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# justice-minister - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Closure of 95 garda stations to go ahead today
# Garda Stations
# Garda Stations

Closure of 95 garda stations to go ahead today

Jan 31st 2013, 7:38 AM 13,789 Views 105 Comments

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
# Ireland's Past
# Ireland's Past

Report on Magdalen Laundries to be published soon

Jan 9th 2013, 2:05 PM 3,132 Views 22 Comments

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
# Abortion
# Abortion

Alan Shatter condemns 'obscene and insensitive' anti-abortion posters

Dec 12th 2012, 3:22 PM 10,184 Views 71 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Nov 28th 2012, 10:45 AM 13,195 Views 206 Comments

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
# David Black
# David Black

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

Nov 2nd 2012, 9:04 AM 6,792 Views 36 Comments

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
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Oct 31st 2012, 4:50 PM 5,962 Views 4 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# justice-minister - Friday 28 September, 2012

Crime is falling - but kidnapping and burglaries have risen sharply
# Crime Stats
# Crime Stats

Crime is falling - but kidnapping and burglaries have risen sharply

Sep 28th 2012, 3:42 PM 4,640 Views 25 Comments

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
# Out Of Jail
# Out Of Jail

Double killer Malcolm MacArthur released after 30 years

Sep 19th 2012, 8:11 AM 42,580 Views 32 Comments

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

# justice-minister - Monday 10 September, 2012

Alan Ryan funeral scenes: "Wholly unacceptable and belongs in the past" - Mayor
# Alan Ryan
# Alan Ryan

Alan Ryan funeral scenes: "Wholly unacceptable and belongs in the past" - Mayor

Sep 10th 2012, 12:38 PM 19,543 Views 117 Comments

The Mayor added his voice to people who have spoken out against the paramilitary-style funeral in Dublin at the weekend.

# justice-minister - Monday 9 July, 2012

Phoenix Park: Shatter promises 'developments' in event security licensing
# Phoenix Park
# Phoenix Park

Phoenix Park: Shatter promises 'developments' in event security licensing

Jul 9th 2012, 6:37 PM 12,412 Views 44 Comments

The Justice Minister has said that he’s concerned about the “series of disturbing incidents” which took place on Saturday night.

# justice-minister - Friday 6 July, 2012

The Evening Fix: Friday
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Friday

Jul 6th 2012, 8:06 PM 7,980 Views 2 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

# justice-minister - Sunday 24 June, 2012

New laws on prostitution 'must address trafficking problem'
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

New laws on prostitution 'must address trafficking problem'

Jun 24th 2012, 7:45 AM 3,168 Views 26 Comments

A Fine Gael TD has said there are a number of shortfalls in the current laws which are being taken advantage of by traffickers.

# justice-minister - Saturday 23 June, 2012

The number of people jailed for illegal money-lending since 2005? Zero
# Loan Sharks
# Loan Sharks

The number of people jailed for illegal money-lending since 2005? Zero

Jun 23rd 2012, 7:45 AM 4,287 Views 23 Comments

New figures show no-one has been successfully prosecuted over the past seven years, despite the increase in families turning to loan sharks for financial help.

# justice-minister - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Poll: Do you agree with the early release of prisoners?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree with the early release of prisoners?

May 1st 2012, 10:02 AM 3,652 Views 61 Comments

The plans for more temporary releases were unveiled by Minister Shatter yesterday. Do you agree with them?

# justice-minister - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Alan Shatter statement: I am not participating in INM agenda
# Alan Shatter
# Alan Shatter

Alan Shatter statement: I am not participating in INM agenda

Apr 12th 2012, 3:59 PM 2,971 Views 34 Comments

Full statement released by Justice Minister says there is an “unethical media project” to “condemn” or imply “guilt by association” with Michael Lowry – and that it has echoes of McCarthyism in the 1950s.

