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Colum Kenny: Privacy Bill is another attack on free speech

Instead of reviving a defunct Privacy Bill, Alan Shatter should focus on crime, writes Colum Kenny

Published 23/09/2012 | 05:00

ON THE same day last week that he later threatened to revive a controversial Privacy Bill, Minister for Justice Alan Shatter found himself and his wife in the news.

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The story related to properties that they own in Florida. Pesky journalists.

Last year Mr Shatter had to climb down from his high ministerial horse to apologise to RTE's security correspondent, Paul Reynolds. The minister had accused Reynolds of frequently getting things wrong and of "tabloid sensationalism of the worst kind".

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