OLAF Is Coming


Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan


RTÉ’s This Week reported:

The European Union’s anti-fraud agency, OLAF, has decided to launch a formal investigation into the use of European funds at the Garda Training College in Templemore, RTÉ’s This Week has learned.

OLAF had said last month that it was carrying out a preliminary examination of certain issues, after being sent a copy of a Garda internal audit report dealing with EU monies which ended up in a bank account in Cabra.

However, the anti-fraud agency has now confirmed to RTÉ that it has expanded this to a full investigation, in which its investigators are entitled to interview witnesses and conduct searches of premises to detect any criminal or otherwise inappropriate use of EU funds.

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan told the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee last month that the balances in the account ranged from around €5,000 to €90,000 but did not say how much money actually passed through the account.

The PAC is expected to deliver its final report this week on matters relating to finances at the college, which has been the subject of hearings before the committee over recent months.

Previously: Meanwhile, At The Garda College

10 thoughts on “OLAF Is Coming

  1. phil

    This is not fair, how can the Gardai be asked to provide answers to a EU agency , they have not been trained to tell the truth ….

  2. Frilly Keane

    Well at least a full investigation will drill down and reveal each transaction that passed in and out of these bank and CU Accounts

    And not just the few period closing balances the PAC could only manage

    1. Panty Christ

      To be fair to PAC they were hamstrung by a lack of cooperation from the Irish police cops

    2. Brother Barnabas

      here frillz… I’d say you had fierce bit of horn for Bernard Brogan yesterday. Am I right?

      (Not that I’d blame you; he has me questioning myself)

  3. mildred st. meadowlark

    Well this should be good…

    I hope Noirin burns for this and takes that wagon Fitzgerald down with her too.

  4. Sheik Yahbouti

    Tick Tock, Noirin, tick tock. Bluster and bovine excrement can only take you so far.

  5. Holden MaGroin

    I’m quite happy about this. I hope the outcome of the reports is dramatically different and everyone who should go to jail does and we all live corruption free ever-after. Yay!!!!

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