14.06.18 – Seanad – Minister Charlie Flanagan Recognises Failure

“I was emphatic that I accepted that they were failures. A man, who had numerous previous convictions, including for theft, drugs and road traffic offences, and who was on bail at the time of the incident, had also been arrested for other offences while on bail.  We all know there are laws related to the obligations on those who obtain release on bail and there are sanctions if those bail conditions are breached.  Unfortunately in this particular case those sanctions were not implemented and there was a failing.”

14th June 2018 – Seanad Éireann