Tuesday February 25, 2020

Francesca Comyn: Crunch time looms for vulnerable O’Sullivan

With the Policing Authority demanding answers, Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan will soon undergo a public grilling over the force’s many failings

29th May, 2016
At the scene of the shooting of Gareth Hutch in North Cumberland Street, Dublin, last Tuesday Pic: Maxpix

The Policing Authority’s weighing-in on the O’Higgins report following its meeting with Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan has ensured that the controversy embroiling the force will not go quietly into the night.

Just as the political maelstrom appeared to be abating last Thursday, the Garda watchdog expressed serious concerns at systemic performance and management failures in An Garda Síochána.

O’Sullivan will now face what...

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