The Taoiseach’s most senior adviser was repeatedly informed of problems facing the inquiry that led to the resignation of former justice minister Alan Shatter before it was completed.
Martin Fraser, the secretary-general of the Department of the Taoiseach, was copied into emails showing that Sean Guerin was facing issues obtaining extensive files from the Garda Ombudsman (GSoc).
Guerin repeatedly informed GSoc and its solicitors that his independent inquiry was “time limited” and he...
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