THE CAUSES OF CRIME AND SECRECY?

The Dail’s spending watchdog has criticised the practice of gardai conducting internal reports into contentious issues in the aftermath of the penalty points debacle.  Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) John McGuinness said: “The day of internal reports or secret reports is over.”He made the comments at a meeting of the PAC this morning after another committee member, Shane Ross, described an internal report on the penalty points issue by Assistant Commissioner John O’Mahony as being “soft on the gardai”.Mr Ross said gardai should “never again” be able to do an internal report, suggesting serious issues should be the subject of outside scrutiny.Mr O’Mahony’s report found no evidence of corruption or deception, but recommended three senior members of the force face disciplinary proceedings. – See more at: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/pac-member-internal-garda-penalty-points-report-was-soft-on-the-force?

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