Monday 11 December 2017

Minister has put his finger in the dyke for now – but reports could still bring him grief

Justice Minister Alan Shatter
Justice Minister Alan Shatter

A VARIATION on that old hippie maxim about the 1960s – if you can remember them, you weren't there – comes to mind.

We could say that if you have understood this three weeks of controversy about Alan Shatter and the gardai – then it's odds on that you have strong views on one or other side of the arguments involved.

In other words, if you know your latest 'Shattergate', either you don't trust the gardai and their political masters – or you suspect critics of the gardai and the Justice Minister are just maverick troublemakers.

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