Thursday 8 December 2016

Garda back-up for Alan Shatter as he finally gets to crack the jokes

Published 01/04/2014 | 02:30

Minister Alan Shatter at one of the four citizenship ceremonies in the Convention Centre in Dublin yesterday. Mark Condren
Minister Alan Shatter at one of the four citizenship ceremonies in the Convention Centre in Dublin yesterday. Mark Condren
Minister Alan Shatter at one of the Four Citizenship Ceremonies which took place in the Dublin Convention Centre. Picture: Mark Condren
Minister Alan Shatter at one of the Four Citizenship Ceremonies which took place in the Dublin Convention Centre. Picture: Mark Condren

THE Garda Band may have been onstage giving it some jazz welly with Glenn Miller's 'In the Mood', but the force's boss, the Justice Minister, wasn't in any mood to talk to the media who were lurking in the wings, hoping for a word in his ear.

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Alan Shatter was having a grand day out at the National Convention Centre, and didn't want his buzz spoiled by questions from the pesky press concerning the startling shenanigans of the past week.

After a solid week of being on the sharp end of unending dog's abuse and relentless tricky questions, he was enjoying the luxury of spending a whole day among folk who were delighted by his presence and had no interest in (ahem) bugging him.

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