Subject: Minister for justice resignation – statement from justice4all
8th May 2014
This resignation has come not a day too early, we believe as a JUSTICE group his position had become untenable owing to the growing list of controversies surrounding him. Mr Shatter, in his role of Minister for Justice has had three years to completely overhaul the legislation covering the operation of the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission, to which he failed dismally. In a separate issue, Mr Shatter clearly showed his lack of integrity when he clearly broke data protection laws live on television by relaying information obtained from a former Garda Commissioner, which we as a JUSTICE group find to be ‘DISGUSTING’.
Mr Shatter’s resistance to change and inability to see the major failures within the current policing system, we found to be astonishing. We believe the future Minister for Justice should seek a major radical overhaul on how policing is managed in our police force, An Garda Siochana. Justice4all.ie also demands accountability, openness to change and ability to see the major flaws in the current justice system that is in place, from our future JUSTICE Minister.
We will not accept false promises and demand the eradication of Garda corruption and malpractice from our police force, we once again call for the complete overhaul of the legislation covering the operation of the Garda Siochana Ombudsmans Office and for the introduction of a policing board for the appointment of senior Gardaí. Democracy is about equality, justice and liberty.
The JUSTICE4ALL COMMITTEE.