Rebel TD slams 'chaotic' Shatter
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."