Saturday 29 April 2017

Shane Coleman: Shatter's a good justice minister, but should steer clear of the cheap shot

Justice Minister Alan Shatter made some weak comments after the alleged attack on Bertie Ahern. Frank McGrath
Justice Minister Alan Shatter made some weak comments after the alleged attack on Bertie Ahern. Frank McGrath

IF the coalition parties are wondering why they're not as popular as they think they should be, perhaps they should remember the old adage about nobody liking a smart alec.

In very difficult circumstances, Fine Gael and Labour have done a decent, competent job in Government.

But some of its members, on the front and back benches, can't help but wear their superiority complex as 'saviours of the nation' on their sleeves.

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