Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice and Equality Niall Collins TD has expressed disappointment following confirmation that the Fennelly Commission will not be issuing a full report until late next year.
Deputy Collins commented, ““While it is disappointing that the Commission will not be completing its work before the end of September next, it is clear that Judge Fennelly believes he needs extra staff to allow him to complete the Report as he interprets the Terms of Reference. The Taoiseach will have to decide whether the extra resources are going to be allocated and I hope this decision is made swiftly.
“It has to be remembered that this inquiry as originally meant to be complete its work at the end of 2014 and we will now not see any report until the end of September 2016, and that’s only if nothing else goes wrong.
“Given the caveats on the timeframe expressed in the report I would not be surprised if a further extension is sought next year. This is very worrying given cost implications and particularly when you consider the court case involving Bandon Garda station is over for months now.”