Taoiseach: I have nothing to fear from publication of Fennelly report

Taoiseach: I have nothing to fear from publication of Fennelly report

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that he is not fearful of a report surrounding Martin Callinan's departure as Garda Commissioner last year.

Enda Kenny is always insisted he did not break the law when Mr Callinan resigned - and he said that, having read the report, he stands by that.

The 300-page document, which is an interim report from the Fennelly Commission, was delivered to Mr Kenny last night and he says it will be published as soon as the Attorney General clears it.

The Taoiseach reiterated his assertion that he did not break any laws.

"Well, I'll wait until it's published, but as I've said, I've rejected all of those assertions of my having broken the law in sacking the Garda Commissioner, and I still do now again," he said.

"And obviously, as I've said, if I was fearful of publication, I wouldn't be of a mood to publish it as quickly as I can."

Tánaiste Joan Burton says she and the Taoiseach both agree that the report needs to be published as soon as possible.

She says the document could be released as quickly as today.

"I expect and hope that we will actually see the Fennelly report published later today, subject to the legal clearance by the Attorney General," she said.

"The Taoiseach and I are at one in wanting to see the report published and disseminated as quickly as possible.

"I understand it's probably a fairly doorstopper at about 300 pages."

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