The Fennelly report in full

The Fennelly report in full

The Fennelly report has found that the Taoiseach Enda Kenny did not sack former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan.

The 300 page document that examined the departure of Martin Callinan in March last year has been published this evening.

Mr Callinan announced his resignation on the morning of Tuesday March 25, 2014 - hours after a visit from the then Secretary General of the Department of Justice, Brian Purcell.

It followed a meeting of the Taoiseach, Attorney General and officials on the Monday night to discuss the revelations about to be made public of secret taping of phone calls in Garda stations.

The Fennelly report in full

The report says no-one at that meeting was aware of a letter sent by Martin Callinan (pictured above) on March 10 to the Department of Justice alerting to this recording scandal and is critical that the letter lay in the department for two weeks and was not brought to the attention of the minister.

Enda Kenny has had the letter been known about a visit to Mr Callinan before the Cabinet meeting would not have been necessary.

Mr Callinan did tell the investigation the visit was the immediate catalyst for his retirement.

But, Mr Justice Nial Fennelly does accept that Mr Callinan could have decided otherwise on retirement and accepts that Taoiseach Enda Kenny had no intention of putting pressure on the former commissioner to retire.

You can read the report in full below.

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