'Fitzgerald has little choice but to stand by O’Sullivan for as long as she can'

'Fitzgerald has little choice but to stand by O’Sullivan for as long as she can'

If the commissioner goes, she could bring the Justice Minister with her, writes Mary Regan

On appointing Nóirín O’Sullivan as Garda Commissioner in 2014, Frances Fitzgerald promised a “new era of transparency” in the administration of Justice.

So long as important questions remain unanswered about why false figures were given out on the number of alcohol breath-tests carried out and the maladministration of penalty points, that promise remains unfulfilled.

For as long as the current commissioner remains in place, the government will find it hard to convince the...

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