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Shatter asked: Are gardai going to need a commode at your house?

Published 28/03/2013 | 11:47

JUSTICE Minister Alan Shatter has been asked if he refused permission for gardai protecting his home to use the toilet.

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Independent TD Mattie McGrath claimed there has been a number of issues between the minister and gardai on duty at his house in south county Dublin.

Mr McGrath said he was putting facts on the record and asked if the gardai were refused the right to use the toilet at the house.

"Are they going to have to bring a commode to use outside your house?" he said.

Mr McGrath also criticised the Garda Commissioner, accusing him of being compromised, said the minister had a "petulance" against An Garda Siochana.

Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore said Mr McGrath was making a "personalised attack" on the Garda Commissioner.

"I think frankly that you should withdraw that," he said.

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