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Minister for Justice abused her position to cast blatant smears - Stanley

25 August, 2015 - by Brian Stanley TD


Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has said that the Minister for Justice has abused her position to make smears of illegality about Sinn Féin.

Deputy Stanley said he believes the Minister may have breached the code of conduct for office holders and that his party is currently looking into the matter.

Speaking this afternoon Deputy Stanley said;

“Sinn Féin does not benefit from any form of criminality.  Unlike other parties our accounts are available publicly and are fully legally compliant.

“Minister Fitzgerald’s attempt to make allegations in the form of questions is a cheap, electorally motivated stunt that undermines her role as the Minister for Justice.

“If the Minister has any information or suspicion of illegal activity it is her duty to bring it to the gardaí instead of casting political smears.

“The Minister must either back up her assertions or retract them.

“We believe that the Minister may have breached the code of conduct for office holders and we are currently looking into this."

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