Speeches made by our Ministers are listed chronologically below.

For ease of reference, they are also sorted by theme as follows:

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


Speech by Alan Shatter TD, Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence in the Dáil Debate on the Response to the Third Report of the Constitutional Convention
Seanad Adjournment Debate, 16 December 2013, Speech by Minister of State Fergus O’Dowd TD on behalf of Alan Shatter TD, Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence – The European Refugee Fund
Address on the occasion of the Garda Reserve Graduation, Thursday 12th December 2013, Garda College, Templemore
Topical Issue Debate. 12 December, 2013, The need for additional garda resources in Border areas of Donegal in order to address the significant level of crime in border areas particularly in recent weeks
Seanad Adjournment Debate on Direct Provision delivered by Minister of State, Dinny McGinely, on the 12 December 2013
Speech by Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Alan Shatter TD, Launch of the Irish Prison Service Irish Human Rights Commission Human Rights Training Programme, Irish Prison Service College, Portlaoise, Wednesday 11th December 2013.
Cybercrime Network Conference (CyNC) 2013, Closing speech by Alan Shatter TD Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, University College Dublin, Tuesday 10th December 2013
Private Member's Business - Bethany Home, Address by Kathleen Lynch T.D. Minister of State at the Departments of Health and Justice and Equality, 10 December 2013
Seanad Adjournment Debate, 10 December 2013