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Sinn Féin criticises latest Garda mess - O’ Brien

11 June, 2016 - by Jonathan O'Brien TD


Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Jonathan O'Brien TD has tonight called on the Garda Commissioner to immediately clarify the scope of the proposed review of wrongful prosecutions taken.

The Cork North Central TD said;

"The Garda Press Office issued a press release announcing a review of prosecutions for having no NCT despite people having a paid a fixed penalty.

"The statement was issued on a Friday night in order to attempt to bury the story and this is the latest in a series of disasters for the Gardai.

"An enormous amount of public money must have been wasted in pursuing these unnecessary prosecutions and even more will be spent on rectifying this.

"The Garda Commissioner must immediately state the precise scope of this review including how many years it will cover and the extent of the categories of offences concerned.

"There is also an onus on Minister for  Justice Frances Fitzgerald to ensure that the Garda Commissioner is accountable for this.”

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