Commissioner finally breaks her silence - but avoids the core issue
No comment only works as a 'no comment' if it's delivered facelessly. If you have to deliver it in person, in front of a TV camera? Forget it, you're losing. It looks terrible, shifty - like you have something to hide.
The Garda Commissioner is a clever woman. She knows this.
At the start of an event at the Department of Justice, it was made pretty clear that she would answer no questions.