Wednesday January 29, 2020

Flanagan did not mean to ‘make a mess’ of RIC event, says Doherty

Social Protection Minister says there was ‘not as much consultation as there could have been or should have been’

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

8th January, 2020
Regina Doherty: the response to the proposed commemoration was a “real eye-opener” Picture: Leah Farrell/

More consultation should have been carried out on plans to commemorate the Royal Irish Constabulary, Regina Doherty said yesterday, but the Social Protection Minister added that Charlie Flanagan never intended to “make a mess” of the issue.

The Minister for Justice announced on Tuesday that he was deferring a state-led event to remember the role played by the RIC and Dublin Metropolitan Police in Irish history....

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