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Jonathan O'Brien TD expresses frustration with Garda Commissioner's statement

13 February, 2017 - by Jonathan O'Brien TD


Speaking following today's statement from Garda Comissioner Noirín O'Sullivan, Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Jonathan O'Brien TD reiterated his party's call for her to "do the right thing" and stand aside without prejudice to facilitate a credible inquiry into the smear campaign against Sgt McCabe.

Deputy O'Brien said;

"I am frustrated, given the gravity of the unfolding situation, that the Garda Commissioner has ruled out stepping aside without prejudice in order to facilitate a credible inquiry into the smear campaign against Sgt McCabe.

"It is not credible for the Commissioner to remain in place while any such inquiry is carried out.

"She should do the right thing and reconsider the statement that she made today.

"This level of intransigence is counter productive and only serves to further undermine public confidence in the leadership of An Garda Síochána."

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