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Justice officials criticised Policing Authority in memo to Flanagan

12th May, 2019
Josephine Feehily, chair of the Policing Authority and Drew Harris, Garda Commissioner Picture: Collins

Senior officials in the Department of Justice have heavily criticised the Policing Authority in a private memo to Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan, The Sunday Business Post can reveal.

The authority, which the government wants to abolish, was described as being constrained in its role, creating administrative complexity, prolonging decision-making and causing confusion, according to an official ministerial memo approved by the Minister for Justice last year.

The document also doubts the value of the...

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