Garda faces dismissal after failed assault appeal
A FEMALE garda sergeant who lost her appeal against a conviction of assault is now facing dismissal from the force.
Martha McEnery, from Listowel, Co Kerry, had secured a High Court order preventing Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan from continuing with a process which could lead to sacking her, pending the outcome of her appeal against the conviction. But after her appeal was thrown out by the Court of Criminal Appeal, on Monday the process of dismissing her has now recommenced.
The commissioner will seek a written copy of the court's judgment before his final decision.
McEnery (43) has been suspended from the force for the past 33 months but has continued to receive 75pc of her pay.
Last November McEnery received a four-month suspended sentence for her part in an assault on Anthony Holness as he was being arrested in Waterford city in January 2010.