Thursday, 22 February 2018

Ceisteanna (36)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Ceist:

36. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if his Department sought further information from the relevant whistleblower regarding health and safety reports which they allege were destroyed as part of a cover up within the Air Corps; and if not, the reason therefor. [9078/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

I appointed an independent third party to review allegations made in a number of protected disclosures relating to health and safety issues in the Air Corps which were received in late 2015 and early 2016.

No specific information has been sought from the correspondents in relation to reports which were the subject of an allegation of destruction contained in correspondence which was also sent to the Deputy.

I sent the report of the independent third party to those who had made disclosures for their views and I am considering the next steps in the process having received those views and in the context of ongoing litigation.