Sunday 25 June 2017

Shane Phelan: Commissioner's grip on top job loosens further

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Shane Phelan

Shane Phelan

Nóirín O'Sullivan's bid to hold on to her job as Garda Commissioner has been dealt a seismic blow by the revelations of widespread errors in road traffic policing and the recording of Garda statistics.

Despite facing serious allegations in relation to the treatment of whistleblower Maurice McCabe, the Commissioner was backed by the Government to stay in the role while those matters are investigated.

This was the correct decision as Ms O'Sullivan is as entitled to due process as anybody else.

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