Cheque Points



This morning.

Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan before the Justice Committee:

Pressed to offer an explanation as to how the inaccurate recording happened, the Garda Commissioner said it could possibly relate to the fact that checkpoints were designed to be a preventative measure.

Perhaps it wasn’t as valued as detections“, she told Fianna Fail Deputy Jack Chambers, but said she did not want to detract from the diligent work done by gardai and said the process of establishing the facts was still ongoing.

Deputy Chambers pressed the garda delegation on whether a bonus system paid to senior gardaí could have played a part in the exaggerated figures.

The commissioner said she did not know the details of such a bonus system and agreed to come back to the committee.


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13 thoughts on “Cheque Points

  1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

    Ah ha. Bonus system. It always goes back to filthy lucre.

    Fupp me. This is all just so depressing. Standards in public office me hoop.

      1. scottser

        i have long suspected this. you only ever see checkpoints at the end of the month, you know, when deadlines have to be met. i do wonder if the local super has targets that have to be met in order to achieve a revenue stream. i would also love to know how much the state takes in from traffic offences each year..

  2. Junkface

    “I’m sorry officer, I know I was speeding. I made a mistake. It was just one mistake mind you, it may happen again, but I’ll know for sure when I get to a million. Then I’ll really make a change and clean up my act.”

    Yeah this should work out fine in reality.

  3. joak joke jik

    the numbers got inflated so senior gardaí could get a bump – well who’d a thunk it

    btw BS – I’m sure you can rustle up a lefty postdoc type to summarise research on bonuses and incentives and that kind of jazz?

    this all seems so ludicrouly predictable

    1. Ron

      She was in charge of Human Resources!!!! If she didn’t know it’s at best gross incompetence. If she did know it’s gross misconduct. Both dismissal warranting outcomes

  4. Junkface

    She’s guilty of Corruption. At every level of Government in Ireland there is corruption, also there is collusion with private industries involved with price gouging from the building industry to insurance industry. Ireland has a corrupt culture end of story. The facts will come out eventually.

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