Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has said Attorney General Máire Whelan must have believed her phone was tapped.
Mr Adams said Ms Whelan clearly felt her phone may have been tapped as she was reluctant to speak about the Garda controversy with Taoiseach Enda Kenny on the phone.
Mr Kenny confirmed the Attorney General’s reluctance to speak to him on the phone in the Dáil during the week.
Sinn Féin leader Adams also said that the party will be supporting the Fianna Fáil motion of no confidence in Justice Minister Alan Shatter.
He said the Justice Minister is not the person to lead the reforms necessary in the justice system.
Speaking at the announcement of Sinn Féin candidates for the forthcoming Local Elections, Mr Adams also said the party is putting forward the highest number of candidates in its history.
The party is running 350 candidates in the Local Elections and one in each of the four European constituencies.