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Tuesday 30 September 2014

Rebel TD slams 'chaotic' Shatter

Published 07/04/2014 | 02:30

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Fine Gael TD John Deasy

REBEL Fine Gael TD John Deasy has strongly criticised Justice Minister Alan Shatter and his department for their "chaotic" handling of the recent controversies.

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Mr Deasy (pictured) said he felt the garda bugging scandals and the handling of the penalty points crisis had damaged the Government.

"The poll figures weren't great. But definitely, we took a hit. The penalty points thing and the way that it was dealt with – the public felt that was very badly handled," he said.

"We were led to believe people would hear a feather drop in the Department of Justice.

"It is fair to say we now understand that if a bomb went off in the Department of Justice, some people wouldn't know about it for a couple of years."

Daniel McConnell

Irish Independent

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