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#Minister For Justice

# 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.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Gardaí have had the Anglo tapes for over four years, says Kenny

“The buck stops with the government, and I’m going after them.”

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

89 gardaí have taken part in exchanges with the PSNI

The Minister for Justice said that the implementation of the articles on this is a key measure towards improving cross-community confidence in the impartiality of the criminal justice system.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 17 June, 2013

Kerry county councillors 'to contact Justice Minister over knife crime'

A local councillor said that it is “about time the Minister of Justice tackled this issue”.

# minister-for-justice - Friday 24 May, 2013

Fianna Fáil tables Dáil motion of no confidence in Alan Shatter

TDs will debate Fianna Fáil’s motion on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the party saying Shatter’s position is untenable.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

From The Daily Edge Twitter tells us what Alan Shatter knows* Shatter Knows

Twitter tells us what Alan Shatter knows*

*kind of.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 20 May, 2013

Wallace lodges complaint with data protection chief over Shatter remarks

The Wexford TD believes Shatter’s revealing of an encounter with Gardaí is an improper disclosure of sensitive records.

Shatter: 'If Wallace is guilty of anything, it's hypocrisy'

The Minister made his first public comment today in the ongoing row over Deputy Mick Wallace and discretion used when he drove while using a mobile phone.

# minister-for-justice - Saturday 18 May, 2013

Remembrance medal presented to family of Adrian Donohoe

The medal was presented at the annual Garda Memorial Day, honouring the 87 Gardaí who have died while on duty.

# minister-for-justice - Friday 10 May, 2013

'Self service' border control gates on trial at Dublin Airport

Minister for Defence Alan Shatter said that the e-gates would provide a “more secure and efficient means for clearing passengers”.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Shatter says State failed to acknowledge 'courage and sacrifice' of World War II veterans

The Minister for Justice said that the Irish who fought with the Allies during WWII had “fought against Nazi tyranny”.

Personal Insolvency service will be available to gardaí

The Minister for Defence Alan Shatter said that there was nothing in the Garda Code, the Discipline Regulations or the Personal Insolvency Act 2012 which would prevent gardaí from availing of the service.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Shatter calls for report on the activities of gangs targeting clothing banks

The minister said that he wanted to know what could be done to bring them to justice.

Couple to be reunited with daughter after three years

The Irish government has reversed a decision to refuse three-year-old Jiayi a visa.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Taoiseach will not intervene in Shatter's row with judges

Opposition TDs today called on Kenny to step in after the dispute broke out this week over judicial independence.

Shatter publishes human trafficking bill to tackle forced begging

The Immigrant Council of Ireland welcomed the bill but said trafficking for sexual exploitation remains the most predominant form.

"We hope he does the right thing": Bethany Home survivors to meet Shatter

The Bethany Survivors Group will speak to the Minister about their call for redress and an apology for what occurred during their time at the home.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 15 April, 2013

Alan Shatter criticises High Court judge comments on pay Law

Alan Shatter criticises High Court judge comments on pay

A High Court judge had said the government was attacking the independence of the judiciary – but Shatter has hit back.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Bethany Home survivors to meet Shatter for redress and apology

The survivors of the Protestant-run Bethany home are calling for redress and an apology for their treatment at the home.

# minister-for-justice - 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.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Shatter 'glad he did not bring wife to AGSI meeting'

The Garda Representative Association has said it is not inviting Minister Shatter

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

Maximum payouts to double in District and Circuit Courts under new legislation

The Courts Bill 2013 also aims to alter the in camera rule as it relates to family law and child care proceedings.

# minister-for-justice - Friday 8 March, 2013

Parental leave extended from 14 weeks to 18 weeks

Parents returning back to work from parental leave will also be allowed to request a change in their working hours or pattern.

# minister-for-justice - Saturday 23 February, 2013

Bethany Home survivors: "They will have to realise we are not going away"

The group representing the survivors said that they will continue to push for redress and a memorial to children at the home buried in unmarked graves.

# minister-for-justice - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Govt to pay €250,000 to fund UK centre for Irish Magdalene survivors

The funds will be given to the UK Step by Step Centre for Irish Survivors of Industrial Schools and the Laundries.

# minister-for-justice - Friday 15 February, 2013

AGSI say Shatter is "disconnected from reality of people's lives"

Minister Shatter had called for “rational engagement” from the AGSI on the Croke Park extension talks.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 11 February, 2013

Just two ASBOS issued since 2010 as much-criticised system is shunned

However most than 3,500 behaviour warnings, the first step to an ASBO, have been issued – including 1,200 to children.

# minister-for-justice - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Justice Department got no specific legal advice on Magdalene report response

The government has come under fire for failing to provide a full apology on behalf of the State for its role in the Magdalene Laundries.

# minister-for-justice - Monday 28 January, 2013

War of words: Gardaí hit back at Shatter over comments

The head of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors says the group was insulted by comments made by the Minister for Justice.