Gogarty was responding to a media report that Callely had allegedly forged documents to claim expenses.
Now, a full 17 months after the initial complaint, the Gardai have finally got around to arresting him.
Here are some comments from Garda sources at the time.
Senior Gardai sources said officers would have to establish the basic facts of the case before deciding if there was any need to question him.
Garda sources said it could be a number of weeks before Mr. Callely was questioned about the mobile phone and car-kit invoices, if a criminal investigation were to proceed.
Gardai also searched Callely’s house and office. What were they expecting to find after 17 months – a confession?
Anyway, I’m sure only the most cynical of us would suggest that today, the day we paid out €1.25bn to Anglo Irish Bank bondholders, was a good day to arrest a former politician.