PAC seeking legal advice on questioning tax evasion whistleblower

The Public Accounts Committee is to ask for further legal advice on whether it can interview the whistleblower behind claims of income tax evasion.

TDs met behind closed doors this morning to discuss their handling of the dossier, which alleges tax evasion by politicians from Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Progressive Democrats.

Last week they were told that the civil servant behind the claims does not enjoy whistleblower protection, but he has written to the committee saying he believes he is protected by law.

The committee has agreed to seek further advice, and is also to ask the Revenue Commissioners to give evidence about their progress in chasing taxes from the holders of offshore bank accounts at Ansbacher.


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