Shatter promises no special treatment on penalty points

The Justice Minister Alan Shatter has said no one should receive preferential treatment when it comes to penalty points.

Shatter has now received an official Garda Inspectorate report into the alleged abuse of the scheme, which he will bring to cabinet and then publish tomorrow.

In a statement this evening the Minister said there should be 'no question mark hanging over the integrity' of the penalty points scheme and no one should get special treatment because of their perceived status or celebrity.

The Garda Inspectorate was asked to examine the scheme last May after an internal report by the Assistant Garda Commissioner.

The report is separate to the investigation being carried out by the Garda Ombudsman following complaints by Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe.

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