The Gardai are going after Shatter big time!
In the press today
"THE family of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe informed garda management that they did not want any politicians, including the Minister for Justice, at the home of the murdered officer, the Sunday Independent has learned.
The widow of the slain garda, Caroline Donohoe, who is herself a garda in Dundalk, is understood to have asked senior gardai to inform Mr Shatter that he would not be welcome."
"Meanwhile, it has also been learned that the Louth division of the Garda Representative Association is to propose a motion at the GRA's central executive committee tomorrow that an invitation to the annual conference should "not be extended to the Minister for Justice".
Though there have been several instances of protests during ministerial appearances at GRA conferences, this is understood to be the first time a proposal has been made that a Justice Minister should not be invited."
In fairness to Minister Shatter he did not pull the trigger on the Garda that was shot dead and he also has no choice but to try and re-organise the Gardai infrastructure. I think most would agree that emotive responses to practical issues rarely help anyone.
Maybe Enda will cool things down by conducting a re-shuffle to get things back on track or will he leave the two sides on course for a collision with an unpredictable outcome?
Tough times to be in Government.
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