The government has given McEntee Commission of Investigation into the Dublin Monaghan bombings until the end of July to complete its work.

The commission, whose sole member is barrister Patrick McEntee, had indicated in an earlier interim report that it had made contact with an individual outside the state whom it had been seeking who had important new information.

In the latest report furnished to government the commission says it feels it should conclude its investigations in relation to this person before it could be said to have discharged its mandate, and sought the extension.