90341187[Justice Minister Frances Fitgerald outside government buildings today]

Further to the Guerin Report.

The government’s response:

Via RTE:

“The Garda Inspectorate is to carry out a comprehensive inquiry into serious crime investigation, management, operational and procedural issues.

The Cabinet has agreed to bring forward new legislation to strengthen the operation of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.

There is to be an independent expert review of performance, management and administration of Department of Justice.

An independent Garda Authority is to be up and running by the end of the year.

A new Garda Commissioner is to be recruited by open competition in parallel with the establishment of the new authority.”

Govt agrees response to Guerin Report RTE)

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