Wallace: I take no pleasure in Shatter resignation

Independent TD Mick Wallace has said that he takes no pleasure in "Alan Shatter's fall from grace".

The Wexford TD, a regular critic of Deputy Shatter during his time as Justice Minister, praised the Minister's work ethic.

"I may have been calling for his resignation for the last six months but I take no pleasure in Alan Shatter's fall from grace," he said.

"I respected his ability, his intelligence, his appetite for work his stand on the pro-choice and same-sex marriage, but we would have had a very different philosophy to life and I wouldn’t have been looking to go for a drink with him."

Earlier this afternoon, the Dáil approved the promotion of Charlie Flanagan to the Cabinet.

Deputy Flanagan will take over as Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, after Frances Fitzgerald was appointed as the new Minister for Justice.

The appointments will be confirmed by the Presidential Commission at Áras an Úachtaráin this afternoon.

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