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#Shatter resigns

# shatter-resigns - Friday 9 May, 2014

"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.

# shatter-resigns - Thursday 8 May, 2014

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”.

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.

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.

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 - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

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.

Alan Shatter has resigned as Justice, Equality and Defence Minister

The Taoiseach made the announcement to the Dáil this afternoon.

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.

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.

What did Alan Shatter do in office? looks at some of the achievements – and failures – of Shatter’s tenure.

How Twitter reacted to Alan Shatter's resignation

With shock, analysis, glee, and bad jokes, mainly.

'Inevitable': Leinster House left shocked by Shatter resignation

The Justice Minister’s departure caught many TDs off guard today.

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.

'Dear Enda....' Here is Alan Shatter's resignation letter

Shatter told the Taoiseach he’s leaving to help avoid controversy for the Government.