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This is why Alan Shatter is in really BIG trouble…

Sat 22 February 2014, 10:43pm

Comical Alan

The role of any Justice Minister in any jurisdiction is by definition a thankless task, but I think this from John Burns of the Sunday Times is well worth sharing…

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  1. sherdy (profile) says:

    Had Shatter been justice minister in Ukraine he would have been making his escape by now.

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  2. cynic2 (profile) says:

    Had Shatter been justice minister in Ukraine he would have been making his escape by now…..or McCabe would be in the Gulag for 10 years for lesse majestie????

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  3. dodrade (profile) says:

    If he doesn’t survive he can always go back to writing chick lit.

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  4. megatron (profile) says:

    Crazy stuff. So Mick Wallace was right all along. Shatter seems to be a man of integrity – it is an interesting (and important) topic as to how he allowed this to derail is (great otherwise I would say) ministerial career.

    Why would any right thinking person (apparently) ignore what was in the dossier?

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  5. tuatha (profile) says:

    Perhaps the question is, “what didn’t he know and when did he not know it?”
    Did he assume that with his way with words (didn’t know about the [text removed] writing, thanks Dodrade) he could waffle & obfuscate until even Miriam Lord grew bored?

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  6. He must be shattered.

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  7. Mick Fealty (profile) says:

    I think credibility is a key factor. Martin made the point in the DAIL that Mick’s raising of the matter had gone unanswered for a week. He then reprised the transcript warning the taoiseach not to treat him the way he had Wallace.

    More on this later. Just remember the minister has until tomorrow to come up with a convincing answer.

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  8. Niall Noigiallach (profile) says:

    The sacking of Connolly raises all sorts of questions that Shatter could have done without. I’ve a feeling it’s just going to get worse for the minister over the next week or so, it’ll be interesting to see what happens but it’s just a matter of time before he goes

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  9. Droch_Bhuachaill (profile) says:

    Mister_Joe (profile) 24 February 2014 at 12:45 am
    He must be shattered.

    Poor. Very Very poor :)

    His position is untenable, but so was Phil Hogan’s, so was James Reilly’s, so I doubt he will have to go.

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