Sunday 11 December 2016

John Downing: Another attempt to 'park' a major issue until well after the General Election

Published 20/01/2016 | 00:00

Joan Burton. Photo: Tony Gavin
Joan Burton. Photo: Tony Gavin

So we have yet another neat piece of pre-election parallel parking by the Taoiseach and his Government.

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The issue of monitoring journalists' phone records and emails will be examined by an eminent person who will report inside three months.

Mr Justice John Murray personifies eminence as a former Chief Justice, a member of the EU Court of Justice and Attorney General.

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