Era of the 'nod and a wink' has finally come to an end
'IF everyone had just followed the manual... we wouldn't be dealing with this." The lament of senior garda officers to the Garda Inspectorate's Chief Inspector, 30978268, rather sums up the penalty points fiasco.
The manual allowed for gardai to cancel out penalty points where appropriate.
It didn't, however, allow for the indiscriminate wiping of points in an unsupervised and ad hoc fashion.