Wallace calls for stronger oversight of An Garda Síochána

Wednesday 17 July 2013 00.03
Mick Wallace (second from right) claimed there is a serious lack of democratic accountability of the force
Mick Wallace (second from right) claimed there is a serious lack of democratic accountability of the force

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.

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