Monday 26 June 2017

Garda culture raises its head once again

The authority said it was alarmed at the scale of the discrepancies disclosed between actual roadside alcohol tests administered and the numbers recorded by gardaí
The authority said it was alarmed at the scale of the discrepancies disclosed between actual roadside alcohol tests administered and the numbers recorded by gardaí
Editorial

Editorial

Another fine mess. The latest revelations around An Garda Síochána raise fundamental questions around the management of the force. More than 14,500 people who were prosecuted for road traffic offences will now have their convictions quashed because of an error.

The motorists convicted in the courts were prosecuted without a fixed-charge notice first being issued.

Gardaí now have to appeal all those convictions, have those court-imposed penalties removed and the State has to cover all costs, estimated to run into millions of euro.

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