Cooke report on GSOC 'bugging' delivered to Taoiseach's office

Friday 06 June 2014 22.43
The report was compiled after allegations of bugging at the offices of GSOC
The report was compiled after allegations of bugging at the offices of GSOC

The Cooke report into alleged bugging at the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission has been delivered to the Taoiseach's office.

Speaking in Silicon Valley a short time ago, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the report had been received in his absence.

He said he would not be in a position to read it until he gets back to Ireland after the weekend.

He said he wanted to see it and read it and he would see it was deliberated on by the Government "in the shortest time" and published as he had previously committed to.

The report was compiled by Mr Justice John Cooke, a retired High Court judge.

The Government announced in February that the inquiry was to be set up following allegations of bugging at the offices of the GSOC on Abbey Street in Dublin.

The terms of reference included identifying the sequence of events leading up to GSOC's decision to launch its own public interest inquiry and to examine all relevant records and correspondence.

The retired judge was also able to review and assess any evidence of a security breach or alleged security breach, including oral evidence as deemed relevant and to make recommendations.

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