Policing Authority 'a useless and ineffectual quango'

Policing Authority 'a useless and ineffectual quango'
Nóirín O’Sullivan, who is retiring as Garda commissioner following months of scandals

The Garda Síochána is under the control of the elected government, which is accountable to the Dáil, says Michael McDowell

The report of the newly created Policing Authority makes alarming reading for two reasons – firstly, the omni-shambles it describes in Garda management, and secondly, the frightening picture it paints of the Policing Authority itself, a grim self-portrait.

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