Tuesday 25 July 2017

Shatter puts boot in one last time, slamming door on way out

CEO and founder of the Jack & Jill Children's Foundation & his wife & Co-Founder, Senator Mary-Ann O'Brien with former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
CEO and founder of the Jack & Jill Children's Foundation & his wife & Co-Founder, Senator Mary-Ann O'Brien with former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Dearbhail McDonald

Dearbhail McDonald

RELAXING over coffee in the environs of Leinster House in 2010, former Justice Minister Alan Shatter cast a series of less than flattering verdicts on the men whose shoes he would fill.

Lying in wait on the opposition backbenches, Mr Shatter said that then Justice Minister Dermot Ahern took personal pleasure in being "as uncooperative and obnoxious as is possible across the Dail chamber and indeed with his political protagonists".

Minister for Children Barry Andrews was a "political decoration", the family law solicitor told Kevin Doyle, the 'Evening Herald' political reporter at the time.

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