Dail approach to alleged Garda bugging - now and then

Dail approach to alleged Garda bugging - now and then

Thirty years ago, Michael Noonan was the Justice Minister and Alan Shatter and Enda Kenny were on the backbenches when they were at the centre of another controversy about alleged Garda bugging.

Thirty years ago, Michael Noonan was the Justice Minister and Alan Shatter and Enda Kenny were on the backbenches when they were at the centre of another controversy about alleged Garda bugging.

A microphone, wiring and a transmitter were found at a house used by the then SDLP deputy leader Seamus Mallon when he visited in Dublin. The Gardai­ were high on the list of suspects, but they denied responsibility.

So did the Provisional IRA....

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