Shatter defends his “inconvenient" honesty over Wallace affair

UPDATE: Justice Minister Alan Shatter has told reporters that he has the “inconvenient habit of telling the truth” as he attempted to draw a line under the Mick Wallace mobile phone controversy.

20th May, 2013
Justice minister Alan Shatter.

Justice Minister Alan Shatter has told reporters that he has the “inconvenient habit of telling the truth.”

He was attempting to draw a line under the controversy over his comments on RTE's Prime Time last week that independent Wexford TD Mick Wallace had been using his mobile while driving in the past, but had received only a Garda warning.

Political opponents have demanded that Shatter resign over the comments, with Wallace claiming that...

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