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Varadkar backed ombudsman penalty points probe months ago

Transport minister Leo Varadkar has said that he called for the penalty points controversy to be investigated by the Garda Ombudsman six months ago.

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
2nd February, 2014

Transport minister Leo Varadkar has said that he called for the penalty points controversy to be investigated by the Garda Ombudsman six months ago.

His position is in stark contrast to Justice Minister Alan Shatter, who referred the issue to the Garda Ombudsman only last week.

Varadkar told *The Sunday Business Post* that the Road Safety Authority called for the claims by the garda whistleblowers about the quashing of penalty points to be referred to...

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