Monday 11 December 2017

Delay in publication leaves people in the dark

'No journalists should ever criticise leaks given that they are our bread and butter, but it is, as Alan Shatter put it last night, 'beyond bizarre' that huge sections of the O’Higgins report are being circulated without the full context.'
'No journalists should ever criticise leaks given that they are our bread and butter, but it is, as Alan Shatter put it last night, 'beyond bizarre' that huge sections of the O’Higgins report are being circulated without the full context.'
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

It was 5pm on Monday, April 25 when the report of the O'Higgins Commission landed on the desk of Frances Fitzgerald, then acting Justice Minister.

Her immediate reaction was to, rightly, refer it on to the Attorney General (AG) to check whether its contents might prejudice any criminal proceedings.

That same evening, two men were murdered in gangland-style killings in Dublin, and Fine Gael was in the process of caving in to Fianna Fáil's demand for water charges to be suspended.

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