Sunday February 23, 2020

Exit wounds: How Nóirín O'Sullivan's departure differs from Tony O'Brien's

New documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by this newspaper give an insight into how quickly the system responded in the case of the former Garda Commissioner

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

9th May, 2018
Former Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan came under growing political pressure. Pic:

The opposition are calling for the resignation of HSE director general Tony O'Brien – just as they did in relation to former Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan. But the government is sticking by Tony O'Brien, in a way that it did not in the case of O'Sullivan.

In contrast, Nóirín O'Sullivan had three years left in the job and would not be retiring until November 2020. The political will to keep backing...

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