Peaks And Troughs


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Trainee gardaí Laura Ryan, from Rathfarnham (left), and Patrice Ryan, from Tipperary (right), with Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan this morning to launch a charity Four Peak Mountain Challenge in which 100 serving and retired gardai will take part in May

At the weekend.

Hugh O’Connell, in the Sunday Business Post, reported:

Some 25 gardaí are currently suspended from duty for suspected misconduct, including one sergeant who has been suspended for over seven years.

The Department of Justice has confirmed that out of the 13,000-strong force, 20 rank-and-file members are suspended, three sergeants, and two retired gardaí.

…“It’s very strange that proportionately the far highest number of suspensions and investigations in agencies under the Department of Justice are taking place in the Gardaí, far outstripping almost any other department,” [People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett] said.

Boyd Barrett has called for her suspension for the duration of its hearings and said the figures show a “double standard” between the treatment of ordinary gardaí and the Commissioner.

“It suggests a fundamental dysfunctionality within the force and given the treatment of whistleblowers like Maurice McCabe, it raises a question as to why these people may have been suspended,” he said.

Three sergeants among 25 gardaí suspended for alleged misconduct (Hugh O’Connell, Sunday Business Post)

Leah Farrell/Rollingnews

24 thoughts on “Peaks And Troughs

  1. rotide

    Surely 23 serving gardai out of 13,000 isn’t a massive amount? For comparison what’s the number of teachers on suspension out of total number?

      1. MoyestWithExcitement

        ‘The enforcers of goverment decree are Good Guys and people who educate our children are Bad Guys.’

        1. rotide

          You really are an insufferable troll.

          No one thinks that 23 out of 13000 seems kinda…..average?

          1. MoyestWithExcitement

            Wow. The board’s resident troll called me a troll. I don’t know what to do now.

          2. jusayinlike

            Hilarious.. editor, the man who picks the bones of dead people, calling someone else a troll..


          3. MoyestWithExcitement

            Jayzus, that one got through premod pretty quick. Seems I’m not the only one who thinks you’re a delusional contrarian troll.

          4. rotide

            Debates point directly mentioned in article : Called troll.

            Abuses people with no relevance to the OP: Calls people troll.

            You boys really need to brush up on your definitions there.

            Still no answer to my question I see Moyest, Kenm would be proud.

          5. Nigel

            Gotta say if the only response you have to rotide’s point is to scream ‘troll’ then you win because apparently that’s how you win at Internet.

          6. Kieran Nice Young Chap

            “Abuses people with no relevance to the OP: Calls people troll.”

            Oooh rotide you’re going to be called a bully for that. Probably a racist too, depending on how angry he is. If you’re critical of his attacks and trolling, he’ll call you a bully :)

  2. newsjustin

    Item 1 on the agenda for the review of policing should be getting Gadai uniforms that actually fit and that they can be proud to wear.

    (Yes. I would be saying exactly the same thing if it were male Gardai pictured.)

    1. mildred st. meadowlark

      One of my friends is a garda and she absolutely hates the uniform. She said its an awful yoke to wear. Scratchy and too-hot and neither comfortable nor practical.

    2. Mickey Twopints

      Don’t stress olver it. They’ll grow into those uniforms with 6 months of eating donuts and sitting in the front passenger seat of an Avensis.

          1. Kieran Nice Young Chap

            Can we get James Kavanagh (formerly Exchequer Street Boy around these parts) to design ours?!

      1. Cool_Hand_Lucan

        Maybe they used the same software for HR as they do for the breathalysers and he was actually suspended for 7 days.

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