Tuesday 24 January 2017

Paul Williams: There's a long list of suspects in this hi-tech crime world

Paul Williams

Published 11/02/2014 | 02:30

The Minister for Justice at the Department of Justice yesterday. Picture Steve Humphreys
The Minister for Justice at the Department of Justice yesterday. Picture Steve Humphreys

The unavoidable impression created by the shocking revelation of a plot to bug the offices of the Garda watchdog is that the prime suspects are shadowy renegades within the organisation GSOC was set up to police.

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The alleged discovery of a secret eavesdropping operation represents a grave attack, not just on the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission, but the security of the State.

But before any further enquiries can be made – and there are many more questions than answers – one arm of the State has been unfairly implicated in the absence of any evidence presented to the public so far.

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