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.