Fianna Fáil Party Whip Sean O Fearghaíl has written to the Government Whip demanding a Dáil debate on the Guerin report next week.  The report, published today, fully vindicated Garda Whistleblower Maurice McCabe and was highly critical of former Justice Minister Alan Shatter’s handling of the crisis.

“Following the publication of the report, Fianna Fáil asked for time to be allocated for a full debate on the matter to be held in the Dáil next week.  However, after receiving the Dáil schedule this evening I was shocked to discover that no debate time has been included.  This shows a blatant disregard for the seriousness of the issue, and borders on treating the Oireachtas with contempt”, commented Deputy O Fearghaíl.

“I have written to the Government Whip to demand time for a Dáil debate on the report next week and would expect this request to be met.”