Donegal TD says new independent management needed in An Garda Siochana

The Garda Commissioner says she’s not stepping aside and inists she’s not guilty of anything.

Noirín O’Sullivan’s issued a statement this lunchtime after Fianna Fáil pulled back from fully supporting her during the Maurice McCabe controversy.

Meanwhile the Tánaiste and Justice Minister is at odds with Fianna Fáil’s justice spokesperson over when Frances Fitzgerald became aware of the false Tusla file on the garda whistleblower. `

In local reaction to today’s developments, Donegal Independent TD Thomas Pringle says outside management is needed to come in and manage the Gardai from the very top.

He has described An Garda Siochana as an organisation that is not functioning properly.

Fianna Fail TD in Sligo Leitrim TD Marc MacSharry says the revelations over the past few days are a disgrace.

He says more questions have been raised than answers given: