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Garda misconduct report to be public within days

Published 26/04/2016 | 02:30

Frances Fitzgerald. Photo: Collins
Frances Fitzgerald. Photo: Collins

The Commission of Investigation into garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe's allegations of misconduct in the force has submitted its final report to Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald.

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The report by Justice Kevin O'Higgins was handed into the Department of Justice yesterday and is likely to be made public within days.

The Commission examined allegations made by Garda Sgt McCabe surrounding the conduct of gardai in the Cavan/Monaghan district.

The complaints ranged from the mishandling of murder, assault and abduction investigations by gardaí, along with allegations that files were manipulated and altered by members of the force.

Judge O'Higgins also looked at the handling of Sgt McCabe's complaints by former Justice Minister Alan Shatter and former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan.

Irish Independent

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