Garda Ombudsman won’t be in business until early 2007

The group appointed by the Government to oversee the implementation of the latest garda reforms has said the proposed new Garda Ombudsman Commission will not be in place until early next year.

The commission was originally due to be up and running by autumn of this year.

However, in a report published today, the implementation review group said this was not likely to happen until early 2007 due to delays in securing Dáil approval for the nominated members.

The members are due to be formally appointed today and the review group said it would take up to 12 more months to recruit and train the staff needed for the commission to become operational.


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