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# 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.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 10 February, 2014

Shatter calls in Garda Ombudsman as “full report” sought on phone bugging

The meeting follows reports that a surveillance operation was used to hack into the police watchdog’s emails, wi-fi and phone systems.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Garda Ombudsman to have direct access to PULSE system

Speaking in the Dáil this morning, the Justice Minister noted that access to the system is supervised by two seconded superintendents.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Shatter: ‘I’m not trying to silence whisteblowers’

The Justice Minister stressed that he has full confidence in the Gardaí to co-operate with an Ombudsman investigation.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Rehab Group call on Justice Minister to withdraw €9k profit remarks

During a debate on the Charities Bill last night, Minister Alan Shatter revealed that the scheme made just €9,000 profit despite €3 million worth of sales.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 13 January, 2014

Family law and child care court cases can now be reported, but under strict conditions

The changes to the in camera rule mean that under certain circumstances cases can be reported.

# minister-for-justice - 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.

# minister-for-justice - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Ariel Sharon, bankruptcy, and water meters: The week in numbers

Plus: How many people in the world are obese?

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

Over €815,000 paid to coroners by local authorities in one year

The largest retainers – amounting to more than €44,000 – paid by a local authority was in Cork.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 23 December, 2013

Minister for Time confirms Ireland is prepared for Santa’s arrival

An Garda Síochana, the Defence Forces and Met Éieann have all been mobilised as part of the massive operation to prepare for Santa’s arrival.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Human rights training course launched for prison staff

The Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, welcomed the training course at the Irish Prison Service College in Portlaoise.

# minister-for-justice - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Eleven new garda motorcycles in three years despite withdrawal of 61

It is estimated that a further 93 garda vehicles will be retired from the fleet by the end of 2013.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

‘No further prosecution’ in Fr Niall Molloy case

Minister Alan Shatter said an independent examination of the garda report on the case will now take place “in the interests of transparency”.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

17 prisoners declined parole review in 2012

The annual Parole Board review for 2012 was published today.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 14 October, 2013

After five-year delay, work finally begins on new youth detention centre in Dublin

The new facilities at Oberstown will house all offenders aged under 18.

# minister-for-justice - Saturday 12 October, 2013

These four counties have no personal insolvency practitioners

Dublin has the highest number of PIPs, followed by Cork and Galway.

# minister-for-justice - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Department of Justice seeks volunteers for insolvency complaints panel

The pay isn’t great, but there are travel expenses and the chance to oversee the work of Personal Insolvency Practitioners.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

140 former asylum seekers became Irish citizens today

Speaking at a ceremony in Dublin, Minister Alan Shatter welcomed 1,000 new citizens “from states whose names commence with almost every letter of the alphabet”.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 29 July, 2013

Just 13 per cent of immigrants opting to become Irish citizens

Bureaucracy and ‘vagueness’ have been identified as some of the major barriers to citizenship, according to new research.

# minister-for-justice - Thursday 25 July, 2013

“Determined” Bethany Home survivors to continue fight for redress

The survivors are to regroup and consider their options in their fight for redress.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Shatter: Religious orders have a moral and ethical obligation to contribute to Magdalene survivors

The minister said it would not be lawful to remove the religious orders charitable status and there’s no scope to take legal action against those who refuse to contribute to the compensation scheme.

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