Lessons to be learnt from O'Higgins Report, says Justice Minister

Frances Fitzgerald Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald says she's looking forward to hearing the views of all deputies in next week's Dail debate

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Frances Fitzgerald (right) listening to Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan talking to the media | Image: RollingNews.ie

The Justice Minister says there are many lessons to be learned from the O'Higgins report.

The recently published findings and recommendations of the commission of investigation will once again be the subject of a Dáil debate next week.

There were calls for the Garda Commissioner to clarify her position in relation to the O'Higgins Report and the Whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe.

It's recently emerged that Commissioner O'Sullivan's legal team had at one point been asked to look into allegations of malice against senior officers within in the force by Maurice McCabe.

Commissioner O'Sullivan is under pressure to make a statement to clarify the matter.

Her boss, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald, meanwhile, says she's looking forward to hearing the views of all deputies in next week's Dáil debate.

"It's a very comprehensive report, over 370 pages, there's a lot of lessons to be learnt, many changes have happened already.

"So we'll have a good debate on Wednesday and Thursday and I look forward to hearing the views from all sides on it."