Niall Kelly, the civilian head of the Garda’s internal audit unit (left) and John Barrett  (right) executive director HR at the PAC hearing  on Wednesday

Senior members of An Garda Síochána were unable to tell the Dáil’s Public Accounts committee if the force was tax compliant. The issue arose during e(...)

Niall Kelly, civilian head of the Garda’s internal audit unit, told the PAC there had been “probably waste of public funds” but there was no personal gain by members of the force.

and Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan was made aware of financial irregularities at the force’s training college in Templemore earlier than she h(...)

The Public Accounts Committee is hearing evidence on Wednesday from six civilian members of An Garda Síochána. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The civilian head of human resources at An Garda Síochána has described as “extraordinary” a claim that he may have been guilty of a crime for raising(...)

Niall Kelly, head of the Garda’s internal audit unit, said there was a perception within the force problems should not be admitted to and kept away from public scrutiny. Photograph: Frank Miller

A senior civilian in An Garda Síochána has alleged that senior figures in the force deliberately withheld information about financial irregularities a(...)

John Barrett, one of seven asked to give evidence before the PAC next week.

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan was urged to investigate the head of Garda human resources John Barrett after he raised concerns about the financ(...)

Internal audit report discovered Templemore college had been renting out land it did not own, running 50 bank accounts and using public money to fit out privately owned shops. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

New information has emerged about financial irregularities at the Garda College in Templemore, including the alleged existence of offshore bank accoun(...)

John Barrett at the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee meeting:  he has said that accounting practices at Templemore Garda College operated in plain sight and  were known to senior management for decades but  they never impeded the promotion of any of those involved

“The ugly truth tends to recur if it is not properly root-caused and appropriate lessons genuinely learned,” John Barrett, head of human resources at (...)

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