Templemore, County Tipperary.
Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan with new Garda Commissioner Drew Harris at Mr Harris’ first garda graduation ceremony since his appointment, at the Garda College.
Mr Harris explained what he meant by “operationally honest”.
He said the gardai must act in the best interests of the public, be upfront with people and treat everyone they met with respect, dignity and empathy.
“We will ensure that this happens internally as well. We must respect and listen to our people.
“Any ideas of on how we can improve, regardless of where they come from, should always be welcomed.
“Similarly, we will be more receptive to constructive criticism, whether it comes from inside or outside the organisation”, Mr Harris added.