Tuesday 17 October 2017

Tax affairs of Garda college in spotlight

Garda authorities are under increasing pressure to explain anomalies in the accounts of the Templemore Training College. Stock photo
Garda authorities are under increasing pressure to explain anomalies in the accounts of the Templemore Training College. Stock photo
Cormac McQuinn

Cormac McQuinn

Garda authorities are under increasing pressure to explain anomalies in the accounts of the Templemore Training College.

Last night senior civilian officials could not say if organisations linked to the controversial college are tax compliant.

During an explosive meeting of the Dáil's Public Accounts Committee, TDs expressed utter disbelief that none of the officials could shed light on the issue and demanded more information about its tax affairs within 24 hours. The Garda head of Legal Affairs also said he was asked to change minutes he took of a meeting of a steering group on Templemore in August 2015 by then chief administration officer Cyril Dunne as there was an inappropriate level of detail.

Meanwhile, gardaí fear reprisals following the gangland shooting of Michael Keogh (37).

Irish Independent

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