Director of Corporate Enforcement to prepare report into collapse of Seán Fitzpatrick trial

The Director of Corporate Enforcement said it will prepare, with the highest priority, a report into the collapse of the Seán Fitzpatrick trial.

But it is seeking from transcripts of the trial as it says it was excluded from much of the proceedings.

Earlier Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil it was not acceptable that such a major trial would collapse because of under-resourcing.

And Fine Gael leadership contender Leo Varadkar said he believes some form of inquiry may be necessary.

“I do absolutely share the concerns of the public about how the investigation was handled and the reasons as to why the judge ordered an acquittal.

“I do think we will need an examination as to how this went wrong and why those mistakes were made by the ODCE (Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement).”


Related Articles

Claims of corporate affairs watchdog being under-resourced 'seriously concerning', says Fitzgerald

More in this Section

23-year-old woman charged in connection with Blanchardstown shooting

Here are tonight’s lotto results…

Government plans to extend GP visit cards for carers criticised by both sides

Look out in armed raid later stopped for drink driving and caught ’green-blue handed’


Today's Stories

Quarter of early years staff short on references

Man accused of stealing paninis opts for jury trial

€10m works to rectify dangerous bends on Kerry road

RSA honours man left paralysed after traffic collision 11 years ago for road safety work

Lifestyle

Timing is everything as The Frank and Walters revisit 'Grand Parade'

A question of taste: Eileen O'Shea

Eoghan O'Sullivan's picks his highlights of 2017

Learning Points: The ghost of Christmas past is always nostalgia

More From The Irish Examiner