Tuesday 21 February 2017

Commissioner finally breaks her silence - but avoids the core issue

Published 21/01/2016 | 02:30

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. Photo: Caroline Quinn
Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. Photo: Caroline Quinn
Inset above right: the Fianna Fáil billboard on gardaí in communities

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.

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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.

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