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Authority set to quiz Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan over 'use of private email account for work purposes'

Kevin Doyle Group Political Editor

Published 21/11/2016 | 14:46

Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. Photo: Arthur Carron
Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. Photo: Arthur Carron

The Policing Authority is set to quiz Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan over her alleged use of a private email account for work purposes.

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The authority, which is due to meet with Ms O’Sullivan on Thursday, has said it is aware of media reports about the Commissioner’s email usage.

The use of a private account is prohibited for gardaí due to security fears.

It has been reported that a cloud storage account connected to her private email address had been attacked by hackers four years ago.

However, An Garda Siochána has insisted that her account was not compromised.

A spokesperson for the Policing Authority told independent.ie they are not in position to comment as they have not yet received any information on the issue from Gardáí.

But they added: “We will follow this up with the Garda Síochána and brief ourselves during the course of the week.”

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