Policing body ignored as Taoiseach to press ahead with appointment of new Garda chief

19th November, 2017
Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said last July that an updated project appraisal and business case with revised costings was being actively considered

The government is ignoring a warning from the body examining the future of policing in Ireland and pressing ahead with plans to appoint a new Garda Commissioner.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the government would not be waiting for the Commission on the Future of Policing’s final report before recruiting a replacement for Nóirín O’Sullivan, who retired last September. This is despite the commission, chaired by Seattle police chief Kathleen O’Toole, writing to the Minister for...

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