Garda Keith Harrison says he is disappointed but not surprised at the finding of the Disclosures Tribunal that the allegations made by him and his partner Marissa Simms were "entirely without any validity".

The finding is contained in the tribunal's second interim report.

Garda Harrison and his partner had accused senior gardaí in Donegal of interfering in their home and family life due to malice against him.

He claimed that senior officers targeted him by deliberately involving social services in his family life.

An Garda Síochána issued a statement today welcoming the findings of the second interim report.