Give garda chief a break
Sir — It was gratifying to see one brave journalist (Sunday Independent, November 27) draw attention to the continuous vilification of my former colleague and now current garda commissioner, Noirin O’Sullivan, by people who are not worthy to tie her shoelaces, aided of course by many reporters forever ready to put the boot in.
While I was a serving member, she was a hard-working member of then ‘Mockies’ in Store Street, who was never afraid to go in among the druggies, who often swallowed the drugs to avoid detection.
I remember she would go into the cells with them, and wait for nature to take its course, which many of her critics nowadays would never undertake. She then had the task of sifting through this mess with her bare hands. This was before the invention of the apparatus which now segregates the drugs from their surroundings. She also did this awful task with a smile on her pleasant face, which she retains to the present day.