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Taoiseach Standing By Decision To Sack Barry Cowen

That's despite findings from a GSOC report revealing the Laois-Offaly TD did not attempt to turn way from a garda checkpoint in 2016.

The Taoiseach says, for now, he's standing by his decision to sack Barry Cowen over his drink-driving controversy.

Deputy Cowen was fired as Minister for Agriculture, just two weeks after his appointment, when he refused to take questions in the Dáil over claims he performed a ‘U-turn’ before a garda checkpoint.

Findings from a report conducted by the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission reveal the Laois-Offaly Fianna Fáil TD did not attempt to turn way from gardaí in 2016.

Speaking at Fianna Fáil's think-in in Mullingar, Micheál Martin says there's a precedent that ministers answer questions before the Dáil - something the Clara man refused to do:

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