Thursday, June 19, 2014

Martin must state whether he condones his justice spokesperson’s intervention in a criminal trial

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.”

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