Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice, Niall Collins TD, has reacted to the statement by Minister for Justice Alan Shatter following revelations in the Dáil today.
Deputy Collins stated that Minister Shatter has actually created more questions following his statement.
“Minister Shatter’s statement this evening is actually bizarre,” said Deputy Collins.
“It is incredible that he did not release this information before now, particularly when he was busy giving out private information on Deputy Wallace as he believed he was ‘defending the role of the Garda Siochána’ .
“Why did then did Minister Shatter not co-operate fully when asked to blow into the breathalyser by the Gardaí when he was stopped at a routine check point? What are other asthmatics required to do in similar cases ?
“Why did he believe it was necessary to mention he was returning from the Dáil?
“I think it is crucial that Minister Shatter confirms immediately if his account matches that of the Garda report.”