Garda Commissioner faces more calls to resign following Fennelly findings

Fianna Fáil is calling for an independent review of whether the Garda Commissioner should be removed from her job.

It’s to table a Dáil motion asking the watchdog to consider making a formal plea for the Commissioner to step down.

A Garda Commissioner can only be removed from office after a Government decision, and only for stated reasons, but the Authority also has the power to make a formal recommendation to Cabinet about her position.

The call will be debated next Tuesday night, with a vote on Thursday – the same time as a vote on a Sinn Féin motion of no confidence.

Sligo Leitrim Sinn Fein TD Martin Kenny, however says the Fennelly report raises more questions than it answers.

He says the fact that phone-calls were being recorded without the knowledge of senior management within the force shows a lack of responsible management which must be addressed.