Wednesday 22 November 2017

Shane Phelan: Ruling has implications for future investigations

Alan Shatter
Alan Shatter
Shane Phelan

Shane Phelan

Former Justice Minister Alan Shatter has been considerably vindicated following the ruling of the Court of Appeal that his right to fair procedure was breached by barrister Sean Guerin.

Although a commission of investigation later absolved him of Mr Guerin's finding that he failed to heed complaints from garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe, the senior counsel's 2014 scoping report has remained on the public record.

The court's ruling now paves the way for Mr Shatter to seek the deletion of the parts of the report that were critical of him.

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