Minister Simon Harris to visit Sligo today

The Minister for Justice, further and Higher Education Simon Harris will visit Sligo today.


Minister Harris will visit St Angela’s College in Sligo and will also launch the Generation’s Apprenticeship’s one more job imitative.


During his visit to the North West Minister Harris who for the remainder of Helen McEntee’s maternity leave will serve as Minister for Justice is also expected to visit Sligo Garda Station.


Ahead of his visit to the north west there’s a call on the Justice Minister to start an independent inquiry into the GSOC officer who resigned.


The officer is alleged to have attended a house party which Gerry Hutch also attended after he was acquitted of the Regency Hotel murder, a week ago.


Labour’s Justice Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has written to Minister Simon Harris.


He says GSOC shouldn’t be investigating its own staff member.