Thursday, 19 May 2022
Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions
I thank the Tánaiste for his reply. I will narrow it down to two fairly general questions that I think he will be able to answer. First, will the scope of the investigation be widened so that all the allegations that are in the public domain will be investigated? What is his view on that? Should it be widened so that all allegations that are in the public domain will be investigated? It currently appears that a significant number of allegations, including those relating to another board member, will not be investigated. I do not think that is acceptable.
Second, An Bord Pleanála has been refusing to give replies to simple and straightforward questions from the media. What is the view of the Tánaiste in that regard? Does he think An Bord Pleanála should give the media replies to simple and straightforward questions, such as in respect of the code of conduct and how the terms in it, such as "immediate neighbourhood", are defined?