Taoiseach To Answer Questions On Report

The Taoiseach is expected to respond to questions in the debate on the Moriarty Tribunal report tomorrow.

The Government speaking list has not yet been finalised, however Mr Kenny will answer on the report and issues relating to Fine Gael fundraising.

It was earlier reported that during the Dáil debate on its report of the Moriarty Tribunal, the Government are to give 'adequate time' to Independent TD Michael Lowry.

The format for the debate, which will see Pat Rabbitte, Communications Minister answer questions, has been criticised by opposition parties.

Published last week, the Moriarty report followed a 14-year-long tribunal into the awarding of the second mobile phone licence to Esat Digifone in 1996 while Mr Lowry was Communications Minister.

TD Michael Lowry dismissed the claims.

Mr Lowry has been offered two speaking slots by Government Chief Whip Paul Kehoe - a personal statement after the opening of the debate, and then an opportunity to respond after Minister Rabbitte answers questions on the report.


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