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Justice Minister

# justice-minister - 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.

# justice-minister - Friday 28 March, 2014

Nora Owen: If I was Shatter, I would be angry I didn’t get Callinan’s letter

The former Justice Minister noted that it was addressed directly to Shatter, and not officials in his Department.

# justice-minister - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

“The arrogance of the Minister for Justice will be his downfall”: Calls for Minister Shatter to quit

Several TDs have said that the Minister’s position is now untenable.

# justice-minister - Friday 7 March, 2014

The Navy and Army looking for 900 recruits

Minister Shatter made the announcement this afternoon.

# justice-minister - Thursday 27 February, 2014

TD claims garda was warned last whistleblower was “now washing cars in Navan”

John McGuinness says a female garda was warned off pursuing a claim of sexual harassment within the force.

# justice-minister - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Poll: Should Alan Shatter be fired? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Alan Shatter be fired?

Justice Minister Alan Shatter faced strong criticism yesterday with Mary Lou McDonald suggesting he get the boot. What do you think?

# justice-minister - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

‘Can I suggest you relieve Minister Shatter of his duties?’ Mary Lou McDonald’s advice to Enda Kenny this afternoon

The Justice Minister was strongly criticised by both Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin today.

Shatter to address ‘grave concerns, unanswered questions’ over GSOC bugging

The Minister for Justice will appear before an Oireachtas committee later today to discuss the suspected surveillance of the Ombudsman’s office.

# justice-minister - Monday 27 January, 2014

Holocaust denial is a ‘favourite sport’ for some, says Shatter

The Minister warned against the rise of extreme far right political parties – including UKIP – in a speech last night.

# justice-minister - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

20,000 people apply for jobs in An Garda Síochana

Have pity on the person who has to go through all of those applications.

# justice-minister - Monday 6 January, 2014

Over 200 failed asylum seekers & illegal migrants were deported last year

A further 1,890 people were refused access to the country at ports and airports.

# justice-minister - Friday 13 December, 2013

€17.7m paid out to victims of rogue solicitors in 5 years

Minister Alan Shatter says that the State will not take over the scheme from the Law Society as it would “not be in the public interest” to stump up out of their own pocket.

# justice-minister - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Plans to allow children aged 12 to use guns legally in NI

The changes would mean children could use firearms in “extremely supervised circumstances”.

# justice-minister - Saturday 26 October, 2013

TD insists time change legislation would ‘cheer the whole country up’

Tommy Broughan’s pressing ahead with the ‘Brighter Evenings Bill’ despite Alan Shatter’s suggestion that we just “get up earlier”.

# justice-minister - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Shatter: Ireland has taken in fifty refugees from Syria crisis

More than two million people have become refugees since the start of the conflict in March 2011.

‘Concern’ amongst locals as Real IRA prepares to mark Alan Ryan death

The Real IRA crime boss was shot dead a year ago this week. Dissidents are planning a march at his graveside on Saturday.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

More abortion legislation? Not from this government, says Shatter

The Justice Minister said it was a “great cruelty” that women could not seek a termination in cases of rape.

# justice-minister - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Magdalene group seeks meeting with Shatter over ‘deeply unfair’ redress scheme

The compensation scheme announced this week falls far short of what’s required, survivors say.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

‘Today is about justice’: Magdalene redress scheme details announced

The Magdalene survivors will all receive cash payments from €11,500 to €100,000, depending on their length of stay.

# justice-minister - Thursday 20 June, 2013

You’ll be able to read Alan Shatter’s novel from next week

Due to public demand, the Justice Minister’s novel about a politician’s affair with his secretary is being reprinted by Poolbeg.

# justice-minister - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Shatter: ‘Do I think it was a mistake to mention the incident surrounding Deputy Wallace? …Of course I do’

Alan Shatter admits to an error of judgement, but defends his record, as the Dáil begins debating a motion of no confidence.

Kenny: ‘The difference is Wallace broke the law, and Shatter didn’t’

The Taoiseach is pressed on why a report exists of Mick Wallace’s encounter with Gardaí, but none of Alan Shatter’s.

Shatter: ‘No garda report generated on breathalyser incident’

An official statement from the Justice Minister came after inquiries made by the Garda Commissioner to local garda management.

# justice-minister - Monday 20 May, 2013

Wallace admits gardaí used discretion when caught on phone while driving

The Wexford TD called for an investigation into how the justice minister found out the information.

# justice-minister - Friday 17 May, 2013

Shatter rubbishes Wallace and upholds view he had penalty points quashed

Shatter said that Wallace was “making a pretence, for political purposes”.

Abortion protesters gather outside Justice Minister’s home Protest This post contains images

Abortion protesters gather outside Justice Minister’s home

Between 20–25 protesters gathered outside the Justice Minister’s home this morning to protest against abortion.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Ireland’s World War II veterans move one step closer to amnesty

Thousands of Irish servicemen were dismissed or prosecuted for fighting with the Allies during World War II.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

‘Mixed feelings’ as Bethany Home survivors meet Shatter

They met the Minister for Justice and Junior Minister Kathleen Lynch about getting a state apology and redress for their time in the home.

# justice-minister - Friday 5 April, 2013

‘Unworkable’: Shatter rejects vetting idea from teachers

Around 42,000 serving teachers will have to be vetted retrospectively under new legislation, which one teachers’ union says will create long delays.

# justice-minister - Saturday 30 March, 2013

From The Daily Edge IMPORTANT REMINDER: We’re all getting less sleep tonight Time Travel

IMPORTANT REMINDER: We’re all getting less sleep tonight

Get to bed early because the clocks will go forward one hour at 1am.

# justice-minister - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Shatter publishes bill with safeguards for repossessions

The legislation will mean that a court can adjourn repossession proceedings in order to allow for the drawing up of a personal insolvency agreement.

Rise in number of homicides and sexual offences in 2012

Justice Minister Alan Shatter said the overall drop in crime lat year provides reassurance that “efficiencies” are making a real contribution to public safety.

# justice-minister - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Closure of 95 garda stations to go ahead today

Last night the Dáil voted down a motion tabled by Fianna Fáil to stop the closures.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Report on Magdalen Laundries to be published soon

Justice Minister Alan Shatter said the report will be submitted to him within 10 days.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Alan Shatter condemns ‘obscene and insensitive’ anti-abortion posters

The posters which specifically target the Minister for Justice were erected overnight in Alan Shatter’s constituency of Dublin South.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Poll: Should abortion be available where there is a risk of suicide? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should abortion be available where there is a risk of suicide?

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has made it clear that abortions will be allowed in the case where the woman involved is at risk of suicide. What do you think?

# justice-minister - Friday 2 November, 2012

Justice Minister: “There can be no justification of any nature” for Black murder

Minister Alan Shatter said that “all ordinary, normal, sane people do not want to see us return” to the time of the Troubles.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# justice-minister - Friday 28 September, 2012

Crime is falling – but kidnapping and burglaries have risen sharply

The single biggest drop came in the category of weapons and explosives offences, which fell by more than 15 per cent.

# justice-minister - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Double killer Malcolm MacArthur released after 30 years

MacArthur was jailed in 1982 after he killed a nurse in the Phoenix Park and shot dead a farmer.

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