Sunday 30 April 2017

Commissioner cited as being 'one of the lads'

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

John Downing

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".

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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