We’ve obtained a copy of a letter sent by the Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly to the chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries. Dated May 11, the letter, which was alluded to in Thursday’s Irish Examiner, relates to Frank Fahey‘s appearance in front of the committee last week. Deputy Fahey was there to answer questions on the ‘Lost at Sea’ scheme. In it Ms O’Reilly seeks to correct or clarify a number of claims made by Deputy Fahey. She says she has “serious concerns in relation to the accuracy” of Deputy Fahey’s statements.
The letter is below and has been scanned and OCRd. The Committee chairman Johnny Brady (FF Meath West) has confirmed it is legit.
Av’ an ol’ goo…
We’ve bought the DVD of the committee meeting and will be Youtubing it once we get a chance. Might even cut it up to show the good bits if we decide to get fancy.