Tuesday 17 January 2017

Garda chief must fight gardaí's corner - not just manage them

Published 15/10/2016 | 02:30

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan Photo: Damien Eagers
Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan Photo: Damien Eagers

Flanked by a phalanx of her top brass, Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan stepped once more into the breach as she was called before her political masters this week. She gave a credible performance.

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Whilst it was not a particularly powerful counterforce against the most recent whistle-blowers charges laid against her, neither was there the slightest whiff of regret from the commissioner on display.

With the disconnect between management and rank-and-file gardaí now as big as the Grand Canyon, the commissioner's patience may be wearing thin, but her perseverance is not.

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