Garda crisis: Crossing the thin blue line

An innocent man targeted with vicious smears. A police force bitterly at war. Claims and confusion in conflicted cabinet

12th February, 2017
Nóirín O’Sullivan, Garda Commissioner Picture:

Many years ago a senior counsel was appointed to investigate some of the most incredible allegations about Garda corruption. They involved gardaí planting bombs, framing people for murder and lying about what had happened.

Now that same person is going to have to investigate an even more bizarre tale of a Garda whistleblower who was the subject of a campaign of scurrilous rumours about an event that never happened.

Peter Charleton, now a Supreme...

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