Fianna Fáil has this morning received a copy of the Mahon Tribunal Report, which is currently being reviewed in detail. We welcome its publication and are currently studying the report and its findings and we will be making a considered response.
Party Leader Micheál Martin TD has convened a meeting of the Party’s Officer Board for later today to consider the Report. Tonight, following that meeting, Deputy Martin will issue a detailed statement and tomorrow morning will hold a press conference to respond publicly.
Deputy Martin has written to the Clerk of the Dáil to ask that the Report be forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions for consideration. The Party has also tabled a Special Notice Question in the Dáil this morning, the details of which are included below.
Notes to Editor:
To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will outline such urgent steps as the government intends taking concerning the findings of the Tribunal of Inquiry into Certain Planning Matters and Payments, the advice he has sought in relation to it, whether he will reconsider his decision to stand-down the independent inquiry into more recent planning irregularities, whether the Tribunal’s report will be forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions and if he will make a statement of the matter. – Dara Calleary TD