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Monday 15 September 2014

Garda whistleblower John Wilson calls for Alan Shatter's resignation

Published 04/04/2014 | 23:20

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Garda whistleblower John Wilson
Garda whistleblower John Wilson
John Wilson appeared the Late Late Show tonight.
John Wilson appeared the Late Late Show tonight.

In an interview on last night's Late Late Show, Garda whistleblower John Wilson said he is happy that Justice Minister Alan Shatter has corrected the record of the Dail.

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Asked by host Ryan Tubridy if he accepted the minister's apology, Mr Wilson repeated: "I'm happy that he has corrected the record of the Dail. I believe his behaviour throughout all of this in relation to the penalty points scandal has been deplorable."

He added there is "no doubt" Minister Shatter should resign.

Referring to Martin Callinan's decision to quit as Garda Commissioner, he said: "I take no pleasure in the demise of any human being and Martin Callinan has done this country some service but it was the right decision to go.

"I believe his credibility was gone. I believe his position had become totally untenable."

He described Mr Shatter's behaviour in relation to the penalty points scandal as “deplorable”.

He also warned of further revelations in the coming months and said he had no regrets on the stance he has taken.

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