Private committee hearings to remain private

Wednesday 26 February 2014 22.35
Garda Sergeant Maurice McCabe had sought a transcript of his evidence to a private hearing
Garda Sergeant Maurice McCabe had sought a transcript of his evidence to a private hearing

The Committee on Procedure and Privileges has agreed to maintain the long-standing rule that what committees hear in private should remain in private.

The decision is understood to have been based on legal advice.

The committee was responding to a request from the Public Accounts Committee to consider giving garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe a transcript of his evidence before the committee.

He gave his evidence in a private meeting.