Tuesday 21 January 2020

Duo lock horns over rhino jibe

Fiach Kelly

ALAN Shatter was again involved in bitter Dail exchanges when he accused Fianna Fail's justice spokesman of having "a neck as thick as a rhinoceros's behind".

Niall Collins (pictured) was trying to pin down Mr Shatter on when gardai recruitment will start again. He accused the minister of being "like the proverbial goal posts". He said: "He moves around the pitch every time someone tries to take a shot and tie him down."

But Mr Shatter said: "The deputy has yet again illustrated that he has a neck as thick as a rhinoceros's behind."

Mr Collins called it "exceptionally personal" and said Mr Shatter should be man enough to enter the chamber and engage on issues, not insults.

Irish Independent

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