Sinn Féin Call On Alan Shatter To Resign

Sinn Féin has called for the resignation of Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter.

The party's justice spokesman, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, made the call during a Dáil debate on the establishment of a Commission of Investigation into Garda illegal recordings.

Mac Lochlainn accused the Minister of a "succession of bad decisions" that were "intended to obstruct proper scrutiny of policing [and have] done untold damage to public confidence in the administration of justice and to An Garda Siochána."

During his speech, Mr Mac Lochlainn laid out what Sinn Féin considered to be a series of failing by the minister, calling for him to resign his post: "The Taoiseach has said he will not ask you to resign. That is a mistake. But perhaps you could on this occasion take the right decision and like your friend Martin Callinan resign."

The full transcript of Mr Mac Lochlainn can be read on the Sinn Féin website.


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