Kenny defends commissioner but says ‘all not well’ in Garda
Taoiseach under Dáil pressure on financial irregularities in Templemore college
Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “I have faith and every confidence in the Garda Commissioner to do her job.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien
Taoiseach Enda Kenny again defended Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan but admitted “all is not well’’ in the force.
He said he could not stand over, nor could anybody else, a situation in which the issues raised were not identified factually and in full.
“I have faith and every confidence in the Garda Commissioner to do her job,’’ said Mr Kenny.
He said he agreed it was important there was absolute faith and trust in An Garda Síochána.
“It think it is appropriate that the work under way in that process should be able to be completed,’’ he added.
Mr Martin accused the Taoiseach of “trying to wash this thing away, day after day, week after week’’.
He said what was happening was completely untenable and unacceptable in the light of what had been heard.
Mr Adams said a lack of accountability was the key issue underpinning the Garda controversies and scandals and went to the heart of public disillusionment with the State’s agencies.