SF claim Taoiseach met Shatter hours before Garda Tapes scandal emerged

A spokesman for Enda Kenny has denied claims that the Taoiseach met with Alan Shatter hours before the Garda Tapes scandal first emerged.

Sinn Féin says the Taoiseach's diary - which they have obtained through Freedom of Information - includes a previously unknown meeting with the former Justice Minister.

The meeting would have taken place hours before the Taoiseach says he learned about the Garda Tapes affair from the Attorney General.

However, a spokesman for the Taoiseach says there is an error in the diary released to Sinn Féin.

He says the diary is compiled retrospectively - and that the meeting actually took place on the following Monday evening, not on the Sunday morning.

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