Garda chief appointment potentially puts state at risk

Regardless of Drew Harris’s experience and competence, it is impossible to do adequate security checks on anyone from outside this jurisdiction

26th August, 2018

On September 3, Drew Harris will formally take up his new position as Commissioner of An Garda Síochána. Harris is known as a highly experienced and respected officer in the PSNI. He has been involved in operations against criminals, both terrorist and non-terrorist, and has experience in special operations and intelligence at British national level.

During the Smithwick Tribunal it was disclosed that he had overall responsibility for intelligence within the PSNI...

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