Mac Lochlainn says FF garda motion displays “breathtaking hyprocisy”

The Sinn Fein Justice Spokesperson is accusing his Fianna Fail counterpart of displaying "breathtaking hypocrisy".

Donegal North East Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn was speaking ahead of a Fianna Fail motion calling on the Minister for Justice to reverse the decision to shut down almost 100 garda stations this week, five of them in Donegal.

Fianna Fail's Justice spokesperson Niall Collins says clarity is needed on Minister Alan Shatter's plans, and he fears cuts will hamper the forces operations and further impact on morale.

However, Deputy Mac Lochlainn says in 2010, when Fianna Fail were in government, Niall Collins sought to have Donegal Garda Michael O'Boyce, the then GRA president, removed from the force, because he was about to make a speech criticising government cuts.........