Alan Shatter

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Former minister for justice Alan Shatter: his combative style and intellect didn’t endear him to many fellow Dáil deputies and the legal profession also had it in for him. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

In an age when injustices perpetrated in the past are regarded as important current news, there is something decidedly odd about the virtual silence t(...)

 Maria Bailey is the head of the Oireachtas Committee on Housing and was due to chair Thursday’s meeting. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey was absent for a key Oireachtas meeting on Thursday, which she was due to chair, as the fallout from her personal injury cas(...)

Mr Shatter also expressed his disappointment with how he had been treated by then taoiseach Enda Kenny: ‘I expected better from him’. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has said he still does not understand why Government commissioned barrister Seán Guerin went outside his term(...)

Facebook’s representation, dating back to Enda Kenny’s time as taoiseach, came as efforts were being made to overhaul data privacy laws across the EU. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Facebook pressed the government to increase funding to the State’s data watchdog to push back at French, Spanish and German regulators opposed to maki(...)

The most difficult stage for couples is for both to recognise their relationship is irreconcilably broken. This often takes one partner longer than another. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A French journalist wanted me to tell her about our “divorce story” and whether opinion was divided in the forthcoming referendum. On arrival here she(...)

Alan Shatter: ‘I think it is appalling that people think it is alright to intimidate and harass [Sarah McTernan] and try to force her not to go to Tel Aviv.’ Photograph: Collins Courts

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has accused the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) of attempting to bully singer Sarah McTernan int(...)

Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe speaking at the citizenship ceremonies at the Killarney Convention Centre. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Some 3,000 people were conferred with Irish citizenship at emotional ceremonies in Killarney, Co Kerry on Monday. Among the new Irish citizens who to(...)

Vindicated: Maurice McCabe with his wife, Lorraine, and Katie Hannon of RTÉ in Whistleblower

During one brief pocket of calm in what we can call the Maurice McCabe saga, the second part of Whistleblower: The Maurice McCabe Story (RTÉ One, Tues(...)

March of time: winter and summer clock changing may soon be a thing of the past.

Did you enjoy that extra hour of sleep as the clocks went back this morning? Savour that moment because this may well be the very last time this parti(...)

Lissadell House, July 2016: former and sitting TDs (back row) Niamh Bhreathnach, Jan O’Sullivan, Nora Owen, Mary Harney, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Mary Coughlan, Mary Hanafin, Síle de Valera, Heather Humphreys; (front row) Frances Fitzgerald, Gemma Hussey, (Constance Cassidy, host and owner of Lissadell House), Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Mary O’Rourke, Katherine Zappone. Joan Burton was not in attendance; Regina Doherty and Josepha Madigan were appointed senior Ministers in 2017. Photograph: James Connolly

In July 2016, 14 women from different backgrounds attended a dinner party in Co Sligo. The women were members of one of Ireland’s most exclusive clubs(...)

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