Press releases relating to issues under the remit of the Department are listed chronologically below. For ease of reference, they are also sorted by theme as follows:

Courts Policy/Legal Services
Crime & Law Enforcement
Financial Shared Services
Garda & Policing
Legislation, Law Reform & EU
Northern Ireland
Other regulatory functions
Prisons & Probation
Youth Justice, Children & Family

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Statement by Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter TD, on proposed UK 'block opt out' from pre-Lisbon Justice and Home Affairs measures
Shatter announces plans to establish Independent Charities Regulator and publishes outcome of consultation on charities regulation
Shatter publishes Bill to amend the Constitution to provide for Court of Appeal
Statement by Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter TD, on judgement in the case of an application for a provisional arrest warrant in relation to Edward Snowden
Criminal Law (Human Trafficking) (Amendment) Bill 2013 completes passage through Houses of the Oireachtas
Shatter announces changes to Immigrant Investor Programme
Minister Shatter welcomes success of Visa Waiver Programme
Minister Shatter publishes Inspector of Prisons Annual Report for 2012; An Assessment of the Irish Prison System by the Inspector of Prisons and announces plans for the future use of St Patrick’s Institution
Publication by Central Statistics Office of Recorded Crime Statistics, Quarter 1 2013 -Minister Shatter highlights continuing Garda successes in driving down crime by 8%
Restorative Justice Scheme for former Magdalen Residents announced - Government accepts all recommendations of Quirke Report