Fennelly report on Callinan received by Taoiseach’s department

Report deals with events that led to ex-Garda commissioner’s retirement in March 2014

Former  Garda commissioner Martin Callinan  (above) resigned last year after being visited at his home by former secretary-general of the Department of Justice, Brian Purcell. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan (above) resigned last year after being visited at his home by former secretary-general of the Department of Justice, Brian Purcell. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

 

A report into the retirement of former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan has been received by the Department of the Taoiseach.

The interim inquiry by Mr Justice Nial Fennelly was sent to the office of the Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

The report deals with the events that led to Mr Callinan’s retirement in March 2014.

Mr Callinan resigned after being visited at his home by former secretary-general of the Department of Justice, Brian Purcell.

A spokesman for the Taoiseach said: “The report has been received in the department.

“The Taoiseach is obliged under section 38 of the Commissions of Investigation Act to consult with the sole member and to have the report reviewed by the Attorney General’s office to determine if there is any impact on pending or ongoing criminal proceedings.

“The position remains as the Taoiseach has always said that the report will be published as soon as possible in accordance with the law.”