Sunday 11 December 2016

Far from calming waters, O'Higgins report upped the ante

Paul Williams

Published 21/05/2016 | 02:30

'This rumpus is just one of a growing number of uncomfortable situations in which Ms O'Sullivan has found herself.' Photo: Gerry Mooney
'This rumpus is just one of a growing number of uncomfortable situations in which Ms O'Sullivan has found herself.' Photo: Gerry Mooney

The O'Higgins Commission of Investigation does not appear to have fully achieved its original objective - to scrutinise, elucidate and bring closure to the controversy surrounding Maurice McCabe's broad sweep of explosive allegations.

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And if part of the overall mission was to detoxify the atmosphere and restore public confidence in An Garda Síochána, then that too, sadly, has also not been achieved.

Far from calming the waters, the continuing fall-out from the O'Higgins report has ratcheted up the controversy.

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