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# Shatter resigns

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# Guerin Report
"It’s very easy to have an establishment view." Minister wants open competition for top Garda job
Frances Fitzgerald also says she will “take lessons” from the criticisms of her predecessor Alan Shatter.
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Shatter resignation a lesson for government to "listen to dissenting voices"
Fianna Fáil is now for calling for a road map to “restore this situation to normality”.
# Shatter resigns
Today we'll find out who will replace Alan Shatter
The resignation of the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence was announced yesterday and Leo Varadkar and Frances Fitzgeralds are the frontrunners to take his place.
# Shatter resigns
Timeline: How Alan Shatter's resignation unfolded on a day of drama at Leinster House
There was no prior indication of what was to unfold when Taoiseach Enda Kenny rose to speak in the Dáil just after 4.30pm yesterday.
# Analysis
In the end Alan Shatter realised what many already had: He'd become a distraction
Numerous controversies had been dogging the Justice Minister for months which is why he may well have decided to call it a day.
# Shatter resigns
Varadkar and Fitzgerald the favourites - but Shatter's replacement won't be appointed until tomorrow
The government has now said that Alan Shatter’s successor will be appointed tomorrow morning.
# Shatter resigns
Alan Shatter has resigned as Justice, Equality and Defence Minister
The Taoiseach made the announcement to the Dáil this afternoon.
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Explainer: Why Alan Shatter has resigned
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.
# Shatter resigns
Garda whistleblower: Shatter had become a liability
John Wilson said that while he took no pleasure in Alan Shatter’s demise, he felt it was the right outcome.
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What did Alan Shatter do in office?
TheJournal.ie looks at some of the achievements – and failures – of Shatter’s tenure.
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How Twitter reacted to Alan Shatter's resignation
With shock, analysis, glee, and bad jokes, mainly.
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'Inevitable': Leinster House left shocked by Shatter resignation
The Justice Minister’s departure caught many TDs off guard today.
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Eamon Gilmore out of the loop on Guerin Report
The report has led to the resignation of Alan Shatter, but Eamon Gilmore hadn’t seen it this afternoon.
# Shatter resigns
'Dear Enda....' Here is Alan Shatter's resignation letter
Shatter told the Taoiseach he’s leaving to help avoid controversy for the Government.