Thursday 27 July 2017

Politicians should know better than to call for the head of Garda Chief until inquiry is complete

Garda Commissioner Noirin O' Sullivan Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins
Garda Commissioner Noirin O' Sullivan Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Michael Carty

The decision by the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to ignore the clamour from certain quarters in the media and political world advocating the arbitrary dismissal of Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan must be welcomed by people who espouse the values of fairness and due process.

The minister has demonstrated impartiality and rationality in appointing retired High Court Judge Iarfhlaith O'Neill to carry out a review of the recent allegations of a smear campaign bid against a serving officer with the approval of senior Garda management.

The accusations are contained in a protected disclosure provided to Ms Fitzgerald by the whistleblowers.

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