Thursday 27 April 2017

Alleged targeting of informant makes mockery of the new Garda policy

'You can introduce all the new legislation and policies you like, but little will change unless the culture of an organisation is radically tackled too' Stock Photo
'You can introduce all the new legislation and policies you like, but little will change unless the culture of an organisation is radically tackled too' Stock Photo
Shane Phelan

Shane Phelan

It may only have been published a few months ago, but An Garda Síochána's long-awaited protected disclosures policy is already being reviewed by the Policing Authority.

Just as Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald did with the O'Higgins Report, she has referred the whistleblower policy to the oversight body.

Its chairperson, Josephine Feehily, says a review of the policy will be completed shortly. But it is already clear from allegations aired in recent days that its efficacy is in question.

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