Commission Report Presents 'Inescapable Lessons' For An Garda Síochána - O Sullivan

The O'Higgins Commission Report presents "inescapable lessons" for An Garda Síochána, Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan has said.

In a statement released on the Garda website, the Commissioner said that the force must "radically and permanently change" how the force deals with whistleblower's and "apply the insights and learnings" in developing a Garda Whistleblower's Charter.

The Commissioners statement continued: "There are clear constraints around the question of making public comment about this matter. I cannot offend against the basic principles of the rule of law; and that regard must be had to the statutory confidentiality of Commission proceedings, the relationship between lawyers and their clients and questions of basic fairness."

Ms O'Sullivan said that as Garda Commissioner she fully accepted the findings of the Report, and said "it falls to me to move swiftly to implement its recommendations."

The statement can be read in full on the garda website.


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