 5th 2011, 10:19 AM 1,635 Views 8 Comments

The Bill also proposes new protections for legal whistleblowers and removes the wig-wearing requirement for legal professionals in court.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 12 September, 2011

Fewer child offenders referred to Diversion Programme
# Child Offenders
# Child Offenders

Fewer child offenders referred to Diversion Programme

Sep 12th 2011, 5:53 PM 395 Views 4 Comments

The number of offenders aged between 10 and 18 who were not deemed suitable for the programme grew in 2010.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

HSE and gardaí investigate abuse allegations at Co Cork boarding school
# Investigation
# Investigation

HSE and gardaí investigate abuse allegations at Co Cork boarding school

Aug 30th 2011, 10:06 PM 1,175 Views 11 Comments

The inquiries concern a Carraig na bhFearr boarding school run by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart.

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 30 June, 2011

Smithwick accuses Minister Shatter of interfering with tribunal
# Smithwick
# Smithwick

Smithwick accuses Minister Shatter of interfering with tribunal

Jun 30th 2011, 6:10 PM 769 Views 6 Comments

Justice Smithwick also complained about an inappropriate deadline for his inquiry’s completion.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 29 June, 2011

Irish internet child pornography alerts led to arrests in Bulgaria and US
# Child Porn
# Child Porn

Irish internet child pornography alerts led to arrests in Bulgaria and US

Jun 29th 2011, 3:14 PM 1,250 Views 0 Comments

Minister Alan Shatter warns against complacency as report shows lower level of illegal child abuse content.

# minister-for-justice - Saturday 18 June, 2011

Minister apologises for personal remarks about RTÉ correspondent
# Apology
# Apology

Minister apologises for personal remarks about RTÉ correspondent

Jun 18th 2011, 10:53 AM 1,023 Views 12 Comments

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter had accused RTÉ’s Paul Reynolds of “tabloid sensationalism of the worst kind”.

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 19 May, 2011

White collar criminals will not be "protected species"
# Crime
# Crime

White collar criminals will not be "protected species"

May 19th 2011, 3:52 PM 438 Views 0 Comments

Minister vows to give gardaí and prosecutors powers to bring prosecutions more efficiently and to tackle white collar crime.