Gardai probe if any leak of details about Cowen’s driving ban
Officers investigate if third party had access to personal data
Gardai have launched an internal probe into the possible leaking of information about Agriculture Minister Barry Cowen’s drink-driving ban, the Sunday Independent can reveal. The initial inquiry, which may lead to a full internal investigation by the force, comes after the Fianna Fail TD apologised for a “stupid, stupid mistake” in the Dail last week.
Despite efforts to put the controversy behind him, the furore over the Offaly TD’s previously undisclosed drink-driving offence is now set to rumble on with news of the Garda probe.
An Garda Siochana said it is attempting to ascertain whether a full investigation should be carried out into whether a third party had access to information held by the force about the incident involving Cowen.