Wednesday May 27, 2020

Incoming Garda Commissioner faces new criticism on vetting

The appointment of the former PSNI deputy chief constable has aroused concerns due to the requirement in his previous role to work with the British intelligence service MI5

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
26th August, 2018

The former deputy director of military intelligence Michael C Murphy has warned that it was not possible to carry out security vetting on incoming Garda Commissioner Drew Harris due to his service outside the jurisdiction.

The appointment of the former PSNI deputy chief constable has aroused concerns due to the requirement in his previous role to work with the British intelligence service MI5.

Murphy said that the state had no ability to carry out security...

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