Tanaiste Finds Justice Minister Not Being Informed Of Garda Taping Sooner Surprising

TANAISTE FINDS JUSTICE MINISTER NOT BEING INFORMED OF GARDA TAPING SOONER SURPRISING

The Tanaiste says it is surprising that a letter from the former Garda Commissioner was not brought to the attention of the Justice Minister sooner.

The correspondence on Garda taping from Martin Callinan was received in the Department of Justice two weeks before Alan Shatter was informed.

Eamon Gilmore says he expects the Cabinet will discuss the terms of reference for the Commission of Investigation at its meeting tomorrow.

He says the delay in presenting Minister Shatter with the letter will be one of the issued examined by the Commission.

“We know the facts of that, and yes that is surprising that that didn’t happen – I think that that will be one of the issues that obviously will be addressed by a Commission of Investigation” he said.

“We’re working on the terms of reference for the establishment of that Commission, and I expect that we will be discussing it at Cabinet tomorrow” he added.

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