Minister for the Environment John Gormley has rejected claims that he has been delaying the publication of two reports into finance and planning at the Dublin Docklands Authority.

Former Green Party Senator Déirdre de Búrca claimed that publication of the reports would cause discomfort for Fianna Fáil.

Minister Gormley told RTÉ News that Ms de Búrca’s claim that he was reluctant to make the contents of the report public was ‘completely without foundation’.

He said the reports would be published after the Attorney General had completed an investigation.

He added that there would be legal and financial implications following their publication.

Minister Gormley insisted that Ms de Búrca had not been privy to the information contained in the reports.

Speaking on RTÉ's This Week, Ms de Búrca said that the report, which was carried out by DDDA Chairperson Niamh Brennan, contains evidence of serious malpractice.

She also called on Minister Gormley to publish the report and to act on its findings immediately.

It was Ms De Búrca's first interview since she resigned from the Seanad and the parliamentary party last week.

Mr Gormley said also that Ms de Búrca 'never once raised the DDDA or its operations' with him or his department.

The minister reiterated that it was he who appointed Ms Brennan to 'overhaul the authority and address the serious issues facing it'.

Elsewhere, Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny has said he will also be calling on Minister Gormley to publish the reports.

Mr Kenny said it was very important in an area as significant as this that full accountability and transparency is available.

The leader of the Labour Party Eamon Gilmore has said he will raise the issue in the Dáil in the coming days.

Minister for Communications Eamon Ryan has said the Government will act on the recommendations of the report.