Alan Shatter

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny has defended the role of Attorney General Máire Whelan in the events leading up to the resignation of former garda commissioner Martin Callinan. File photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

The Taoiseach has defended the role of Attorney General Máire Whelan in the events leading up to the resignation of former garda commissioner Martin C(...)

FF justice spokesman Jim O Callaghan said he would be seeking answers in Dáil about Taoiseach’s behaviour and that of  AG. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil will seek to put pressure on the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, and the Attorney General (AG) Máire Whelan this week over the Fennelly report. Th(...)

Alan Shatter has called on Enda Kenny to say if he knew what his department had been told by Sean  Guerin in the period immediately before the publication of the barrister’s report. Photograph:   Getty Images

The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, has been asked to disclose what he knew about difficulties senior counsel Sean Guerin was facing in drafting his scoping re(...)

Attorney General  Maire Whelan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has said the Attorney General’s position is ‘untenable’ following the report of the Fennelly commission. Th(...)

Nicky Kelly after he was freed from prison in 1984. Photograph: Tom Lawlor/The Irish Times

The Garda has been dogged by controversy and scandal over the last number of years in particular. However, controversy has not ever been far from the (...)

Fennelly Commission: the issues that Mr Justice Nial Fennelly (centre) was asked to investigate included the resignation of Garda commissioner Martin Callinan (right) after the intervention of Taoiseach Enda Kenny

What did the Fennelly Commission investigate? Emergency calls to Garda stations have been recorded for many years. However, in 2013 the authorities b(...)

Mr Justice Peter Charleton said the “whole notion of conflicts of interest is something we perhaps take an exaggerated view of”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Lawyers for Garda whistleblowers have expressed “deep concern” that the same legal team is to represent Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and forme(...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter resigned in 2014 over a report by Sean Guerin SC. This year the Court of Appeal  found the report made “seriously damaging” conclusions that breached Mr Shatter’s constitutional rights. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A whole series of reviews and investigations into Garda affairs have been ordered by the current Government and its predecessor. They include: A rep(...)

Bronwen O’ Reilly,  Glasnevin and Trinity student Niamh Herbert,  Kildare during a Dáil protest demanding ratification of the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

It is difficult to understand why our Government has not ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), some 10 years afte(...)

People lay flowers in support of the Bethany Survivors Group, at Mount Jerome Cemetery, Dublin, in 2010. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Following the Tuam discoveries, attention has focused again on the moral and legal responsibilities of the State and of the Catholic Church, who activ(...)

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