Fallout expected from fake breath test figures in Tipperary

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Pressure is growing on the Garda Commissioner to resign in the wake of figures which show there were over 184,000 fake breath tests recorded in the Tipperary Division.

The figures are part of the latest report into the scandal which reveals 1.5 million false breath tests were logged across the country between 2010 and 2016 with Tipperary the worst offender.

The local figures were inflated by 385% – the highest in any Garda Division.

Tipperary’s Chief Superintendent Catherine Keogh has made no comment on the figures yet.

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan says sanctions will follow where appropriate however the Taoiseach has indicated that Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan won’t be asked to step down.

Speaking on Tipp Today Political Editor with the Irish Mail said this latest revelation will have repercussions within the force.