COMMENT: Government must investigate Toscan du Plantier allegations

The government must investigate new allegations that Gardai tried to influence a senior cabinet minister to encourage the state's independent chief prosecutor's office, writes John Burke.

12th December, 2011
COMMENT: Government must investigate Toscan du Plantier allegations
John Burke, Public Affairs Correspondent

Justice Minister Alan Shatter is a trained lawyer. So he will know himself that the independence of the state’s director of public prosecutions (DPP) which set the DPP apart from the Minister for Justice is a fundamental part of our criminal justice system.

That same vital separation exists between the DPP and Justice Minister from the investigative work done by An Garda Siochana and by the judicial consideration of our Judges, and vice...

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