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Outsider who knows policing may be best bet for Garda job

Published 10/06/2014 | 02:30

A Garda has been accused of using racist language. Picture posed.
A Garda has been accused of using racist language. Picture posed.

ANYBODY with a passing interest in sport or business knows that failing teams or companies are prone to often replacing their bosses with complete outsiders.

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Now, according to the opinion poll in today's Irish Independent, it seems the public wants the Government to do the same when it comes to the Garda Siochana.

There is no legal reason why the garda commissioner cannot be a foreigner or a civilian from another walk of life. But how do outsiders perform in practice?

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