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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 - 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 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.

# alan-shatter - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

“Micromanaging gardaí” is not something the Justice Department should do – former ministerial advisor

Richard Moore, who worked with former Minsiter Dermot Ahern, has questioned how the Department handles complaints.

# alan-shatter - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Taoiseach and Justice Minister apologise to Garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe

The Taoiseach said that he was sorry that matters raised by McCabe weren’t dealt with sooner, words echoed by Frances Fitzgerald a short time later.

Findings of Guerin report to dominate this morning’s Cabinet meeting

Meanwhile, Secretary General at the Department of Justice has been invited before an Oireacthas committee to discuss the findings.

The opposition wants to know how long Enda Kenny will stay as Defence Minister

The Taoiseach has taken over the portfolio on a temporary basis.

# alan-shatter - Sunday 11 May, 2014

‘The Department of Justice is not fit for purpose’ – Varadkar

The Transport Minister says that he was “shocked” by the Guerin Report.

# alan-shatter - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Eurovision, RTÉ Guide and Dr Dre: The week in numbers

Plus: Who was on the top-selling edition of the RTE Guide this year?

# alan-shatter - Friday 9 May, 2014

Grave concerns: The issues Seán Guerin wants probed

Guerin report has wide range of areas of concern for upcoming Garda inquiry to focus on.

Explainer: What is the Guerin report and why was it needed?

It’s already brought down a Minister for Justice before it was even published, but what is the Guerin Report about?

So what’s in the chapters of the Guerin Report that led to Alan Shatter resigning?

The Guerin report notes that Alan Shatter did what Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan sugested, “without that advice being questioned or analysed”.

Fianna Fáil condemns anti-Semitic remark allegedly made by canvasser

The Jewish Representative Council of Ireland claims a canvasser made remarks regarding the former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter.

Sgt McCabe still not allowed access to PULSE – but it’s under review

Maurice McCabe still does not have access to the garda PULSE system and has said he is the subject of ongoing harassment.

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