Thursday 8 December 2016

Move to appoint barrister takes heat off Shatter and Coalition – for time being

Published 26/02/2014 | 02:30

Four of the ten barristers who became Senior Councel at a cermonie this morning by the Chief Justice in the Supreme court (from left) Sara Phelan, Patrick Leonard, Sean Guerin and Conor Halpin.
Pic:Mark Condren
10.10.2013
Four of the ten barristers who became Senior Councel at a cermonie this morning by the Chief Justice in the Supreme court (from left) Sara Phelan, Patrick Leonard, Sean Guerin and Conor Halpin. Pic:Mark Condren 10.10.2013

AFTER two-and-a-half weeks embroiled in seemingly endless controversy, the Coalition may finally have found itself some respite.

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The decision to appoint senior counsel Sean Guerin to examine and assess the allegations raised by whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe falls short of the Commission of Inquiry which was demanded by the Opposition.

But the assurance that Guerin will have the power to recommend such a commission at the end of his seven-week review took the heat out of Dail exchanges yesterday.

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