PAC chair to seek advice on handing over whistleblower's transcript

The chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, John McGuinness, said he will ask the Dail's procedural body for advice on giving a Garda whistleblower a copy of his own evidence.

McGuinness was absent from last week's meeting where members decided not to issue a transcript to Sergeant McCabe.

The committee has been told there could be serious legal concerns about issuing a transcript of a meeting held in private session.

Deputy McGuinness said he wants legal advice from the Dáil committee on Procedures and Privileges before the committee makes a final decision.

"There's a number of procedural matters I have to check as chairman… I want to … ask about that procedure today, and then we'll come back to the committee and explain that procedure and do what's necessary after I am informed," he said.

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