Fennelly Commission



The Fennelly Commission is an independent statutory body established under the Commissions of Investigation Act 2004 and any queries in relation to it's work should be directed to the Commission itself. Tel 01 662 9151 or email info@fennellycommission.ie

The main issues to be investigated are:

- the operation of telephone recording systems, to record calls other than 999 calls to the Emergency Call Answering Service, at a large number of Garda Stations over many years,

- the specific implications of the taping related to the Garda investigation into the death of Ms Sophie Toscan Du Plantier in County Cork in December 1996, and related matters,

- how these matters were dealt with by the responsible authorities, - the sequence of events leading up to the retirement of the former Garda Commissioner in March 2014. The full terms of reference are outlined here.


Interim Report - November 2014 - PDF Document

Taoiseach extends time frame of the Fennelly Commission until 31 December 2015 - PDF Document

Interim Report - August 2015  - PDF Document 

Interim Report November 2015 – PDF Document

Interim Report September 2016 - PDF Document

Interim Report - December 2016 - PDF Document

Report - April 2017

Contact the Fennelly Commission

First Floor, St. Stephen’s Green House, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2.

Tel: 01 662 9151

Email: info@fennellycommission.ie