Alan Shatter is the current Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, and a Fine Gael TD for the Dublin South Constituency. Shatter was first elected to Dail Eireann in '81 and kept his seat until 2002, he was re-elected in 2011.
# alan-shatter - Today’s News
# alan-shatter - Tuesday 17 December, 2013
The Bill includes the possible use of electronic monitoring in certain circumstances.
US envoy Richard Haass is suggesting combining the PSNI team’s activities with two other organisations.
Four prisoners were recently recaptured – including one who had absconded in 2002.
# alan-shatter - Sunday 15 December, 2013
The Minister for Defence said we must accept we are putting troops in harm’s way when we deploy them to these types of operations.
# alan-shatter - Saturday 14 December, 2013
Minister Alan Shatter has already said legislation for a regulator is being considered, but do you think it’s a good idea?
# alan-shatter - Friday 13 December, 2013
The new staff will be hired in order to keep the personnel level above the ‘agreed stabilised strength’ of 9,500.
Minister Alan Shatter says that the State will not take over the scheme from the Law Society as it would “not be in the public interest” to stump up out of their own pocket.
# alan-shatter - Thursday 12 December, 2013
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# alan-shatter - Wednesday 11 December, 2013
The Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, welcomed the training course at the Irish Prison Service College in Portlaoise.
The figure, not including the salaries of gardaí at the protests in North Mayo, was disclosed by Alan Shatter in the Dáil yesterday.
# alan-shatter - Tuesday 10 December, 2013
Ireland is failing to meet its international obligations on asylum seekers says the Irish Refugee Council
The IRC says asylum seekers should be granted access to the labour market after six months.
The government’s decision not to provide a redress scheme for survivors of the Dublin home will come under scrutiny tonight and tomorrow.
# alan-shatter - Friday 6 December, 2013
The thirteen prisoners had been released from prison early.
# alan-shatter - Thursday 5 December, 2013
Gerry Adams is standing by his remarks in relation to two RUC officers who were murdered by the IRA 24 years ago.
# alan-shatter - Tuesday 3 December, 2013
The Smithwick Tribunal investigated claims of garda collusion in the murder of two senior RUC officers in 1989.
The new procedures reduce the term of bankruptcy in Ireland from 12 years to three.
# alan-shatter - Friday 29 November, 2013
An estimated 36 Irish troops were on patrol yesterday when their convoy was hit by an unknown blast.
# alan-shatter - Wednesday 27 November, 2013
Defence Forces ambulances from the Curragh Camp in County Kildare have been called on 274 times so far this year.
# alan-shatter - Tuesday 26 November, 2013
“You cannot be serious!”… “I’m Alan Shatter. I’m always serious.”
Under the new laws the period of bankruptcy will be reduced from 12 to three years.
# alan-shatter - Monday 25 November, 2013
An unsigned letter sent to mosques and schools in Ireland warns members of imminent attacks.
# alan-shatter - Sunday 24 November, 2013
It is estimated that a further 93 garda vehicles will be retired from the fleet by the end of 2013.
Former IRA members say he was a key figure in the organisation. The Sinn Féin President has consistently denied such claims.
# alan-shatter - Wednesday 20 November, 2013
The Justice Minister also said today that An Garda Siochána’s new recruitment campaign will begin next month.
# alan-shatter - Monday 18 November, 2013
A new piece of legislation will address the legal status of children in civil partnerships, surrogacy arrangements and assisted human reproduction.
Fianna Fáil’s Justice spokesperson accused the Justice Minister of failing to fund basic Garda payrolls.
# alan-shatter - Wednesday 13 November, 2013
It was reported at the weekend that local social workers were left out of the loop when gardaí removed a two-year-old Roma boy from his family.
# alan-shatter - Sunday 10 November, 2013
The Justice Minister stopped short of saying that he does not believe the Sinn Féin leader, but Pearse Doherty denied that Adams is a “liability”.
# alan-shatter - Friday 8 November, 2013
The two reports come a fortnight after the removal of two children, aged seven and two, from their parents in Dublin and Athlone after authorities were informed that they were not their children.
# alan-shatter - Wednesday 6 November, 2013
The Bishop of Kildare says that the issue is “not about equality”, but Alan Shatter says that people should not be discriminated against because of their sexuality.
# alan-shatter - Tuesday 5 November, 2013
Minister Alan Shatter said an independent examination of the garda report on the case will now take place “in the interests of transparency”.
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.
# alan-shatter - Monday 4 November, 2013
The Justice Minister has indicated the vote on gay marriage may be delayed until early 2015.
# alan-shatter - Thursday 31 October, 2013
John Parker of the GRA said the new funding announced by Minister Shatter will not mean an increase in numbers in the fleet with one vehicle retired every two days.
At present, prenuptial agreements are not binding in Irish law with settlements at the discretion of judges as part of divorce proceedings.
# alan-shatter - Wednesday 30 October, 2013
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# alan-shatter - Sunday 27 October, 2013
The request comes following a reported spike in thefts in recent months.
# alan-shatter - Saturday 26 October, 2013
Tommy Broughan’s pressing ahead with the ‘Brighter Evenings Bill’ despite Alan Shatter’s suggestion that we just “get up earlier”.
Here’s our round-up of the most interesting and most popular comments from this week. Did you make it in?
# alan-shatter - Friday 25 October, 2013
And he has a message for you…