All evidence about Templemore controversy must be heard, says Justice Minister

All evidence about Templemore controversy must be heard, says Justice Minister

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has warned people not to make their minds up about the Garda Commissioner until all the evidence has been heard.

Minister Fitzgerald said that Noirín O'Sullivan's handling of financial irregularities at Templemore Training College needs to be examined in full by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

This morning, the committee delayed a decision on whether to bring forward the Commissioner's next appearance on the subject.

Facing increasing pressure from the Opposition this afternoon, Minister Fitzgerald said she could not disrupt the PAC's work.

"What I cannot do is have a running commentary on these proceedings - and there is a danger that some people want to examination of these issues to proceed, but to reach conclusions before it has been completed," she said.

"And some people want to reach verdicts before all the evidence has been heard."


More in this Section

Kodie's death should spur nations to do more on fishing safety, lawyer saysKodie's death should spur nations to do more on fishing safety, lawyer says

Cork town moves to end private operation of pay parking enforcement  Cork town moves to end private operation of pay parking enforcement

Garda-PSNI relationship 'could be undermined' without Brexit agreementGarda-PSNI relationship 'could be undermined' without Brexit agreement

Cork has gone from leader to laggard in delivery of biking infrastructure, cyclists sayCork has gone from leader to laggard in delivery of biking infrastructure, cyclists say


Lifestyle

Put provenance first this season and make 'Made in Munster' the label to be seen in. With outstanding craftmanship and commitment to quality, these homegrown designers are making Munster-made fashion wish list worthy around the world. Shopping local has never looked so good. Carolyn Moore reports.Made in Munster: Shopping local has never looked this good.

Karen Cunneen-Bilbow Owner, Fabricate IrelandMade in Munster: ‘I turned my hobby into a business’

An invitation is extended to all to pay a visit to Bride View Cottage, writes Charlie WilkinsSeasonal cheer will spread early in Co Cork as an invitation is extended to all to visit Bride View Cottage

After a week of Fortnite Chapter 2, we think it’s fair to say Epic lived up to their name with the game’s ‘re-launch’.GameTech: Happy after a week of Fortnite Chapter 2

More From The Irish Examiner