Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan at the Public Accounts Committee on Tuesday
At the Public Accounts Committee in respect of financial irregularities at the Garda College on Tuesday, some TDs spoke of how convenient it was that Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan had referred a report on the alleged placement of EU funds into an AIB bank account in Cabra, controlled by a retired senior officer, to GSOC, on Monday.
The move largely precluded Ms O’Sullivan from discussing the matter in detail.
Ms O’Sullivan specifically told the committee:
“I am conscious that the matter has been referred to GSOC and now forms part of its consideration and examination. I will be precluded from discussing a lot of a detail but I am happy if I can assist the Deputy with his questions.”
Further to this.
Broadsheet understands GSOC generally does not investigate retired members of An Garda Siochana.
This is because GSOC operates under the Garda Siochana Act 2005, and it’s basically a disciplinary procedure for serving Garda members.
In addition, if GSOC did uphold a complaint against a retired member, it can take little or no action against retired members in terms of reduced rank or pay.
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