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# minister-for-justice - Thursday 17 July, 2014

355 guns stolen in Ireland last year – and 53 reported lost

Latest garda figures on guns show that almost 170,000 guns licenced in Ireland last year.

# minister-for-justice - 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’.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Ross: ‘Senior garda appointments should be a minister-free zone’

The Minister for Justice said reforms were already underway in relation to the establishment of an independent Garda Authority.

Frances Fitzgerald and garda commissioner discuss shooting of six-year-old

She added that she would be happy to meet with the local community following the attack.

# minister-for-justice - Friday 6 June, 2014

Frances Fitzgerald confirms she has ordered a garda report into the Tuam babies revelations

It comes amid ongoing controversy about the mass grave at the site of a former Bon Secours mother and baby home.

# minister-for-justice - 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.

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

The former Minister for Justice could waive the payments.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

‘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.

# minister-for-justice - Saturday 17 May, 2014

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

Previous ministers have declined to accept some of these payments.

# minister-for-justice - 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.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Stardust families call on Secretary General to resign

The families also are aggrieved with the Tánaiste over a meeting they had with him.

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.

# minister-for-justice - Friday 9 May, 2014

Gardaí on Fitzgerald appointment: A welcome change but we hope she listens to us

Garda sources also said they hoped the new Minister for Justice will listen to their views and look at the way garda management is appointed so that the most competent people get the posts.

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Frances Fitzgerald: From social worker to Justice Minister

Here’s a profile of what you need to know about her background and political experience.

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”.

Call for Ombudsman as prison officers subjected to ‘malicious’ complaints

The Prison Officers Association has noted that the majority of complaints are not upheld.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

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.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Shatter: ‘Immigrants have had a transformative impact on Irish society, for the better’

A review integration policy in Ireland is being carried out, with the minister urging people to make written submissions.

# minister-for-justice - 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”.

# minister-for-justice - 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.

# minister-for-justice - 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.

# minister-for-justice - Saturday 5 April, 2014

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

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

# minister-for-justice - Monday 31 March, 2014

VIDEO: Alan Shatter wasn’t taking any questions this morning

A spokesperson for the minister said he had a “tight schedule” to stick to today.

# minister-for-justice - Sunday 30 March, 2014

Damien Kiberd: Martin Callinan thought his friendship with Shatter would save him. He was wrong.

The ex-Garda Commissioner was hung out to dry in the most contrived way – but the Taoiseach’s handling of GardaGate was razor sharp.

# minister-for-justice - Friday 28 March, 2014

23 years after being declared an alien, Ireland declares Roman Uustalu stateless

It is believed to be the first ever first declaration of its kind by the Irish State.

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 27 March, 2014

These garda stations got new equipment to record telephone calls in 2008

A tender specifies that the equipment installed must operate constantly, and be available for playback.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Everything you need to know about GardaGate in one place

From the ‘disgusting’ comments, to the shock resignation, to the garda tapes, TheJournal.ie has it all here…

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Here’s what Alan Shatter has to say about Martin Callinan

The Minister for Justice paid tribute to Martin Callinan, who stepped down from An Garda Siochána today.

“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.

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 20 March, 2014

The Mexican government is paying its workers to go on their holliers in Ireland

The new scheme is designed to strengthen the ‘economic and commercial relationship’ between Ireland and Mexico.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Syrian refugees to be offered temporary residence in Ireland

Alan Shatter announced the Humanitarian Admission Programme this afternoon.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Revamp of penalty points system requires new legislative measures, says Shatter

The Minister for Justice will address the Cabinet on the Garda Inspectorate report into the penalty points saga tomorrow.

# minister-for-justice - Sunday 2 March, 2014

Gun control review sparks calls for compensation schemes

A gun club association is also highlighting misinterpretation of handgun licensing legislation.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

New Court of Appeal “will be up and running by October”

The Justice Minister this evening received approval for drafting legislation allowing for the court’s establishment, and named the President Designate.

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Shatter: Confidential recipient couldn’t explain his comments to garda whistleblower

The post of confidential recipient is to be replaced by a new system, the Minister confirmed.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

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.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 17 February, 2014

Column: There’s no credible alternative to an independent inquiry into GSOC allegations

Faith in our national authorities has been badly shaken – the only way to restore it is to hold an independent inquiry, says Mark Kelly.

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Shatter asks GSOC to clarify ‘surveillance’ comments

Minister Shatter also said that an inquiry into the issue would suggest there is no confidence in GSOC.

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