Conway Calls For Clarification On Alleged Templemore Cover-Up

Clare’s Senator is calling on the Policing Authority to make it’s position clear following an alleged cover-up at the Garda Training College in Templemore.

It follows evidence given to the Public Accounts Committee by Garda Head of HR John Barrett which suggests the Garda Commissioner was informed of financial irregularities at Templemore College in July 2015.

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Evidence given to the Public Accounts Committee by Garda Head of HR John Barrett suggests the Garda Commissioner was informed of financial irregularities at Templemore College in July 2015.

She was then advised that she was legally obliged to inform the Minister of Justice, but didn’t do so.

Opposition parties have pointed this out in the Dáil today, asking how the Taoiseach can continue to have confidence in her to do the job.

But Enda Kenny has once again given Noirin O’Sullivan his backing.

However, speaking earlier, Labour TD and PAC member Alan Kelly says the Commissioner has to go.

Fine Gael party member and Clare Senator Martin Conway has reiterated his stance that Noirin O’Sullivan should step aside, saying that she may be part of the problem, rather than the solution.

Senator Conway is now calling on the Policing Authority, which oversees the force, to make clear their position on the issue.