The issue had been raised in the Dáil yesterday by Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness who said a female member of An Garda had contacted him about the issue. The Carlow-Kilkenny TD said the confidential recipient Oliver Connolly told her “the last man who used the service was now washing cars in Navan”.Mr Shatter said however the only knowledge he had of the issue was what Mr McGuinness said yesterday and on RTÉ radio this morning. “I don’t have knowledge of the conversations the confidential recipient has with members of An Garda Síochána, ” he told Fianna Fáil justice spokesman Niall Collins.
“I find the whole thing a complete mystery, I have absolutely no idea what Mr. Connolly was thinking.
“To be quite frank with you, I’m utterly astonished at some of the commentary that has now come into the public arena. I don’t understand why he conducted himself in that way.”