Friday 9 December 2016

Who is next in line as this witch-hunt goes on despite a lack of supporting evidence?

Published 26/05/2016 | 02:30

Martin Callinan. Photo: PA
Martin Callinan. Photo: PA

For senior garda officers, an accusation of corruption is one of the most serious charges they can face.

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That was the position of five high-ranking members of the force, including the former commissioner, Martin Callinan, when the O'Higgins Commission began its work.

As the new head of the organisation, it was incumbent on Mr Callinan's successor, Nóirín O'Sullivan, to ensure as far as possible that those accusations were fully tested and given a fair hearing by the commission.

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