Alan Shatter

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Minister of State for Equality David Stanton, who highlighted Ireland’s ‘strong’ human rights record in his opening address before the UN Committee Against Torture.

Ireland, for all its faults, is not a country normally associated with the practice of torture. The very appearance, therefore, of a Government deleg(...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter’s reference during a television interview to Independents4Change TD Mick Wallace allegedly being cautioned by(...)

Maurice McCabe  at the Charleton tribunal in  Dublin Castle. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

“There was a lot of bad blood apparently in Bailieboro,” was one of the standout sentences from the testimony this week at the Charleton tribunal. It(...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter said on RTÉ’s ‘Prime Time’ that Independent TD Mick Wallace was allegedly cautioned by gardaí for using a mobile phone while driving

Alan Shatter’s disclosure of information about Mick Wallace on RTÉ’s Prime Time did not breach data protection laws because the information was “in hi(...)

Crime journalist Paul Williams at the Charleton tribunal in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The veteran crime journalist Paul Williams told the Charleton tribunal that he was never briefed negatively about the Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice (...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe at the tribunal in Dublin Castle.  “Ms D” said on Monday she grew upset in 2013 as Sgt McCabe’s case became prominent in the media. Photograph: Collins Photos

The woman who alleged she was sexually abused as a child by Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe has said she wanted the public to know that there w(...)

 Sergeant Maurice McCabe arrives at the Disclosures Tribunal in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Collins

A Garda superintendent immediately “batted on” to his superior a notification from the child and family agency Tusla that there had been a child rape (...)

Barrister Seán Guerin (left) has asked the Supreme Court to hear an appeal against Alan Shatter’s successful challenge to sections of his report on the  handling of Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe’s complaints.

Barrister Seán Guerin has asked the Supreme Court to hear an appeal against Alan Shatter’s successful challenge to sections of his report concerning t(...)

High Court president Mr Justice Peter Kelly. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Judicial independence is fundamental to a properly functioning democracy: it applies a brake to overweening governments; reassures citizens that their(...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter with former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan has told the Charleton tribunal he informed then minister for justice Alan Shatter of an historical allegati(...)

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