Sunday 26 March 2017

CAB head to review tribunal's report

Tom Brady Security Editor

THE head of the Criminal Assets Bureau has been appointed to review the findings of the Moriarty Tribunal report to determine if there is a basis for a criminal investigation.

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan yesterday appointed Detective Chief Superintendent Eugene Corcoran to oversee a study of the massive report, which runs to 2,400 pages.

The move follows the decision of Taoiseach Enda Kenny on Wednesday that copies of the report should be sent to the Garda Commissioner and the DPP.

The copies were on their desks yesterday morning and Chief Supt Corcoran was immediately tasked with heading up a small team of officers to carry out the review.

Gardai are aware that under the terms of the tribunals legislation they are prohibited from using any of the evidence given to Moriarty unless they can establish independent verification of the details.

However, they will be able to use the findings to help plot a way forward.

Irish Independent

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