Barrister will be questioned over Cowen controversy
GSOC probing source of leak about TD’s drink-driving offence
INVESTIGATION: Barry Cowen. Photo: RollingNews.ie
November 15 2020 02:30 AM
A barrister is set to be questioned by the garda watchdog over the controversy surrounding the Barry Cowen drink-drive debacle after a senior officer provided the watchdog with the lawyer’s name, the Sunday Independent can reveal.
The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) is probing whether a member of the force leaked details to the press of the Garda Pulse record of a drink-driving offence that cost Mr Cowen his job as agriculture minister.
In July, the Irish Independent broke the story that the newly appointed minister was caught drink-driving in September 2016.