Fine Gael Meath East TD, Regina Doherty, has today (Thursday) called on Fianna Fáil leader, Micheál Martin, to state whether he stands over his justice spokesperson’s intervention in a criminal trial.
“Micheál Martin must publicly state whether he thinks
it is appropriate for his Party’s justice spokesperson to seek to influence the
sentencing of a convicted drug dealer.
“It is not credible for Micheál Martin to stay silent
on this issue.
“The actions of Deputy Collins leave his role as
justice spokesperson severely compromised.
“As Party leader, Micheál Martin has a duty to state
whether he condones the actions of Deputy Collins and whether he thinks it is
acceptable for his Party’s justice spokesperson to plead for leniency in the
sentencing of a drug dealer.”