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Government has serious questions to answer on IBRC Commission of Investigation - Deputy Pearse Doherty

8 November, 2015 - by Pearse Doherty TD


Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty has said the government has serious questions to answers on the collapse of the IBRC Commission of Investigation.

Deputy Doherty last week submitted a series of written questions to An Taoiseach’s department on this issue.

Speaking today he said;

“Quiet clearly the government doesn’t want this issue played out in the height of a general election so serious questions need to be answered about its handling of this issue.

“We need to know when the government became aware of the fact that KPMG was not making documentation available to the commission of investigation, what action it took when it became aware of this fact and why has it taken so long, just weeks out from when the final report was due, for the government to consider taking emergency action.

“The government was forced to establish this investigation amid huge public pressure earlier this year and for it to fall flat on its face just before a general election will quiet rightly raise suspicion.

“Every effort must be made by the government to salvage this investigation even if that means bringing emergency measures to the Dáil this week.

“Sinn Féin will certainly be raising this issue in the Dáil this week.”

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