Fine Gael is haunted by its historic blind eye to Garda malpractice

The party’s longstanding tendency to overlook the force’s misbehaviour in ‘the wider public interest’ has left a legacy of defects in policing practice

28th January, 2018
Former Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan at the Charlton Tribunal last week Pic: RollingNews.ie

The bravura performance at the Charlton Tribunal by former Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan will have puzzled many casual observers. If senior gardaí can plot such an effective strategy to cope with the Tribunal and implement it, why can’t they agree on an effective strategy for modern policing and put it into practice?

The report last week from the Policing Authority raises serious issues for policing in Ireland, and...

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