Saturday July 4, 2020

Tale of the Tapes: Fennelly pulls no punches on secret recordings

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan comes off badly in the Fennelly report into the recording of phone calls to Garda stations – and she is far from alone

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

9th April, 2017
The Fennelly report will have made uncomfortable reading for beleaguered Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan Picture: Collins

It was the discovery of the Garda tapes into the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier that finally set off alarm bells among Garda management.

Ian Bailey, the self-confessed prime suspect for the killing of the Frenchwoman in west Cork in December 1996, was seeking to gather all evidence about the Garda investigation.

It turned out that all public calls to Bandon Garda station – the nerve centre of the murder investigation – were being recorded....

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