PSNI escort for Harris to Dublin ‘most unusual’ decision

Questions over Garda commissioner’s judgment in wake of incident that caused security alert, says retired officer

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: was escorted from the North to Garda headquarters by PSNI officers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: was escorted from the North to Garda headquarters by PSNI officers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris must explain his “most unusual” decision to be escorted from the North to Garda headquarters in Dublin by PSNI officers, a former chief supt has said.

John O’Brien, retired detective chief supt and former national head of Interpol and Europol, said the incident, which resulted in a security alert, raises questions about the commissioner’s judgment.

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