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Dail never lets pesky principles get in way of saving politician's skin

Colette Brown

Published 02/04/2014 | 02:30

Justice Minister Alan Shatter. Photo: Frank Mc Grath
Justice Minister Alan Shatter. Photo: Frank Mc Grath

Government representatives will get to their feet in the Dail today and proclaim their absolute faith in Alan "reforming minister" Shatter before they comfortably defeat Fianna Fail's no-confidence motion.

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However, ministers' purported revulsion at calls for Shatter's resignation belie their former enthusiasm for seeking ministerial heads on plates when they were sitting on the opposition benches.

According to KildareStreet.com, the word "resign" has been used in the Dail 2,253 times since 2004.

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