O'Higgins Report: Alan Shatter, my story

I was depicted as incompetent. Now after two years and three inquiries, the truth has come out

15th May, 2016
Alan Shatter, the former justice minister, says that truth was the main casualty of the whole affair Picture: Feargal Ward

February to May 2014 was a totally surreal period in my life. While individual and party political posturing and partisanship regularly generates controversy and dispute within the political bubble, usually some value is placed on telling the truth. For me it seemed I had suddenly entered a parallel universe in which truth ceased to matter. It was Orwell’s 1984 where language could be turned on its head and it was acceptable for the mob to...

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