The Garda Commissioner has told the Oireachtas Justice Committee that she was not aware of, nor has she approved of, any efforts within the police service to discredit or isolate whistleblowers. Philip Boucher Hayes reports.
the Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan spent the morning answering questions at the Oireachtas Justice and Equality Committee. The Commissioner insisted that she was not aware of -- and did not approve -- any any campaign within the Garda targeting whistleblowers. Independents for Change Clare Daly joined Mary.
The war in Syria and the subsequent migrant crisis prompted Ireland to offer shelter to 4,000 people here under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme two years ago. John Cooke revisits residents of Ballaghaderreen's Emergency Reception Centre .