Law and disorder

The judicial year was dominated by a Garda scandal that simply refused to die - and ended up unseating another commissioner and former minister for justice

24th December, 2017
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Former Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: ousted as tánaiste Picture: PA

Policing scandals came thick and fast in 2017, undermining public trust in An Garda Síochána and bringing the government to the brink of collapse. Whether it was financial irregularities at the Garda college in Templemore, whistleblowers, or the fake breath tests fiasco, accountability appeared to be in short supply.

In each scenario, the problems were seeded in years past. The repercussions, like the wheels of justice, were slow moving. But when they...

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