Alan Shatter

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Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald. As minister for justice she made it clear that the Garda’s difficulties required action from the force itself.

Frances Fitzgerald has risen to the second-highest Government office in Ireland during a career that has seen both triumph and defeat in liberal measu(...)

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “Leo is not looking at this through the usual political lens,” said a senior Fine Gael politician. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Unless a solution to the current political impasse is found within the next 24 hours or so, there will be a general election before Christmas, probabl(...)

Tánaiste and former minister for justice Frances Fitzgerald: Both Micheál Martin and Mary Lou McDonald excoriated the Taoiseach and his beleaguered Minister for changing timelines and details as information evolved. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

So the guards were assembling a rocket which they were going to place under a troublesome subordinate disrupting their cosy existence. The former min(...)

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald  faces defenestration  unless she can satisfy Sinn Féin’s requests for better answers about the Maurice McCabe controversy than she has managed over the past two days. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The judgments of politics are quicker and more brutal than the judgments of legal tribunals. Sometimes they can be unfair, and questionable in the lig(...)

Saga involving Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe had its beginnings over a decade ago. An end is not yet in sight. File photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

The saga involving Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe had its beginnings over a decade ago. Two garda commissioners, two minister for justice an(...)

Beth Healy at Wild Lights, running in Dublin Zoo until January.

November is Food Month in The Irish Times. You will find food-related content in all of our sections, plus reader events, competitions and l(...)

The podcast hears sexual harassment like that alleged to have taken place in Westminster does not happen in the houses of the Oireachtas. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The Houses of Parliament in Westminster have been engulfed by allegations of sexual harassment in the past week. How does the environment in Leinster (...)

In almost every regard the Irish system fails to meet standards articulated in a number of recent judgments by the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice. Photograph: iStock

It’s not every day that a Minister for Justice issues a report describing their department as operating a universal, indiscriminate and illegal system(...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter: ‘The news is confused’

Former Fine Gael minister for justice Alan Shatter surprised the audience of the RTÉ Claire Byrne Live television show on Monday night when he recited(...)

Catherine Nevin (centre). File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Can Catherine Nevin’s conviction for the murder of her husband Tom be used by his relatives to disinherit her? Does the word “unborn” in the Constitut(...)

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