From top (Clockwise) Terry Prone, former Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald, former Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan; a reply from the Department of Justice to journalist Ken Foxe

Under the Freedom of Information Act, journalist Ken Foxe has been attempting to obtain emails between the former Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald and Terry Prone, of the Communications Clinic, while Ms Fitzgerald was minister between May 8, 2014 and March 11, 2017.

From 2014 to 2017, Ms Prone wasn’t only advising Ms Fitzgerald. She was also advising the then Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan.

As Ms Fitzgerald was the Justice Minister at the time, Ms O’Sullivan was, on paper, answerable to Ms Fitzgerald.

Mr Foxe was originally told there were no records of correspondence between Ms Prone and Ms Fitzgerald but, after appealing that decision, he was informed by the Office of the Information Commissioner last month that there were 68 such records.

Further to the OIC’s decision, Mr Foxe has since been sent an update from the Department of Justice (above).

Yesterday evening, Mr Foxe tweeted:

Those notorious ‘non-existent’ emails between former justice minister Frances Fitzgerald and PR guru Terry Prone will be released (or perhaps not depending on the decision) next Monday.

Previously: Frances, Nóirín and Tess

15 thoughts on “On Monday

  1. Dub Spot

    Speaking of self-promoters:

    ‘I had to make it outrageous to make my point’ – Woman behind presidential bid hoax in fraught radio row

    https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/presidential-election-2018/i-had-to-make-it-outrageous-to-make-my-point-woman-behind-presidential-bid-hoax-in-fraught-radio-row-37316090.html

    Dublin City Councillor Mannix Flynn slammed Ms Burke’s satirical approach and described her as a “major self-promoter”.

    What’s the font for irony, again?

  2. MaryLou's ArmaLite

    Pictures of Terry Prone are uncalled for, the close up of the chocolate starfish of a dog would be preferable.

  3. Ian-O

    Prone is a ‘Guru’?

    Prone is a cancer on society is what she is. She wouldn’t be anyone anywhere else. Like the RTE talent(less) she is a big fish in an incestuous pond is all.

    Eff her and the rest. Her letter about Tuam should be required reading in future years LC curriculum about the moral corruption in the Irish state.

  4. Daisy Chainsaw

    When I see a picture of Mme Crone, Roald Dahl comes to mind.
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CU0haXJWcAIiGLw.jpg

    “If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until you can hardly bear to look at it.

    A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

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