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'Noirin O'Sullivan should step down from Garda Commissioner race', says Garda whistleblower
Whistleblower John Wilson says the acting Garda Commissioner ‘cannot detach herself from the gross dysfunctionality in the garda report’.

GARDA WHISTLEBLOWER JOHN Wilson is calling on the acting Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan to withdraw as a candidate to become to be the next commissioner.

He says the next Garda Commissioner “must be an outsider with no loyalty to An Garda Siochana and a person who can carry out real meaningful reform.”

Wilson told TheJournal.ie that he’s sorry for the thousands of decent gardai who are coming under the spotlight over the Garda Inspectorate Report published yesterday.

However, he said that Noirin O’Sullivan has held two very senior positions in An Garda Siochana since 2007, adding that:

She can in no way detach herself from the gross dysfunctionality highlighted in this report.
When asked by TheJournal.ie if she thought the findings of the Garda Inspectorate report have damaged her chances of getting the Garda Commissioner position full time, O’Sullivan said:
I think that the Garda Inspectorate Report is a very useful report, I think there are a lot of very good recommendations in it.

“The commissioners jobs is gone to an open competition and whoever is successful in that competition has a very strong roadmap and program of work with the comprehensive programme we’ve commenced and also with the contributions the report makes.”

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