Don’t throw Garda baby out with the bathwater

Charlie Flanagan must resist the temptation to abolish the Policing Authority, and with it genuine independent oversight of the guards

13th January, 2019

Charlie Flanagan has shown himself to be a safe pair of hands since taking over as Minister for Justice. He has smothered the bushfires that raged in his department and associated agencies, or at least doused them with cold water.

He has held firm on the appointment of a Garda Commissioner from outside although, depending on events, it may not take too much to reignite the mutterings against Drew Harris, the former PSNI deputy chief....

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