Garda investigation into planning corruption

loner

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Recently at the Tribunal Michael Smyth indicated that he had asked the Gardai to carry out an investigation--he didnt inform either the Minister for Justice or the Taoiseach of his request to the Gardai.Neither did he tell the Gardai about his conversation with a FF councillor who more or less confirmed to him that money was changing hands.This is a strange story. The Gardai would be unlikely start an investigation without having some information toset the thing in motion.Questions need to be asked about this investigation---did the Gardai interview the Minister, how many councillors did they talk to,who did they report to when the investigation concluded and there are many more questions that might be asked. Let us not forget that a successful investigation at that time would have possibly avoided the need for this excellent Tribunal that so many politicians are bitching about.
 


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Two Garda investigations came to nothing, in 1989 and 1993. In the 1989 one, Tom Gilmartin says he was told by a Detective Sergeant to f*** off back to England and not be making up allegations against decent people. He was also told that if he co-operated he would be 'burning his bridges' and that Haughey wouldn't be happy. So there was never any chance of any investigation finding anything.
 

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There must be records of these investigations and reasons advanced to explain why they ran into the sand---perhaps the Minister for Justice could throw some light on the matter
 

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Recently at the Tribunal Michael Smyth indicated that he had asked the Gardai to carry out an investigation--he didnt inform either the Minister for Justice or the Taoiseach of his request to the Gardai.Neither did he tell the Gardai about his conversation with a FF councillor who more or less confirmed to him that money was changing hands.This is a strange story. The Gardai would be unlikely start an investigation without having some information toset the thing in motion.Questions need to be asked about this investigation---did the Gardai interview the Minister, how many councillors did they talk to,who did they report to when the investigation concluded and there are many more questions that might be asked. Let us not forget that a successful investigation at that time would have possibly avoided the need for this excellent Tribunal that so many politicians are bitching about.
You "like" investigations loner? What about one into the Siteserv deal? Might save us yet another Tribunal looking at a FG/Lab coalition.
 


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