Report on policing offers minister historic opportunity

Report on policing offers minister historic opportunity

If implemented, recommendations made by the Commission on Policing could transform the Gardaí

Charlie Flanagan’s commitment to have the implementation group in place within three months to progress the recommendations of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland is welcome. However, the justice minister will need to take care concerning the calibre and provenance of the persons selected to drive the implementation. Otherwise the process is likely to be so delayed that the next controversy will derail the entire enterprise and a new government will start all over again.

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