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Response to Assistant Commissioner’s Internal Review (“the Internal Review”) and Garda Professional Standards Unit report (“GPSU Report”) regarding the Penalty Points Controversy & Garda Malpractice
Mick Wallace TD, Luke Ming Flanagan TD, Clare Daly TD, Joan Collins TD
Clare asked the Táiniste Eamon Gilmore if he had confidence in the Minister for Justice and the Garda commissioner in light of the publication of the report into Garda fixing of penalty points notices.
Last night Clare Daly T.D highlighted issues surrounding the credibility of the report into allegations of malpractice relating to penalty point terminations. This was in stark contrast to Minister for Justice Alan Shatter’s view that the report would ensure “the maximum transparency possible” regarding “any investigation into allegations made”.
Clare asked Enda Kenny if the Minister for Justice was trying to discourage whistleblowers. She asked where the protection for those whistleblowers who tried to uncover malpractice is. Further, she asked: How can the general public have confidence in an internal inquiry which dismissed the allegations of the whistle blowers before the investigation began?