Shatter is acting like the “Minister for Criminals” – Canning


A Donegal councillor has accused Alan Shatter of acting like the Minister for Criminals rather than the Minister for Justice.

It follows a speech at the Irish Prison Officers Association conference this week, during which the minister said that last year, 88% of those who were jailed were sentenced to one year or less, and asked if Community Service could be used to a greater extent.

He stressed he was not criticising judges, but that's been rejected by Donegal Councillor Paul Canning.

He fears the minister's comments will play into the hands of criminals............