Garda ‘taken aback’ at political questions in job interview

Assistant commissioner alleges unfair competition held for deputy comissioner job

Assistant Commissioner John Fintan Fanning said he was “uncomfortable” being asked certain questions as he was conscious he has a statutory obligation not to affiliate or associate with any political group.

Assistant Commissioner John Fintan Fanning said he was “uncomfortable” being asked certain questions as he was conscious he has a statutory obligation not to affiliate or associate with any political group.

An Assistant Garda commissioner has claimed he was asked by Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan during interviews for the position of deputy commissioner about his views on “left wing political extremism in Ireland” and on left wing politicians.

Assistant Commissioner John Fintan Fanning, who has initiated High Court action alleging an “unfair” competition was held for the post of deputy commissioner, said he was “taken aback” and “uncomfortable” at being asked such questions.

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