You are aware that Stephen Kershaw gave a radio interview on the Marion Finucane Show on RTE1 Radio on Saturday 20th May 2017.
In the course of that radio interview, which was not very probing and was more of a plamasing event, Stephen Kershaw said the following:
…that after making a 5-page statement he asked you whether you believed him with regard to the allegations that he had made in the statement. Stephen Kershaw said that you replied “Of course I believe it… like just look at it”.
In addition, Stepen Kershaw said that he keeps in touch with you whom he referred to as ‘Tom’ (who presumably is you) and that he (Stephen Kershaw) often asks you why you believe him and you replied that you could see it in his (Stephen Kershaw’s) face.
You are now directly being asked the following 4 simple questions:
- Do you agree with Stephen Kershaw’s version of events with regard to his relationship with you?
- If you do so agree, did you know when you told Stephen Kershaw that you believed him that he had made a directly contradictory statement in writing to the Gardai in 2000?
- Apart from the initial meeting in the offices of One in Four, on the 25th May 2008, can you indicate precisely on how many other occasions and in what manner (i.e. face to face meetings, telephone contacts, etc…) did you have contact with Stephen Kershaw when you reiterated that you believed him?
- If you do not agree with Stephen Kershaw’s version of events can you say what steps you personally or your employers, An Garda Síochána, have taken to disassociate you from Stephen Kershaw’s version of events?