Culture clash will be Harris’s first challenge

Culture clash will be Harris’s first challenge

The appointment of an outsider as Garda Commissioner is a hopeful sign, but the government must lead the way in supporting him in his endeavours

‘I think the Holy Spirit got it right this time,” was the observation of one senior Irish cleric on the decision of the conclave that elected Pope John Paul II. The pontificate of his predecessor, Pope John Paul I, had only lasted 33 days resulting in three popes in less than three months.

I’m not sure what role, if any, the Holy Spirit had in the selection of the PSNI deputy chief constable, Drew Harris, as...

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