This day 96 years ago – 8 August 1923 – an act was passed by the Executive Council of the Irish Free State “to establish and regulate a police force to be called the Gárda Síochána.”
The force of the newly-established Irish state later merged with the Dublin Metropolitan Police. pic.twitter.com/UcewZUbjZ9
— This Day in Irish History (@ThisDayIrish) August 8, 2019
A former Garda member who has campaigned for years for the force to admit he was dismissed because he was gay has now been told by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris that his “alleged involvement in homosexual activity” was the issue.
“A document has been located at the Department of Justice and Equality and provided to me, and indicates that your services were dispensed with in advance of your position being confirmed due to suspicions of your alleged involvement in homosexual activity,” Mr Harris has now said in a letter to him.
Previously: ‘I Was Treated Like A Pariah’