Tuesday September 29, 2020

Mary Regan: Pledge of ‘new era’ in justice will now be put to the test

The whistleblower controversy may destabilise the government if answers are not forthcoming from the Garda Commissioner

22nd May, 2016
Frances Fitzgerald Pic: RollingNews.ie

Upon taking over the troubled Department of Justice in May 2014, Frances Fitzgerald promised a “new era of transparency” in the delivery and administration of what is the most vital of services to citizens in this democracy.

It would be unfair to say that her leadership in the department has not brought about a change in attitude, at least at government level, to the whistleblower who shone a light on practices – the handling...

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