Alan Shatter welcomes removal of Guerin Report from Government website

Mr Shatter says he hopes "this long drawn out and personally stressful saga will finally end" in the coming days

Alan Shatter welcomes removal of Guerin Report from Government website

File photo of Alan Shatter. Image: RollingNews.ie

A senior counsel's report into the handling of Garda malpractice in Cavan-Monaghan has been removed from the Taoiseach's website.

The report by Sean Guerin was challenged in the Court of Appeal by the former justice minister Alan Shatter.

Earlier this month, the court upheld Mr Shatter's challenge against its findings because he had not been interviewed before its release.

The Guerin Report has today been removed from the Government website, and is not expected to be replaced.

Mr Shatter welcomed the removal of the report.

In a statement, the former deputy wrote: "I welcome the fact that the Guerin Report has been removed from the Taoiseach's website. It is over two and a half years since I expressed my concern to the Taoiseach about the absence of fair procedures in the approach taken by Mr Sean Guerin in the preparation of his report.

"The Taoiseach, the Minister for Justice, opposition leaders and independent Deputies welcomed the Guerin report and some welcomed his harsh criticism of me and placed it on the Dail record. I am now asking that the Dail record be corrected by them."

He added that he hopes that "within the coming days this long drawn out and personally stressful saga will finally end".