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Offaly Minister To Make Statement To Dáil On Driving Ban

A road safety advocate says his actions are "inexcusable".

Agriculture Minister Barry Cowen's expected to make a statement to the Dáil this week on his drink driving ban.

The Fianna Fail TD was caught driving over the limit when travelling from Dublin to Offaly in 2016.

He has since described it as a "terribly stupid mistake".

A decision whether or not to allow the Laois-Offaly deputy to address the Dáil's expected to be made at the Business Committee tomorrow.

Leo Leighio from the Mullingar-based Irish Road Victims' Association feels this is a big deal for people who've lost loved ones to drink-driving and Minister Cowen should resign from cabinet:

IRVA founder Donna Price also believes his actions are unforgivable:

Political editor with Independent News and Media, Philip Ryan, says there are still questions to be answered:

But the Taoiseach believes Minister Cowen should be punished for something that happened years ago.

Micheál Martin discussed the issue the Offaly TD over the weekend:

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