A spokesperson for Taoiseach Enda Kenny has accused Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin of interfering with the work of the Fennelly Commission.

Last week Mr Kenny said he was unwilling to break the law by commenting on reports he had been recalled to the inquiry, which is investigating events surrounding the departure of former garda commissioner Martin Callinan.

Mr Martin has claimed it would not be a criminal offence to disclose such information.

However, a spokesperson for the Taoiseach said it was the Government's view that legislation governing the inquiry prohibited any comment or disclosure relating to its work.