O'Donoghue denies he obstructed setting up tribunal

The former Justice Minister, John O’Donoghue has denied he obstructed the setting up of an inquiry into the events in Donegal:

Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism John O’Donoghue rejected claims he obstructed the setting up of the Morris tribunal when he held the justice portfolio.

“I was never against the principle of a public inquiry, but clearly establishing a tribunal of inquiry was not something to be undertaken lightly. As far back as February 2001, I made it clear to Dail a‰ireann that I had an open mind as regards the setting up of a tribunal.”