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Callinan report to be published by next week

Published 28/08/2015 | 02:30

The Fennelly Commission is set to determine whether Mr Callinan was forced from his position as a result of Cabinet concern over the garda tapes controversy
The Fennelly Commission is set to determine whether Mr Callinan was forced from his position as a result of Cabinet concern over the garda tapes controversy

The final report on the events that led to the retirement of former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan is close to completion and is expected to be delivered to witnesses next week.

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The Fennelly Commission is set to determine whether Mr Callinan was forced from his position as a result of Cabinet concern over the garda tapes controversy.

The report will be sent to a number of key witnesses, including Mr Callinan, former Justice Minister Alan Shatter, former Secretary General of the Department of Justice Brian Purcell and Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

A spokeswoman for the Taoiseach last night said the release of the report is a matter for the Commission, which is headed by Nial Fennelly.

However, it is understood a completed copy of the report will be sent to Taoiseach Enda Kenny next Monday.

Mr Callinan's retirement caused major political controversy, with the Opposition accusing the Taoiseach of effectively sacking him, which was flatly rejected by Mr Kenny.

Irish Independent

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