Nóirín O’Sullivan is gone. Now what?

There is a civil war within the Garda Siochána. A new commissioner will take over a force brimming with internal conflict

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Elaine Byrne

1st October, 2017
Donall O’Cualain, acting Garda Commissioner, and John Twomey, deputy commissioner, at a public meeting of the Policing Authority in Dublin Castle Collins

The Policing Authority, the government and the Commission on the Future of Policing have different ideas on the precise time frame for appointing the new Garda Commissioner.

Kathleen O’Toole’s letter to Charlie Flanagan last week warned of a “serious mistake” if a new commissioner was selected before the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland had produced its report. This translates as a rudderless Garda force with a temporary commissioner with no real authority...

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