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[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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The Guardian also understands that a number of Dublin-based journalists are going to allege that their phones have been routinely monitored by gardai.

Since the imposition of the 2005 Garda Siochana Act ,the force has been accused of scanning reporters’ calls to establish if they have been talking to individual gardai. The 2005 Act imposes heavy penalties on Garda officers who brief members of the media.

Ireland’s justice minister faces grilling over Garda bugging scandal (Henry, McDonald, The Guardian)

Thanks Brian Sammon

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