Monday 26 June 2017

Lise Hand: Opposition gets a dressing down over 'cover-ups'

Deputy Mick Wallace takes aim at Minister Shatter during yesterday’s Dail session.
Deputy Mick Wallace takes aim at Minister Shatter during yesterday’s Dail session.
Lise Hand

Lise Hand

AS THE clock in the Dail chamber ticked down to the last minute of his allocated speaking slot, Mick Wallace decided to let rip, unleashing a bellowed tirade in the direction of the Justice Minister.

The Wexford deputy had been motoring nicely, highlighting problems relating to oversight mechanisms within the gardai, when the decibel level increased in the blink of an eye.

If Alan Shatter and Garda commissioner Martin Callinan kept their jobs, then parliament is "a sham", he declared.

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