Friday December 13, 2019

Who will guard the gardai­ now?

There are key steps to putting in place a modern policing structure. They now need to be taken as a matter of urgency, writes Jim Fitzpatrick.

30th March, 2014

If only someone had paid closer attention to what was happening at the Silver Birch Hotel near Omagh more than a decade ago, in January 2002 - perhaps none of this would have happened. That it has been allowed to come to this is a profound public scandal. The portents were there to see.

Opposition leader at the time, Michael Noonan had an inkling: ''There is a danger that an interpretation could be put on these...

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