Tribunal statement denies giving secret report to McDowell

The tribunal claims it didn’t give the report to McDowell, but I believe he did get it. But how?

The tribunal yesterday took the unusual step of issuing a statement making clear that it has never submitted a secret report to Minister for Justice Michael McDowell.

The statement said that it had come to the attention of the tribunal that a number of media sources had speculated as to whether the tribunal had made a secret report of some matter to the Minister.

“The tribunal has issued two reports: on Explosives Finds in 2004 and on the Barron Death Investigation in 2005. There are no other reports,” it said.