The Irish Mail on Sunday

What the report actually investigat­ed


On Sunday, April 12, we reported that whistleblo­wers had alleged Bus Éireann managers had received kickbacks for bus-route contracts.

The following day, three ministers called for a full report ‘on this matter’.

This Wednesday, Bus Éireann published a report into the ‘background to allegation­s of misconduct’.

Surely this implies that the company merely compiled a report on the informatio­n it already had in its possession and the contents of a taped conversati­on between a Bus Éireann official and a bus contractor that we provided to them.

Subsequent to the request from the ministers, we know that the company did not speak to either of the two whistleblo­wers who fell within the remit of the report.

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