Taoiseach hands new Garda-misconduct allegations to Fitzgerald

The Taoiseach has handed the new Minister for Justice a fresh batch of allegations of Garda misconduct.

The new allegations follw this week's publication of the Guerin report.

Frances Fitzgerald is less than a week in office and is now investigating several affidavits and other documentation.

The Tánaiste said Minister Fitzgerald intended to investigate these latest allegations quickly and promptly.

"The important thing is that these allegations are investigated as quickly as possible...and dealt with effectively. I know that is Frances' Fitzgerald's intention," he said.

"The important thing is that public confidence in the gardaí is restored."

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