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Non-statutory inquiry will be toothless - Imelda Munster TD

24 August, 2016 - by Imelda Munster TD


Reacting to the publication of the terms of reference for the inquiry into the Olympics tickets controversy Sinn Féin’s spokesperson Imelda Munster has criticised Minister Ross for not establishing a statutory inquiry with powers to compel witnesses and evidence.

Teachta Munster said;

“Sinn Féin had argues strongly that a non-statutory inquiry would be toothless and may never get to the full truth of the matter.

“However, Minister Ross met with Fianna Fáil yesterday and it seems an agreement was made that the inquiry could make a recommendation if it chose to do so that a statutory inquiry be held.

“That’s nothing more than a half measure and I’m sure if Shane Ross was still in opposition he would be very critical of this move.

“What we have here is a scandal of international proportions and the minister’s response has been to establish a toothless inquiry.  That’s not good enough in Sinn Féin’s view.”

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