Justice Minsiter did not discuss email with Garda Commissioner

The pair met a day after the mail was received.

The email sent in May 2015 outlined a garda strategy to smear Maurice McCabe at the O’Higgins Inquiry.

Frances Fitzgerald and Noirin O’Sullivan met at an official Garda event one day later but did not discuss the Inquiry at all.

The Tanaiste says the email directed that she had no role in pursuing the matter, as it was before a Commission of Investigation.

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