Blaney defends scheme comments and dismisses MEP’s threat

Deputy Niall Blaney has been responding to the slating he has received since commenting on the lost at sea scheme in the Dail, stating he stands by everything he said.

The Byrne family from Donegal were furious when Deputy Blaney said they had been mislead by MEP Jim Higgin's in thinking they could qualify for the scheme.

While Jim Higgins challenged the Deputy to repeat the comments without Dail privilege and again criticised his father Harry Blaney for not supporting the McBrearty family in a Dáil vote on Garda misconduct.

Niall Blaney says he is not bother by Jim Higgin's threats:

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