Tuesday 24 October 2017

Paul Williams: Commissioner O'Sullivan left facing further questions over Garda phonecalls controversy

Noirin O'Sullivan
Noirin O'Sullivan

Paul Williams

Amid the controversy following the publication of the Fennelly Commission report, one central figure initially escaped scrutiny.

But Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan, already under pressure over her response to the IRA crisis, is now difficult facing questions of another kind.

Mr Justice Nial Fennelly found that in her role as deputy commissioner, she did not inform her then-boss Martin Callinan of the full details of the incipient phone recordings controversy.

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