Minister Defends Using Garda Car: “There Was No Water Meter Works At The Time”

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MINISTER of State for European Affairs Dara Murphy has rejected claims he abused his position after gardaí drove him from Cork to Dublin Airport to catch a flight to Brussels, stating: “There was no water meter works at the time”.

Murphy sought help after his car broke down on the side of a motorway outside Mitchelstown in at 3am on Sunday, September 13 on his way to the capital for a 6.40am flight.

“I figured there would be plenty of gardaí available since all the Irish Water meter installers were finished for the night,” he told WWN. “I know for a fact gardaí hate Saturday nights because of all the drunks on the streets at that time of the morning. Sure, what did they miss, a few scuffles in the chipper? Big deal.”

The deputy said he had no issue apologising if people thought the decision was improper, but it was a decision he made in order to be able to attend an important meeting.

“Yeah, sorry everyone.” he added, admitting to not actually remembering what the meeting was about. “All I know it was very important and that there was a dinner before hand with a truffle starter I just had to try.”

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