Monday 19 March 2018

Rebel TD slams 'chaotic' Shatter

Fine Gael TD John Deasy
Fine Gael TD John Deasy

REBEL Fine Gael TD John Deasy has strongly criticised Justice Minister Alan Shatter and his department for their "chaotic" handling of the recent controversies.

Mr Deasy (pictured) said he felt the garda bugging scandals and the handling of the penalty points crisis had damaged the Government.

"The poll figures weren't great. But definitely, we took a hit. The penalty points thing and the way that it was dealt with – the public felt that was very badly handled," he said.

"We were led to believe people would hear a feather drop in the Department of Justice.

"It is fair to say we now understand that if a bomb went off in the Department of Justice, some people wouldn't know about it for a couple of years."

Daniel McConnell

Irish Independent

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