Suspicious Package Sent To Justice Minister

SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE SENT TO JUSTICE MINISTER

The Transport Minister says Alan Shatter “allowed” the penalty points controversy to go on too long.

Leo Varadkar was speaking after a suspicious package was left outside the Justice Minister’s home.

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny confirmed that a suspicious package found near the home of the Justice Minister in Dublin contained anti-semitic material.

The suspicious package found near Alan Shatter’s home was earlier declared a hoax. It came after gardai requested the services of the Defence Forces this morning when they became aware of the package.

An Army bomb disposal unit also examined the package. It contained a substance which was found to be harmless.

Minister Varadkar says Alan Shatter let the whistleblower drag on, but threats against him are unacceptable.

“Sometimes in politics things are overly personalised – when it comes to Alan it may well be the case that he allowed the penalty points controversy to go on for too long, but he has apologised to the whistleblowers and they have accepted that apology” he said.

“So I don’t really think he ahs any case to answer there”.

“And when it comes to the whole issue around the unlawful tape recordings by the garda, he only found out about that at the weekend – so I really don’t see any reason why people should be putting pressure on him” he added.

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