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Mick Wallace applied to be Garda Authority boss, but didn't even get a 'PFO'

The Independent TD says he got an acknowledgement but no interview — and he wants to know who else applied for the role.

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WEXFORD INDEPENDENT TD Mick Wallace has again hit out at the Government over the selection process for the head of the new Garda Authority.

Josephine Feehily — the outgoing head of Revenue — was nominated for the role earlier this month.

But speaking to RTÉ’s Drivetime this evening, Wallace insisted she was unsuitable for the job as she already “works for the State”.

He also revealed that he himself applied, telling host Mary Wilson:

“I applied for the job but I didn’t get an interview.

I got an acknowledgement of my application. I did not get an interview. I wonder who else got an interview? Who did apply?

“It would be nice to know these things. It would be nice to know how the Government does its business.”

Wallace also called upon the Government to provide a list of the candidates that applied for the Garda Commissioner job.

The TD was fiercely critical of Noirín O’Sullivan’s appointment as full-time Commissioner today, saying it showed the Government wasn’t serious about reform of the force.

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