PAC Report on Templemore described as ‘Embarrassing’

The vice-chairman of the Public Accounts Committee says it’s report on financial irregularities in the Garda Training College in Templemore is ’embarrassing’ for the Gardai.

Tipp TD Alan Kelly is calling for the resignation of Noirin O’Sullivan from her post as Garda Commissioner after the report found several failures on her part, as well as failings at senior management level and within the Department of Justice.

The PAC report also found that there was a culture of withholding information and keeping matters internal to avoid scrutiny – the PAC still don’t know if An Garda Siochana are tax compliant.

Speaking on Tipp Today this morning, Deputy Kelly says Gardai need to have confidence in the chain of command of the force…

He also said it was strange that the Commissioner would take 5 weeks holidays in the midst of the controversy