'Breakdown of order' judge should apologise to people of Tallaght, says TD
A Labour TD has called for a judge to withdraw a comment he made in relation to social order breaking down in Tallaght in Dublin.
Judge Anthony Halpin said he was worried about a total breakdown of order in Tallaght and said the civil defence should be drafted in.
Eamon Malony, Labour TD for Dublin South West, said it was insulting that a judge would make such comments, and called for an apology.
"I think it's regrettable that any judge would make a judgement about an entire community which he obviously knows very little about," he said.
"It's very insensitive and I don’t know what his purpose was in making these remarks in the first place. I feel strongly...that he should withdraw these remarks, and apologise."