MacSharry calls for details on findings against gardai

A Sligo/Leitrim TD says the public should be made aware of the details of 91 findings of ‘neglect of duty’ against gardaí last year.

Details released under the Freedom of Information show 118 officers were found to have committed breaches of discipline in 2018.

There were 25 discreditable-conduct offences and two findings of criminal conduct.

There are currently about 14,500 gardaí in Ireland, meaning less than 1 per cent of officers breached discipline last year.

Fianna Fáil’s Marc MacSharry is a TD for Sligo-Leitrim.