Superintendents poorly funded to deal with burden of complaints
Compared to those representing the lower ranks of the Garda force, the association that caters for superintendents has a poorly funded piggy bank.
With only 166 members, the association earns relatively little from its annual subscriptions.
As a result of this, it cannot provide the necessary financial backing to ensure that superintendents can be certain of satisfactory legal support if they fall foul of either the garda authorities or the Garda Ombudsman Commission.
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