Wednesday 18 July 2018

Only political will can bring change to toxic Garda culture

Yates Country

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan. Photo: Tom Burke
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan. Photo: Tom Burke
Ivan Yates

Ivan Yates

Inertia is a peculiar response to crisis, yet judging by the recent spate of challenges to this country, a do-nothing approach seems to be the norm.

There is a predictable chain reaction that features: intense media controversy, followed by Dáil uproar. Then we get ministerial-commission reports, months of solemn scrutiny behind closed doors.

The net result of all of this is minimal change, and the old order is re-established.

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