THE Limerick Leader has released the tape recording of the interview conducted by our reporter Mike Dwane with Minister Willie O'Dea last March.
This follows numerous requests from the national media, as well as comments made in the Dail yesterday by Labour deputy leader Joan Burton.
Limerick Leader reporter, Mike Dwane, whose interview with Willie O'Dea has triggered a huge national controversy reveals the full details of the interview in our weekend edition, out now.
Mike Dwane's article shines new light on the circumstances of the now infamous taped interview and Minister O'Dea's reaction when he learned that his High Court affidavit was demonstrably false.
"When I was asked to cover Fianna Fail's local election launch in the Clarion Hotel on March 9 last year, I didn't expect people to be talking about Willie O'Dea's comments for any longer than the next 12 hours, never mind 12 months," writes Mike Dwane.
See our County and City editions for an exclusive, in-depth report by Mike Dwane, whose interview with Willie O'Dea triggered the controversy. He will reveal the full background to the taped interview which led to Minister O'Dea's affidavit.