Paul Williams: Latest Garda Inspectorate review details culture of self-preservation
Published 12/12/2015 | 02:30
The Garda Inspectorate's latest review of the garda force, 'Changing Policing in Ireland', provides a bleak evaluation of the organisation from top to bottom.
One of the overarching and disturbing conclusions in this forensic 384-page report is that it confirms the existence of a gulf between a top-heavy, self-interested management and the gardaí on the front line.
The offices in HQ are crammed with administrative staff while on the ground hard-pressed, grossly under-resourced gardaí complain of low morale and a sense that they are under-valued by the brass.