Wednesday, February 16, 2005


Shots Fired at McDowell's Holiday Home

The Opposition have today condemned an incident involving a shot fired at the holiday home of Justice Minister Michael McDowell as "scandalous".
Gardai are investigating after a window in the house near Rooskey,Co Roscommon,was discovered broken and a spent cartridge was found nearby.

The home was the subject of a legal battle after Roscommon County Council refused to extend planning permission for the development.In January the High Court permitted the minister another three months to carry out building works.

"The minister is quite a controversial figure but to threaten his safety and his privacy is a very serious matter,"said Labour's Justice spokesman Joe Costello.

"Whether it is a prank or something more sinister,it is very worrying," he added.

I agree with Mr Costello.Whether you are a fan of Mr McDowell or not,this kind of thing cannot be condoned.It is unacceptable behaviour.


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