Tuesday 6 December 2016

In quotes: Political reaction to the report

Published 02/09/2015 | 02:30

Micheál Martin
Micheál Martin

Taoiseach - "I welcome the report's clear and unambiguous finding that the question of removing the former commissioner from his position was not even discussed."

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"It's very clear from the report that the commissioner is completely exonerated in terms of how he responded to this issue and he has been grievously wronged in my view." - Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin

"The Fennelly report reaffirms the need for root-and-branch reform of the management, delivery and oversight of Garda policy issues." - Irish Council for Civil Liberties executive director Mark Kelly

"I welcome the commission's finding that prior to the retirement of former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan on March 25, 2014, I neither received nor had any knowledge of the letter of March 10, 2014, on the 'Garda taping issue' furnished by the former Garda Commissioner to Brian Purcell, the then Secretary General of the Department of Justice." - Former justice minister Alan Shatter

"The Taoiseach's spin in relation to the findings of this report is not credible and he must now consider his position." - Sinn Féin's Aengus Ó Snodaigh

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