Sunday 4 December 2016

Commissioner cited as being 'one of the lads'

Published 07/10/2016 | 02:30

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. Photo: Gerry Mooney

It seems ironic that Nóirín O'Sullivan is being called into question for being "one of the lads", or more appropriately "one of the big lads".

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When she was appointed as Ireland's first ever woman Garda Commissioner in November 2014, there was much made of the number of women now holding high office in the ultra-male world of law and policing.

It was noted that Frances Fitzgerald, now in the political trenches along with Commissioner O'Sullivan, was Ireland's third-ever woman Justice Minister.

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