The Tánaiste and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has said she expects the Garda Commissioner to clarify the instructions that were given to her legal team.
Fitzgerald's comments will raise the pressure on Nóirín O'Sullivan to address the decision by her lawyers to question the motivation of the Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe.
The Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin read, into the record, some transcripts from the O'Higgins Commission which first emerged last night.
In the Dáil this morning the Tánaiste has said she expects the Garda Commissioner to clarify as many issues as she can.
“I will obviously have ongoing discussions with her (the Garda Commissioner) and I’ve no doubt that she will seek to clarify as much as possible that points that you raise in her own interventions,” said the Tánaiste.
“I want to make the point that there are a number of places where those interventions will be made.”