Dáil committee is seeking legal advice on ability to investigate abuse of penalty points

Dáil committee is seeking legal advice on ability to investigate abuse of penalty points

A Dáil committee is seeking legal advice on whether it can investigate new evidence into abuse of the penalty points system.

The Public Accounts Committee has received a dossier of evidence from a whistleblower which suggests the State is losing out on significant income because of the abuse.

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has written to the Committee asking it to hand over the material before it investigates.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that it is up to the committee to decide whether it hands the information over to Gardaí.


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