Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan steps down

O'Sullivan is retiring from the force after 36 years' service

10th September, 2017
Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan. Pic: RollingNews.ie

Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan has stepped down less than halfway through her seven year term after a series of damaging policing controversies.

The news will come as a relief to the government, which had been repeatedly forced to defend O’Sullivan in the face of opposition calls for her to go.

O’Sullivan, who was the first female Garda Commissioner in the history of the state, said that she was retiring...

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