Taoiseach Micheál Martin has corrected the record of the Dáil in relation to a report on garda misconduct.

The issue relates to a report by senior counsel Seán Guerin which led to the resignation of then minister for justice Alan Shatter in 2014.

Mr Guerin's report criticised Mr Shatter's handling of allegations by garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe.

Subsequently, the O'Higgins Commission found that Mr Shatter had handled the allegations correctly.

The Court of Appeal found that the report breached Mr Shatter's constitutional rights.

Mr Guerin appealed the decision to the Supreme Court which ruled in Mr Shatter's favour in February of last year.

In the Dáil today, the Taoiseach said the Supreme Court found Mr Guerin's report was outside his terms of reference.

Mr Martin said it was important that the decision of the court was reflected.

He said a redacted version of Mr Guerin's report would be placed in the Oireachtas Library along with the full text of the Supreme Court judgment.

In response to Labour's Brendan Howlin, the Taoiseach confirmed there was ongoing correspondence with Mr Shatter.

In a statement, Mr Shatter described Mr Martin's statement in the Dáil today as "disappointing".

He said while he welcomed the fact that a redacted copy of the report had been placed in the Oireachtas Library, he was disappointed that "the Taoiseach failed to publicly acknowledge and to apologise for the damage wrongly inflicted on my reputation."