Tuesday, 20 March 2007
Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin (Cavan-Monaghan, Sinn Fein)
Are civil servants directly involved in these briefings or the outworking of the special relationship that exists between the Government and certain Independent Deputies? If civil servants are involved in these special advices, is it not inappropriate because civil servants are meant to offer an unbiased and unfavoured service to all in the community and all elected representatives? Will the Taoiseach elaborate on that and indicate whether any such special advices would still be available once the general election has been called and up to the advent of the new Dáil?