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Minister and Garda Commissioner must go

Forget Fine Gael, forget Fianna Fáil ... Alan Shatter, the Minister for Justice, has, and is, denying justice, transparency and accountability to Sgt McCabe, and by extension to every Irish citizen.

Alan Shatter’s speech on Wednesday in the Dáil, was nothing but regurgitation and spin of what is already in the media. He failed to address the core issue of justice.! He and the Garda Commissioner are seen and accepted by the public, as blatantly violating the right to justice of the whistleblowers and by extension, the public.

Whatever about the Commissioner, Alan Shatter and Enda Kenny were elected by the people, to represent them. Are they fairly representing their electorate on this very important matter? If not, why not? Isn’t that what they were elected to do?

It is clear that the will of the people is not being done by Alan Shatter or his boss, Enda Kenny. What does this say about democracy in Ireland? In this flawed democracy, it is incumbent on the media to seek justice when the Government refuses to do so. Is the media independent enough to do so?

If there is to be any restoration of public confidence, then Alan Shatter and the Garda Commissioner MUST resign. It is too important an issue.
John O’Hara


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