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Bertie: Law on tribunals is nonsense.

Byline: By COLM KELPIE

THE Taoiseach yesterday branded laws governing the Mahon Tribunal as a load of nonsense.

Referring to the Princess Diana inquest, Bertie Ahern said Britain carried out an inquiry in six months but Irish authorities will take 11 years.

He told Sky News' Adam Boulton: "I was watching closely what happened with the inquiry into Di in your system.

"I'm subject to correction but that took about six months to go through, something which had huge interest.

"We get a row between two developers and it takes us 11 years.

"If you want my view, what we need to do is get rid of the 1921 (Tribunals of Inquiry) Act. In my view it's just a load of nonsense and a recipe for more nonsense.

"If you can deal with something major in most parts of the world in a year and we take 11, if you ask me if there's something wrong then there sure is, and it's the system that allows that to go on."
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Apr 21, 2008
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