The 'Everest-style' challenge of implementing the policing report

Now that new Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has seen the detail of the Commission’s effort, he will know that the magic centenary date of 2022 – the suggested date for implementation - is way too close for comfort

20th September, 2018
Kathleen O'Toole, Chair of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland. Pic:

It's pretty alarming to know that An Garda Siochana (AGS) will celebrate 100 years of service in four years' time and these basic principles about human rights are recognised at the highest levels to be something new, something that AGS will have to work at to make happen! Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan acknowledged this at the publication of the report, saying that accepting these principles would mean a redefining of policing for this country.

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