[Minister for Justice Alan Shatter with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the launch of the Child and Family Agency in Dublin Castle in January]

“I don’t know the scale of the actual contents of what are in all those tapes but we’re concerned about it. It’s a serious issue where in some cases, court cases have been dealt with, others reaching as far up as, Tribunals may have, may have implications for some of the findings there.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaking at an event to mark Intel’s 25 years in Ireland

Taoiseach warns garda phone recordings could impact Tribunals (Newstalk)

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