Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD has welcomed today’s decision of the Public Accounts Committee to reverse its decision to deny whistleblower Garda Sgt Maurice McCabe a transcript of his evidence to the committee.
Deputy McDonald said:
“I welcome today's decision by PAC members to reverse the decision made last week to refuse a request made by Sgt Maurice McCabe that he be provided with the transcript of his own evidence.
“The matter has now been referred to the Committee on Procedures & Privileges and the PAC has requested that the committee conclude its deliberations in a timely manner.
“It has been my strong view all along that Sgt McCabe be provided with a copy of the transcript if he so requested.
“Whilst Sgt McCabe’s testimony was given during private session, it was always the case that should he request a copy of the transcript that he should be provided with it.”