Senator Martin Conway Calls On Garda Commissioner To Step Aside

Clare’s Senator is again calling on the Garda Commissioner to step aside following allegations of a cover up at the Garda College.

Evidence given to the Public Accounts Committee by Garda Head of HR John Barrett suggests the 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.

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Noirin O’Sullivan says it was discussed in a 5 minute meeting over a cup of tea, however Mr Barrett’s evidence says a two hour meeting was held.

Ennistymon Senator Martin Conway, who is his party’s Seanad Justice Spokesman, has told this program that there’s a need for a change in culture at senior management level.