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VIDEO: Alan Shatter wasn't taking any questions this morning

A spokesperson for the minister said he had a “tight schedule” to stick to today.


MINISTER FOR JUSTICE Alan Shatter was not taking questions this morning when he arrived to speak at a number of citizenship ceremonies at the Dublin Convention Centre this morning.

Opposition TDs have been calling for Shatter’s resignation following revelations last week about the recording of phonecalls at garda stations. The minister addressed the issue in the Dáil last week but has yet to directly answer questions from the media about it.

Shatter, who is giving an address at all four citizenship ceremonies today, was driven to a side entrance of the convention centre where a press spokesperson said “no questions this morning, no doorstep”. The spokesperson told ahead of the minister’s arrival that he had a “tight schedule” to stick to, with four ceremonies between 9.30 this morning and 5pm.

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