Wallace calls for stronger oversight of An Garda SíochánaWednesday 17 July 2013 00.03
Independent TD Mick Wallace has proposed radical changes to the system of oversight of An Garda Síochána.
At a news conference, Mr Wallace claimed there is a serious lack of democratic accountability of the force.
In the Dáil tonight, he proposed a bill aimed at strengthening the independence of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.
He it was motivated by any antipathy to the force, saying he had a good relationship with the force.
He insisted that the increased accountability would make for better policing, and that a return to what he called policing by consent would make for a better force.