Monday 18 December 2017

Taoiseach took hands-on approach to fixing garda mess – now he owns it

Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

ALAN Shatter's removal from the Taoiseach's ring of confidence came about in the wake of the Garda Ombudsman's bugging affair.

Enda Kenny's initial reaction was to seek a report from the Justice Minister on allegations GSOC was the victim of a sophisticated spying operation.

"I haven't read the detail of it yet, but obviously I will ask the minister to give a report to us at Cabinet on Tuesday," he told the Irish Independent back in February.

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