Wednesday 20 September 2017

Burying the controversy with an inquiry is not an option. The buck stops with O'Sullivan

'The force is in chaos. The person who must be held immediately responsible is Ms O’Sullivan, quickly followed by Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald.' Photo: Frank McGrath
'The force is in chaos. The person who must be held immediately responsible is Ms O’Sullivan, quickly followed by Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald.' Photo: Frank McGrath
Niall O'Connor

Niall O'Connor

Dismiss and deny and seek to discredit.

That's been the form of senior Garda management - often blindly backed by fledgling ministers - when serving officers have taken the major leap to become what are known as 'whistleblowers'.

Take the former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan, who during a now infamous carpark meeting allegedly told ex-PAC chairman John McGuinness that Sergeant Maurice McCabe "wasn't to be trusted".

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