Martin wants full inquiry into garda allegations

//Martin wants full inquiry into garda allegations

Martin wants full inquiry into garda allegations

Friday 21 February 2014 06.22

The internal review at the Department of Justice was directed by Minister for Justice Alan Shatter The internal review at the Department of Justice was directed by Minister for Justice Alan Shatter

The Government has confirmed that an internal review is under way in the Department of Justice into correspondence relating to claims made by a garda whistleblower.

A spokesman said the review was directed by Minister for Justice Alan Shatter.

Yesterday, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said documents given to him by the Fianna Fáil leader Míchéal Martin contained serious allegations.

Mr Kenny said the documents related to a period between 2007 to 2009, and they would be examined very carefully.

Last night a Government spokesman confirmed that a review is now under way of correspondence within the Department of Justice in relation to the current, ongoing issues.

Meanwhile, Minister Shatter has defended his decision to sack the Confidential Recipient Oliver Connolly.

In a statement Mr Shatter said that Oliver Connolly’s position became untenable after a transcript of a confidential conversation between Mr Connolly and Sergeant Maurice McCabe was made public.

Mr Shatter said it is his intention to abolish the office of the Confidential Recipient and to enable the Garda Ombudsman Commission to receive and investigate whistleblower allegations.

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