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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.

# alan-shatter - Yesterday’s News

Retired judge says victims are being ‘further victimised’ by ‘guards investigating guards’

Gillian Hussey is a director of the National Crime Victims Helpline.

# alan-shatter - Friday 8 August, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about US strikes on Iraq, a new weather warning, and an Irish woman charged over baby death.

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

The government is backing the man who caused Alan Shatter to resign

The government will cover legal costs as the former justice minister seeks to quash some of the Guerin report’s findings.

# alan-shatter - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Here’s what happened when Mick Wallace and Ming complained about Alan Shatter

SIPO received complaints about the former justice minister from the two outspoken politicians.

# alan-shatter - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Did Alan Shatter really cheat death at Dublin Airport yesterday?

The former justice minister reportedly had a lucky escape yesterday…

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

It’s Wednesday – and here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# alan-shatter - Thursday 31 July, 2014

# alan-shatter - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about the body found in Co Meath, Gaza strikes, and the bulging Moon.

How has Alan Shatter gone from Department of Justice to High Court? Guerin This post contains videos

How has Alan Shatter gone from Department of Justice to High Court?

We knew he was not on board with the Guerin Report findings. Now we know just how far he intends to go with it.

# alan-shatter - Monday 28 July, 2014

Secrecy has become part of Justice Dept’s DNA, damning report concludes

The report, initiated in the wake of the Guerin findings, found there was a “closed, secretive” culture in the Department.

# alan-shatter - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Another year over: What exactly has happened in the Dáil since September Review This post contains videos

Another year over: What exactly has happened in the Dáil since September

We take a look back on some of the major events that defined the 2013/14 session in Leinster House.

# alan-shatter - Friday 11 July, 2014

Alan Shatter wants a human rights commission to examine how the Guerin Report was put together

It’s not all new ministers today, an ex-minister refuses to be forgotten.

# alan-shatter - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

‘It’s like an army general giving orders: You do what you’re told’ – Varadkar

The Transport Minister has been talking about the upcoming reshuffle, the Rugby World Cup and why he prefers Frances Fitzgerald to Alan Shatter.

# alan-shatter - Monday 23 June, 2014

VIDEO: What does Joan Burton think has been Labour’s biggest mistake in government? Any Regrets? This post contains videos

VIDEO: What does Joan Burton think has been Labour’s biggest mistake in government? Exclusive

The Labour leadership contender has given a wide-ranging interview to TheJournal.ie today. Here is some of what she said.

# alan-shatter - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Shatter: ‘I was secretly put on trial, and wasn’t given a chance to defend myself’

The former Minister for Justice has blasted the Guerin report for ‘completely failing to follow fair procedure’.

In full: Shatter’s slams the barrister whose report led to his resignation as justice minister Shatter-ing This post contains videos

In full: Shatter’s slams the barrister whose report led to his resignation as justice minister

The former justice minister has delivered a blistering criticism of the report carried out by barrister Seán Guerin.

# alan-shatter - Thursday 12 June, 2014

People warned that tall trees may cause ‘distress’ to neighbours

Terence Flanagan said that planning laws needed to be updated to include tree height.

# alan-shatter - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Here’s what Alan Shatter has to say about the GSOC ‘bugging’ report

The former Minister for Justice said that retired Judge Cooke’s dealing with the matters in the report was in the public interest.

# alan-shatter - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Fitzgerald has confidence in GSOC, says Cooke report is ‘food for thought’ for Shatter’s critics BUGGING This post contains videos

Fitzgerald has confidence in GSOC, says Cooke report is ‘food for thought’ for Shatter’s critics

The Minister for Justice was speaking after the publication of the report into allegations that the offices of the Garda Ombudsman were bugged.

# alan-shatter - Friday 6 June, 2014

Taoiseach’s office has GSOC bugging report but he hasn’t seen it yet

The Taoiseach is not likely to see the report until Monday as he is currently on a trade mission in California.

# alan-shatter - Thursday 5 June, 2014

More bad news for Rehab: Charity loses lottery case against State

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has welcomed today’s High Court ruling.

# alan-shatter - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Brian Purcell appears before the Justice Committee, but refuses to answer questions about Callinan

Members of the committee slammed his lack of cooperation as “farcical”.

# alan-shatter - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

‘The government treats people like gobshites’ – John Wilson

The former garda welcomed Eamon Gilmore’s resignation as Labour leader, describing him as “arrogant”.

# alan-shatter - Sunday 25 May, 2014

There was “a little Machiavelli twist” in Shatter’s decision to donate severance pay

The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation’s CEO has said he doesn’t believe the government would have used the money wisely.

# alan-shatter - Friday 23 May, 2014

Alan Shatter is going nowhere, and why would he when he can put on a show like this?

Analysis: Whatever about his failings as a justice minister, Alan Shatter knows how to do suspense, as we found out yesterday.

# alan-shatter - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Alan Shatter will donate severance payments to Jack & Jill Foundation Charity This post contains videos

Alan Shatter will donate severance payments to Jack & Jill Foundation

The former Minister for Justice was entitled to these recently abolished payments.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Alan Shatter: “I’m going nowhere”

“I am extraordinarily well,” the former justice minister said today.

Throwback Thursday: Politics edition TBT

Throwback Thursday: Politics edition

From befriending Tom Cruise to stealing each other’s outfits, our politicians have done it all.

Just one more hour of mud-slinging, folks… The broadcast ban kicks in at 2pm

As far as TV and radio stations are concerned, it’s all over bar the counting…

Taoiseach reveals €191,000 in severance payments to former Fianna Fail ministers

Enda Kenny said that four ministers are in receipt of payments despite a pledge not to draw them.

Alan Shatter to reveal if he will accept €70k worth of severance payments

The former Minister for Justice could waive the payments.

# alan-shatter - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Taoiseach won’t say yet what he told Secretary General to tell Callinan

If he is called before the Commission of Investigation into the GardaGate scandal, he will “respond fully” on the issue.

‘It would be better’ if Shatter cleared up severance pay issue by Friday, says Varadkar

The Minister for Transport said he didn’t want to kick a man while he was down.

Will Alan Shatter take his severance pay? He has “no comment at this time”

The Taoiseach said earlier today that while he “can’t force him”, he “hopes” that Shatter doesn’t accept the payment.

# alan-shatter - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Will Alan Shatter accept his €70k severance payment?

The Deputy is entitled to the money as new legislation had not been signed in when he stepped down from his role.

# alan-shatter - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Mary Lou’s 20-minute wonder underlines the need for top official to explain Gardagate – for his own sake

Department of Justice Secretary General Brian Purcell is at the centre of several controversies, but the biggest questions concern the events leading up to the departure of Martin Callinan in March.

How much are Alan Shatter’s pension and severance payments worth?

Previous ministers have declined to accept some of these payments.

# alan-shatter - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Mary Lou says Taoiseach held secret meeting with Shatter… but government says he didn’t

The Taoiseach’s office says a ‘clerical error’ is to blame for the diary entry that recorded a meeting taking place 36 hours before it actually did.

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