[Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan with Justice Minister Alan Shatter last year]
“[Martin Callinan] was almost disdainful of the Public Accounts Committee, which is after all a democratic forum.
“He then went on to say that they [whistleblowers] should be dealt with by me, myself – meaning that he was important enough to do it, but not us.
“He went on to talk about being usurped by subordinates, which was an extraordinary phrase to use – again regarding his ‘subordinates’, as he calls them, as being second class citizens when they have every right to express a view, an opinion, and give evidence in public.”
Independent TD Shane Ross on RTE R1’s Morning Ireland this morning.
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