“In The Event Of Any Further Unexpected Disclosures”

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[Former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan]

The Irish Times is reporting this morning that the Government is to ask Justice Nial Fennelly’s Commission of Inquiry, into the Garda Tapes and recorded conversations between prisoners and their solicitors, to investigate the events relating to the resignation of former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan.

The inquiry’s terms of reference will be settled tomorrow while the work of the inquiry is expected to take a year.

The Irish Times adds:

In addition, the terms of reference will leave it open to the Government to bring any other covert recording system within the scope of the inquiry. While a source said the Government did not know of other recordings, Ministers do not want to run the risk of having to establish a separate inquiry in the event of any further unexpected disclosures.

Commission to examine lead-up to Callinan resignation (Irish Times)

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