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# shatter - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Fine Gael uses giant jigsaw to argue for abolition of 'hijacked' Seanad

After a little trouble with the colours of the Irish flag – and a little trip for Enda – we think they got the message across.

# shatter - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Shatter: One judgment rule change will allow judges to assert their independence

If the referendum is passed next week, as well as setting up a Court of Appeal between the High Court and the Supreme Court, the so-called ‘one judgment’ rule will be removed from the Constitution.

# shatter - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Here is Alan Shatter's quick guide to the Court of Appeal referendum

With so much debate on the Seanad referendum it is easy to forget the other thing we are being asked to vote on next month.

# shatter - Sunday 1 September, 2013

20,000 expected to apply for Garda positions

The jobs could be advertised as soon as the end of this month, but it’s not yet known how many will be offered.

# shatter - Thursday 22 August, 2013

Alan Shatter rules out any fresh inquiry into the Stardust disaster

The Justice Minister will not be using the new Oirechtas inquiries law to establish a new inquiry into the Valentine’s Night fire which killed 48 people in 1981.

# shatter - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Shatter: I can't go in a tank and force Magdalene orders to pay compensation

Justice Minister Alan Shatter has said he is disappointed that religious orders implicated in the Magdalene Laundries scandal will not contribute to the compensation fund for survivors.

# shatter - Monday 15 July, 2013

Law will regulate Ireland's 'new and dynamic' gambling sector

The proposed new law will limit the number and size of casinos that can operate in Ireland and was announced by Justice Minister Alan Shatter today.

# shatter - Monday 1 July, 2013

'A slur on the women of Ireland': Shatter slams abortion bill opponents

Meanwhile it appears the majority of Fianna Fáil TDs will oppose the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill as a marathon Dáil debate continues.

# shatter - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Magdalene group seeks meeting with Shatter over 'deeply unfair' redress scheme

The compensation scheme announced this week falls far short of what’s required, survivors say.

Anglo tapes are 'nauseating' - Shatter

The Justice Minister said today that former Anglo executives had ‘no insight’ into the impact of the bank’s collapse.

# shatter - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Use of Government jets for EU-related trips doubles during Ireland's presidency

20 trips were made between Ireland and either Brussels or Strasbourg in the first five months of the year.

# shatter - Thursday 30 May, 2013

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Ming: Shatter released info about me, but I'm not saying what that info is

Independent TD Luke Ming Flanagan would not discuss the substance of a complaint he has made to the Data Protection Commissioner about the Justice Minister Alan Shatter.

# shatter - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Shatter survives Dáil motion of no confidence with 88-45 win

A government counter-motion supporting Shatter was passed easily in the Dáil this evening.

# shatter - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Communications between Callinan and Shatter are 'of a confidential nature'

Yesterday evening the justice minister said it was the Garda Commmissioner who informed him that Mick Wallace benefited from garda discretion.

# shatter - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

Commissioner told Shatter about Mick Wallace's encounter with Gardaí

Opposition TDs have demanded to know how an unrecorded incident came to be known by the country’s top Garda.

Shatter: I made comments 'to defend the integrity of An Garda Síochána'

Here’s the full text of Alan Shatter’s Dáil explanation.

Shatter to face questions in Dáil over Wallace row

The minister will make a statement this evening and will then open himself up to questions from the opposition.

# shatter - Saturday 18 May, 2013

Shatter called on to resign over Wallace penalty points row

Sinn Féin’s Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn also said it is “worrying” the Justice Minister mentioned the information on Prime Time.

# shatter - Friday 17 May, 2013

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Abortion protesters gather outside Justice Minister's home

Between 20–25 protesters gathered outside the Justice Minister’s home this morning to protest against abortion.

# shatter - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

'Mixed feelings' as Bethany Home survivors meet Shatter

They met the Minister for Justice and Junior Minister Kathleen Lynch about getting a state apology and redress for their time in the home.

# shatter - Monday 25 March, 2013

Silence greets Shatter as he tells gardaí that protests do disservice to force

Alan Shatter delivered a speech to the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors in Sligo tonight with delegates giving him a frosty reception.

# shatter - Thursday 21 March, 2013

Ireland committed to Partnership for Peace but has no plans to join NATO - Shatter

The Justice Minister’s statement followed recent comments by the Secretary General of Nato, who “warmly welcomed” the prospect of Ireland becoming more involved in future Nato projects.

# shatter - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Shatter praises gardaí for progress in tackling burglaries

The Justice Minister said the impact of a number of anti-burglary operations “illustrates the point that freeing up Gardaí from desk jobs does in fact deliver more effective policing services for the public”.

# shatter - Saturday 23 February, 2013

GRA: No option but to register Garda anger through protest

The Garda Representative Association said that it is “disingenuous” of Minister Shatter to mention them re-entering talks when they “have always been excluded” from the main pay talks.

# shatter - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Shatter 'as angry as gardaí' at financial situation

The Minister urged gardaí to talk part in the Croke Park extension talks, but the Garda Representative Association has dismissed his comments as “smoke and mirrors”.

# shatter - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

Labour senator stands over claim that Shatter made joke about garda cuts

Alan Shatter strongly denies that he made a joke in relation to garda station closures as has been alleged by the Labour Senator John Whelan.

# shatter - Sunday 3 February, 2013

Shatter: Closure of Stepaside station will not result in fewer Gardai in area

The Justice Minister says the station’s closure will not result in a loss of Gardaí in the area, as the 34 Garda members currently stationed there will be based in Dundrum and Blackrock.

# shatter - Monday 28 January, 2013

Shatter: Armagh car "probably" used by gang who killed detective

Garda Donohoe will be laid to rest on Wednesday in Lordship, Co Louth.

# shatter - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Insolvency service on the way as Dáil passes legislation

The long-awaited Personal Insolvency Bill, which will allow some write-down of debts, will be signed into law next week.

# shatter - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Specialist judges to 'speedily' deal with insolvency applications

Minister Shatter said that this is due to the new work for the courts as a result of the Personal Insolvency Bill.

# shatter - Saturday 8 December, 2012

Shatter welcomes AIB comments on mortgage write-offs

The Justice Minister has said that the personal insolvency bill will be enacted through both Oireachtas houses by 20 December and will become operative next year.

# shatter - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

'Not an option' to leave out suicide provision in any abortion law - Shatter

Justice Minister Alan Shatter was speaking as the government prepares to respond to the expert group on abortion’s report before the end of the year. TDs will also debate and vote on abortion legislation tonight.

# shatter - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Perpetrators of 'barbaric' gangland killings lack 'humanity or decency' - Shatter

The Justice Minister has said the “evil perpetrators have absolute no respect for human life” following the death of two men in Laois and Dublin. Both were shot in front of their children.

# shatter - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Shatter will not say whether or not he met Lowry after Moriarty findings

The Justice Minister has failed to respond to repeated questions about whether or not he met with independent TD Michael Lowry following the publication of the Moriarty Tribunal report.

# shatter - Monday 12 March, 2012

Shatter announces extension of Visa Waiver Programme

The scheme will be extended to include Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as emerging markets like China, India and Gulf regions.

# shatter - Tuesday 3 January, 2012

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five things you need to know before you head out the door: storm winds leave 7,000 homes without electricity, Alan Shatter may pardon Irish soldiers who fought against Hitler – and what was it like to fight in the 1916 Rising?