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#shatter

# shatter - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

GardaGate: How the world's media reacted

A scandal, a media frenzy and vindication for a journalist. Here’s how yesterday’s events were received.

# shatter - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Shatter’s department told of recordings two weeks ago – but he only got the letter this morning

It’s also emerged that the former Garda Commissioner spoke to the Attorney General about the issue last November.

# shatter - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everybody’s talking about the death of a man found outside Cabra House pub, the murder of Michael Hunt in London and surrogate mothers.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Garda voices on the whistleblower controversy: 'Morale in the force is in the toilet'

We asked members of the gardaí what impact the whistleblower controversy has had on the force.

# shatter - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everybody’s talking about the penalty points report, the airport strikes being called off and Rehab releasing more information.

# shatter - Sunday 2 March, 2014

Taoiseach on GSOC: 'We can't go on with controversy'

The Taoiseach defended the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter stating he was the one person who wanted to reform the system.

# shatter - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

‘Life is complicated’: 11 things we learned from Alan Shatter’s day in the Dáil

Here’s what we learned from a robust and detailed statement from the Minister for Justice in the Dáil this morning…

Shatter: I didn't 'recall or remember' Oliver Connolly's €1k donation when I appointed him

The Justice Minister has also admitted that garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe was invited, but not directed, to engage in the penalty points investigation, and said there was “fault on both sides”.

In full: Alan Shatter’s statement to the Dáil on the garda whistleblower claims

The Minister for Justice has made a statement in the Dáil this morning.

WATCH: 'This place is a joke, we play games in here' - Mick Wallace slams Shatter

The independent TD launched a scathing attack on the Minister in the Dáil today.

Alan Shatter says none of Micheál Martin's claims are true, denies misleading Dáil

The Minister for Justice has been giving his side of the controversy around allegations from a garda whistleblower in the Dáil this morning.

Shatter warns Micheál Martin not to ‘jump to conclusions’ ahead of Dáil statement

We’ll learn more about what the Justice Minister knew and when he knew when he gives a speech to the Dáil today.

Whistleblowers, more whistleblowers and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on in the world of Irish governance today? This is…

# shatter - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

‘Experienced criminal lawyer’ to examine garda whistleblower’s dossier of allegations

Enda Kenny has said the documents from whistleblower Maurice McCabe contain “extremely serious allegations of garda misconduct”.

Alan Shatter to brief Cabinet colleagues on “extremely serious allegations of garda misconduct”

Ministers meet for their usual weekly discussions where Shatter is expected to brief colleagues on the details of correspondence between the Department of Justice and garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe.

# shatter - Monday 24 February, 2014

Government using 'spin and obfuscation' to delay whistleblower apology - Martin

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin says the Government is purposely trying to introduce confusion.

# shatter - Friday 21 February, 2014

Here's what we know about the cases in the garda whistleblower files

The government has said alleged garda misconduct in these cases will be looked into.

‘Alan Shatter is somebody who does a very good job’: Cabinet support for embattled minister

Meanwhile, Pat Rabbitte has said that the Shatter “may have been mistaken” when he told the Dáil last year that garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe had not cooperated.

# shatter - Thursday 20 February, 2014

'His situation is untenable': Eight TDs say Alan Shatter should go

The call was made at a press conference in Dublin today.

# shatter - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

'Like the fox designing the chicken coop': Opposition says Shatter has undermined the GSOC review

Sinn Féin have called for an independent review into the controversy.

# shatter - Monday 17 February, 2014

Human rights watchdog believes Shatter has been 'editorial with the truth'

The Irish Council of Civil Liberties says an inquiry is needed to “staunch the erosion of public trust”.

# shatter - Friday 14 February, 2014

Commissioner “very very satisfied” no members of the gardaí spied on GSOC

Martin Callinan made his first public comment on the bugging saga today, speaking alongside Justice Minister Alan Shatter at a garda event.

# shatter - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

GSOC chairman’s position is ‘not in question’, and he won’t be retiring

The head of the AGSI says it’s not acceptable that GSOC suspected a crime may have taken place and that it wasn’t reported to gardaí.

# shatter - 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.

# shatter - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Government tells PAC to cooperate with Garda Ombudsman investigation

Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil that their investigation would be ‘starting soon’.

# shatter - Monday 27 January, 2014

Shatter slams ‘disturbing’ PAC comments, asks Ombudsman to probe penalty points issue

The Minister has also hit out at a “minority” of PAC members whose comments “pose the risk of bringing the work of the Committee into disrepute, undermining its role and its credibility”.

Rehab to discuss releasing CEO's salary at February meeting

The board also says they will take legal advice on statements by the Justice Minister.

# shatter - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day…

# shatter - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Report on repossessions wants changes, but no legislative reform

An expert group on repossessions found that case management standards of different lenders varies greatly, “with some operating at sub-optimal level”.

Prediction that Government forecast for bankruptcies could be exceeded by 100 per cent

A restructuring expert claims there could be 6,000 bankruptcy cases this year, as people are finding the process simpler and more appealing than insolvency.

# shatter - Sunday 29 December, 2013

A coach with balls and well in with Mrs. Thatcher: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

A coach with balls and well in with Mrs. Thatcher: The week in quotes

“It shows contempt for the whole process of accountability and transparency… It is an attempt, in my opinion, to hide something.”

# shatter - Monday 23 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about tonight’s big storm, the St Vincent’s salary revelations and Alan Shatter’s Santa message…

# shatter - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

New Garda recruitment campaign to begin tomorrow

Around 20,000 people are expected to apply for the new roles. Minister Alan Shatter is set to give more details on numbers tomorrow.

# shatter - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Here’s what happened today: Tuesday

Today everyone’s been talking about the HSE’s €2.6 million payout, Marie Fleming being asked to provide proof of her illness and why President Higgins’ adviser left her job.

# shatter - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Shatter needs extra €32 million for gardaí and Magdalene payments

The Justice Minister also said today that An Garda Siochána’s new recruitment campaign will begin next month.

# shatter - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

First payments to Madgalene Laundry survivors will be made in 4 to 6 weeks

Speaking in the Dáil this evening, Shatter said that over 600 applications have been made for lump-sum payments from the redress scheme set up in the wake of the McAleese report.

# shatter - Friday 25 October, 2013

Meet the 'Minister with responsibility for Time'... Alan Shatter

And he has a message for you…

"Not all prisoners are suitable for release"- Shatter speaks about parole

The Justice Minister said that public safety must be of paramount importance to the planned statutory parole board.

# shatter - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Shatter: Greece case may have had 'some undue influence' on Roma child removals

The Minister for Justice has said that he has “no doubt” that gardaí and the HSE acted in good faith and expects a report on what happened within two weeks