Monday 10 February 2014 08.34
The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission has refused to comment on the reports
The Minister for Justice has contacted the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission asking why it believes its offices were bugged last year and why he was not informed.
Alan Shatter has also asked the commission for a detailed report on the matter, including its decision to hire a British security company last year to investigate if it had been placed under electronic surveillance.
The minister was not informed of the decision and a complaint was not made to gardaí.
Mr Shatter is due to meet members of the commission at the Department of Justice this afternoon.
GSOC has refused to comment.
Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn has said he hoped the situation would become clearer this afternoon.
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