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Alan Shatter

Alan Shatter

Alan Shatter is the current Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, and a Fine Gael TD for the Dublin South Constituency. Shatter was first elected to Dail Eireann in '81 and kept his seat until 2002, he was re-elected in 2011.

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# alan-shatter - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Magdalene Laundries survivors have received €10.3 million in compensation

Justice Minister Alan Shatter told the Dáil that 731 applications have been made under the redress scheme so far.

# alan-shatter - Saturday 19 April, 2014

The charities regulator was meant to be set up by Easter…

Minister Shatter had a set a deadline of this weekend, but instead will look to appoint the board “in the near future”.

Just 49 gardaí have applied for the €36,000 career break

Last month, senior officers complained that the scheme could impact manpower.

# alan-shatter - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Justice Committee says Ireland should recognise Travellers as ethnic group

A report from the committee said the Taoiseach and Justice Minister should confirm this recognition and commence dialogue with representative groups about new legislation.

# alan-shatter - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about a teenager drowning in a reservoir, a Dublin shooting, and tensions in Ukraine…

Taoiseach confirms: GardaGate inquiry will cost at least €2 million

The Commission headed up by Justice Nial Fennelly is due to report by 31 December this year.

Shatter not invited to GRA conference to avoid ‘giving him a platform for spin’

The garda association decided not to invite the minister for the second year in a row as its members feel little has changed in the last year in terms of resources.

# alan-shatter - Monday 14 April, 2014

Tazers and whistleblowers up for debate during AGSI conference

Members of the 31 AGSI branches will debate range of motions during this week’s conference.

# alan-shatter - Saturday 12 April, 2014

‘Strongest response possible’ needed to combat human trafficking in Ireland

The Immigrant Council of Ireland is calling for a range of measures to be introduced in Ireland’s next anti-trafficking plan.

# alan-shatter - Friday 11 April, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about Omagh, Anglo, and the most depressed town in Ireland…

Otherwise engaged: Alan Shatter has decided not to attend this year’s AGSI conference

The minister was at last year’s meeting of garda sergeants and inspectors but has said that he cannot attend this year because it clashes with the Passover festival.

Over 8,000 people were imprisoned for non-payment of fines last year

And legislation that will cut that number was passed yesterday.

# alan-shatter - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Ireland handed over 157 people on European arrest warrants in 2013

Ireland issued 69 warrants during 2013 and 40 Irish issued warrants resulted in surrenders.

# alan-shatter - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Poll: Should sperm, egg and embryo donors be paid expenses? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should sperm, egg and embryo donors be paid expenses?

A new bill will allow for payments to surrogate mothers but doctors have said these donors should also be paid expenses. What do you think?

# alan-shatter - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Capital punishment, fining criminals and how to stop wasting water

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# alan-shatter - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s been talking about John Joe Nevin, Martin McGuinness, and the IFTAs…

Eircom bills, David Letterman, and WhatsApp: The week in numbers

Plus: How many Irish people are treated every year for alcohol abuse?

Column: Why has it taken so long for the DPC to investigate Shatter’s Prime Time comment?

It was almost a year ago that a complaint was made about the Minister for Justice telling Prime Time about Mick Wallace being cautioned by a garda over using his mobile phone while driving, writes William Campbell.

Majority of Irish people don’t trust ministers, TDs and business leaders

A third of people don’t trust gardaí but they still came out of the poll better than most other groups.

Poll: Do you have confidence in An Garda Síochána? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have confidence in An Garda Síochána?

Three quarters of the Irish public think its reputation has been damaged by recent controversies – do you have confidence in the force?

Garda whistleblower: Alan Shatter’s behaviour has been deplorable

In an interview on The Late Late Show, John Wilson questioned why fellow whistleblower Maurice McCabe’s access to the PULSE system is now being reviewed.

# alan-shatter - Friday 4 April, 2014

Raped aged 10, her baby murdered and dumped – Cynthia Owen demands ‘justice for Noleen’

The 52-year-old says the original six-week garda investigation into the case that became known as the Dalkey ‘house of horrors’ was a sham. She’s calling for a full review.

GardaGate is damaging Fine Gael’s European election campaign, says MEP

Mairead McGuinness said it will continue to cause concern to the public “unless it is effectively dealt with”.

# alan-shatter - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Universal Health Insurance, Rehab and how to deal with homelessness

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# alan-shatter - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s been talking about the driver who smashed into Trinity’s front gate, Angela Kerins quitting, and the disturbing package sent to Alan Shatter’s home.

PIC: This is the anti-Semitic message sent to Alan Shatter’s home

The photo was contained in a package sent to the Minister for Justice’s home in south Dublin this morning.

AS IT HAPPENED: A motion of confidence in Alan Shatter passed by 95 votes to 51

Follow events from the Dáil this evening…

Roma child cases: Emily Logan’s handed her report in to Alan Shatter

The removal of the two children from their families in Dublin and Athlone last October led to strong criticism of the HSE and Gardaí.

Jewish Council express revulsion at anti-Semitic message sent to Shatter

The Council urged politicians to stand collectively in solidarity with the minister against all forms of religious abuse or intolerance.

‘What happened here is very clear’: Fine Gael backbenchers got an interesting Gardagate FAQ

An email was sent to Fine Gael TDs, Senators and MEPs last week dealing with questions about the ongoing controversy surrounding the Minister for Justice and the gardaí.

Justice Committee not calling anyone in on GardaGate … yet

However, the panel of TDs and senators is seeking to have an examination of the timeline of events included in the terms of reference of the Commission of Investigation.

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

Package with ‘white powder and a swastika’ sent to Alan Shatter’s home

In the Dáil, the Taoiseach said the anti-Semitic material sent to Shatter’s home was “a new low”. Several members of the gardaí and the Defence Forces were on the scene in Ballinteer, south Dublin earlier today.

Banning smoking in cars and how Ireland can attract the Rugby World Cup

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

New Garda Commissioner holds meeting on restoring trust in force

An Garda Síochána said the acting commissioner stressed the focus should be on carrying out the important work done by the force every day.

# alan-shatter - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about the Shatter ‘no confidence’ debate, revelations about taped prisoner phonecalls… and the Trinity students’ ‘drug guide’.

‘Motorists were wrongly fined’ — speed camera whistleblower

Alan Shatter says he’s pursuing claims detailed tonight on Prime Time with the new Garda Commissioner

AS IT HAPPENED: Tonight’s Alan Shatter ‘no confidence’ debate

Follow events from the Dáil this evening…

Here’s Martin Callinan’s 10 March letter to Alan Shatter….

The Dept of Justice has released the letter sent by the former Garda Commissioner on the issue of taped calls in garda stations.

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