Friday 28 April 2017

Garda would still be a dysfunctional force if Commissioner was gone in the morning

Nóirín O’Sullivan’s days as Garda Commissioner may be numbered
Nóirín O’Sullivan’s days as Garda Commissioner may be numbered
Shane Coleman

Shane Coleman

The breakneck rush to have the head of the Garda Commissioner on a plate within days is a classic Irish solution to an Irish problem.

Never mind getting to the root of the difficulties, let's make somebody "accountable", get them to walk the plank and then we can all charge off to the next big controversy with barely a backward glance.

According to Sinn Féin's Mary Lou McDonald, "only in Ireland" would politicians be standing up debating whether or not the commissioner should remain in her job. But only in Ireland would that be seen as the key issue.

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