Irish opposition to review charges of wire-tapping

Ireland's main opposition party, shaken by a series of disclosures and accusations, Monday began an internal inquiry into bugging and wire-tapping during its time in power.

The scandal has forced the resignation of two top policemen and the departure from the Fianna Fail leadership of two former ministers, both staunch supporters of the opposition party's leader, former Prime Minister Charles Haughey. The probe's leader, parliamentary-caucus chief James Tunney, said there was no indication Mr. Haughey knew about the secret recording of a cabinet minister's conversation with a leading dissident or about the tapping of two journalists' telephones.

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