Lowry will support 'brash' Shatter

Lowry will support 'brash' Shatter
Michael Lowry

At least one Independent TD says he will vote against the motion of no confidence in the Justice Minister.

In a statement, Michael Lowry said he believes the debate on Alan Shatter is an inappropriate use of Dáil time.

The North Tipperary deputy says that while a mistake was made, the integrity of Minister Shatter is not in question and therefore it is not a sacking offence.

However Michael Lowry also says he does not consider Alan Shatter a political friend as he can be "irritatingly dismissive and brash".

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