Alan Shatter demands Dáil record be corrected, after Higgins report finds he acted properly

ALAN SHATTERThe former Justice Minister Alan Shatter is demanding Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin correct the Dáil record and withdraw what he says were false claims against him. It’s after a Commission of Investigation that looked at claims of alleged garda misconduct cleared Mr Shatter and former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan of any wrongdoing. Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald was repeatedly asked today to apologise to Mr Callinan, but declined to do so.   The Commission was established to examine the claims of Garda Whistleblower, Sergeant Maurice McCabe. It was one of the key recommendations of the Guerin report which led to the resignation of Alan Shatter from Cabinet. While the commission report found Sgt McCabe was dedicated and committed it also found no evidence of corruption by Martin Callinan and said Mr Shatter had acted properly. Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald was repeatedly asked to apologise to Mr Callinan but declined to do so, adding many people had suffered. But in a lengthy statement issued this afternoon Alan Shatter calls for the withdrawal of the Guerin report including what he called its flawed conclusions and opinions. He’s demanding Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin now correct the Dáil record about him. A spokesman for the Taoiseach says Mr Kenny was pleased to note Alan Shatter acted properly, adding that the Guerin report was accepted at the time of its publications