Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice and Equality Jim O’Callaghan TD said,

“I have studied the statement issued on behalf of Maurice McCabe this afternoon seeking a public inquiry into the alleged smear campaign conducted against him.

“Fianna Fáil has long maintained that the response to this issue must have the full support of the McCabe family. Accordingly we fully support their call for a public inquiry to be conducted into this matter. We also believe a public inquiry will benefit An Garda Síochána and the general public.”