Taoiseach submits his account to Garda Commissioner's resignation inquiry

The Taoiseach has made a written submission to the inquiry looking into the departure of Former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan and the secret recording of phone calls.

The new Communications Minister Alex White suggested during the Labour leadership race that Enda Kenny had fired Mr Callinan.

The Fennelly Inquiry was established to look into the circumstances of the secret recording of phone calls in Garda stations and the departure of Martin Callinan.

Back in March, the secretary general of the Department of Justice visited Mr Callinan at his home to convey the Taoiseach's views that the issue was so serious and Martin Callinan resigned the next morning.

During the Labour leadership hustings, Alex White wrote to members saying he believed Mr Callinan had been sacked.

This morning on national radio, the now Communications Minister said he had not discussed those comments with Enda Kenny on his appointment to the Cabinet, and that it was up to the Fennelly Inquiry to investigate what happened.

It has now been confirmed that the Taoiseach has made a written submission of his account of the events and a spokesperson said he will make an oral submission to the inquiry in due course.

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