Monday 24 April 2017

Report by Inspectorate in 2014 was largely ignored

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan Photo: Mark Condren
Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan Photo: Mark Condren
Jim Cusack

Jim Cusack

Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan was handed a clear - and damning - report on the failings of the traffic penalty system in February 2014 by the independent investigative and advisory body, the Garda Inspectorate.

The report, Fixed Charge Processing System, a 21st Century Strategy, was 72 pages and made detailed recommendations on how to fix 16 areas where the Garda system was broken. It was, pretty much, ignored.

Yesterday, the Commissioner's response to the latest scandal over corrupt practices pertaining to traffic policing was to suggest it all be handed back to the Garda Inspectorate to look at for a second time.

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