Garda scandals threaten to overshadow the Taoiseach's second term, too

Garda scandals dominated Enda Kenny’s first term as taoiseach, and could tarnish his second

29th January, 2017
Former commissioner Martin Callinan

It is exactly four years ago this week since a Garda commissioner sat before a Dáil committee and uttered a word that would mark a turning point in the relationship between policing and politics in this country.

Once the word “disgusting” came out of the mouth of Martin Callinan when he clumsily tried to describe the actions of a Garda who had blown the whistle on malpractice, suspicions were immediately stirred about the...

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