Exclusive: Fennelly can’t investigate garda bugging claims

Commission can only review phone bugs. Can’t probe bugging with other devices

5th July, 2015
Enda Kenny: bugging could affect convictions

The Fennelly Commission, which is investigating the recording of telephone calls at Garda stations, has declined to hear evidence about the bugging of conversations in Garda stations.

The allegations come from retired gardaí who say that gardai recorded in-person interviews at Garda stations, including between solicitors and their clients.

But the commission says that its terms of reference extend only to the bugging of telephone conversations and not to recordings made with other electronic...

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