Some whistleblowers claims not investigated says Martin Kenny

Some whistleblowers claims not investigated says Martin Kenny

A Sinn Féin TD behind new claims of Garda malpractice has said whistleblowers have been told some of their claims will not be investigated.

Martin Kenny yesterday used Dáil privilege to claim that senior officers in Leitrim ignored offences by criminal informants.

He has said the Independent Review Mechanism set up to deal with Garda complaints has told them some parts of their claims will not be followed up.

The Garda Representative Association has said it was not aware of the claims.

But in a statement this afternoon the TD said the GRA had helped with providing a legal team for one officer who is the subject of disciplinary proceedings

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission released a statement saying it "listened with concern to the matters brought into the public domain by Deputy Martin Kenny yesterday and today.

"A small number of the cases listed by Deputy Kenny have either already been investigated by GSOC, or are currently under investigation. We will not comment on the investigation of any of the specific cases.

"The Ombudsman Commission has arranged a meeting with Deputy Kenny next week to discuss the matters he has raised."


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