Saturday 3 December 2016

Pulse: a gossip mag for gardai

Published 23/03/2014 | 02:30

WHEN you think about it, the Garda Commissioner is right. If you look at what he said that infamous day in front of the PAC, he clearly wasn't referring to the character of the garda whistleblowers when he used the word "disgusting". Let's look at what he actually said.

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"I find it quite extraordinary. Quite clearly we have two people out of a force of over 13,000 who are making extraordinary and serious allegations, and there isn't a whisper from anybody else about this corruption, this malpractice and all those things they are alleging against their fellow officers. Frankly, I find it quite disgusting."

Clearly, what the Commissioner is saying is that it was disgusting that only two men out of 13,000 members of the gardai were making these extraordinary and serious allegations. The slur here is on the other 12,998 men. Why were they silent, the Commissioner is asking. You would have thought they too would have stood up to the corruption in the Force. But no, as the Commissioner says, not a whisper from them. Disgusting.

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