The new ‘root and branch’ review will review similar issues over and over again but its success will not be judged on the production of another report but the implementation of its recommendations, says
Last week, as it was reported the Policing Authority is to fill its first senior position since it was handed that power, the Garda Review warned in an editorial that ‘nepotism and pull are alive and well’ in the selection process. Today ex-garda, now a lawyer, argues that methods of promotion have sullied the honour of the force.
Former justice minister Alan Shatter has urged Taoiseach Enda Kenny to retract Dáil comments criticising him over the Garda corruption controversy and scrap the earlier Guerin report after its findings were contradicted by the O’Higgins inquiry.
The State’s political corruption watchdog has warned that a proposed bill could undermine its independence and effectively create an “amnesty” situation for officials facing investigations, unless key shortcomings are addressed.