It didn’t really surprise me that the promised press release from Comhaltas never materialised so I rang the organisation again yesterday and was told by the same spokesperson:
At the moment we have an official statement in relation to the allegations made in the Daily Mail and that statement is at present being circulated to our membership and our relevant authority structures.
I wasn’t aware that there was a Daily Mail story on the matter so that’s something I’ll have to check out.
I pressed the spokesperson on whether a press release would be released at all and was told that at the moment there’s no plan to do so and no more questions would be answered.
It gets more curious by the day.
Comhaltas seems to be a dead end so I think some questions to the Committee on Members Interests in Seanad Eireann will be my next move.