Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald: said  last year she was “struck” by  comments of the Rape Crisis Centre and the Crisis Pregnancy Agency, who also opposed the move. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is to formally abandon moves by her predecessor Alan Shatter to lower the age of sexual consent from 17 to 1(...)

Mick Wallace arriving at the Four Courts today with his solicitor  Gareth Noble. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) pre-judged his inquiry into former minister for justice Alan Shatter and made “serious errors” in deciding that(...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter in the  Dáil  on June 19th where he described the Guerin report as  a kangaroo court.

A few weeks ago, in the aftermath of the Cabinet reshuffle, a senior Government figure privately asked why Alan Shatter just wouldn’t go away. The fru(...)

Former garda commissioner Martin Callinan (right) and former justice minister Alan Shatter. File. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

An internal Garda inquiry into the termination of motorists’ penalty points, in cases where there was no legitimate reason for the cancellations, h(...)

Former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter made a statement on the Guerin report in the Dáil today. 1:35

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has accused Sean Guerin SC of creating “kangaroo courts’’ in his investigation into allegations of Garda misc(...)

The former minister for justice Alan Shatter: “I am very puzzled as to why Seán Guerin did not take the additional time necessary to properly complete his work.”   Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter says he is entitled to an explanation on the approach adopted in the Guerin report on allegations of Garda m(...)

Mattie McGrath: “good riddance to bad rubbish”.  Photograph: David Sleator

Independent TD Mattie McGrath told the Dáil he did not have “a shred of sorrow” for former minister for justice Alan Shatter.“He did not respect An G(...)

Simon O’Brien Chairman of the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC). The Garda watchdog has been criticised by Sean Guerin over its handling of complaints by a garda whistleblower.

The Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) has come under attack for not releasing information for the inquiry.Sean Guerin found that the Ombudsma(...)

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Charlie Flanagan at the Aras where the new ministers received their seals of office today. 1:24

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said there is a “crisis of confidence” among the public in relation to An Garda Síochana that has to be(...)

Alan Shatter: “I am very happy that we have a statutory commission of inquiry and I am very happy that all of those issues are addressed there”

By most measures, Alan Shatter is the member of Cabinet under the most pressure as the Government prepares for the local and European elections(...)