Shatter: No evidence of bugging at GSOC

Shatter: No evidence of bugging at GSOC

The Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said he received a report stating there is "no evidence at all" of bugging at the offices of the Garda Ombudsman Commission.

Shatter said a report from an IT security firm in Dublin noted that there is not only no conclusive evidence of bugging, but rather no evidence at all.

In a half-hour speech to the Dáil tonight the minister added he had commissioned a report from RITS, an IT security firm based in Citywest.

RITS had reviewed the claims made in the report by Verrimus, the British firm hired by GSOC to investigate the possibility of bugging.

The minister said the report from RITS was emphatic in ruling out any bugging.

He also confirmed some details of a newspaper report this morning, which explained that a WiFi device in GSOC's boardroom was connecting to a network in a nearby coffee shop.

He was not aware of that information last week and had only been told on Friday.

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