Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Justice Dara Calleary TD has called on the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter to make a Dáil statement on comments from the Director of Public Prosecutions about the investigation into Anglo Irish Bank.
Deputy Calleary said, “I am deeply concerned that the comments from the DPP this weekend have left the impression that the State no longer feels a sense of urgency about the Anglo investigation.
“It is extremely difficult for the public to stomach the fact that some of the key players in this investigation have so far escaped the rigorous questioning necessary to move this investigation on in a meaningful way. The comments from the DPP have created a sense of doubt and confusion over the commitment from our justice system to bring some finality to this terrible situation and ensure that those individuals who may have broken the law suffer the consequences.
“It is now incumbent on the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter to make a clear statement on the progress in the Anglo investigation and provide some reassurance to the public. Just months ago when Alan Shatter was in opposition, he was extremely vocal about the Anglo investigation and the need to secure prosecutions without delay. I am concerned that the Minister no longer appears to have this sense of urgency.
“The Anglo investigation is the largest of its kind in the history of this State. The public must know that our entire justice system is fully mobilised to ensure that justice is done in a thorough and efficient way. It is up to the Minister to take the lead on this.”