# justice-minister - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Man charged over burglary at Minister Alan Shatter's home

Man charged over burglary at Minister Alan Shatter's home

Mar 20th 2012, 9:29 AM 2,900 Views 23 Comments

A second man is in custody after being arrested in Dublin yesterday afternoon.

# justice-minister - Monday 19 March, 2012

Man arrested over burglary at home of Justice Minister Alan Shatter
# Break In
# Break In

Man arrested over burglary at home of Justice Minister Alan Shatter

Mar 19th 2012, 1:34 PM 7,354 Views 61 Comments

The Minister is currently in Australia for St Patrick’s Day festivities.

# justice-minister - Friday 3 February, 2012

Shatter criticises Kelleher no-show for Friday Dáil debate
# Dáil
# Dáil

Shatter criticises Kelleher no-show for Friday Dáil debate

Feb 3rd 2012, 6:20 PM 3,278 Views 27 Comments

But the Fianna Fáil TD who had criticised the government over Friday sittings said he didn’t have to attend today’s Dáil debate and repeated his criticisms.

# justice-minister - Friday 28 October, 2011

Jump in number of burglaries happening across Ireland
# Crime
# Crime

Jump in number of burglaries happening across Ireland

Oct 28th 2011, 12:29 PM 659 Views 12 Comments

Meanwhile, Justice Minister Alan Shatter has said new CSO figures give a “positive picture” of Ireland as there were decreases in 12 of the 14 crime groups.

# justice-minister - Saturday 15 October, 2011

McAleese to meet Irish troops in Lebanon on final official trip
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

McAleese to meet Irish troops in Lebanon on final official trip

Oct 15th 2011, 9:36 AM 565 Views 7 Comments

The President will meet with members of the 104th Battalion today, visit Camp Shamrock, and lay a wreath in memory of those who have lost their lives.

# justice-minister - Friday 14 October, 2011

Judges to lose the wigs from today
# Wig Out
# Wig Out

Judges to lose the wigs from today

Oct 14th 2011, 7:15 AM 6,076 Views 16 Comments

Starting this morning, judges will no longer be required to wear horsehair wigs – a tradition dating back to 1660 – in court.

# justice-minister - Thursday 22 September, 2011

Poll: Should Ireland's new gambling laws allow for 'super casinos'?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland's new gambling laws allow for 'super casinos'?

Sep 22nd 2011, 10:32 AM 1,999 Views 44 Comments

Justice Minister Alan Shatter has effectively ruled out developments like the proposed Twomileborris large-scale casino. Has he done the right thing? You tell us…

# justice-minister - Thursday 14 July, 2011

Legal aid lawyers have fees cut by another 10 per cent
# Legal Fees
# Legal Fees

Legal aid lawyers have fees cut by another 10 per cent

Jul 14th 2011, 2:11 PM 767 Views 22 Comments

Almost one-third has been knocked off solicitor and counsel fees in criminal legal aid scheme since 2009.

# justice-minister - Monday 4 July, 2011

Poll: Should the Garda Síochána be armed?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Garda Síochána be armed?

Jul 4th 2011, 9:17 AM 15,969 Views 114 Comments

An incident in which a young Garda was splashed with boiling oil has highlighted the dangers faced by officers on duty – so should they be given guns to protect themselves?

# justice-minister - Sunday 3 July, 2011

Cloyne clerical abuse report to be published this month
# Cloyne
# Cloyne

Cloyne clerical abuse report to be published this month

Jul 3rd 2011, 7:09 PM 789 Views 6 Comments

Lengthy saga of legalese to come to an end after Cabinet sees report on 12 July says Justice Minister Alan Shatter.

# justice-minister - Friday 8 April, 2011

Cloyne report cleared for publication
# Cloyne
# Cloyne

Cloyne report cleared for publication

Apr 8th 2011, 1:35 PM 653 Views 0 Comments

The report follows a two-year investigation into the handling of the allegations of child sex abuse in the Catholic diocese of Cloyne in Co Cork.