Taoiseach again expresses confidence in Garda Commissioner

Enda Kenny says Nóirín O’ Sullivan has ability to implement recommended changes

Taoiseach  Enda Kenny said  he “retained confidence” in the Garda Commissioner. File photograph:  Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he “retained confidence” in the Garda Commissioner. File photograph: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

 

The Taoiseach has again expressed confidence in Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan.

“I retain confidence in the Commissioner to see the changes recommended independently are being rolled out and timelined,’’ Enda Kenny added.

The Taoiseach was replying in the Dáil on Wednesday to Labour leader Brendan Howlin who said his party would support the process of Garda reform if it was satisfied it was fully independent.

Mr Kenny said the Garda inspectorate had produced a very clear report and the Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald would provide updates on its implementation.