Dempsey resists outside probe call

The Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey has rejected opposition party claims that a report by the secretary general Julie O’Neill into her own department would lack transparency.

20th October, 2007

The Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey has rejected opposition party claims that a report by the secretary general Julie O’Neill into her own department would lack transparency.

Dempsey will resist fresh calls this week in the Dail for an independent report into how senior department of transport officials failed to inform him about Aer Lingus’ plans to transfer its Heathrow slots from Shannon to Belfast.

He rejected parallels between a previous case...

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