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Minister for Transport Shane Ross has insisted the report into the Olympic Council of Ireland ticket touting controversy has not been undermined by a lack of co-operation from the key players involved.
Mr Ross said the inquiry conducted by Mr Justice Carroll Moran will be published next Monday but declined to comment on the findings.
However the Minister insisted people should not read or depend on selective leaks which have appeared in media outlets.
Mr Justice Moran did not receive full co-operation from all the parties involved and could not compel witnesses.
Former Olympic Council of Ireland chief executive Pat Hickey and the International Olympic Committee did not provide full assistance to the inquiry.
Speaking on Wednesday, Mr Ross said: “We would have preferred if everybody co-operated but that is a matter for themselves. I do not regret the course we took.”
The Minister said the report has not been undermined insisting its contents will speak for itself.
Mr Justice Moran was asked by the Government to examine the “policies, procedure, processes, and practices” of ticket distribution adopted by the Olympic Council of Ireland from the London 2012 to the 2016 games in Rio.
It began on September 19th last year and has still to be published due to ongoing “time issues”. An extended deadline of March 31st was set.
It will finally be published next week.