Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice Jim O’Callaghan TD has welcomed the decision by the Government to launch a Commission of Investigation into allegations of a Garda management smear campaign against Garda whistleblowers.

Deputy O’Callaghan said, “While the report compiled by retired Judge Iarfhlaith O’Neill has not yet been made public, I welcome the establishment of a formal inquiry to examine these serious allegations. Fianna Fáil has been clear in saying that such an investigation is needed. We now look forward to Judge Peter Charlton working towards a speedy conclusion to his inquiry so that we can get to the truth of these matters as soon as possible.”