Exit wounds: How Nóirín O'Sullivan's departure differs from Tony O'Brien's

Exit wounds: How Nóirín O'Sullivan's departure differs from Tony O'Brien's
Former Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan came under growing political pressure. Pic: RollingNews.ie

New documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by this newspaper give an insight into how quickly the system responded in the case of the former Garda Commissioner

The opposition are calling for the resignation of HSE director general Tony O'Brien – just as they did in relation to former Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan. But the government is sticking by Tony O'Brien, in a way that it did not in the case of O'Sullivan.

There are a few reasons for that. He is on his way out the door within six weeks, so sacking him would achieve very little in reality....

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